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About pediatric orthopedic care at the Orthopedics Institute

The Orthopedics Institute at Children's Hospital Colorado consistently provides some of the best care in the nation for kids with broken bones, ACL tears, sprained joints and many other orthopedic injuries and issues. We are one of only a few children’s orthopedics programs to offer our personalized care all in one place, including: pediatric orthopedics, orthopedic surgery and rehabilitation medicine.

Every doctor, surgeon, rehabilitation specialist and nurse on our team is specially trained and has experience providing pediatric care for bones, muscles, movement and more in children from infancy to young adulthood.

Why choose us for pediatric orthopedic care

At Children’s Colorado, we are setting the standard for pediatric orthopedic care. All of our experts care only for kids, because kids' growing bodies are different than adults'. We tailor our care to help your child where they are and where they're going.

We do everything we can to help your child be their best, including creating age-appropriate solutions that complement and grow with your child. We also provide special resources if needed. This includes pediatric orthopedic specialists who provide accurate diagnosis and testing using cutting-edge technology. Access to these resources means we’re able to offer more complete orthopedic programs and treatments than any other children’s orthopedic clinic in our region.

Our Adaptive Recreation for Child Health program was established in the 1960s and was one of the first programs of its kind in the world. This program helps kids with physical disabilities learn to participate in a variety of recreational activities throughout the year, including skiing, snowboarding, biking, sailing and tennis. Participation in these activities often helps kids develop confidence, become more comfortable with their condition and improve their quality of life.

Children’s Colorado’s Center for Gait and Movement Analysis is the only lab of its kind in the region, and is one of only 40 centers of its kind in the country. The Center offers several advanced motion capture techniques, including 3D motion technology, to analyze a child’s body movement and muscle activity while walking. This allows our doctors to plan and provide the best possible treatment for a child.

Our pediatric orthopedics team is also actively involved in research to better prevent, diagnose and treat orthopedic injuries, diseases and conditions. We're constantly conducting dozens of studies, including on biomechanics. Biomechanics involves the study of certain body movements and how those movements may enhance sports performance and reduce the risk of injury. We are also working on spinal fusion research and using 3D printing to simulate difficult surgeries.

These are just a few examples of how we provide the most complete care in our region for kids' growing bodies.

Learn about our orthopedics and orthopedic surgery research

Who we treat at the Orthopedics Institute

We evaluate and treat children of all ages with all types of orthopedic conditions, from broken bones and concussions to complex conditions like scoliosis and cerebral palsy. Our team delivers family-centered care through specialized programs and clinics at several locations throughout the region.

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Contact the Orthopedics Institute

For appointments at any of our locations in the Denver Metro area, call 720-777-6600.

For appointments at our Colorado Springs location, call 719-305-9060.

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Get to know our pediatric experts.

Jason Rhodes, MD

Jason Rhodes, MD

Orthopaedic Surgery

Susan Apkon, MD

Susan Apkon, MD

Pediatric Physical Medicine & Rehabilitation, Pediatrics, Physical Medicine & Rehabilitation

Nicole Braddock, PA-C

Nicole Braddock, PA-C

Physician Assistant

Amy Kanallakan, MD

Amy Kanallakan, MD

Physical Medicine & Rehabilitation - Pediatric, Pediatrics, Physical Medicine & Rehabilitation

Looking for a second opinion?

If your child has a fracture, orthopedic tumor, spinal condition, sports injury or other orthopedic condition, we can help you feel confident about their care.

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