APPOINTMENTS: Please call 1.800.KIDS.DOC to schedule an appointment. Same-day appointments are available upon request at certain locations if the call is received before 12 PM.
Fractures in children are a common occurrence, especially during the active months of the year. The Division of Orthopaedic Surgery at Lurie Children's sees more than 10,000 patient visits for fracture care per year. Our specially-trained pediatric orthopedic surgeons and advanced nurse practitioners not only provide expert care for the treatment of fractures, but also deliver compassionate guidance regarding cast and splint management. Our convenient, family-friendly hours and multiple locations across the city provide families with many options to be seen in a timely fashion and access to expert level care to set their child on the road to recovery.
While often thought to be two different injuries, a fracture and broken bone are the same thing. "Fracture" is the medical term used to describe this injury while "broken bone" tends to be the more common way to phrase it.