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Pediatric Broken Bones

What is a fracture?

A fracture is a partial or complete break in the bone. When a fracture occurs, it is classified as either open or closed:

  • Open fracture (also called compound fracture). The bone exits and is visible through the skin, or a deep wound that exposes the bone through the skin.

  • Closed fracture (also called simple fracture). The bone is broken, but the skin is intact.

Children's Team

Children's Team

Providers

Katie Endres

Katharine Endres

Physician Assistant
General Pediatric Orthopaedics, Orthopaedic Trauma, Spine Specialist
Kaleb Friend

L Kaleb Friend

Orthopaedic Surgeon
Sports Medicine, Foot and Ankle, Orthopaedic Trauma Specialist
Emily Hattwick

Emily Hattwick

Orthopaedic Surgeon
Hand and Upper Extremity Specialist
Diana Hines, CPNP, CPNP-PC

Diana Hines

Nurse Practitioner
Sports Medicine and Orthopaedic Trauma Specialist
Shannon McClure-Kelly

Shannon Kelly

Associate Chief, Division of Orthopaedic Surgery and Sports Medicine
Spine, Cerebral Palsy, Orthopaedic Trauma Specialist
Ben Martin

Benjamin Martin

Associate Chief, Division of Orthopaedic Surgery and Sports Medicine
Spine, Hip, Orthopaedic Trauma Specialist
Emily Niu

Emily Niu

Orthopaedic Surgeon
Sports Medicine, Orthopaedic Trauma Specialist
Matthew Oetgen

Matthew Oetgen

Division Chief, Orthopaedic Surgery and Sports Medicine
Spine, Hip, Orthopaedic Trauma Specialist
Jeffrey Peck, M.D.

Jeffrey Peck

Orthopaedic Surgeon
Hip, Spine, Orthopaedic Trauma Specialist
Leanne Sellier

Leanne Sellier

Physician Assistant
General Pediatric Orthopaedics, Orthopaedic Trauma, Spine Specialist
Sean Tabaie

Sean Tabaie

Orthopaedic Surgeon
Cerebral Palsy, Limb Lengthening and Deformity, Orthopaedic Trauma Specialist
Laura Tosi

Laura Tosi

Director, Bone Health Program
Orthopaedic Surgeon
Rare Bone Disease, Bone Health and Orthopaedic Trauma Specialist
Lindsay Weigley

Lindsay Weigley

Physician Assistant
Bone Health, General Pediatric Orthopaedics, Orthopaedic Trauma Specialist
Robert Wilson

Robert Wilson

Orthopaedic Surgeon
Hand and Upper Extremity Specialist
Megan Young

Megan Young

Orthopaedic Surgeon
Limb Lengthening and Deformity, Orthopaedic Trauma Specialist
Nancy Zonarich

Nancy Zonarich

Physician Assistant
General Pediatric Orthopaedics, Bone Tumors, Cerebral Palsy, Spine Specialist
Our Stories

Our Stories

Dr. Oetgen and Jared

Jared S.'s Story

Jared was just shy of 6 years old when he fell off his bike and broke his femur in the summer of 2015.


Departments

Departments

Trauma and Burn Surgery

Children's National has the only Pediatric Level I Trauma Center in the Washington, D.C., area and accepts trauma patients from all geographic areas. We partner with the Maryland Shock Trauma System to provide coverage in Montgomery, Prince George's County, St. Mary's, Calvert and Charles counties.

Orthopaedic Surgery and Sports Medicine

From sprains and strains to complex congenital conditions, Children’s National Hospital offers one of the most experienced pediatric orthopaedic practices in the nation with experience in treating all areas from head to toe.

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