The Orthopedics & Scoliosis Center focuses on the unique musculoskeletal needs of growing children and adolescents. Expert care is provided by the renowned orthopedic surgeons of Rady Children’s Specialists of San Diego, who treat the full range of orthopedic disorders and conditions, including traumatic injuries.

best-childrens-hospitals-orthoFor the sixth consecutive year, U.S. News & World Report ranks our Orthopedics program among the nation’s best in its “Best Children’s Hospitals” edition. We’re #3 in the country!

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At our state-of-the-art facility, all orthopedic and rehabilitation medicine services are in one central location, under one roof: the 20,000-square-foot space houses 34 exam rooms, two cast rooms, kid-friendly X-ray suites, the EOS ultra-low-dose orthopedic imaging system, a rehabilitation assessment room and a spacious reception area.

As part of our comprehensive services, we offer various specialty programs and clinics, including the Spine CenterInternational Center for Hip DisordersCerebral Palsy Center, and 360 Sports Medicine. For our full list of clinics and programs, click here.

Our center is also a leader in innovative and cutting-edge research. Clinical studies are conducted on site at the Motion Analysis Laboratory. And research investigating common congenital deformities of the spine and complex joints — while exploring novel methods of fracture fixation and surgical correction — occurs at the Orthopedic Biomechanics Research Center.

Center Achievements:

  • Leader in spinal growth tethering surgery, a new procedure to correct scoliosis.
  • First in the nation to implant magnetic growing rods in scoliosis patients. Read the news release and story in U-T San Diego.
  • First pediatric program/hospital in the nation to install a groundbreaking orthopedic imaging system. Learn about the EOS.
  • Has more orthopedic specialists than any other pediatric orthopedics program in California.
  • Has published extensively in leading pediatric orthopedics journals.
  • Trains the best and brightest physicians through our Pediatric Orthopedics and Scoliosis Fellowship.

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