Children's Hospital Colorado

Children’s Orthopedic Second Opinions

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If your child is dealing with an orthopedic condition or injury, you want the best care so they can get back to being a kid. And no one in the region has more experience getting kids back to what they love than Children’s Hospital Colorado.

Our pediatric experts provide second opinions for orthopedic issues so you can consider all your options and feel confident you’re making the best care decision for your child. For sports injuries, orthopedic tumors, spinal conditions and more, our Orthopedics Institute provides an unmatched level of expertise and experience in the region.

How to get a second opinion for your child

Our Orthopedics Institute offers two options for getting a second opinion from our pediatric providers: in-person and virtual.

In-person second opinions

Getting a second opinion from our experts is easy. First, schedule an initial informational phone call with our team. We’ll collect your child’s health information, choose the best provider to see your child and schedule your appointment.

Virtual second opinions

Our virtual second opinions allow you to get an evaluation from our experts, no matter where you live. Simply fill out our virtual second opinion request form below and a nurse will contact you to gather your child’s health information, walk you through the virtual second opinion process and schedule a virtual consultation with the best specialist for your child. A virtual second opinion costs $750.

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Schedule your initial informational call:

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Request a virtual second opinion

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A care team nurse will contact you within 24 hours to explain our virtual second opinion process. Your 2nd.MD nurse will be able to answer any questions about your virtual second opinion.

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Why request a second opinion from our Orthopedics Institute

If you have questions or uncertainty about your child’s orthopedic issue, we can provide answers. We understand that kids’ growing bodies are different than adult bodies. We customize care for where your child is now and where they’re going in the future.

As a research institution, we often have access to cutting-edge treatments that aren’t available everywhere. Our team has capabilities and outcomes that you won’t find anywhere else in the region. We’re proud of our 98% ACL reconstruction graft rate, superior spine surgery outcomes and the only Center for Gait and Movement Analysis in the region.

What specialties or programs offer a second opinion?

Our pediatric orthopedic experts offer second opinions for the following specialties or conditions:

If you have questions about a second opinion for a specific condition, learn about the orthopedic conditions we treat or give us a call at 720-777-6600.

What should I prepare before my initial informational call?

The more information you can share, the more accurate our second opinion will be. Before your first phone call with our team please have all relevant medical records and imaging results available.

Meet our children’s orthopedic second opinion providers

We have specialists in every area of orthopedics who care only for kids and are ready to guide your family. Based on your child’s symptoms, we’ll determine which provider your child should see for their in-person second opinion appointment.

Get to know our pediatric experts.

Jay Albright, MD

Jay Albright, MD

Orthopaedic Surgery, Sports Medicine

Sayan De, MD

Sayan De, MD

Orthopaedic Surgery

Nathan Donaldson, DO

Nathan Donaldson, DO

Orthopaedic Surgery

Mark Erickson, MD

Mark Erickson, MD

Orthopaedic Surgery

Where will my child be seen for their in-person appointment?

Depending on the physician best suited for your child, you will be seen at either our hospital on Anschutz Medical Campus, our North Campus or South Campus.

If you have any questions about our second opinion process, please give us a call at 720-777-6600.

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