Children's Orthopaedic Center

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Orthopaedic Center  

Children’s Hospital Los Angeles is ranked second in the nation for orthopaedic care on the U.S. News & World Report Best Children's Hospitals List. With one of the nation’s most comprehensive programs just for kids, specialists at the Children’s Orthopaedic Center perform everything from spinal fusion procedures for complex spinal deformities to mending simple fractures with brightly colored casts.

The center provides a multispecialty team of orthopaedic surgeons, orthopaedic nurses, physician assistants, oncologists, rehabilitation experts, prosthetists, physical therapists and biomedical engineers that work together to treat kids better. Parents also are closely involved in our approach to treatment.

UPCOMING EVENTS

Sports Medicine Conference - "Caring for the Young Athlete"

BROKEN BONES

Children's Hospital Los Angeles is a Level 1 trauma center. Our doctors at the Children's Orthopedic Center are specialists in treating bone fractures, injuries and deformities in children of all ages.

Bone issues in children require special consideration physically and emotionally. We offer a supportive environment, comforting kids before, during, and after care for their injury.


MOTION AND SPORTS ANALYSIS

Our motion analysis laboratory is the only advanced lab of its kind in Los Angeles for children and teens.



We carefully test and study the gait of our patients to guide decisions about surgical care. This allows us to fine-tune and personalize our surgical strategy for each child.


CONCUSSION PROGRAM

Our pediatric concussion program provides base line evaluations mandated by the state for athletes. Read More.

  • Cognative function
  • Basic thinking
  • Memory
  • Neuropsychology exam
  • Prevention education

 

 

 

 



 

 

ORTHOPAEDIC PROGRAMS


ORTHOPAEDIC LOCATIONS


BROCHURES

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RESEARCH ACTIVITIES

The Children's Orthopaedic Center is constantly engaged in research designed to improve care for children here at our hospital, and around the world.Research Publications

PATIENT STORIES

Born with One Arm: This is Rodolfo's Story

CONTACT US

Children's Orthopaedic Center
Children's Hospital Los Angeles
4650 Sunset Boulevard, MS #69
Los Angeles, CA 90027
Fax: 323-361-1310 

323-361-2142

Our Approach to Care

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Doctor Skaggs

DIRECTOR
DAVID L. SKAGGS, MD

David L. Skaggs, MD, is a pioneer in care and research for children with spinal disorders and is leading cutting-edge innovations to improve orthopaedic treatment. Meet Dr. Skaggs.

Active Orthopaedic Physicians

Courtesy Surgeons