Los Angeles Orthopaedic Hospital, the world's leader in pediatric orthopaedic patient care, research and education, is here for you and your children. For nearly a century we have been the experts in helping children lead healthy, active lives, regardless of a family's ability to pay.
Approximately half of all children will eventually suffer from a fracture. Most commonly, children's fractures are a result of playground falls and sports-related injuries. Children's bones heal fast and should be treated differently than an adult's. Fractures not seen within a few days of the injury will start to heal and can cause problems including deformity, pain and arthritis down the road. Prompt and correct treatment can make the difference between a childhood accident and a debilitating injury with a lifetime of consequences.
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- Ways to stay safe during 20+ different activities, Dept. of Health and Human Services
With the generous support of its donors, volunteers, staff and community members, the Los Angeles Orthopaedic Hospital Foundation has been able to raise millions of dollars, ensuring Los Angeles Orthopaedic Hospital's ability to treat more than two million children since its inception nearly a century ago. Find out how you can help us continue this important work: visit our Giving area.