Orthopedic surgery

The orthopedic surgery team at Children’s provides next-generation care to infants, children, and adolescents from throughout the upper Midwest. Our goal is to provide your child with the best possible surgery experience.

At Children’s Minnesota:

  • Your child’s surgery is performed by a team of professionals who specialize in the unique needs of children.
  • Your child’s pain is managed by an interdisciplinary pain management team.
  • Your child’s care includes the latest in surgical techniques, technology, and training.

Your child’s care providers consider you to be part of your child’s care team, because you know your child best.

Conditions that may require orthopedic surgery

Orthopedic surgeons from Children’s Minnesota have treated the full spectrum of pediatric and adolescent orthopedic conditions, including congenital (from birth) conditions, sports-related injuries, bone tumors, bone infections, and other issues. Some of the most common conditions treated are:

  • Cavus foot
  • Club foot
  • Elbow injuries
  • Fractures
  • Gait abnormalities
  • Hip cartilage tear (also known as hip labral tear)
  • Knee injuries (of the ligaments, cartilage, or bone)
  • Leg length discrepancy
  • Lower extremity alignment issues
  • MCL tear
  • Meniscus cartilage tears
  • Osteochondral defect (OCD) of the elbow, knee, or ankle
  • Shoulder injuries (including ligament, tendon, cartilage, or bone problems)
  • Toe walking

Educational materials

The following information may be helpful to families preparing specifically for orthopedic surgery. You may also view a searchable directory of general patient/family educational materials.


Emergency surgery

Pre-scheduled surgery

If your child has an acute orthopedic injury, please visit the emergency department at Children’s – Minneapolis or Children’s – St. Paul.

Contact us

  • If you are a family member and you’d like to make an appointment at our clinic locations in Minneapolis or St. Paul, please call Children’s Orthopedic Clinic main line at 651-220-5700.
  • If you are a health professional looking for a consultation or referral information, please call Children’s Orthopedic Clinic main line at 651-220-5700.