Children's Hospital Colorado

Broken Bones

Kids aren’t just mini adults. In fact, they’re incredibly different. That’s why they need incredibly different care.

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From emergency to urgent care to 24/7 pediatric advice, we’re here to help in the heat of moment.

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What is a broken bone or fracture?

Broken bones (also called fractures) are very common in children. They can occur anywhere from a simple fall on the playground to more serious accidents. Sports are also a common cause of fractures in kids and teenagers. 

Any injury where there is a concern for fracture should be immediately seen by a doctor. See a map of our emergency and urgent care locations.

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Keeping you safe, wherever you are

We're here when you need us with the same safe, high-quality care we've always offered, even during the pandemic. Now, in many cases, you can get that care without even leaving home because we offer virtual visits across every one of our specialties.

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Get to know our pediatric experts.

Tess Simpson, PhD

Tess Simpson, PhD

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Sarah Sibbel, MD

Sarah Sibbel, MD

Orthopaedic Surgery, Hand Surgery

Gregory Walker, MD

Gregory Walker, MD

Pediatrics, Sports Medicine

Caitlin Dierkes, PA-C

Caitlin Dierkes, PA-C

Physician Assistant