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Pediatric Orthopedics & Musculoskeletal Care

Treating about 9,000 children each year, we're experienced at addressing complex orthopedic problems using the most advanced surgical and non-surgical techniques. 

Our surgeons seek new ways to treat young patients through research and by teaching the next generation of doctors.

Our pediatric orthopedic specialists provide care for a wide range of childhood injuries, disorders and diseases of the musculoskeletal system — the bones, muscles and joints. These problems can include:

Savannah's Story

Over the years, Savannah saw UVA doctors from many different disciplines. She's had over 20 surgeries, and there were times when doctors believed she'd never be able to walk. View Savannah's transcript.

Care for Spinal Deformities in Kids

We’re one of the few centers in Virginia to provide comprehensive care for pediatric spinal deformities caused by spinal cord trauma, congenital malformation, neuromuscular conditions and unknown causes.

Prosthetic & Orthotic Services

Children with debilitating musculoskeletal conditions may have hope for a better quality of life through the use of orthotics (braces and other support devices that improve the function of disabled body parts) or prosthetics (artificial limbs or other body parts).

We provide in-house prosthetic and orthotic services, evaluating the personal needs of each patient and custom-fitting the appropriate, most technically advanced devices.