Pediatric Orthopedics

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Anchorage Fracture & Orthopedic Clinic has defined Alaskan orthopedics for over 50 years. With the strength of experience, our pediatric orthopedic surgeon delivers the specialized care Alaskans need to stay strong.

Orthopedic care isn't just for grown-ups. That's why we offer pediatric orthopedics to ensure patients of all ages receive proper treatment. Whether a younger patient has a musculoskeletal congenital disorder or they have sustained an injury while playing or training, it's important to seek care from a specialty-trained physician.

Dedicated to providing the care your child needs, our pediatric surgeon can offer a comprehensive treatment and recovery plan. Additionally, our sports medicine doctors provide world-class treatment for sports-related injuries, and our spine doctors offer long-term solutions for young patients with scoliosis or spine deformities. Whatever your child or teen's condition, our job is to get them back to their healthy lifestyle as quickly as possible.

Our pediatric orthopedist and our sports medicine and spine doctors are highly experienced in working with kids and putting them at ease as they provide a complete evaluation in the diagnostic process. In some instances, this may necessitate the use of X-rays, magnetic resonance imaging (MRI), or other tests.

Our pediatric orthopedics specialist sees patients for a range of conditions, including:

  • Congenital musculoskeletal disorders
  • Deformity or misalignment of bones
  • Fractures (broken bones) of the hip, ankle, shoulder, knee, etc.
  • Injuries due to accidents
  • Legg-Calve-Perthes, or Perthes disease of the hip
  • Spinal deformities
  • Sports injuries

Pediatric Orthopedics at Anchorage Fracture & Orthopedic Clinic

Once the correct diagnosis is found, the next step is working with the child (and parents) to develop a comprehensive treatment plan. It's always our goal to facilitate quick recovery and to choose nonoperative and minimally invasive treatments whenever possible. Some of the nonsurgical treatments we provide in our clinic include the use of orthotic devices, physical therapy, and medication.

For serious conditions, it may be necessary to seek a surgical solution. If pediatric orthopedic surgery is required, our specialized orthopedic surgeon will walk you through the process and answer any questions you may have. He is fellowship-trained in musculoskeletal trauma surgery and board-certified in the subspecialty of orthopedic surgery. Together, our specialist and staff will provide your child with the proper care before and following surgery, ensuring a recovery that's quick and comfortable.

In many instances, those who have pediatric surgery will need physical therapy. Working with one of our specialty-trained physical therapists can also help make your child as strong and as healthy as possible, preventing reinjury and complications.

Comprehensive pediatric care requires careful attention to orthopedic conditions. At our practice, we are honored to help families navigate these medical concerns and to help little ones get back to healthy growth and development as quickly as possible.

Call 907.563.3145 or request an appointment online today to be seen by our pediatric orthopedic surgeon in Anchorage.

For urgent musculoskeletal needs, we accept walk-ins at our Orthopedic Urgent Care Monday – Friday, 11:00 a.m. – 7:00 p.m., and Saturday, 10:00 a.m. – 2:00 p.m.

Defining Alaskan Orthopedics at Anchorage Fracture & Orthopedic Clinic

As part of our world-class team of orthopedic specialists, our pediatric orthopedic doctor at Anchorage Fracture & Orthopedic Clinic has completed additional training specifically in musculoskeletal treatment for children and adolescents to offer our patients the highest level of specialized care. With this advanced training, our pediatric orthopedic specialist, Dr. Kenneth Thomas, has the expertise to treat your child's injury or condition according to their individual needs and goals.

Whatever musculoskeletal problem your child is experiencing, our specialized pediatric orthopedist will help your child regain strength and function. To consult with our specialist in Anchorage, please request an appointment online or call 907.563.3145.

Meet Our Pediatric Orthopedics Doctors