As one of the top-ranked pediatric orthopedic programs in the nation, Children’s Mercy is known for our collaborative, team-based approach to orthopedic care. We consider every aspect of treatment—from using the lowest effective dose of radiation during x-rays to finding the least-invasive treatment option for kids with spinal differences—to create better outcomes.
A child’s growing bones and joints heal differently from adults. Even in teenage student-athletes, a pediatric orthopedic specialist will take their growth and development into account as they create a care plan.
Experts in bone care for kids
Children’s Mercy orthopedic specialists provide a broad range of trauma, hand, musculoskeletal, sports medicine and general orthopedic services for children of all ages. Together with physical and occupational therapists, advanced practice providers, and other experienced staff members, our pediatric orthopedic surgeons care for children with all types of bone, joint, spine and other conditions.
This comprehensive approach to care is evident throughout our orthopedic teams, where nutritionists, psychologists, social workers, and Child Life specialists often join providers, nurses and physical therapists to provide whole-person care for your child.
The Sports Medicine Center team brings together a wide range of board-certified sports medicine specialists to help student-athletes reach their peak performance. You'll often see our athletic trainers on the sidelines at local high school sporting events, and our sports nutrition and mental wellness programs help student-athletes thrive, whether they are recovering from an injury or at the top of their game.
Our spine surgeons and Spine Care team travel across the world to bring the latest innovations in surgical and non-surgical solutions to children with scoliosis. And we are one of only a few hospitals in the nation to have two full-time, board-certified hand surgeons on our team with a dedicated Hand Surgery program focused only on kids.