Orthopedics and Sports Medicine

For children from birth to early adulthood, the pediatric orthopedic specialists and physicians at Riley Hospital for Children at Indiana University Health provide premier care and treatment for various skeletal or neuromuscular conditions, spine malformations, congenital malformations, sports injuries and trauma.

PREMIER CARE YOU CAN COUNT ON

The orthopedics team at Riley at IU Health is nationally recognized and highly ranked in U.S.News & World Report as one of the best children’s hospitals for our quality of care and excellence in clinical services and results in orthopedics. Because of our national reputation, many of our patients and their families travel from around the state and from neighboring regions to receive treatment from our specialists and physicians.

We understand that your child requires delicate, tailored care. All of our team members are pediatric trained and specialize in either pediatric orthopedic surgery or sports medicine. Our physicians and specialists work together to ensure your child receives the comprehensive care they deserve. We inform you every step of the way, answering any questions you may have.

We also have clinical support services that make it possible for us to provide 24-hour acute pediatric services, including:

  • Pain and sedation services
  • Surgical intensive care
  • Pediatric anesthesia
  • Rapid response teams
  • Genetic counseling and testing

Your goal is to obtain the best care for your child. Our goal is to guarantee that your child receives that care.

CONTINUING INNOVATION TO ADVANCE TREATMENT

Our physicians participate in ongoing, specialty-specific clinical research through our relationship with the Department of Orthopaedic Surgery at Indiana University School of Medicine. We also have access to the most advanced technology available, which helps us provide excellent patient-centered care.

US News & World Report - Best Children's Hospitals for Orthopedics
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