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Pediatric Minimally Invasive Orthopaedic Surgery

At Children's National Hospital, we aim to use a minimally invasive approach whenever possible. We are experts in using surgical techniques that will not affect your child's future physical and neurological development.

Arthroscopic Surgery at Children's National

Arthroscopy is a minimally invasive orthopaedic surgical procedure that uses small incisions and miniature instruments. We frequently use arthroscopy to treat sports injuries such as:

  • Ligament tears
  • Meniscal injuries
  • Shoulder injuries

Arthroscopy allows us to avoid a more invasive procedure, causing as little disruption to the soft tissue and limbs as possible. There is less pain and the recovery is shorter following an arthroscopic surgery than after a traditional surgery.

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Minimally Invasive Orthopaedic Surgical Procedures at Children’s National

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Orthopaedic Treatment at Children's National Hospital

Advanced care and treatments available in the Division of Orthopaedic Surgery and Sports Medicine at Children’s National are improving quality of life for the children we treat and the families we serve. Discover more about the treatments we offer.

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Providers of Minimally Invasive Orthopaedic Surgery

    Departments that Offer Minimally Invasive Orthopaedic Surgery

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    Orthopaedic Surgery and Sports Medicine

    From sprains and strains to complex congenital conditions, Children's National Hospital offers one of the most experienced pediatric orthopaedic practices in the nation, with experience in treating all areas from head to toe.

    Skeletal Dysplasia Clinic

    For more than 25 years, the Skeletal Dysplasia Clinic has provided multidisciplinary care for infants, children, and young adults with various forms of skeletal disorders.

    Orthopaedic Trauma

    Our focus on non-operative and minimally invasive techniques helps children regain normal functioning after a traumatic injury to their bones or joints.