Orthopedic Surgery

Orthopedic Resources for Families

Thousands of children are diagnosed with orthopedic conditions each year in the United States. Whether your child broke his leg, was born with a congenital bone disorder or developed bone and muscle issues during adolescence, the expert team in the Division of Orthopedic Surgery at The Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia is available to help.

We understand having a sick or injured child can be a challenging and disorienting time for your child and your family. You want answers about your child’s condition and treatment options.

The Division of Orthopedic Surgery at CHOP provides comprehensive information about the treatment and management of all orthopedic conditions, as well as a host of additional resources that may help you today and as your child grows.

Orthopedic resources at CHOP

Your child’s visit

This section details what you need to know before your child's first visit with the Division of Orthopedic Surgery at CHOP. We explain what you need to bring, how to get here, and what happens during your child's examination and follow-up appointments. See your child’s visit.

Our programs

The Division of Orthopedic Surgery provides expert treatment for young patients through a dozen specialty programs. Orthopedic surgeons and physicians perform more than 3,000 surgeries a year and treat patients at nearly 60,000 outpatient visits.

Please visit our specialty programs to learn more:

Our service locations

The Division of Orthopedic Surgery at CHOP provides outpatient services in eight locations in Pennsylvania and New Jersey. For details about our comprehensive diagnostic services, inpatient care and specialty orthopedic programs, see our locations.

Patient forms

For your convenience, we offer a number of medical forms online. You can save time at your first appointment by printing and filling out these forms before your visit. Learn more about patient forms.


The Children's Hospital of Philadelphia produces a number of videos to help patients and families better understand specific conditions, treatment options and long-term outcomes. Visit orthopedic-related videos.

Resources for all CHOP families

All patient families at CHOP have access to hospital-wide support programs that ease some of the burdens associated with caring for a sick child.

To give your child and family support

To better organize your child's care

To help with other matters

To help you find resources close to home

Resources outside of CHOP

See external orthopedic links.

Contact us

To schedule an appointment with the Division of Orthopedic Surgery at CHOP, please call 215-590-1527 or contact us online.

Reviewed by: Division of Orthopedic Surgery
Date: May 2013

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