Your initial visit with one of our pediatric orthopedic surgeons will begin with a family conference to cover your child’s current health, medical history and family history because some orthopedic defects are congenital and can be hereditary. A clinic visit generally lasts up to an hour and your child’s orthopedic surgeon will need to know of any past operations or major illnesses that your child has had.

Come Prepared

  • Bring a list of any current medications
  • Inform the health care team of drug allergies
  • Write a list of questions that you may have for the doctor
  • Bring your insurance or referral information
  • Bring any X-rays, MRIs, CT scans or ultrasounds related to your child's health condition 

The doctor will then perform a complete physical examination. There may be a need to order certain tests or suggest a procedure to improve your child’s condition. Questions during this time are always encouraged. It’s important that you fully understand your child’s situation and are comfortable with the treatment plan prescribed.

A follow-up appointment will be made to review your child’s test results. If the results are abnormal, treatment recommendations will be made.