Children's Hospital Colorado
Orthopedics Institute

Orthopedics Institute

As a top pediatric program, we care for patients’ growing muscles, joints and bones through sports medicine, surgery, rehabilitation and research.

Pediatric Orthopedics Institute at Children’s Hospital 

The Orthopedics Institute at Children’s Colorado is consistently ranked among the top 10 pediatric orthopedic programs in the nation by U.S. News and World Report. We were one of six children’s hospitals in the U.S. to be recognized in 2015 on the 125 Hospitals with Great Orthopedic Programs list by Becker’s Hospital Review. This recognition is given to programs conducting leading research and providing outstanding patient care.

7th In the Nation
Only Center for Gait and Movement Analysis in the Rocky Mountain Region
30% Shorter Hospital Length of Stays for Spinal Fusion Surgery when Compared to the State Average

These acknowledgements signify our achievement in becoming one of the only truly integrated pediatric orthopedics, orthopedic surgery and rehabilitation medicine programs in the country. This is important because treating pediatric orthopedic problems requires collaboration and care from all types of pediatric movement specialists.

Top-ranked care for bones, muscles, movement and more

We see patients with all types of orthopedic conditions, from broken bones and concussions to complex conditions like cerebral palsy. Our team delivers family-centered care through more than 12 specialized programs and five clinics, at several locations throughout our region.

Every physician, surgeon, rehabilitation specialist and nurse on our team is specially trained and has experience caring for young patients from infancy to young adulthood. This means we create age-appropriate solutions that will complement, and change with, your child’s developmental stage. Special resources, like the Center for Gait and Movement Analysis, also mean we’re able to offer different therapies and treatments than other children’s hospitals.

Setting the standard of care for Pediatric Orthopedics

At Children’s Colorado, we are entirely focused on helping your child be his or her best, and we have been for years. Here are some highlights from the Orthopedics Institute’s history:

  • Our Adaptive Recreation for Child Health program, established in the 1960s and one of the first programs of its kind in the world, helps kids with physical disabilities learn to ski, snowboard and participate in year-round recreation activities.
  • Established in 1999, the Center for Gait and Movement Analysis is the only center of its kind in our region, and just one of 40 in the country, offering 3D motion capture technology to facilitate treatment planning and evaluation.
  • Our team is also actively involved in research, currently overseeing more than 35 studies in areas like biomechanics.



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