Skip to Content

Orthopedic care

Orthopedic doctors, called orthopedists, take care of bones and joints. This includes knee pain, total joint replacement, issues that impact your spine and more. You might need to see an orthopedist if you have arthritis or osteoporosis, or if you've had a recent sprain, strain or broken bone.

Pediatric orthopedics in Denver

We understand how your child's developing body influences the type of orthopedic care they need.

The board-certified pediatric orthopedic doctors at Rocky Mountain Hospital for Children are recognized leaders in providing care for both complex musculoskeletal disorders and common childhood injuries. In our child-friendly environment, we treat your child with precision and compassion.

Expert advice, available 24/7

Free health-related information is available just a phone call away. Our nurses help you understand your symptoms, treatment options and procedures. They will also help you find a provider or specialist and schedule an appointment.

Free health-related information is available just a phone call away. Our nurses help you understand your symptoms, treatment options and procedures. They will also help you find a provider or specialist and schedule an appointment.

Orthopedic conditions we treat

Our pediatric orthopedists provide hand and upper extremity care, hip care, foot and ankle care and more. The wide range of orthopedic conditions we can treat includes:

  • Accessory navicular
  • Achilles tendon injuries
  • Amniotic banding
  • Anterior cruciate ligament (ACL) injuries
  • Avascular necrosis (AVN) of the hip or knee
  • Biceps tendon rupture
  • Biceps tendonitis
  • Bifid thumb
  • Blount disease
  • Bone infections (osteomyelitis)
  • Boutonniere deformity
  • Bowed legs
  • Boxer’s fracture
  • Brachydactyly
  • Burners and stingers
  • Bursitis of the knee
  • Caudal regression
  • Cerebral palsy
  • Chronic ankle sprains
  • Cleft hand
  • Club foot
  • Colles fractures
  • Concussion
  • Condylar fractures
  • De Quervain’s tendonitis
  • Distal radius fracture (broken wrist)
  • Elbow bursitis
  • Femoral fractures
  • Femoral-acetabular impingement (FAI)
  • Finger dislocation
  • Fingertip injuries
  • Flexor tendon injuries
  • Fracture of the collarbone (clavicle)
  • Fracture of the shoulder socket (glenoid)
  • Fracture of the talus
  • Fractures of the finger
  • Fractures of the greater tuberosity
  • Fractures of the hand
  • Fractures of the shoulder blade (scapula)
  • Fractures of the tibial spine
  • Ganglion cysts of the hand
  • Glenoid labrum tears
  • Goosefoot (Pes Anserine)
  • Haglund’s deformity (retrocalcaneal bursitis)
  • Hallux rigidus (stiff big toe)
  • High ankle sprain (syndesmosis ligament injury)
  • Hill-Sachs lesion
  • Hip bursitis
  • Hip dislocation
  • Hip dysplasia
  • Hip fractures
  • Hyperextension injury of the elbow
  • Inflammatory arthritis of the hip
  • Jones fractures
  • Kienbock’s disease
  • Kneecap prepatellar bursitis
  • Knocked knees
  • Labral tears of the hip
  • Lateral ankle pain fracture of the heel bone (calcaneus)
  • Lateral epicondylitis (tennis elbow)
  • Lisfranc (midfoot) fracture or dislocation
  • Loose bodies in the hip
  • Loose shoulder (multidirectional instability)
  • Mallet finger
  • Medial apophysitis
  • Medial collateral ligament (MCL) injuries
  • Medial epicondylitis (golf elbow)
  • Medial ulnar collateral ligament injury
  • Meniscus tears
  • Morton’s neuromas
  • Muscle imbalance in the shoulder
  • Muscle strain injuries of the hip
  • Muscle strain injuries of the thigh
  • Nonunion/malunion of bones
  • Osgood-Schlatter disease
  • Osteochondral injuries of the talus
  • Osteochondritis dissecans of the elbow
  • Osteochondritis dissecans of the knee
  • Overuse injuries of the elbow
  • Patella fracture (broken kneecap)
  • Patella tendon rupture
  • Patellar tendonitis (jumper’s knee)
  • Patellar tracking disorder
  • Patellofemoral pain syndrome (runner’s knee)
  • Pediatric femoral fractures
  • Peroneal tendon tears
  • Peroneal tendonitis
  • Perthes disease
  • Plantar fasciitis
  • Polydactyly
  • Posterior tibial tendon dysfunction (PTTD)
  • Proximal humerus fracture (broken shoulder)
  • Quadriceps tendon rupture
  • Radial head subluxation (nursemaid’s elbow)
  • Radioulnar synostosis
  • Rotator cuff injuries
  • Rotator cuff tears
  • Scaphoid fractures
  • Scoliosis
  • Septic arthritis of the knee
  • Sesamoiditis
  • Shin pain
  • Shin splints
  • Shoulder dislocations
  • Shoulder impingement syndrome
  • Shoulder separation
  • SLAP tear (superior labrum from anterior to posterior tear)
  • Slipped capital femoral epiphysis (SCFE)
  • Snapping hip syndrome
  • Snapping scapula syndrome
  • Spina bifida
  • Stress fractures of the foot and ankle
  • Subacromial bursitis
  • Swan neck deformity
  • Syndactyly
  • Tears volar plate injuries
  • Tethered spinal cord
  • Thoracic outlet syndrome
  • Throwing injuries of the elbow
  • Thumb ulnar collateral ligament (UCL) injury
  • Tibia/fibula fractures
  • Toddler’s fracture
  • Torticollis
  • Transient toxic synovitis
  • Triangular fibrocartilage complex (TFCC)
  • Triceps tendonitis
  • Trigger thumb
  • VATER/VACTERL syndrome
  • Winged scapula
  • Wrist sprain

Our pediatric orthopedics program

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. These orthopedic doctors work closely with you, your child and your child’s primary care physician to provide a collaborative, inclusive approach to care.

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.

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.