Overview of Variety Orthopedic Center
The physicians and staff in the Variety Orthopedic Center provide state-of-the-art treatment for everyday and difficult or rare pediatric orthopedic problems. Our goal is to provide compassionate, comprehensive and cutting-edge care to patients and their families. John Thometz, MD, leads the team.
Parents magazine ranked orthopedic care at Children's Hospital of Wisconsin #6 in the nation in its 2013 Best Children's Hospitals survey. Our program also was named among the nation's best in U.S. News & World Report's 2013-14 Best Children's Hospitals report.
Video: Meet Dr. Thometz and learn about our Orthopedic Center
- Cutting-edge treatment: Children's Hospital of Wisconsin is one of two pediatric hospitals in the nation with an EOS low-dose radiation scanner to help diagnose and treat scoliosis. Families already are traveling across the country. Watch one family's story.
- Baseline concussion tests: Kids involved in contact sports like hockey, soccer or football have a higher risk of getting a concussion. To help improve concussion care, we offer baseline concussion tests.
Learn more about our specialized programs and clinics:
We diagnose and treat a variety of orthopedic problems, including:
- Bone tumors
- Broken bones
- Congenital hand and foot deformities
- Hip dysplasia
- Legg-Calve-Perthes disease (hip abnormality)
- Sports injuries
Our team of pediatric specialists includes board certified orthopedic surgeons, a sports medicine specialist, nurse practitioners, physician assistants, nurses who specialize in orthopedics, orthopedic technicians who apply splints and casts, and licensed occupational and physical therapists.
Pediatric orthopedic nurse clinicians coordinate inpatient stays, discharge planning and follow-up clinic visits. The clinic nurses provide support and educational information for patients and their families undergoing surgery or involved therapies.
Why choose us?
We believe patient families have a right to know what level of care we provide. Review our quality and outcomes reports.
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