Pediatric orthopedics at Wesley Children's Hospital

With specific orthopedic injuries, waiting before seeking medical attention may worsen the injury. If your child experiences any symptoms below, go to your closest emergency room.

  • A broken bone protruding from the skin or at a severe angle
  • A deep cut
  • Feeling light headed with an injury
  • A spinal injury (Find out when to go to the ER for back pain)
  • Excessive bleeding from an injury
  • Head trauma
  • Instability or inability to put weight on a leg
  • Severe pain in a bone, muscle or joint

The Wesley Emergency Care Network provides four emergency rooms throughout the Greater Wichita area. Our ER doctors and staff work closely with our world-class orthopedic surgeons to provide you with the best orthopedic care.

Wesley Healthcare offers orthopedic specialists trained in a variety of pediatric conditions, such as craniosynostosis surgery. Craniosynostosis is a condition in which the sutures, or fibrous joints, of the skull close too early and impact the brain and skull growth.

If your child needs orthopedic care, you can rest assured he or she will receive personalized, child-friendly care at Wesley Healthcare. We will keep you informed and educate you on your child’s condition and treatment options, so you can make informed decisions about your child’s care.

Orthopedic care at Wesley Healthcare

Orthopedic doctors, called orthopedists, take care of your bones and joints. This includes knee pain, total joint replacement, issues that impact your spine and more. You might need to see an orthopedist if you have arthritis or osteoporosis, or if you've had a recent sprain, strain or broken bone.

Learn about Orthopedic care