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Fracture and Pediatric Trauma Care

University Hospitals Rainbow Babies & Children’s Hospital
Division of Pediatric Orthopedic Surgery

George H. Thompson, MD

R. Justin Mistovich, MD

George H. Thompson, MD George.Thompson@UHhospitals.org
Raymond W. Liu, MD Raymond.Liu@UHhospitals.org
Christina K. Hardesty, MD Christina.Hardesty@UHhospitals.org
Jochen P. Son-Hing, MD Jochen.Son-Hing@UHhospitals.org
Patrick Getty, MD Patrick.Getty@UHhospitals.org

For scheduling, please call 216-844-7200.
For hospital transfers, please call 216-844-1111.

Conditions Treated

  • Pediatric trauma
  • Pediatric fractures
  • Growth plate fractures
  • Pediatric injuries
  • Slipped capital femoral epiphysis
  • Pediatric athletic injuries


  • Closed reduction and casting of fractures
  • Percutaneous pinning of fractures
  • Open reduction and internal fixation of fractures
  • Flexible nailing of long bone fractures
  • Growth-sparing reconstruction of complex athletic injuries
  • Cartilage restoration after athletic injuries

Distinguishing Features

  • As the only Level I pediatric trauma center in Northeast Ohio, UH Rainbow Babies & Children’s Hospital has the capabilities to deliver excellent care for all musculoskeletal injuries in children and adolescents, from minor fractures and sprains to major traumas.
  • The program is a leader in nonoperative and operative management of pediatric musculoskeletal injuries.
  • A fellowship-trained pediatric surgeon is always available for consultations.
  • The pediatric orthopedic team is consistently recognized for excellence and is currently ranked #22 in the country by U.S. News & World Report.
  • Same-day fracture appointments are available.