Orthopedics and Sports Medicine
With New Leg, Radhika Walks For First Time
A prosthetic leg enabled Radhika to take her first unassisted steps and experience the world in a whole new way. Read her story.
A Rare Comparison
Seattle Children’s is a leader in using regional nerve blocks to improve kids' surgical experiences. Regional anesthesia reduces their need for narcotic pain killers and helps control their postoperative pain and nausea. Read the full story.
Better Concussion Care
A strategic gift brings together the expertise needed to better understand, prevent and treat concussions in kids and teens. Read more.
“Boot Camp” Designed to Prevent ACL Injuries Keeps Derby Girls Rolling
Seattle Children’s athletic trainers provide an innovative type of customized care that not only treats injuries, but reduces them as well. Read more.
Doctor Gets Creative With Casts for Little Girl with Cerebral Palsy
After a five-hour surgery, Lauren came out of the operating room with two bright pink and purple casts, adorned with pink bows on each foot. Read more.
Doctors Use Magnets to Correct Scoliosis
Read how the MAGnetic Expansion Control (MAGEC) system enabled doctors to treat Alex’s scoliosis with far fewer surgeries and less time in the hospital. Read more.
Focusing on Function
Seattle Children’s bone dysplasia team is the region's resource for helping children and families anticipate and address the medical and physical challenges of dwarfism. Read the full story.
Is “Thank You” Enough?
Kat Discoria shares her experience of battling Ewing sarcoma. Read more.
Keeping Young Athletes in the Game
See the special showing how Seattle Children’s helps kids stay in the game amidst sports injuries and health conditions. Watch the video.
MAGEC Means Less Surgery for Kids With Severe Scoliosis
Surgeons at Seattle Children’s helped introduce a technology that reduces surgeries for kids with severe scoliosis – and improves their lives. Read Carmen’s story.
Orthopedics and Sports Medicine Patient Stories
Our patients inspire us every day with their courage. Read their stories on our blog, On the Pulse.
Paul Excels Through His Physical Disability, Never Allowing It to Dictate His Life
Read Paul Wright’s story, in his own words, from diagnosis of arthrogryposis at birth to successful businessman. Read more.
Seattle Children's helps athletes with disabilities stay in the game. Read more.
Sports Medicine Doctors Use Their Own Unique Experiences to Relate to Kids and Teens
As former Division I athletes, our sports medicine doctors know what it’s like to suffer an injury. Read more.
Two Rods, 16 Screws, One New Me
Spinal fusion helps teen gymnast overcome scoliosis. Read more.