Pediatric orthopedic and sports medicine care
From sports injuries and simple fractures to more complex bone diseases and conditions — experienced specialists at Peyton Manning Children’s Hospital at Ascension St. Vincent in Indiana are here for your child’s orthopedic needs. Choose a multispecialty team of pediatric orthopedic specialists, sports medicine specialists, surgeons and physical therapists specializing in the diagnosis, treatment and rehabilitation of 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. If needed, your doctor will connect you to imaging, pharmacy, splinting and casting, physical medicine and rehabilitative services.
Care for some injuries and conditions can't wait. Call to schedule a same-day visit. If your child needs care after hours or has an orthopedic emergency, such as a suspected broken bone or fracture, dislocation, severe pain or swelling, go to the ER.
If your child is experiencing a life-threatening emergency, go directly to the ER or dial 9-1-1.
Orthopedic care, just for kids
It’s important for children to be able to play and do everyday activities. Sports injuries and other orthopedic conditions can get in the way of that. At Peyton Manning Children's Hospital, you'll find experienced specialists and advanced care for:
- Sprains, strains, tears and breaks
- Bone diseases, including brittle bone disease
- Cerebral palsy
- Congenital deformities, including club foot and hip dysplasia
- Fractures and trauma
- Leg length discrepancy and reconstruction
- Multiple dystrophy
- Muscular dystrophy
- Spinal deformities and scoliosis (curve in the spine)
- Spina bifida
- Other orthopedic conditions
Surgery may be recommended as part of your child’s care plan. Whenever possible, pediatric surgeons use minimally invasive procedures and outpatient options. Minimally invasive surgical techniques use small incisions and may help shorten their recovery.
We understand surgery can feel scary for your child and your family. Tell us your concerns and ask us your questions — big and small. Your child’s care team takes the time to explain the procedure to you and your child. We also explain what to expect before and during surgery and how to care for your child after surgery.
Pediatric sports medicine
Playing sports can be a big part of a child's life. That means sprains, strains, broken bones and other sports injuries may happen. Whether your child has a minor sports injury or something more complex, our pediatric orthopedic specialists have the expertise to diagnose and treat orthopedic injuries in children. Your child’s sports medicine care team may include a sports medicine doctor, athletic trainer, strength and conditioning coach and sports psychologist. Common sports injuries include:
- Broken bone and fracture
- Knee 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 non-surgical care for sports-related injuries. If your child needs surgery, we connect you with pediatric orthopedic surgeons at Peyton Manning Children’s Hospital. We help get your child on the road to recovery and back in the game as soon as possible.
Get a second opinion from a pediatric orthopedic specialist
Get the confidence and peace of mind that your child’s doctor and care plan is right for your child and family. It's easy to get a second opinion at Peyton Manning Children’s Hospital. We can review your child’s medical records and healthcare history to answer your questions and discuss options. Talk with one of our doctors about a personalized care plan for your child.
When your child has a new diagnosis or needs surgery, there’s a lot to think about. We can discuss both therapeutic or surgical treatment plans. Our team of highly experienced pediatric specialists can provide you with a second opinion based on experience and as part of an integrated national network of care.
Before your child’s appointment, check with your insurance company to find out if a second opinion is covered. We can request your child’s medical records from their doctor on your behalf, so that they can be shared with your care team before your arrival.
Refer a patient to a pediatric specialist
Your pediatric patients and their families can expect compassionate, personalized care from the moment our specialists connect with them. Our pediatric specialists start by listening to fully understand their needs and develop an individualized care plan. To make a doctor referral, please call.
If your child is experiencing a life-threatening emergency, go to the nearest ER or call 911.