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Fracture clinic staff

 

The Fracture Clinic at Children’s Mercy 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.

The orthopedic fracture clinic team consists of a pediatric orthopedic surgeon, orthopedic residents, nurse practitioners, physician assistants, nurses, athletic trainers, orthopedic 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.

Scheduling


Appointments are available within a week of the call or request for consultation. 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 if 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.

Services

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  • X-ray evaluation

  • Splinting and casting 

  • Waterproof casting (if appropriate for stable injuries)

  • Fracture reductions

  • Pain control

  • Consults 

  • Surgery 

  • Consultation with physical therapy to improve strength and function after fracture treatment

  • School activity guidelines during and after injury treatment

Common conditions treated

  • Upper and lower extremity fractures

  • Joint dislocations