Pediatric Orthopedics

Offering Leading-Edge Treatment for Muscle, Bone and Joint Issues in Children

From the most complex spinal surgery to simple strategies for preventing sports injuries, University Hospitals Rainbow Babies & Children’s Hospital’s Division of Pediatric Orthopedic Surgery provides expert musculoskeletal care for children and families in Northeast Ohio. We have the resources and clinical expertise to treat children, adolescents and young adults with any muscle and bone issues.

Same-Day Fracture Care

Our team is pleased to offer same-day care of fractures in Northeast Ohio. We have open appointment slots every afternoon for children and adolescents with acute injuries. If you need quick access for evaluation or treatment of your child’s injury, we are here for you. Appointments can be made by calling 216-844-7200.

The pediatric orthopaedics department at UH Rainbow Babies & Children’s Hospital.

Comprehensive Model of Care

When it comes to treating children with muscle and/or bone issues, our multidisciplinary team has the experience to treat any orthopedic condition a child may face. The Division of Pediatric Orthopedics in Cleveland offers:

  • A full team of board-certified physicians, nurse practitioners, nurses and support staff to help diagnose, treat and manage a wide range of conditions
  • An advanced pediatric pain management program
  • 24/7 access to pediatric orthopedic experts in the Level I Pediatric Trauma Center
  • A leading sports medicine program
  • The Elisabeth Severance Prentiss Pediatric Surgery Center, which is the only surgical facility in Cleveland designed solely for pediatric patients
  • Integrated care through combined clinics with Comprehensive Care and other specialties

Additionally, the continuum of care offered within the University Hospitals system means we are able to help ease the transition to adult care for teenage orthopedics patients.

Internationally Recognized Specialists Deliver Team-Based Care

Our pediatric orthopedic team, currently ranked among the top 20 in the nation for orthopedics care by U.S. News & World Report, offers treatment at several convenient community clinics throughout Northeast Ohio for a wide range of bone, joint and muscle issues in children, including:

A History of Leadership Going Back a Century

For more than 100 years, we have established a strong record of developing new therapies, conducting research and putting new techniques into practice every day. Our pediatric orthopedic specialists:

  • Developed spinal cord monitoring, a system used worldwide to help make spinal surgery safer
  • Developed a revolutionary “growing rod” program so that very young children with spine deformities can have a much better chance of growing to a normal height with their organs developing more fully
  • Pioneered the use of Amicar®, a medication that helps reduce blood loss and the possibility of complications in patients undergoing spinal surgery
  • Revolutionized the less invasive approach to spinal surgery, which involves operating through the chest rather than from the back; it is used to improve mobility of the spine and guide spinal growth
  • Participated in developing ScoliScore, a painless and noninvasive tool to predict scoliosis progression

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