Preparing for a Pediatric Orthopedics Appointment

Thank you for choosing Joe DiMaggio Children’s Hospital pediatric orthopedic specialists. We deliver world-class care, including nonsurgical and surgical options for a broad range of conditions. Our comprehensive approach means your child receives all the services they need in one program. Read on to learn more about how to prepare for your child’s upcoming visit.

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Pediatric Orthopedic Care at Joe DiMaggio Children’s Hospital

Highly skilled pediatric orthopedic specialists guide your child’s therapies. As experts in the field, we stay current on research and care guidelines for children, adolescents and young adults. Your child benefits from the latest therapies and treatment plans tailored to their needs. Meet our team.

Our program is home to specialists in many pediatric orthopedic fields, including spine, hip and limb issues. They work alongside physical therapists, athletic trainers and other providers to coordinate your child’s therapies. These efforts help children with complex conditions receive seamless care.

Your Child’s Pediatric Orthopedics Appointment: What to Expect

We deliver outstanding care for common and complex pediatric orthopedic conditions. A thorough evaluation helps us pinpoint the source of your child’s symptoms and determine how we can help. We discuss your child’s daily activities and how symptoms are affecting them. If imaging is necessary, we often perform it on-site for quick answers to important diagnostic questions.

We typically make a diagnosis and provide treatment recommendations in a single visit. Our experts discuss assessment findings and therapy options in ways that are easy to understand. We take time to answer questions so you feel confident about your child’s care. Get more information about orthopedics.

Preparing for an Appointment with our Pediatric Orthopedic Specialists

To help you get the most out of your child’s appointment, here are some helpful tips:
  1. Write down your questions so we can thoroughly discuss your child’s symptoms, diagnosis and treatment. 
  2. Bring medical records, operative notes and test results from other providers your child has seen for this condition.
  3. Dress your child in loose-fitting, comfortable clothes that allow easy movement.
  4. Bring your insurance information and a government-issued ID (like a driver's license) with you.
  5. Arrive early. We may ask you to fill out paperwork. You may also be able to access some forms online.
  6. Be ready to discuss therapies your child has tried (even home remedies, like rest or pain relievers) and the results.

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