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What to expect at Shriners Hospitals for Children — Salt Lake City.

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Fracture care

Fracture care

Pediatric specialists providing prompt care for orthopaedic injuries

An extension of our specialized services offered to children with orthopaedic conditions, Shriners Hospitals for Children — Salt Lake City provides care to children with non-emergent fractures. Our experienced team of pediatric orthopaedic care providers offer prompt care for children who have experienced a broken bone. At Shriners Hospitals for Children — Salt Lake City, your child has access to an examination, X-ray imaging, casting and world-class orthopaedic surgeons. The ideal window for fracture care is seven to 10 days following injury to ensure swelling has subsided.

Our fracture team offers comprehensive care for the treatment of fractures. Depending on the injury, services may include:

  • Splinting
  • Reduction/re-alignment
  • Casting
  • Surgery
  • Post-fracture follow up
  • Rehabilitation

Patients with fractures should first seek treatment from their pediatrician/physician, local urgent care center or emergency room to evaluate and stabilize the fracture. Our hospital does not offer emergency room or urgent care services. Your physician can then arrange an appointment through our fracture referral process. You may also call us directly to make arrangements.

Fracture care hotline

Call or text the Shriners Hospitals for Children — Salt Lake City fracture care hotline weekdays 8:30 a.m.–4:30 p.m., 801-888-4068. This dedicated line is managed by a registered nurse who will get your child into the hospital as soon as possible.

Same or next-day appointments are provided for the majority of our patients. For physicians referring patients for fracture care, please call our referral line to schedule an appointment. Please remember to bring all relevant X-ray imaging to the appointment. If images are not available or not brought to the appointment, imaging services are available at Shriners Hospitals for Children — Salt Lake City.

Fracture care appointments for new patients are available 8 a.m. to 5 p.m., Monday through Friday, excluding holidays. To make an appointment, please call 801-536-3643.