Advanced Pediatric Orthopedic Care in the Pacific Northwest
Our Unique Approach
For nearly 100 years, Shriners Children's has been changing lives by providing specialty pediatric care to children regardless of the families’ ability to pay or insurance status.
The Pacific Northwest Shriners Children's locations treat conditions ranging from serious orthopedic issues requiring multiple surgeries to fractures or sports injuries easily corrected through same-day surgery. The Shriners Children's locations in the Pacific Northwest are designed with convenience in mind for patients and their families. Utilizing the latest advanced technologies, innovative techniques and state-of-the-art equipment, we provide a full range of services under one roof so children can receive care for all of their orthopedic needs in one building.
Kids are not just little adults! Understanding their unique anatomy is critical to ensure that their bones develop and heal properly. Injuries and orthopedic conditions in children, especially those involving growth plates, can cause issues that progress as they grow. The pediatric orthopedic specialists at both the Portland and Spokane Shriners Children's locations provide advanced care to children’s growing bones, ensuring the best treatment possible.
Access to care is easy! All it takes is a phone call to our intake nursing staff or a referral from a provider. We accept most major insurance plans, but whether or not a family has insurance has never been a factor.
Shriners Children's' unique care model, excellent quality data, positive outcomes, access to care and specialty services are what helps the healthcare system stand out. If you have a child who can benefit from our care, give us a call today.
Expertise in Orthopedic Care for Children
Our medical staff members are leaders in the field of pediatric orthopedics, anesthesiology, pain management, spine conditions and rehabilitation. All of our physicians and consulting physicians are united in a mission to provide the highest quality care to children within a compassionate, family-centered and collaborative environment. Our locations have provided life-changing pediatric orthopedic care to children in the Pacific Northwest since 1924.
Truly, I could not think of a better experience if one has to have surgery. I was impressed by the professionalism mixed with the caring atmosphere and I absolutely am amazed at how well everything went and how compassionately we were treated. Thank you so much!
At Shriners Children's, we provide the highest level of specialized pediatric orthopedic care, always putting patients and families first, and leading with compassion and innovation. Our locations are home to renowned teams of board-certified pediatric orthopedic surgeons devoted to transforming children's lives. We are committed to providing progressive treatment options anchored in the latest research. For close to 100 years, Shriners Children's has been paving the way in pediatric orthopedic treatments, rehabilitation and support services.
Specialties and Conditions
Our patients are at the heart of everything we do. They inspire us to continue our mission of improving the lives of children and families. Our pediatric orthopedic care teams are led by some of the most innovative, board-certified doctors in the world. We specialize in the treatment of complex and rare, as well as more common, orthopedic conditions and injuries. And it doesn’t stop there! Our compassionate, wraparound care envelops your child in a supportive and loving environment that helps them thrive.
Our hospitals offer an extensive spinal deformity and scoliosis program. Scoliosis is a musculoskeletal disorder that results in a curved spine. While complex in nature, medical breakthroughs are leading to exciting new treatment options that allow children with this condition to enjoy rich, full lives.
Many childhood aspirations are linked to the ability to walk straight and tall, run and move gracefully. Performance depends on how well feet, legs, knees and hips function. The pediatric orthopedic teams at our hospitals address the surgical and non-surgical needs of children so they can achieve their personal best.
Cerebral palsy (CP) is a broad term that describes a range of neurological (brain) disorders. CP directly impacts coordination, muscle tone and control, posture, reflexes, balance and the ability to move in a purposeful, self-directed way. We provide outstanding specialty care for children with all types of CP, from mild cases that require minimal intervention to more complex diagnoses that necessitate a wider range of support services.
Clubfoot (talipes equinovarus) is a quite common, congenital deformity caused by shortened and tight tissues (tendons) that connect leg muscles to the foot. This affects the positioning of one or both feet and, if left untreated, may affect the ability to walk. With the proper intervention and treatment, the foot or feet can be repositioned to an almost normal state, allowing complete freedom to enjoy running, jumping, sports and other routine activities of childhood.
