Program highlights

The pediatric orthopedic program at St. Louis Children’s is one of the largest in the Midwest, caring for nearly 30,000 pediatric patients each year.  The program is recognized by U.S. News and World Report for our care of congenital deformities of the spine, hip, hand, leg or foot, and traumatic bone or muscle injury.  Our team of Washington University physicians, surgeons, and specialists, along with nurses and therapists work together to not only diagnose and care for your child’s orthopedic condition, but innovate to better understand and treat childhood musculoskeletal conditions.  We lead the way in diagnosing, treating and discovering innovative therapies.  

  • Board-certified pediatric orthopedic specialists and surgeons, specializing in caring for children from birth through age 21.  
  • Expertise in nonsurgical treatment of club foot and vertical talus using the Ponseti Method. 
  • Specialized Hand Center, using microsurgical reconstruction techniques to treat congenital and developmental hand deformities in children
  • One of few orthopedic centers in the world with expertise in adolescent hip arthroscopy.
  • Leading pediatric sports medicine program, the Young Athlete Center, with specialization in diagnosis, treatment, therapy and injury prevention programs. 
  • Innovative research to help shape future treatments for orthopedic injuries. The Washington University Department of Orthopedics has over 400 active research projects focusing on advancing pediatric and adult orthopedic care. 
  • Team physicians for professional sports teams and area high schools.  
     

Stories

Saving Devin's Hand

The local emergency room doctor had called several hospitals and found that the doctors at St. Louis Children’s Hospital were the only ones who would agree to try to save Devin’s hand. If not, he would have lost everything but his thumb.

Why Choose Us?

St. Louis Children’s Hospital is consistently ranked among the nation’s best pediatric hospitals by U.S. News & World Report, the most comprehensive source of quality-related information on U.S. pediatric hospitals. We follow one simple mission – to do what’s right for kids. That mission comes to life through medical discovery, innovative therapies and compassionate care.

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We offer world-class care to children thanks in part to generous gifts from hundreds of people who have joined us as Guardians of Childhood. This philanthropic support enabled us to fulfill our mission to do what's right for kids. Join us in making health care better for all children.

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