Care for kids and teens with broken bones

Why choose Children’s Hospital of Wisconsin?

When a child or teen breaks a bone, they need specific treatment because of their developing bones, especially if the break involves a growth plate in the bone. Our pediatric orthopedic specialists have the advanced training and expertise to recognize and treat children’s fractures, and minimize the risk of problems that could affect growth and function.

At Children’s Hospital, we understand that the right treatment really depends on the location, the type of break and the patient’s age. Some breaks will heal well with limited care, but others will need surgery to heal correctly.

Making patients (and parents) more comfortable

Our clinics are staffed with a team of specialists all specifically trained to provide the most qualified care for your child’s injury, in as comfortable a manner as possible. Pain management is tailored to the age of the patient and the extent of the injury. If you child’s injury requires surgery, our team of surgeons is always on call to treat your child’s injury quickly.

Fortunately, most fractures only require a cast. Our patients can choose from a wide array of colors, including sparkles. A waterproof cast may also be appropriate

Contact us to receive fracture care

With multiple locations, it’s easy to receive quick and convenient treatment for your child's broken bone at Children's Hospital of Wisconsin.

Fracture care closer to home: Locations located in Delafield, Mequon, Greenfield and Milwaukee (located within Children’s Hospital)

How and where to receive fracture care


Have questions or concerns?

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.