Children's orthopaedic surgery

The diagnosis and treatment of conditions affecting the joints, bones, ligaments, tendons, muscles and nerves affecting babies and children up to 18 years of age.


Our leading orthopaedic surgeons treat a wide range of orthopaedic conditions in children, from knock knees to more complex conditions such as scoliosis.

They also treat damage from trauma, such as fractures, dislocations and soft tissue injuries, as well as highly complex surgery.

All of our surgeons have sub-specialised in paediatric orthopaedic surgery and are supported by a multidisciplinary team of nurses, physiotherapists and technicians. Together, they provide a friendly and caring environment for your child.

Watch: Children's physiotherapy at Cromwell Hospital

Senior Paediatric Physiotherapist, Lize de Villiers, discusses the children’s physiotherapy service at Cromwell Hospital, and the vital role it plays in supporting children in their rehabilitation following orthopaedic surgery.

Related conditions

  • foot and ankle conditions including congenital foot deformities, club foot and flat foot
  • knee conditions, including lower limb deformities, anterior cruciate ligament injuries and knock knees 
  • hand deformities
  • hip conditions, including ‘limping child’, fractures and dislocations, irritation, Perthes disease, dysplasia
  • infections of the bone and joint
  • bowed legs and slipped upper femoral epiphysis
  • spinal deformities including scoliosis

Why choose us?

Following surgery

Your child can recover comfortably in our children-only Skyline Ward. Our 13 inpatient rooms are spacious and all have ensuite bathrooms, TV and DVD player, and WiFi. The Skyline playroom is bright and colourful with lots of toys and activities.

Many children also benefit from physiotherapy in our purpose-designed gym to help restore movement and function.

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Please note that we do not provide a paediatric intensive care unit at Cromwell Hospital. However, any deteriorating child will be quickly assessed and stabilised by a Resident Medical Officer (RMO) trained in paediatric intensive care, supported by an on-call Paediatric Intensive Care Consultant, before being transferred to the most appropriate paediatric intensive care provider by the Children’s Acute Transport Service (CATS).

"I would like to thank everyone at Cromwell Hospital for the fantastic way you looked after me. I could not fault anyone during the time I spent with you - from the point I arrived in reception, to the catering team and every member of staff throughout the changes of shift during my stay."

Anonymous, Cromwell Hospital patient

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