Quality and Outcomes - Sports Medicine
Surgical charges by diagnosis
Why we measure it - At Children's Hospital of Wisconsin, our board certified orthopedic surgeons understand kids' sports injuries. Our experienced team treats minor to severe musculoskeletal injuries in children of all ages. Our surgeons are sensitive to the costs involved with surgical procedures and consider alternative ways to reduce some of these costs, while continuing to provide outstanding patient care.
What this means - Our charges for hip, OCD and ACL surgeries are lower than competing pediatric centers around the country.
The graph shows that Children's Hospital of Wisconsin's charges are 49 percent lower for anterior cruciate ligament (ACL) procedures, 45 percent lower for osteochondritis dissecans (OCD) procedures and 5 percent lower for hip surgeries compared with Pediatric Hospital Information System (PHIS) peers. PHIS hospitals represent other leading free-standing pediatric hospitals.
Related dimensions of care:
- Our pediatric orthopedic surgeons are nationally recognized for their innovative techniques and compassionate care and are consistently rated among the Best Doctors in America®.
- Our surgeons are experts in treating growth plate injuries and use the latest treatments such as growth modulation surgery to reduce the risk of injury to a child's growing bones.
- Children's Hospital offers top-notch care all under one roof. Our surgeons are part of a multidisciplinary team that includes sports medicine physicians, physician assistants, athletic trainers, physical and occupational therapists, and other pediatric specialists needed to provide the best care for each child.
- Our physician assistants work with patients and families to help them prepare for a surgical procedure and see patients for follow-up visits after surgery. They also assist during surgery, which saves time in the operating room.
- Our surgeries are done at Children's Hospital or Children's Hospital of Wisconsin Surgicenter. Patients are cared for by the same pediatric orthopedic surgeons and pediatric anesthesiologists in each location. Surgicenter is located about 10 minutes from Children's Hospital.
- We use advanced imaging technology to diagnose problems. This includes MRI and computed tomography scans. Pediatric musculoskeletal radiologists, doctors trained to read X-rays, work closely with our orthopedic surgeons and read all of the images taken.
Children's Hospital physician Roger Lyon, MD is one of 16 orthopedic surgeons nationwide who serves as a member of the Research of the OsteoChondritis of the Knee (ROCK) organization which supports ongoing research to improve the treatment of this condition.
Children's Hospital is one of only a few pediatric centers in the country with surgeons who perform several highly specialized procedures. These include the pericatabular ostotomy for adolescent and young adult hip dysplasia, hip arthroscopy for labral tears, advanced techniques for articular cartilage repair, and the highly complex allograft technique.
- Children's Hospital is a leading referral center for pediatric orthopedic surgery. Our surgeons take into account each child's age and developmental stage in order to choose the right technique to obtain the best outcome.
Patients and families:
- Talk to an expert by calling our Sports Line at (414) 604-7512. Licensed athletic trainers and nurses answer our Sports Line from 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Monday through Friday. Messages can be left at any time and we will return your call promptly.
- To schedule or reschedule an appointment with our sports medicine specialists, call Central Scheduling at (877) 607-5280 or (414) 607-5280.
- Take a virtual tour of the hospital before scheduling a first appointment.
- Call your insurance company before your visit. You may need a referral to see our specialists.
- Come 15 minutes before your child's appointment so we can gather necessary information from you before your child sees the doctor.
- Bring a list of questions to your child's appointment. We are happy to answer any questions or concerns you have during the visit.
- Bring a full list of your child's medicines. Be sure to include over-the-counter medicines like vitamins and supplements.
- Referring physicians can access our specialists for consultation or transport 24 hours a day. Call our physician referral line at (800) 266-0366.
- Forward any test results or X-rays to the specialty physician's office before the patient's visit.
- Health care providers from outside of our southeastern Wisconsin service area are encouraged to use our web-based
e-Consult service. This service is available for non-urgent patient cases only and gives providers access to our specialists to review patient cases, obtain medical advice or second opinions, and receive care recommendations for rare symptoms and illnesses.
e-Consult is not to be used by the general public, parents/guardians or families.
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