Orthopedic Fracture Clinic

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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 practice providers not only provide expert care for the treatment of pediatric fractures, but also deliver compassionate guidance regarding cast and splint management.

We also offer: 

  • Convenient, family-friendly hours and multiple locations across the city provide families with many options to be seen in a timely fashion
  • Dedicated cast technician services to provide expediency during appointments
  • Access to a comprehensive bone health evaluation, if clinically necessary
  • Waterproof casting; Please inquire with your provider if interested

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. 

Conditions We Treat

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

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.

Our Fracture Specialists

Michelle Sagan, MD, runs the Lurie Children’s pediatric fracture clinic. She is a specialist in managing pediatric fractures and trauma and has training in general pediatric orthopaedics, clubfoot treatment and sports injury treatment and prevention.

Many of our other physician-surgeons treat fractures as well. 

Meet the team

Our Locations

Our team offers services at 10 Lurie Children's locations. 

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In the News

The Most Common Bone Fractures & Tips on Preventing Them

Dr. Jill Larson shares the most common types of bone fractures in children and teens. 

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Preventing Bone Fractures in Children

Dr. Jill Larson shares tips on bone fracture prevention.

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