Pediatric Orthopaedics

Our approach

The UCSF Pediatric Orthopedic Surgery team provides full service, family centered cared to children with musculoskeletal conditions of all varieties. We recognize the significant impact that injuries and deformities can have on a child’s physical, emotional and social well-being.

Our pediatric orthopedic specialists treat the full range of conditions from simple fractures and sports injuries to complex spine, hip, neuromuscular conditions and limb deformities that may require major operations. We work with you towards the goals of improving the patient’s quality of life, decreasing pain and enhancing function Based at the UCSF Benioff Children’s Hospital Oakland and UCSF Benioff Children’s Hospital San Francisco with satellite offices throughout the Bay Area, we provide the comprehensive care and latest treatments one would expect from a leading academic institution with the personal, individualized care that we would want for own children.

Our team

Orthopedics is a specialty where treatment can make a significant difference in a child’s development and life as an adult. Our pediatric specialists are experts in the physical development of children and how a child’s ongoing growth requires care that differs from that of an adult. We treat the common conditions of the extremities and spine such as clubfoot, developmental dysplasia of the hip, and scoliosis. We also treat the many less common disorders such as osteogenesis imperfecta and muccopolysacharoidoses. For children with multiple and complex problems, we embrace a team approach to providing care. We work closely with the Departments of Anesthesiology, Endocrinology, General Surgery, Infectious Disease, Neurology, Neurosurgery, Pediatrics, Rehabilitation Medicine and Rheumatology to provide the most comprehensive care for our patients. Physical therapists, occupational therapists and child life specialists are also an integral part of our multidisciplinary team to provide a comprehensive treatment approach to our patients. Additionally, collaborations with UCSF clinicians and researchers provide us with access to the latest developments in diagnosing, treating and caring for children with orthopaedic conditions.


Pediatric Limb Lengthening and Complex Reconstruction Center

Referral Guide (PDF) | Fact Sheet (PDF) 

The Pediatric Limb Lengthening and Complex Reconstruction Center is dedicated to providing comprehensive care for children and young adults with limb length differences or deformities of the upper or lower extremities. These conditions require care from many types of specialists, and our team has the training and experience to use advanced techniques that can enable all individuals to reach their highest levels of function, mobility and comfort.  Lean more

Appointments & Locations


UCSF Benioff Children's Hospital Oakland and our East Bay clinics, please call 510-428-3238.
East Bay patients: please select this link to upload images from outside institutions.

UCSF clinics in San Francisco, Marin or the Peninsula,please call 415-353-2967.
San Francisco/Marin/San Mateo patients please select this link to upload images from outside institutions.

Pediatric Limb Lengthening and Complex Reconstruction

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