UVA's pediatric orthopedic services are nationally ranked by U.S. News & World Report. We treat about 9,000 children each year, and we’re among the most experienced pediatric orthopedic specialists in Virginia at treating complex orthopedic problems, using the most advanced techniques, both surgical and non-surgical.
Every day, our surgeons seek new ways to treat young patients through pioneering 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 Tucker: A Miraculous Case
Savannah Tucker was born in West Virginia. At just a few days old, she was airlifted to UVA Medical Center and diagnosed with a cranial deformity, craniosynostosis, commonly known as clover leaf skull.
Over the years, Savannah spent a lot of time here, seeing doctors from many different disciplines. She has undergone over 20 surgeries, and there were times when doctors believed she would never be able to walk.
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.