Experts at Children’s National care for all types of orthopaedic conditions, from broken bones to chronic conditions affecting bone health, with growing kids’ needs in mind. Find out how Matthew Oetgen, MD, used cutting edge treatment to treat Jared’s broken femur.
At Children’s National Hospital, we are proud to have one of the most experienced pediatric orthopaedic practices in the nation. Our expertise attracts families needing expert orthopaedic care for their children from the across the Mid-Atlantic region.
Advanced care and treatments available at Children’s National are improving quality of life for the children we treat and the families we serve. Our program is recognized by U.S. News & World Report as one of the top 10 pediatric orthopaedic programs in the country.
Our orthopaedic surgeons are leaders in a wide range of subspecialties, including spinal deformities, bone health, and hip preservation. We consistently offer innovative treatments, meaning your child receives the most effective care. This includes the most effective medications, least invasive procedures, and care that is more efficient. Our expertise, coupled with a depth of experience from treating more than 5,000 patients per year, helps us consistently achieve excellent outcomes.
Our program specializes in helping children who have conditions affecting the structure or function of their joints and skeletal system, from head to toe.
Highlights of our program include:
Our team is standing by to schedule your child’s in-person appointment or procedure.
Call 1-888-884-BEAR (2327) to schedule.
In addition to dedicating their entire practice to pediatrics, many of our orthopaedists have undergone advanced subspecialty training and additional fellowships. This helps us deliver advanced care for the entire spectrum of pediatric orthopaedic disorders and injuries.
Learn more about our orthopaedic programs:
We make it easy for our patients to get the care they need. We offer convenient outpatient care locations in Washington, D.C., Maryland and Northern Virginia.
We are training the next generation of orthopaedic specialists at Children's National. Our dynamic fellowship program provides in-depth experience and education to ensure you become a leader within the field.
For questions about Orthopaedic Surgery and Sports Medicine or to schedule an in-person appointment or telehealth visit, please call us at 202-476-2112. If you're a new patient, please fill out our Orthopaedic Sports Medicine History Form before your visit. This form is also available in Spanish.
When Finn was born, his parents and doctors immediately knew something was wrong. Finn’s left leg was swollen to the size of an adult head, and it continued to swell at an alarming rate.
Division Chief, Orthopaedic Surgery and Sports Medicine
L Kaleb Friend
Director, Orthopaedic Oncology Orthopaedic Surgeon
Associate Chief, Division of Orthopaedic Surgery and Sports Medicine Orthopaedic Surgeon
Associate Chief, Division of Orthopaedic Surgery and Sports Medicine
Director, Bone Health ProgramOrthopaedic Surgeon
Division Chief, Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery
Plastic and Reconstructive Surgeon
Director, Cleft and Craniofacial ProgramDirector, Plastic Surgery FellowshipPlastic and Reconstructive Surgeon
Joseph Letzelter III