Ranked highly by U.S. News & World Report and Parents magazines, Children’s has exceptional orthopedic expertise. Our team has specialized training in all areas of orthopedic care, from spine, trauma and fracture care, to sports medicine and concussion care. We treat all orthopedic conditions, from routine to serious.

Why should my child see a pediatric orthopedic specialist at Children’s?

There are many reasons to bring your child to a pediatric orthopedic specialist for muscle, joint and bone care:

  • We’re trained experts
    Our pediatric orthopedic specialists have the advanced training and expertise to provide the most qualified orthopedic care. Caring for kids of all ages is our specialty.
  • We're a top hospital
    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 2014-15 Best Children's Hospitals report.
  • We have the most advanced equipment
    Our state-of-the-art equipment helps ensure the best outcomes for our patients. We are one of only a few orthopedic programs in the United States that has an EOS scanner, which provides detailed, 3D images and limits radiation exposure. Learn more about the EOS scanner.
  • We’re dedicated to reducing radiation exposure
    We know the importance of limiting radiation exposure whenever possible, so we use systems that expose kids to little or no radiation (X-rays).
  • We’ll work with your doctor
    Providing outstanding care is important but so is convenience. We will work with your primary care doctor or provider to share records and develop a follow-up care plan that works for everyone.
  • We’re easy to find
    Getting to Children’s is easy, and parking is always free. We have multiple locations, all providing care closer to home, and including imaging (X-rays), physical therapy and casting.

Meet our team

Our team of pediatric specialists includes:

  • Board-certified orthopedic surgeons
  • Board-certified sports medicine specialists
  • Board-certified nurse practitioners
  • Board-certified physician assistants
  • Nurses who specialize in pediatric orthopedics
  • Orthopedic technicians who apply splints and casts
  • Licensed athletic trainers who specialize in sports medicine and concussion care
  • Licensed occupational and physical therapists

Nurse line

To help ensure that we provide the best care for kids and families, the Orthopedic Center offers a special nurse line at (414) 266-2411. This message center allows families to have their questions or concerns addressed as soon as possible. An orthopedic nurse will respond within 1-2 hours or the next business day. Nurses are available 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Monday through Friday, although messages can be left anytime.

Emergency room

Pediatric orthopedic specialists always are available for orthopedic care issues and emergencies, and Parents magazine ranked emergency care at Children's Hospital #3 in the nation.