Our Services

Our pediatric bone and joint experts can provide your child the most advanced and complete care for all bone, muscle and joint problems and diseases.

We pay special attention to the ways your child’s bone or joint problem may be affected by or contributing to other health issues. That’s why, at Doernbecher, your child receives evaluation and treatment from a team of specialists, which may include bone and joint surgeons, pediatricians, physical therapists, pathologists, oncologists, and others.

Orthopaedic conditions we treat

We can evaluate and treat your child for:


A concussion is a common but mild trauma to the brain caused by impact to the head. This injury is not always properly diagnosed. Concussion can be serious if it is not properly treated. Watch the concussion testing video.

Fractures and musculoskeletal injuries

A fracture is a partial or complete break in the bone.

Sports injuries

There are many sports injuries that require clinical care by a physician or other healthcare professional.

Scoliosis and spine disorders

A normal spine appears straight when viewed from behind. A spine affected by scoliosis shows evidence of a lateral, or sideways, curvature and a rotation of the back bones (vertebrae), giving the appearance that the person is leaning to one side. scoliosis and spinal deformities

Clubfoot and other foot disorders

Clubfoot, also known as talipes equinovarus, is a congenital (present at birth) foot deformity.

Bone cancer, non-malignant and malignant tumors

There are several types of bone cancer that require clinical care by a physician or other healthcare professional.

Cerebral palsy and neuromuscular disorders

Cerebral palsy (CP) is a broad term that describes a group of neurological (brain) disorders. It is a life-long condition that affects the communication between the brain and the muscles, causing a permanent state of uncoordinated movement and posturing.

Sprains and strains

The majority of sports injuries are caused by minor trauma involving muscles, ligaments, and/or tendons, including: contusions (bruises), sprains and strains.

Bone dysplasia

Bone dysplasias are a group of more than 150 disorders in which a child's bones do not grow the way bones usually do.