We are prepared and ready to treat patients with suspected or confirmed COVID-19, the condition caused by the coronavirus that first appeared in late 2019. Our clinical team has been specially trained on how to identify, isolate and treat patients with this and other contagious illnesses. However, for perspective, our bigger threat in the Rocky Mountain region is seasonal influenza – and it's not too late to get your flu vaccine. If you have questions, please contact your child's doctor or call our ParentSmart Healthline™ at 720-777-0123.
In life-threatening emergencies, find the emergency room location nearest you. For non-life-threatening medical needs when your pediatrician is unavailable, visit one of our convenient urgent care locations.
Pediatric orthopedic hand specialists at the Hand and Upper Extremity Program focus on the evaluation and treatment of children from infancy to adolescence with differences and injuries of the hand, wrist, forearm, elbow and shoulder. Our pediatric hand specialists deliver individualized care plans that can include surgical and non-surgical options.
When we need to perform surgery, members of our team are readily available to assist with rehabilitation. This includes occupational hand therapists whose expertise covers orthopedics, burn, trauma and other medical specialties.
Hand and Upper Extremity Program services include:
Here, nearly all treatment services are located in one place, and our pediatric hand specialists work to create a seamless experience for every patient and their family. From X-ray to casting and splinting to rehabilitation, kids get the comprehensive care they need.
Pediatric hand specialists and surgeons
Our pediatric hand specialists evaluate, diagnose and treat children nearly every day. They are specially trained in pediatrics and sensitive to the needs of a growing child. This is important because pediatric orthopedics is different than adult orthopedics. Our pediatric hand surgeons must complete extensive education, which makes our orthopedic providers experts in their field.
Our pediatric hand specialists constantly think outside the box. For instance, Children’s Colorado pediatric hand surgeon Dr. Sibbel evaluated a patient whose bones were broken some years before. In the time since the original break, the bones had grown and twisted to adapt to one another, a process called remodeling.
Assessing remodeling on an X-ray can be difficult, which is why Dr. Sibbel used a 3D-printed model. This innovative technique helped her plan in advance each cut of the intricate process she would use to surgically straighten the bones — a process that needs to correct past growth, as well as anticipate future growth.