Orthopedic Fracture Clinic

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.

What Is the Difference Between a Fracture and a Broken Bone? 

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. 


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The Lurie Children's Difference

  • Specialty-trained care providers in pediatric orthopedic surgery to manage fracture diagnosis and treatment
  • Dedicated cast technician services to provide expediency during appointments
  • Access to a comprehensive bone health evaluation if clinically necessary
  • Waterproof casting available for all patients

Conditions We Treat

Non-operative management of the following fractures may include splinting, casting or bracing of the:

  • Upper extremity: Elbow, forearm, wrist, finger, humerus, clavicle
  • Lower extremity: Femur, tibia, fibula, buckle fractures, toddlers fractures, non-displaced ankle fractures, foot fractures

Operative fractures may be evaluated in fracture clinic for surgical discussion. More severe or higher energy fractures should be seen and evaluated in the Emergency Department.

Preparing for Your Appointment

If your child has been seen at an outside facility prior to being seen in our fracture clinic, please bring a CD of all images obtained. If you are unable to obtain a CD copy of the images, your treating provider will likely order new x-rays to be obtained during the visit.

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