Children's Hospital Colorado

Broken Bones

Urgent or Emergency Care?

If you believe your child needs immediate attention and you have concerns for a life-threatening emergency, call 911. Not sure what counts as urgent and what's an emergency when your child is sick or injured? When it can't wait, know where to take your kids.

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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. 

We provide waterproof, breathable 3D printed casts to help kids live full, active lives while they heal.

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.

Get to know our pediatric experts.

Brian Shaw, MD

Brian Shaw, MD

Orthopaedic Surgery

Alison Colbert, PhD

Alison Colbert, PhD

Neuropsychology

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Joyce Oleszek, MD

Joyce Oleszek, MD

Physical Medicine & Rehabilitation - Pediatric, Physical Medicine & Rehabilitation

Molly Buerk, PA-C, MMS

Molly Buerk, PA-C, MMS

Physician Assistant