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Pediatric orthopedics

Doctors specializing in pediatric orthopedics, known as pediatric orthopedists, care for joint problems in infants, children and adolescents. They can help diagnose and treat injuries and conditions of the musculoskeletal system, including bones, joint and limbs. Common reasons to see them include broken bones, fractures, injured knees or hips and conditions like scoliosis.


Pediatric orthopedics in Richmond, Virginia

We help your child get the orthopedic care they need.

The board-certified pediatric orthopedists at Chippenham Hospital understand the unique needs of children with bone and joint injuries or disorders. Our experienced, kid-friendly team will diagnose and treat your child in an environment where they feel safe and comfortable.

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Pediatric orthopedic conditions we treat

Our specialists diagnose and treat a wide variety of conditions, including:

  • Adolescent bunions
  • Benign bone growths
  • Cartilage and bone overgrowth
  • Cerebral palsy
  • Congenital abnormalities
  • Extra fingers or toes (polydactyly)
  • Fractures
  • Knee injuries and knee pain
  • Leg deformities
  • Leg length inequality
  • Hand and foot disorders
  • Hip disorders
  • Perthes disease
  • Rounded spine/back (kyphosis)
  • Scoliosis
  • Skeletal dysplasias
  • Slipped capital femoral epiphysis
  • Spine disorders and injuries
  • Sports injuries
  • Sprains
  • Tarsal coalition
  • Trigger thumb
  • Webbed fingers or toes (syndactyly)

Our pediatric orthopedic treatments and services

We treat pediatric bone and joint conditions with a variety of methods.

Children's orthopedic program

Our program offers kids and parents a full range of orthopedic services. We use advanced imaging services and diagnostic testing to evaluate and diagnose orthopedic conditions. Our hospital also offers both inpatient and outpatient orthopedic rehabilitation. This means your child can get diagnostics, treatment and therapy in one place, from one team. Our surgeons, nurses, physical therapists and other specialists are dedicated to helping your child get better faster.

Pediatric orthopedic emergency care

Broken bones are painful, and it takes a special touch to make a child feel better when they are in pain. If your child has an orthopedic emergency, you can bring them to our pediatric emergency room (ER), a space designed with kids in mind. Our physicians and specialists are available 24/7, ready to deliver high-quality care to your child.

Pediatric orthopedic surgery

Learning that your child needs surgery is difficult for them, but also for you. From the minute you and your child enter our hospital, we will do our best to make you both feel comfortable.

Our operating teams specialize in working with kids, so they know how to soothe even the most anxious children. One technique we use to put children at ease is starting the IV line after they are already under anesthesia. Additionally, we have "Hoppymobiles" — small cars for your child to drive themselves to surgery.

Pediatric orthopedic inpatient care

Families play one of the most important roles in a child's medical care team. You know your child better than anyone, so we want to be sure you understand and agree with their care plan. We keep you informed about your child's progress during their stay, and our care team will collaborate with you and your child so everyone is involved in their daily care.

Megan's story: pediatric orthopedic patient

During cheerleading practice, Megan suffered an injury that left her with three broken bones. She sought treatment from Dr. Christopher Kim, a pediatric orthopedic surgeon. The surgeries Dr. Kim performed have fostered her recovery and healing.

Megan and Kelly Fair

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