Skeletal dysplasia is a broad term used for genetic bone conditions that cause short stature in children. Dwarfism is one of these conditions and can be caused by over 150 disorders where a child’s bones do not grow in the usual way. Our pediatric orthopedic specialists are here to help your child reach their full potential physically, as well as socially and emotionally.
Our pediatric orthopedic surgeons realize there is a need to provide care for kids with fractures and sports injuries in a timely manner. Specialty care may include reduction, re-alignment, surgery, casting, post-fracture follow-up and/or rehabilitative services.
Chest Wall Deformities
We specialize in a variety of common chest wall deformities, from severe cases that are apparent in infancy to mild cases that aren't diagnosed until adolescence. Families should connect with a team of experienced pediatric orthopedic specialists as soon as they notice symptoms or their child’s pediatrician refers them for evaluation.
Radiology provides a window into the body for our physicians to assess pathology, extent of deformity or injury, and physical changes over time. It is a key component for diagnosis, treatment planning and surgical correction. The on-site radiology departments offer a child-friendly environment and a team of technologists who are skilled in making pediatric patients comfortable. We strive to keep radiation doses as low as possible during X-rays by tailoring technical factors to the appropriate age and size of our patients. We also utilize EOS 2D/3D imaging technology, which captures whole-body images using only 1/9 of the radiation of a traditional X-ray. Our images are interpreted by our board-certified pediatric radiologists who specialize in many conditions specific to children.
In the surgical setting, Shriners Children's Portland utilizes an O-arm, which is an intraoperative imaging system that provides surgeons a three-dimensional view of the spine on an accompanying monitor to increase the accuracy of hardware insertion. The O-arm also provides high image quality and can help decrease the time the patient needs to spend in surgery because of its efficiencies.
We provide children’s medical support services to help patients continue their path to recovery and healing, and to support the child’s growth and development, while helping them be as functional and independent as possible.
Motion Analysis Centers
Our motion analysis centers study and measure patient movement patterns to help guide treatment plans aimed at addressing gait dysfunction.
Physical and Occupational Therapy
Our physical and occupational therapists create individualized plans of care for each patient. Physical therapists help patients regain function, maintain function or make accommodations for any deficits they may be experiencing. Occupational therapists help patients regain or assist them with fine motor skills and activities linked with daily living. The ultimate goal is to help children prepare for the transition away from the hospital and back to home or school.
Our recreational therapy program aims to promote an active and healthy lifestyle while increasing the quality of life for patients through outdoor adventure, sports, creative movement, art and social engagement.
Pediatric Orthotic and Prosthetic Services (POPS)
Our POPS teams provide care for our patients who have limb deficiencies or bracing needs. From infancy to 18 years of age, the experienced and certified POPS staff provide upper and lower orthotic and prosthetic services, as well as spinal orthotic services, for a wide spectrum of orthopedic conditions, such as congenital and acquired deformities, disease, infection and trauma.
Speech Language Therapy
Our pediatric speech therapy program focuses on the core areas of speech and language. Our goal is to understand each patient’s needs and help them achieve functional communication skills.
Our Pacific Northwest Locations
Outreach Clinic Locations
Traveling for care can be a complex issue for many families. Shriners Children's locations in the Pacific Northwest are committed to serving the needs of families throughout our region and have launched outreach clinics in various communities to increase access to specialty pediatric care. Each Shriners Children's outreach clinic contains a team of surgeons, nurses and other critical staff members (ultimately an extension of the outpatient clinics), where kids will see the same medical staff but in a different location.
Portland – Request more information: 503-221-3422
- Asante Outpatient Rehabilitation Services – Medford, OR
- Pediatric Subspecialties at Providence Medical Center – Anchorage, AK
- PeaceHealth Medical Group – Bellingham, WA
- Pediatric Specialists of Pendleton – Pendleton, OR
Spokane – Request more information: 888-895-5951
- McKinley Orthopedics and Sport Medicine – Fairbanks, AK
- Northwest Orthopedics and Sports Medicine – Richland, WA
- Northwest Orthopedics and Sports Medicine – Kalispell, MT
- New Life Clinic – Yakima, WA