Children's Hospital Colorado

Orthopedics Institute

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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 when it comes to orthopedics for children. We are one of only a few truly integrated children’s hospital orthopedics programs, meaning we offer several services all in one place: pediatric orthopedics, orthopedic surgery and rehabilitation medicine. Every physician, 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. We do everything we can to help your child be their best, including working to create age-appropriate solutions that complement and grow with your child. We also provide special resources if needed. This includes access to pediatric orthopedic specialists who can provide further diagnostic testing and analysis using innovative and cutting-edge technology. Access to these resources means we’re able to offer more comprehensive therapies 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 expand our knowledge on the prevention, diagnosis and treatment of orthopedic injury, disease and deformity. We are currently working on more than 35 studies, including 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.

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.

Lear more about the conditions we treat.

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.

Amy Connery, PsyD, ABPP-CN

Amy Connery, PsyD, ABPP-CN

Neuropsychology, Neuropsychology - Pediatric

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Brian Shaw, MD

Brian Shaw, MD

Orthopaedic Surgery

Stephanie Sharp, PhD

Stephanie Sharp, PhD

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Molly Buerk, PA-C, MMS

Molly Buerk, PA-C, MMS

Physician Assistant

Children's Colorado in the news


Research shows rise in trampoline-related injuries

octubre 25, 2019

Nancy Hadley-Miller, MD, a pediatric orthopedic surgeon, has noticed an overlap between increased trampoline-related fractures and the rise in popularity of indoor trampoline parks. She recommends families take stronger measures to prevent injuries at these facilities.