Children and Adolescents Bone and Joint Care

Children and Adolescents Bone and Joint Care at Cromwell Hospital treats musculoskeletal conditions including bone and joint conditions, fractures and sports injuries in children.

Children and Adolescents Bone and Joint Care is led by leading orthopaedic surgeons and available six days a week. The team provide world-leading, bespoke care to children and adolescents experiencing bone and joint symptoms. They take a personalised and patient-centric approach, treating patients in a warm, friendly and calm environment.

The service consists of a range of paediatric specialists relating to musculoskeletal conditions, including:

  • Paediatric Orthopaedic Surgeons
  • Sports Medicine Practitioners
  • Paediatric Rheumatologists
  • Paediatric Endocrinologists
  • Paediatric Plastic Surgeons
  • Paediatric Imaging Specialists (X-ray, ultrasound, MRI, interventional radiology, CT)
  • Paediatric Physiotherapists
  • Podiatrists
  • Paediatric Dieticians
  • Child Psychologist 

Children and Adolescents Bone & Joint Care

Why choose Children and Adolescents Bone and Joint Care

Meet the consultants and wider team

Self-pay packages

The team offer a set of self-pay packages that provide a comprehensive bone and joint review for babies up to adolescents. Packages are consultant-led and require no GP referral. Next day appointments are often available.

The Baby Orthopaedic Check is designed to identify any underlying skeletal problems which may otherwise not present until later in childhood, when they can become more difficult to treat. We recommend the check is carried out within the first six weeks from birth and ideally no later than three months. The check includes:

  • Consultation with Paediatric Orthopaedic Surgeon
  • Head to toe assessment to check for
    • Head deformities
    • Neck muscular imbalance
    • Spinal problems e.g. congenital scoliosis
    • Limb length discrepancies
    • Foot abnormalities
    • Finger and toe deformities
  • Ultrasound for development dysplasia of hip
  • Follow up Consultation


The Under 18 Bone and Joint Health Check is designed to investigate and address any issues that are causing the child or parents concern, before it hinders sporting or physical activity.

The check is suitable for all under 18s – pre-school, primary school, secondary school and adolescents. It includes:

  • Consultation with Paediatric Orthopaedic Surgeon
  • Head to toe assessment:
    • Upper limb screen
    • Scoliosis screen
    • Examination of hips, knees and ankles
    • Gait review
    • Neuromuscular examination of limbs
    • Focus on any troubling joints
  • Blood tests to check:
    • Vitamin D levels
    • Erythrocyte sedimentation rate
    • Rheumatoid factor
    • Haematology profile
    • Biochemistry profile
    • Iron level check
    • Bone profile screen
  • Height/weight check
  • Follow up consultation to confirm next steps (option for virtual consultation)


*Please note additional tests may be required based on the findings from the initial consultation.

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