Pediatric orthopedics in Denver

Kids live active lifestyles with developing tissues and complicated growing cycles that, when compromised, can easily require expert orthopedic care to help children heal, grow and return to normal activities. The board-certified pediatric orthopedic doctors in Denver at Rocky Mountain Hospital for Children (RMHC) are recognized leaders in providing care for complex musculoskeletal disorders, as well as common childhood injuries.

Pediatric Orthopedics Serving Infants to Young Adults

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Pediatric orthopedic specialists

The expert pediatric orthopedic specialists at Rocky Mountain Pediatric OrthoONE focus on the specific needs of children. Our orthopedic doctors work closely with you, your child and your child’s primary care physician to provide a collaborative, inclusive approach to care. Our specialists have several specific areas of pediatric expertise, including orthopedics, concussion, youth sports medicine, growth plate injuries, limb preservation and spine conditions, such as scoliosis.

Youth sports medicine

Our recognized leaders in orthopedic care treat sports injuries in kids of all ages. Whether the patient is a T-ball-playing toddler or a high school linebacker, we have the expertise and facilities to ensure your child receives the best care possible. We also provide education and training for both athletes and coaches to help keep players safe on and off the field.

Our concussion clinic at Rocky Mountain Hospital for Children is helping to pioneer new treatments and prevention strategies for sports-related injuries, such as concussion. We also provide athletic trainers to local high schools to make sure there are experts on the field during high school football games.

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Orthopedic spine care

Our pediatric spine program sees, treats and heals children with scoliosis and other congenital spinal disorders, which are often present at birth and continue to have lasting effects through a child’s development and growth. Many of these congenital abnormalities are noted at birth, however, they can be difficult to identify in some children. Our spine specialists in Denver diagnose pediatric spinal disorders and treat your child as they grow into a young adult.

Orthopedic conditions we treat

Our pediatric orthopedists at Rocky Mountain Hospital for Children expertly provide hand and upper extremity care, hip care, foot and ankle care and more. The following is a partial list of pediatric orthopedic conditions we treat at Rocky Mountain Hospital for Children.

Head, neck and spine conditions:

  • Concussion
  • Torticollis
  • Scoliosis
  • Spina bifida
  • Caudal regression
  • Tethered spinal cord
  • VATER/VACTERL syndrome

Shoulder conditions:

  • Biceps tendonitis
  • Biceps tendon rupture
  • Burners and stingers
  • Fracture of the collarbone (clavicle)
  • Fracture of the shoulder socket (glenoid)
  • Fractures of the greater tuberosity
  • Fractures of the shoulder blade (scapula)
  • Glenoid labrum tears
  • Hill-Sachs lesion
  • Loose shoulder (multidirectional instability)
  • Muscle imbalance in the shoulder
  • Proximal humerus fracture (broken shoulder)
  • Rotator cuff injuries
  • Rotator cuff tears
  • SLAP tear (superior labrum from anterior to posterior tear)
  • Shoulder dislocations
  • Shoulder impingement syndrome
  • Shoulder separation
  • Snapping scapula syndrome
  • Subacromial bursitis
  • Thoracic outlet syndrome
  • Winged scapula

Elbow conditions:

  • Elbow bursitis
  • Hyperextension injury of the elbow
  • Lateral epicondylitis (tennis elbow)
  • Medial apophysitis
  • Medial epicondylitis (golf elbow)
  • Medial ulnar collateral ligament injury
  • Osteochondritis dissecans of the elbow
  • Overuse injuries of the elbow
  • Radial head subluxation (nursemaid’s elbow)
  • Radioulnar synostosis
  • Throwing injuries of the elbow
  • Triceps tendonitis

Hand and wrist conditions:

  • Amniotic banding
  • Bifid thumb
  • Boutonniere deformity
  • Boxer’s fracture
  • Brachydactyly
  • Cleft hand
  • Colles fractures
  • Condylar fractures
  • De Quervain’s tendonitis
  • Distal radius fracture (broken wrist)
  • Finger dislocation
  • Fingertip injuries
  • Flexor tendon injuries
  • Fractures of the finger
  • Fractures of the hand
  • Ganglion cysts of the hand
  • Kienbock’s disease
  • Mallet finger
  • Polydactyly
  • Scaphoid fractures
  • Syndactyly
  • Swan neck deformity
  • Thumb ulnar collateral ligament (UCL) injury
  • Triangular fibrocartilage complex (TFCC)
  • Trigger thumb
  • Tears volar plate injuries
  • Wrist sprain

Hip conditions:

  • Avascular necrosis (AVN) of the hip
  • Femoral fractures
  • Femoral-acetabular impingement (FAI)
  • Hip bursitis
  • Hip dislocation
  • Hip dysplasia
  • Hip fractures
  • Inflammatory arthritis of the hip
  • Labral tears of the hip
  • Loose bodies in the hip
  • Muscle strain injuries of the hip
  • Muscle strain injuries of the thigh
  • Pediatric femoral fractures
  • Perthes disease
  • Slipped capital femoral epiphysis (SCFE)
  • Snapping hip syndrome
  • Transient toxic synovitis

Knee conditions:

  • Anterior cruciate ligament (ACL) injuries
  • Avascular necrosis (AVN) of the knee
  • Fractures of the tibial spine
  • Goosefoot (Pes Anserine)
  • Bursitis of the knee
  • Kneecap prepatellar bursitis
  • Medial collateral ligament (MCL) injuries
  • Meniscus tears
  • Osgood-Schlatter disease
  • Osteochondritis dissecans of the knee
  • Patella fracture (broken kneecap)
  • Patella tendon rupture
  • Patellar tendonitis (jumper’s knee)
  • Patellar tracking disorder
  • Patellofemoral pain syndrome (runner’s knee)
  • Quadriceps tendon rupture
  • Septic arthritis of the knee

Leg and shin conditions:

  • Blount disease
  • Shin pain
  • Shin splints
  • Bowed legs
  • Knocked knees
  • Tibia/fibula fractures
  • Toddler’s fracture

Foot and ankle conditions:

  • Accessory navicular
  • Achilles tendon injuries
  • Brachydactyly
  • Chronic ankle sprains
  • Club foot
  • Lateral ankle pain fracture of the heel bone (calcaneus)
  • Fracture of the talus
  • Haglund’s deformity (retrocalcaneal bursitis)
  • Hallux rigidus (stiff big toe)
  • High ankle sprain (syndesmosis ligament injury)
  • Jones fractures
  • Lisfranc (midfoot) fracture or dislocation
  • Morton’s neuromas
  • Osteochondral injuries of the talus
  • Peroneal tendon tears
  • Peroneal tendonitis
  • Plantar fasciitis
  • Polydactyly
  • Posterior tibial tendon dysfunction (PTTD)
  • Sesamoiditis
  • Stress fractures of the foot and ankle
  • Syndactyly

Other orthopedic conditions we treat:

  • Amniotic banding
  • Nonunion/malunion of bones
  • Bone infections (osteomyelitis)
  • Cerebral palsy