Pediatric orthopedic care at Dell Children's
From sports injuries and simple fractures to more complex bone and spine conditions — we have the expertise to deliver advanced orthopedic care for children and teens. At Dell Children's at Ascension Seton in Austin, Texas, you are connected to the only all-pediatric orthopedic team in the region. That means your child will have an entire team, highly trained in diagnostics and treatment of orthopedic injuries and diseases. Our care team includes pediatric orthopedic surgeons, specialists, therapists, radiologists, nurses and child life specialists dedicated to your child’s care. Only in Austin. Only at Dell Children’s.
As your child gets older, your family will be connected to care at Ascension Seton and Ascension Providence, meaning your child’s care continues into adulthood. Through our national care team of doctors across Ascension sites of care, we’re here for all your family’s healthcare needs for a lifetime.
Orthopedic care for children and teens
When you choose Dell Children’s, your family is connected to the most comprehensive pediatric orthopedic program in Central Texas. We start by listening to you and your child to get a better understanding of your child’s needs. Your child’s doctor may then recommend diagnostic imaging such as X-ray, magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) and computed tomography (CT). All imaging is done on-site at Dell Children’s Medical Center.
By getting a clear picture of your child’s injury or condition, we create a care plan that’s right for your child.
Our pediatric doctors and surgeons specialize in:
- General orthopedics
- Bone tumors and diseases
- Dislocated hip and hip dysplasia
- Fracture treatment
- Hand, arm, shoulder, ankle and foot conditions
- Leg length discrepancy and reconstruction
- Musculoskeletal tumor
- Neuromuscular care
- Spine and scoliosis
- Spina bifida
- Sports injuries
Pediatric orthopedic surgery
Surgery may be recommended as part of your child’s care plan. Whenever possible, pediatric surgeons use minimally invasive procedures. Minimally invasive surgical techniques use small incisions and typically lead to a shorter recovery.
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.
Pediatric spine care program at Dell Children’s at Ascension Seton
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. Your child’s doctor uses advanced imaging to help diagnose their spine condition. Then, our multispecialty team works together to create a personalized care plan for your child. If surgery is recommended as part of your child’s care plan, you will be connected to a team of pediatric surgeons with advanced surgical expertise.
Pediatric spine specialists diagnose and treat:
- Back pain
- Brittle bone disease (osteogenesis imperfecta)
- Cerebral palsy
- Congenital malformations (present at birth), including hemivertebrae (when the vertebral body is not fully formed)
- Curve in the spine (kyphosis)
- Scoliosis (a curve in the spine)
- Spinal tumors (neurofibromatosis)
- Spondylosis (breakdown of the spine)
- Traumatic spine injuries and spinal fractures
- Other complex spinal conditions
- Skeletal dysplasias (genetic disorder that affects the development of bones, joints and cartilage)
Get a second opinion from a pediatric orthopedic specialist
Get the confidence and peace of mind that your child’s doctor and care plan are right for you. It's easy to get a second opinion at Dell Children’s at Ascension Seton. We can review your child’s medical records and healthcare history to answer your questions and discuss options. Talk with one of our pediatric orthopedic specialists about a personalized care plan.
When your child has a new diagnosis or when your family is deciding on a care plan, 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 your doctor on your behalf, so that they can be shared with your care team before your arrival.