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The General Orthopedics Program

Our General Orthopedics Program treats a variety of pediatric orthopedic conditions, from fractures and sprains to more complex conditions such as developmental, congenital and neuromuscular diagnoses.

About the General Orthopedics Program

Caring for a baby in the General Ortho Program

We provide a multidisciplinary care approach, meaning our team includes a variety of orthopedic experts who work together to deliver timely, comprehensive care. This includes pediatric physicians, radiology technicians, medical assistants, registered nurses, orthopedic technicians and onsite orthotists.

One of the many benefits of a multidisciplinary approach is that we can offer one-stop visits in a single location. Our services include:

  • X-rays
  • Splinting
  • Casting or other orthopedic device treatments
  • Physical therapy

Why choose us for general orthopedic care?

With more than 100 years of cumulative experience, we have one of the best children’s orthopedics programs in the country. In fact, our Orthopedics Institute is consistently ranked among the best of the best in U.S. News & World Report.

We provide the highest quality professional and ethical care to all patients through the integration of comprehensive education and musculoskeletal research. Our progressive treatment plans are tailored to meet each child’s specific needs, and we work to obtain the best possible outcomes for our patients.

Additionally, our orthopedic experts can provide treatment of clubfoot using the Ponseti method, which has recently become recognized as the universally preferred method for treating clubfoot.

Who we treat at the General Orthopedics Program

Our General Orthopedics Program treats children, adolescents and young adults with orthopedic conditions and injuries that may include:

  • Bone infections
  • Gait abnormalities
  • Back pain
  • Foot and ankle injuries and disorders
  • Fractures
  • Hip injuries and disorders, including developmental dysplasia of the hip (DDH)
  • Knee injuries and disorders
  • Leg injuries and disorders, including limb deformities
  • Neck disorders and injuries
  • Scoliosis: a curvature of the spine
  • Spine injuries
  • Sprains and strains
  • Spinal deformity
  • Spondylolysis: a condition that occurs when a child sustains a stress fracture to one of the vertebrae of the spine
  • Spondylolisthesis: a condition that occurs when there is a slip of the vertebra where a vertebrae stress fracture (spondylolysis) has previously occurred
  • General pain

Additionally, we provide clinics for more complex diagnoses that may include:

  • Spinal defects
  • Skeletal dysplasia: a group of conditions that cause abnormal bone development, short stature, unusual limb proportions and other symptoms
  • Arthrogryposis: a rare condition that involves stiff or contracted joints
  • Osteogenesis imperfecta: also known as brittle bone disease
  • Prader-Willi syndrome: a genetic disorder that causes obesity, intellectual disability and shortness in height

Contact the General Orthopedics Program

Our general orthopedic services are available at various Children’s Colorado locations and outreach clinics around the region.

For appointments at Anschutz Medical Campus or at any of our locations in the Denver Metro area, call 720-777-6600.

For appointments in Colorado Springs, call 719-305-9060.