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Pediatric Orthopedics
Highest Level of Care for Injuries

We Know How to Care for Pediatric Fractures

Children are not just small adults. Their growing bones are different than adult bones and need special care. At University Health System, our pediatric orthopedists and orthopedic surgeons specialize in treating bones in newborns, toddlers, children adolescents and young adults.

Led by the internationally-known author and teacher, Dr. Kaye Wilkins, the pediatric fracture program at University Health System offers children world-class care for broken bones. Dr. Wilkins co-edited the first three editions of “Rockwood and Wilkins’ Fractures in Children,” one of the most widely read fracture textbooks for orthopedic surgeons around the world.

How to Recognize a Fracture

Broken bones or fractures in children are common when kids are playing or involved in sports. The most common signs of a fracture include:

  • Pain
  • Swelling
  • Appearance (the injured area doesn’t look straight)

We Treat All Types of Fractures

Our pediatric orthopedic clinic treats all types of fractures in children and serve as the South Texas regional referral center for the most severe injuries. Some of the most common fractures in children we treat include:

  • Elbow fractures – Supracondylar humerus
  • Femur fractures
  • Multiple fractures
  • Wrist fractures – Distal radius
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