When children have problems that affect bones, muscles or joints – ranging from broken bones and sports injuries to spinal disorders – they need prompt care from orthopedic specialists who know how to address these issues in growing bodies.
The care providers in our Pediatric Orthopedic Program have special training and expertise in diagnosing and treating orthopedic issues in children, from newborns to young adults. These specialists work as a team to ensure patients receive seamless, coordinated care as they grow.
What's more, our experts understand the impact a condition may have on a child's physical, emotional and social development, and they have access to other UCSF specialists, when needed, to help address those issues. While our orthopedists' immediate goal is to relieve pain and improve function, their longer-term goal is to make sure every child achieves their own maximum degree of physical ability and health – and a great quality of life.
Our services (11)
Pediatric Orthopedic Clinic
Limb Lengthening & Complex Reconstruction Center
Orthopedic Hip Clinic
Orthopedic Surgical Oncology Clinic
Orthotics & Prosthetics Clinic
Pediatric Metabolic Bone Clinic
Sports Medicine Center for Young Athletes
Awards & recognition
One of the nation's best in orthopedics
Ranked among the nation's best in 10 specialties
Highlights of our orthopedic care
Our entire care team is specially trained to work with children. They understand growth and development, have expertise in pediatric conditions, and are skilled in the treatment approaches – both surgical and nonsurgical – that work best for young people.
A broad network
Our multiple locations across the Bay Area make it easy for families to access care. For those who live farther away, we also offer follow-up care through video visits and referrals to community-based orthopedic surgeons.
Many experts under one roof
At each of our facilities, patients have access to pediatric specialists, physical therapists and occupational therapists.
Care for all ages
We treat the full range of orthopedic concerns in pediatric patients ranging from newborns to young adults. We also ensure seamless care as our patients enter adulthood by coordinating with their new providers.
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