Conditions + Treatments

Fractures in Children

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Fractures happen when there’s more force applied to the bone than the bone can withstand. If your child has a fracture, it means that his bone has partially or completely broken.

A fracture in a child can be very different from a fracture in the same location in an adult, so it requires treatment by doctors and nurses trained to take care of children. Pediatric patients are at risk for a specific set of fractures for a variety of reasons. If the fracture involves the ends of the bone, it can affect the growth of the bone. 

You can have peace of mind knowing that the skilled experts in our Orthopedic Center's have treated thousands of babies and children with many bone-related conditions.  We provide expert diagnosis, treatment and care, and we benefit from our advanced clinical and scientific research.

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