Growing bones need special care to keep them growing right. Tucson Orthopaedic Institute has a team of pediatric orthopedic surgeons ready to respond to broken bones and other typical childhood injuries. We also handle more difficult conditions that threaten the quality of life for children from birth to age 18.
Broken bones in children pose special risks. Parents and coaches should be aware of hard-to-detect fractures that can result in disturbed recovery, which may be permanently damaging. A growth plate fracture can only be detected by X-ray – one reason it is so important to get an injured child to a pediatric orthopaedic surgeon. Ortho Fast Track is a program in which patients with newly broken bones can be seen within a few days of the accident. Same-day appointments may be arranged for kids with a physician referral.
The fellowship-trained pediatric orthopedic team also cares for children with less common orthopaedic concerns, including pediatric spine surgery for scoliosis, bone and foot malformations, and soft tissue and bone tumors. They address the concerns of children and their families with sensitivity and compassion, actively involving families in determining the best treatment options.
Common Orthopaedic Concerns for Children
When you choose Tucson Orthopaedic Institute, you are choosing more than just the best doctors and facilities in southern Arizona. You are choosing a practice that partners with the community to stop youth sports injuries and more.
To arrange a consultation with one of our friendly pediatric orthopaedic surgeons, please contact Tucson Orthopaedic Institute today. For pediatric orthopaedic appointments at our East or Northwest locations, call (520) 327-KIDS (5437).