Pediatric Orthopaedics

Children and adolescents have special development considerations in their treatment of orthopaedic-related conditions, such as bowlegs, clubfoot, scoliosis (curvature of the spine), flatfoot, intoeing, and knock knee.

Our specialists in the Pediatric Orthopaedic Surgery department at the Children's Hospital at Dartmouth Hitchcock Medical Center treat orthopaedic conditions, but also provide treatment, education, and follow-up of all acute trauma and injury.

Latest treatments and procedures

  • Bracing: Wearing a brace to limit activities and provide treatment
  • Casting: Protecting your broken bone or other injury using a cast made of fiberglass or plaster
  • Clubfoot repair: Using nonsurgical and surgical treatments to correct clubfoot (unusual positions of the foot)
  • Physical therapy
  • Surgery

Special programs

We also offer the following special programs:

  • Clubfoot Program: Our providers follow the PonsettiĀ® method of treatment that includes a series of weekly castings for the infant, followed by bracing. Surgical treatment is also sometimes required.
  • Hemophilia Program: We provide testing, treatment, and support for those suffering from hemophilia and related disorders. We are one of three federally designated Hemophilia Treatment Centers in Northern New England.
  • Neuromotor Clinic: We evaluate and treat children diagnosed with cerebral palsy and other neurological disorders that may affect their development and physical ability.
  • Spina Bifida Clinic: We provide care for children and young adults up to age 22 with the 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: Our team of specialists and physical therapists 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.