Orthopaedic Surgery and Sports Medicine treats many conditions, both simple and complex.
The skill and expertise of the orthopaedic team at Children's National Health System attracts families from the region, country, and world. We are proud to have one of the most experienced pediatric orthopaedic practices in the nation.
At Children's National, we know that children are not simply miniature adults. Their small bodies are still in the process of growing, so they require specialized pediatric care. Our team has the expertise and resources to provide skilled orthopaedic that will promote healthy physical and neurological growth in your child. From casting a broken bone to surgery for a complex orthopaedic condition, our experts care for the full range of conditions and injuries.
Features of our orthopaedic services include:
We also are the only hospital in the region to treat young children with spinal conditions. Learn more about our spine program.
Our expertise sets us apart from other orthopaedic programs. Our dedicated team has extensive experience in pediatric orthopaedic care, combining our technical expertise with a compassionate touch. We place an emphasis on communication by meeting regularly with patients and their families to explain all stages of treatment and answer questions.
The Children's National orthopaedic team includes:
In addition, our orthopaedic team regularly collaborates with other departments to offer your child the most comprehensive care possible. We work with:
Children's National sophisticated orthopaedic facilities and operating rooms are child-friendly. We use specially sized equipment to accommodate our smaller patients. In addition, we've created a soothing, healing environment to maximize your child's comfort.
For the convenience of patients and parents, all of our orthopaedic services, including casting, X-rays, and surgical procedures are available at:
We also perform outpatient procedures at the:
"A piece of advice; if your child has surgery on the dominant hand first, be sure you budget plenty of time to be their caregiver as they will need help with homework, getting dressed, and maybe even eating."
L Kaleb Friend
Orthopaedic Surgery Nurse Practitioner
Division Chief, Orthopaedic Surgery and Sports Medicine
Washingtonian Magazine named 54 Children's National Health System physicians to their list of 2015 "Top Doctors." The annual list honors the DC region's best primary care doctors and specialists, as nominated by their peers.Children’s National orthopaedic surgeon, Jeffrey Hanway, MD even made the magazine’s cover.
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Children’s National provides a healthcare experience designed with kids in mind, and delivers confidence and assurance when parents need it most. We provide a wide range of clinical services and specialties dedicated to improving children’s health.
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Our providers represent medical and surgical specialties, family practice, and general pediatrics.
Children’s National has a team of highly-specialized experts that work together to correct idiopathic scoliosis in adolescents using posterior spinal fusion surgery.
Pediatric specialists at Children’s National work closely to ensure an integrated approach to caring for each child and family.
Children’s National offers resources for families to help answer questions and ease their experience.
Children’s National Health System values the network of referring physicians and staff and offers resources for medical education and referring patients to Children’s National.
Children’s National Health System provides suggested treatments to compliment top-notch medical education and experience.