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Fracture care

Fracture care

Pediatric specialists providing prompt care for orthopaedic injuries

As part of the specialized services offered for children with orthopaedic conditions, Shriners Hospitals for Children — Springfield now provides care to children with fractures (broken bones). Our pediatric orthopaedic surgeons and advanced practice providers are highly experienced and offer prompt care for children who have experienced a fracture that does not need emergency treatment.

Our fracture team offers comprehensive care for the treatment of fractures, providing services that, depending on the injury, may include:

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

Patients with fractures must first be seen by their pediatrician/physician, local urgent care center or emergency room. Your physician can then arrange an appointment through our fracture referral process. Our hospital does not offer emergency room or urgent care services.

Same or next day appointments

Same or next day appointments are provided for more than 80 percent 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-rays and imaging to the appointment. If X-rays are not available or not brought to the appointment, imaging services are available at our hospital.

Fracture care appointments for new patients are available from 8 a.m.–12 p.m. and follow-up appointments are available from 8 a.m.–4 p.m. Monday–Friday, excluding holidays. To make an appointment, please call:

Toll free: 1-800-322-5905
Local: 413-735-1234

The referral line is answered Monday–Friday 8 a.m.–4:30 p.m., excluding holidays.