Orthopedic specialists at Peyton Manning Children's Hospital deliver care for children with orthopedic conditions and injuries.

Child with an orthopedic injury getting care from a specialist at Peyton Manning Children's Hospital in Indianapolis, Indiana.

Orthopedic care at Peyton Manning Children’s Hospital

From sports injuries and fractures to complex spine and congenital conditions — experienced specialists at Peyton Manning Children’s Hospital have the expertise to deliver advanced orthopedic care for children. Our multidisciplinary team includes pediatric orthopedic surgeons, and physical therapists. Together, we provide diagnosis, treatment and rehabilitation for children with orthopedic injuries and disorders. Every visit starts with a conversation about your child and their health. Then, we create a personalized care plan. Your child’s care team also connects your family to imaging, pharmacy, splinting and casting, physical medicine and rehabilitative services at Peyton Manning Children’s Hospital.

For children who need emergency care for a bone fracture or dislocation, Peyton Manning Children’s Hospital ERs are open 24/7. We quickly evaluate your child’s injury and take X-rays and other imaging, if needed. From the ER, your child’s care team connects your child and family with the right specialists, including pediatric orthopedic surgeons.


Orthopedic care for children and teens

When you choose Peyton Manning Children’s Hospital sites of care, your family is connected to a multidisciplinary team of pediatric specialists. Your child’s care team may recommend diagnostic imaging such as X-ray, magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) and computed tomography (CT). By getting a clear picture of your child’s injury or condition, we create a care plan that’s right for your child.

Our care team provides diagnosis and treatment for all orthopedic conditions and conditions that impact bone and joint health, including:

  • Bone diseases, including brittle bone disease
  • Bone fractures
  • Cerebral palsy
  • Congenital malformations
  • Dislocated hip and hip dysplasia
  • Foot and ankle conditions, including club foot
  • Genetic orthopedic conditions
  • Hand, arm and shoulder conditions
  • Leg length discrepancy and leg malformations
  • Musculoskeletal tumors
  • Muscular dystrophy
  • Spinal deformities and scoliosis
  • Spina bifida
  • Sports injuries
  • Traumatic injuries

Care for congenital orthopedic conditions

At Peyton Manning Children’s Hospital in Indianapolis, our pediatric orthopedic specialists care for congenital conditions that are diagnosed before birth. If an orthopedic condition has been found in your baby during pregnancy, pediatric orthopedic specialists may become part of your care team. We work with your maternal-fetal medicine specialist at Ascension St. Vincent to help make a diagnosis and prepare you for the care your baby may need after birth. Together, we discuss your child’s diagnosis and create a care plan.

Pediatric orthopedic surgery

Surgery may be recommended as part of your child’s care plan. Your child will be connected to a pediatric orthopedic surgeon at Peyton Manning Children’s Hospital in Indianapolis. Whenever possible, our pediatric surgeon uses minimally invasive procedures. Minimally invasive surgical techniques use small incisions and typically lead to a shorter recovery. Some conditions require a more complex surgery. Your child’s surgeon reviews your child's symptoms along with reviewing diagnostic evaluations to create a surgical plan that's right for your child. We have the expertise to provide surgical care for even the most complex conditions, including congenital malformations and traumatic injuries.

Your child’s care team takes the time to explain the procedure to you and your child. Tell us your concerns and ask us your questions — big and small. We also explain what to expect before surgery and how to care for your child after surgery. And your child’s care team connects you with specialists in pediatric rehabilitation, pediatric physical therapy and more.

Care for scoliosis and spinal deformities

If your child has a spine condition, our team has the expertise to deliver advanced diagnosis and treatment for even the most complex pediatric spinal conditions. Our multidisciplinary team includes pediatric orthopedic surgeons, pediatric neurosurgeons, pediatric anesthesiologists, child life specialists and pediatric physical therapists.

Advanced imaging may be used to diagnose your child’s spine condition. Then, our team works together to create a personalized care plan for your child. Surgery or a combination of nonsurgical and surgical treatments may be part of your child’s care plan.

Care for pediatric sports injuries in Indianapolis

Whether your child has a minor sports injury or something more complex, our pediatric specialists have the expertise to diagnose and treat orthopedic injuries in children. Our care team includes sports medicine doctors, athletic trainers, strength and conditioning coaches and sports psychologists. We specialize in treating sports injuries, such as:

  • Broken bone and fracture
  • Dislocation
  • Knee injury, including ACL injury
  • Overuse injury
  • Shin splint
  • Shoulder injury

Some sports injuries need care right away. With same-day appointments, we’re here when you need us. Our specialists deliver surgical and nonsurgical care for sports-related injuries. If your child needs surgery, your child and family are connected to advanced pediatric orthopedic surgery at Peyton Manning Children’s Hospital. To schedule an appointment, call 317-338-7674.