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Advanced Pediatric Orthopaedic Care Serving Treasure Valley Families

Advanced Pediatric Orthopaedic Care Serving Treasure Valley Families

  • Our Unique Approach

    For nearly 100 years, Shriners Hospitals for Children has been changing lives by providing specialty pediatric care to children regardless of the families’ ability to pay.

    Shriners Hospitals for Children treats conditions ranging from serious orthopaedic issues requiring multiple surgeries, to simple fractures or sports injuries corrected through same-day surgery. The Shriners Hospitals for Children locations serving Treasure Valley (the Ontario, Oregon/Boise and Idaho area) are designed with convenience in mind for patients and their families. Utilizing the latest advanced technologies, innovative techniques and state-of-the-art equipment, these nationally recognized leaders in orthopaedic care for children provide a full range of services under one roof so children can receive care for all of their orthopaedic needs in one building.

    Shriners Hospitals for Children’s unique care model, excellent quality data, positive outcomes, access to care and specialty services are what helps the health care system stand out. If you have a child who can benefit from our care, learn more and give us a call today. Access to care is easy! All it takes is a phone call to our intake nursing staff or a referral from a provider. We accept all insurance plans, including Medicaid, and will work with all families regardless of their ability to pay.

Expertise in Orthopaedic Care for Children

Our medical staff members are leaders in the field of pediatric orthopaedics, anesthesiology, pain management, spine conditions and rehabilitation. All of our physicians and consulting physicians are united in a mission to provide the highest quality care to children within a compassionate, family-centered and collaborative environment. Our locations have provided life-changing pediatric orthopaedic care to children in Treasure Valley since 1924, regardless of a family's ability to pay.

When choosing an orthopaedic physician to treat your child, it’s important to remember that kids are not just little adults. Understanding their unique anatomy is critical to ensure that their bones develop and heal properly. Injuries and orthopaedic conditions in children, especially those involving growth plates, can cause issues that progress as they grow. The pediatric orthopaedic specialists at both the Portland and Salt Lake City Shriners Hospitals provide advanced care to children’s growing bones, ensuring the best treatment possible.

General Orthopaedics
  • Specialized care

    At Shriners Hospitals for Children, we provide the highest level of specialized pediatric orthopaedic care, always putting patients and families first, and leading with compassion and innovation. Our locations are home to renowned teams of board-certified pediatric orthopaedic surgeons devoted to transforming children's lives. We are committed to providing progressive treatment options anchored in the latest research. For nearly 100 years, Shriners Hospitals for Children has been paving the way in pediatric orthopaedic treatments, rehabilitation and support services.

  • Common conditions

    Intoeing, flat feet, knock knees and toewalking are very common in children. Often these conditions resolve on their own, but sometimes further evaluation is required to see if treatment and follow-up is needed. If you have concerns about your child, please have your child evaluated at a Shriners Hospitals for Children location. Telehealth is a great option for an initial consultation.

Specialties and Conditions

Our patients are at the heart of everything we do. They inspire us to continue our mission of improving the lives of children and families. Our pediatric orthopaedic care teams are led by some of the most innovative, board-certified doctors in the world. We specialize in the treatment of complex and rare, as well as more common, orthopaedic conditions and injuries. Our compassionate wraparound care envelops your child in a supportive and loving environment that helps them thrive.

  • Cerebral palsy

    Cerebral palsy (CP) is a broad term that describes a range of neurological (brain) disorders. CP directly impacts coordination, muscle tone and control, posture, reflexes, balance and the ability to move in a purposeful, self-directed way. We provide outstanding specialty care for children with all types of CP, from mild cases that require minimal intervention to more complex diagnoses that necessitate a wider range of support services.

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  • Chest wall deformities (Portland only)

    We specialize in a variety of common chest wall deformities, from severe cases that are apparent in infancy to mild cases that aren't diagnosed until adolescence. Families should connect with a team of experienced pediatric orthopaedic specialists as soon as they notice symptoms or their child’s pediatrician refers them for evaluation.

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  • Clubfoot

    Clubfoot (talipes equinovarus) is a common, congenital deformity caused by shortened and tight tissues (tendons) that connect leg muscles to the foot. This affects the positioning of one or both feet and, if left untreated, may affect the ability to walk. With proper intervention and treatment through our superior non-surgical Ponseti method, the foot or feet can be repositioned to an almost normal state, allowing complete freedom to enjoy running, jumping, sports and other routine activities of childhood.

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  • Hip disorders

    Many childhood aspirations are linked to the ability to walk straight and tall, run and move gracefully. Performance depends on how well feet, legs, knees and hips function. The pediatric orthopaedic teams at our hospitals address the surgical and non-surgical needs of children so they can achieve their personal best.

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  • Plastic and reconstructive surgical services (Salt Lake City only)

    Shriners Hospitals for Children — Salt Lake City is a leader in treating children with orthopaedic conditions. In addition to our state-of-the-art pediatric orthopaedic care, the Salt Lake City Shriners Hospital also offers pediatric plastic surgical services, including scar and burn scar revision, isolated cleft lip repair, ear reconstruction and other procedures. Utilizing the latest treatments and technology available, we have a highly-trained team of medical specialists available for your pediatric plastic surgical needs.

