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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

Limb Lengthening

Using a family-centered approach, Children's National delivers specialized care to help children with limb length discrepancies achieve equal limb length.

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Sports Medicine

Children's National is home to the only sports medicine program in the Washington, D.C., area dedicated exclusively to young athletes.

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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.