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The bodies of kids, preteens, and teens are still growing. When an injury happens to their bones, muscles, or joints, they need expert care.
The experts of the Pediatric Orthopaedic Trauma program at UPMC Children's Hospital of Pittsburgh treat these injuries.
We see and treat sprains and broken bones in children and young adults up to the age of 26 in the:
We do not see:
Trauma to the hip and pelvis includes:
A broken pelvis is a serious and complex injury. It needs both specialized tools and experts trained in treating it.
Most hospitals require an extra year of training before they will let doctors treat pelvic fractures. We're the only center in southwest Pennsylvania that has these capabilities.
We also work closely with UPMC Children's Hospital's Adolescent and Young Adult Hip Preservation Program.
Sometimes broken bones do not heal properly, with or without surgery.
These conditions are all uncommon. But when they happen, you need a doctor with special training in revision surgery.
We have one of the few programs in the state where families can find this kind of care.
Injuries to the spine (backbone) can be complex. Our surgeons work closely with children's neurosurgeons to treat spinal cord and vertebrae trauma.
We see children with:
Our Spine Center also treats children with scoliosis and kyphosis — conditions that affect the curvature of the spine.
Certain bone and cartilage disorders can weaken a child's bones and cause them to break more easily. An example of these conditions is osteogenesis imperfecta or brittle bone disease.
Benign bone cysts can also weaken bones if they grow large enough.
Treatment for these conditions requires doctors experienced with them. Our experts can provide this care.
Our team treats a range of traumatic injuries including, but not limited to:
Not sure whether to head to the UPMC Children's Emergency Department, Orthopaedic Urgent Care, or Express Care?
For help deciding which is the best option for your child or to make an appointment, call 412-692-5530. You can also book your child's orthopaedic trauma appointment online.
Children's Hospital's main campus is located in the Lawrenceville neighborhood. Our main hospital address is:
UPMC Children’s Hospital of Pittsburgh
One Children’s Hospital Way
4401 Penn Ave.
Pittsburgh, PA 15224
In addition to the main hospital, Children's has many convenient locations in other neighborhoods throughout the greater Pittsburgh region.
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