    Conditions treated with plastic surgery:

      • Primary nevus excision
      • Cyst removal
      • Scar and burn scar revision
      • Post-traumatic reconstruction
      • Microtia ear reconstruction
      • Prominent ear correction
      • Correction of other ear abnormalities
      • Newborn ear molding (for newborns up to 10 weeks)
      • Other craniofacial procedures
      • Skin disorders
      • Cleft lip repair
      • Cleft rhinoplasty
      • Secondary cleft surgeries
      • Congenital hand deformity correction

    View details: Salt Lake City >

  • Skeletal dysplasia

    Skeletal dysplasia is a broad term used for genetic bone conditions that cause short stature in children. Dwarfism is one of these conditions and can be caused by over 150 disorders where a child’s bones do not grow in the usual way. Our pediatric orthopaedic specialists are here to help your child reach their full potential physically, as well as socially and emotionally.

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  • Spine care/scoliosis

    Our hospitals offer an extensive spinal deformity and scoliosis program. Scoliosis is a musculoskeletal disorder that results in a curved spine. While complex in nature, medical breakthroughs are leading to exciting new treatment options that allow children with this condition to enjoy rich, full lives.

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  • Sports injuries and fracture care

    Our pediatric orthopaedic surgeons realize there is a need to provide care for kids with fractures and sports injuries in a timely manner. Specialty care may include reduction, re-alignment, surgery, casting, post-fracture follow-up and/or rehabilitative services.

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Shriners Hospitals for Children provides care for a large range of pediatric orthopaedic conditions. See a complete list.

Specialty Clinics

Shriners Hospitals for Children offers are a variety of multidisciplinary specialty clinics for patients who benefit from a collaborative approach to care with multiple medical specialists. Coordinated by our care management team of registered nurses and social workers, our specialty clinics bring together a variety of specialists all in one place. Specialists include pediatric practitioners; geneticists; neurologists; ears, nose and throat doctors; gastroenterologists; orthopaedists; and developmental pediatrics. In addition, social workers; child life specialists; physical, occupational and speech therapists; wheelchair and seating specialists; and orthotics and prosthetic services staff members are available.

Current specialty clinics include:

    • Cerebral palsy clinic
    • Clubfoot clinic
    • Cornelia de Lange syndrome clinic
    • Hand clinic
    • Infantile scoliosis/EDF casting clinic
    • Neuromuscular clinic
    • Osteogenesis imperfecta clinic
    • Plastics clinic
    • Skeletal dysplasia clinic
    • Special needs car seat clinic
    • Spine clinic
    • Spinal muscular atrophy
    • Spina bifida
    • Arthrogryposis

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Support Services

We provide children’s medical support services to help patients continue their path to recovery and healing, and to support the child’s growth and development, while helping them be as functional and independent as possible.

  • Motion Analysis Centers

    Our motion analysis centers study and measure patient movement patterns to help guide treatment plans aimed at addressing gait dysfunction.

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  • Pediatric Orthotic and Prosthetic Services (POPS)

    Our POPS teams provide care for our patients who have limb deficiencies or bracing needs. From infancy to 18 years of age, the experienced and certified POPS staff provide upper and lower orthotic and prosthetic services, as well as spinal orthotic services, for a wide spectrum of orthopaedic conditions, such as congenital and acquired deformities, disease, infection and trauma.

  • View details: Portland: >    Salt Lake City >

  • Rehabilitation Services

    Our physical, occupational, and speech therapists create individualized plans of care for each patient. Physical therapists help patients regain function, maintain function or make accommodations for any deficits they may be experiencing. Occupational therapists help patients regain or assist them with fine motor skills and activities linked with daily living. The ultimate goal is to help children prepare for the transition away from the hospital and back to home or school.

    Speech language pathologists focus on the core areas of speech and language with a goal of understanding each patient’s needs and helping them achieve functional communication skills.

    View details: Portland >    Salt Lake City >

  • Radiology

    Our on-site radiology departments are a key component for diagnosis, treatment planning and surgical correction. Radiology offer a child-friendly environment and a team of technologists who are skilled in making pediatric patients comfortable. Along with traditional X-rays, we also utilize EOS 2D/3D imaging technology which captures whole-body images using only 1/9 of the radiation of a traditional X-ray. Additionally, Shriners Hospitals for Children — Portland utilizes an O-arm in surgical settings, which provides high image quality and can help decrease the time the patient needs to spend in surgery because of its efficiencies.

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  • Wheelchair, Seating & Mobility

    The wheelchair, seating and mobility program at Shriners Hospitals for Children — Salt Lake City is an in-house custom seating clinic available to all patients with seating needs. Our highly skilled staff – comprised of practitioners, technicians and volunteers – with a cumulative 85 years of experience in physical and occupational therapy and mechanical engineering, provide customized wheelchair services for each child. After a medical evaluation by one of our orthopaedic physicians in the outpatient clinic at the Salt Lake City Shriners Hospital, patients may choose to receive services at our wheelchair and seating department. Utilizing high-tech tools such as seat simulation services and extensive pressure mapping, as well as innovative and hands on adjustments, we work with each family to ensure every child is reaching their potential.

    View details: Salt Lake City >

Our Locations Serving Treasure Valley Families

  • “Truly, I could not think of a better experience if one has to have surgery. I was impressed by the professionalism mixed with the caring atmosphere and I absolutely am amazed at how well everything went and how compassionately we were treated. Thank you so much!”

    – Patient parent from the Portland Shriners Hospital

  • “We love Shriners Hospital. The staff goes above and beyond at every visit! They provided us with hope for our son’s future. Knowing all this excellent care comes regardless of our ability to pay removes a huge burden from our family.”

    – Patient parent from the Salt Lake City Shriners Hospital