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Pediatric Orthopedics

From broken bones to hip and spine disorders, the Pediatric Orthopedics team at St. Luke’s Children’s is dedicated to supporting the health of children from birth into young adulthood with bone, joint, and muscle problems. Our pediatric fellowship-trained orthopedic surgeons and physical therapists offer a full range of non-surgical and surgical care for musculoskeletal conditions including fractures, scoliosis, deformity, hip dysplasia, genetic disorders, and many others. We’re also experts in trauma and sports medicine; and care for children with cerebral palsy, spasticity, or spina bifida.

Highlights & Resources

Providers

  • Orthopedic Surgery

    Biography

    Krysten Bell, MD specializes in pediatric orthopedic surgical care, including trauma, complex hip deformities in children and young adults, scoliosis and other spine deformities, pediatric foot and ankle surgery, and pediatric sports injuries. She also works with neuromuscular conditions like cerebral palsy.

    Krysten is a candidate active member of the Pediatric Orthopaedic Society of North America, and an active member of the American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons, the Ruth Jackson Orthopaedic Society, and the Alpha Omega Alpha honor society. Her research interests include outcomes following periacetabular osteotomy for residual hip dysplasia and surgical treatment of severe slipped capital femoral epiphysis.

    Availability

    Accepting new patients
  • Pediatric Orthopedics

    Biography

    Jason Robison, MD, POSNA has special interest in pediatric orthopedic care, trauma, foot and ankle surgery, sports medicine, and complex deformity correction. He also specializes in non-surgical and surgical treatment of complex deformities of the spine and hip in children and young adults. Dr. Robison is member of the Pediatric Orthopaedic Association of North America (POSNA). His research interests have focused on hip deformity in young, active adults and the outcomes of non-joint replacement surgeries. He has authored textbook chapters on orthopedic trauma and the management of complex pediatric spinal deformity.

    Availability

    Accepting new patients
  • Pediatric Orthopedics

    Biography

    Kevin G. Shea, MD, AAOS, ABOS has professional interest in orthopedic surgery and pediatric, adolescent, and adult sports medicine. He specializes in treatment of knee ligament and cartilage injuries, osteochondritis dissecans (OCD), fractures, and pediatric trauma. His research interests and publication topics include OCD, anatomy of knee injury in children and adolescents, and evidence-based analysis of injury prevention programs. He serves as team physician for Rocky Mountain High School.

    Dr. Shea is vice chair of the American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons (AAOS) Clinical Practice Guideline Committee for the Treatment of OCD. He is a founding member of the OCD Study Group of North America, and serves on evidence-based practice committees for AAOS and the Pediatric Orthopaedic Association of North America, and the Publications Committee for the American Orthopaedic Society for Sports Medicine.

    His fellowships include AO/Trauma (Switzerland), pediatric orthopaedics (San Diego), and Ilizarov (Italy). He was a 2008 AOSSM South American traveling sports medicine fellow and a 2009 AAOS leadership fellow.

    Availability

    Accepting new patients
  • Pediatric Orthopedics

    Biography

    Larry "Buzz" Showalter, MD is trained in all facets of children's orthopedic care including trauma, complex upper and lower extremity deformity, and neuromuscular and other developmental disorders. He is a member of the Pediatric Orthopaedic Society of North America.

    Availability

    Accepting new patients