Children's Hospital Colorado

Broken Bones

Kids aren’t just mini adults. In fact, they’re incredibly different. That’s why they need incredibly different care.

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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.

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Keeping you safe, wherever you are

We're here when you need us with the same safe, high-quality care we've always offered, even during the pandemic. Now, in many cases, you can get that care without even leaving home because we offer virtual visits across every one of our specialties.

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Get to know our pediatric experts.

Sarah Sibbel, MD

Sarah Sibbel, MD

Orthopaedic Surgery, Hand Surgery

Caitlin Dierkes, PA-C

Caitlin Dierkes, PA-C

Physician Assistant

Sarah Tlustos-Carter, PhD

Sarah Tlustos-Carter, PhD


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Jason Rhodes, MD

Jason Rhodes, MD

Orthopaedic Surgery