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Children and adolescents have special development considerations in their treatment of the following orthopaedic-related conditions. This section outlines how our pediatric specialists treat these conditions.



  • Casting
  • Bracing
  • Pediatric Spine Surgery
  • Physical Therapy
  • Surgery

Special programs

Clubfoot Program (Lebanon and Manchester)
Providers follow the Ponsetti® method of treatment that includes a series of weekly castings for the infant, following by bracing. Surgical treatment is also sometimes required.

Hemophilia Program (Lebanon)
Testing, treatment, and support for those suffering from hemophilia and related disorders. One of three federally designated Hemophilia Treatment Centers in Northern New England.

Neuromotor Clinic (Keene and Lebanon)
Evaluation and treatment of children diagnosed with cerebral palsy and other neurological disorders that may affect their development and physical ability.

Spina Bifida Clinic (Lebanon)
The Spina Bifida Clinic provides care for children and young adults up to age 22 with a goal of keeping them in the best possible health and fostering independence; clinic specialists include a pediatric neurosurgeon, a pediatric orthopaedic surgeon, a pediatric urologist, two pediatricians who specialize in spina bifida care, a pediatric physical therapist, a nurse coordinator, and a nurse practitioner

Sports Medicine
A team of specialists and physical therapists that specialize in treating sports-related injuries and chronic conditions, including prevention and management of sports-related concussions. Treatment is based on evidence-based care to get your child back to sports in as little time as possible.

Patient Education

Visit Children's Hospital at Dartmouth-Hitchcock for more information about Pediatric Orthopedic Surgery.

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