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Pediatric and Adolescent Orthopedic Surgery


The Division of Pediatric and Adolescent Orthopaedic Surgery will provide outstanding musculoskeletal care to patients in the Saint Louis community and from around the world. We will provide safe, compassionate, and family-centered care for both simple and complex orthopaedic conditions. Our team will deliver outstanding service and timely access for patients and referring pediatricians.

In a supportive, team-first environment, we will educate tomorrow’s physicians on clinical assessment, critical thinking and surgical treatment for pediatric, adolescent, and young adult musculoskeletal pathology. Additionally, through innovative research, we will lead advances in the understanding, management and outcomes of orthopaedic challenges through clinical and basic science investigation.

Service Overview  

Whether a child has a congenital deformity of the spine, hip, hand, leg or foot, or experiences a traumatic bone or muscle injury, the pediatric orthopedic specialists at Washington University Orthopedics in St. Louis are among the best in the country, nationally ranked as a top pediatric orthopedic center by US News and World Report. With offices at St. Louis Children’s Hospital, our Chesterfield outpatient orthopedic facility, and at our new location at the St. Louis Children’s Specialty Care Center, we are able to provide easy access to pediatric orthopedic services for our patients. Washington University pediatric orthopedic surgeons also see patients at Shriners Hospital for Children in St Louis.

Treatment Approach

Many of our pediatric orthopedic surgeons are widely recognized for pioneering surgeries and innovative, conservative approaches to a wide variety of orthopedic problems in children and adolescents. Learn more about our specialized services here, or meet our pediatric orthopedic team.  

Contact Us

For more information on our services at St. Louis Children’s Hospital, please contact Craig Johnson, Nurse Manager, at (314) 454-5221 or via email

For information on our services at St. Louis Children's Specialty Care Center, please contact Kim Cordia, Nurse Manager, at (314) 454-3018 or via email.

To schedule an appointment, please call 314-514-3500 during normal business hours, or request an appointment online.


Commonly Treated Conditions:

Pediatric Orthopedics

Patient Education:

more information:

Pediatric Orthopedics

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