Children's Orthopaedics

Problems with the bones and joints or injuries such as fractures (broken bones) don’t just affect adults.

Here at The James Cook University Hospital orthopaedic department we have a specialist team of surgeons, anaesthetists, nurses and physiotherapists who all focus on the care of children in our clinics, operating theatres and wards.

Making sure that children feel safe, are comfortable and that children and their parents understand their condition, injury or illness is important to us and we make it our priority to ensure that we support children and their families through their time in hospital.

We offer a complete service covering all aspects of paediatric (childrens) orthopaedics including:

  • Cerebral palsy (helping with conditions of the joints and muscles that can be affected by cerebral palsy)
  • CTEV (club foot)
  • Developmental and blood supply problems of the hip (DDH & Legg-Calve-Perthes disease )
  • Deformity correction
  • Fractures and trauma
  • Bone and joint infections

Our services are supported by an exceptional paediatric multidisciplinary team and our therapists play a really important part in getting children back up on their feet and recovering well after surgery.

Our anaesthetic doctors are specially trained to deal with helping keep children safe and comfortable around the time of their operation and we have a dedicated intensive care facility for children that require that little bit more support following injury or operation.