Pediatric Orthopedics

Turn to Essentia Health's pediatric orthopedists for comprehensive bone, joint, and muscle care for your child. You can count on us to treat a wide range of injuries and conditions so your child can stay as active as possible. Pediatric orthopedic services are available in Minnesota and North Dakota.

What’s a Pediatric Orthopedist?

A pediatric orthopedist is an orthopedic doctor with specialized training in the diagnosis and treatment of conditions affecting bones, joints, and muscles in children. These experts understand how musculoskeletal conditions can impact growing bodies. They provide comprehensive care including nonsurgical treatments, minimally invasive procedures, and surgery.


See the full list of conditions we treat, and select a condition to find providers and locations near you.

Team-Based Care

Your child’s pediatric orthopedist works with other caregivers to provide high-quality care that’s personalized to your child’s unique needs. Depending on your child’s condition, their health care team may include:

Specialty Orthopedics Clinics

Enjoy the convenience of seeing your child’s entire orthopedic care team during one visit. Ask about our pediatric orthopedic specialty clinics for neuromuscular (NMS) disorders and spina bifida.

Advanced Treatments

Your child can benefit from the use of advanced technology in the hands of compassionate experts. Essentia’s pediatric orthopedic team has the training to use new techniques and tools that can increase safety and reduce side effects compared to traditional methods.

Scoliosis Correction

If your child has severe early onset scoliosis—a curve in the spine—they may be a candidate for MAGEC (MAGnetic Expansion Control). With this technology, doctors use magnets to adjust a rod that slowly straightens your child’s spine. Adjustments are painless, noninvasive, and done on an outpatient basis. That means your child needs fewer surgeries and less time in the hospital.

Family-Centered Care

Take part in your child’s treatment plan and care at your comfort level. Rest assured that Essentia’s team will provide support, answer questions, and work to find out what’s most convenient for your family. Your child’s health care team may recommend additional community resources that may benefit you and your child, such as transportation and therapy services.


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