The fracture clinic at the Children’s Mercy Hospitals and Clinics offers specialized treatment for children with fractures or acute injuries that are initially seen at community hospitals and primary care offices throughout Kansas and Missouri.
Fracture Clinic Staff
The orthopaedic clinic team on Fridays during Fracture Clinic consists of a pediatric orthopaedic surgeon, orthopaedic residents, nurse practitioners, physician assistants, nurses, orthopaedic technicians and a social worker who work together to facilitate the evaluation and treatment of multiple pediatric patients with a variety of injuries and fractures.
Appointments are available within a week of the call or referral. Patients are advised not to have anything to eat or drink after midnight prior to their fracture clinic appointments so that surgeries may be scheduled for that afternoon when necessary. Any X-rays taken at another facility at the time of the injury should also be brought to the appointment on a CD or as hard copy plain films.
- X-ray evaluation
- Splinting and casting
- Waterproof casting (if appropriate for stable injuries)
- Fracture reductions
- Pain control
- Referral to therapy to improve strength and function after fracture treatment
- School activity guidelines during and after injury treatment
Common Injuries Treated
- Upper and lower extremity fractures
- Joint dislocations, previously reduced (aligned)