Children’s Orthopaedic Center Programs and Services

The Children’s Orthopaedic Center brings together top experts in specialized programs to help your child. Our doctors are exceptionally skilled at helping children with rare or difficult-to-treat orthopaedic conditions as well as more routine problems.


Our Programs and Services

Each of our pediatric orthopaedic programs has a dedicated team of experts focused on specific conditions and treatments. Our comprehensive programs include:

Bone and Soft Tissue Tumors Program

Our pediatric Bone and Soft Tissue Tumors Program is one of the largest in the country. Our experts are recognized for their expertise in treating cancerous and noncancerous tumors while saving children’s limbs.

Brachial Plexus and Peripheral Nerve Program

We have the West Coast’s largest Brachial Plexus and Peripheral Nerve Program specializing in nerve and muscle transfers. We’re also a national leader in acute flaccid myelitis (AFM) treatments.

Children’s Spine Center

Our Children’s Spine Center is first on the West Coast and third in the country for scoliosis and pediatric spine care. Across the nation, one in five children needing spine care come to us.

Comprehensive Clubfoot Clinic

Experts at our Comprehensive Clubfoot Clinic specialize in the gold-standard Ponseti method. We use gentle manipulations and a series of casts to successfully correct this foot problem. When needed, we also offer surgical treatments.

Hand and Upper Extremity Orthopaedic Program

We specialize in complex problems, such as amputations, congenital hand disorders, cerebral palsy and compartment syndrome. We also treat fractures and nerve and tendon injuries. Learn more about the Hand and Upper Extremity Orthopaedic Program.

Hip Preservation Program

Experts in our Hip Preservation Program help children with hip dysplasia, Perthes disease and other hip problems stay mobile. We have the only comprehensive pediatric hip disorder program in Los Angeles County.

Limb Lengthening and Reconstruction Program

We’re among a select few children’s hospitals in the country with a Limb Lengthening and Reconstruction Program. We offer specialized surgical and nonsurgical treatments for complex limb disorders.

Pediatric Orthopaedic Neuromuscular Program

At the West Coast’s largest Pediatric Orthopaedic Neuromuscular Program we help children who have cerebral palsy, muscular dystrophy, spina bifida and rare conditions.

Pediatric Orthopaedic Trauma and Fracture Program

Our Pediatric Orthopaedic Trauma and Fracture Program includes a Level 1 Trauma Center and a walk-in Pediatric Fracture Clinic. We provide the highest level of care for complex traumatic injuries and fractures, including open fractures, compression fractures and growth plate injuries.

Sports Medicine Program

We’re the only pediatric Sports Medicine Program in the Greater Los Angeles area. Our experts help all types of young athletes prevent injury, recover from injury and lower the risk of re-injury. Our program includes a Sports Concussion Clinic.


Our Diagnostic Services

Our doctors use the latest technology to diagnose orthopaedic problems. The right diagnosis leads to the most effective treatment plan and the best outcomes for your child. Diagnostic services include:

  • Low-dose X-rays: We use the EOS X-ray imaging system to minimize your child’s exposure to harmful radiation. This advanced system produces 3D, full-body images using up to 95 percent less radiation than other imaging methods.
  • Movement analysis: Information from your child’s assessment at the John C. Wilson Jr. Sports and Motion Analysis Lab helps our doctors tailor treatments. Athletes use the lab’s services to prevent and recover from injury. Our motion analysis lab was the first of its kind in Southern California.