Trauma

Riley Hospital for Children at Indiana University Health is the only Level I Pediatric Trauma Center in the state and one of only 27 in the nation. Level I is the highest recognition, meaning Riley Hospital for Children at IU Health can provide comprehensive care for every aspect of injury from the pre-hospital stage through rehabilitation and injury prevention. Common trauma patients include victims of pedestrian or motor vehicle accidents, burns, falls and other severe injuries. Unexpected accidents are a more than stressful time for any parent or caregiver, but with your child being treated at Riley, you know they are in good hands.

AMPUTEE CLINICAL SERVICE

The Riley Hospital for Children Amputee Clinical Service at Indiana University Health provides diagnosis and treatment for children with congenital or traumatic amputations. Physiological and psychological support for patients and their families is available, as well as occupational and physical therapy. We also offer prosthetic assessment.

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