Fracture and Trauma Care

The pediatric orthopaedic team at Johns Hopkins All Children’s Hospital provides expert care to fix broken bones and keep them growing strong.

When your child has a broken bone or fracture, it’s important that they receive care to both fix their injury and support the ongoing health of their still-growing bones.

The pediatric orthopaedists at Johns Hopkins All Children’s Hospital are specially trained to treat children’s fractures while protecting their growth plates to ensure their bones continue to grow correctly. Growth plates are areas in a child’s bones where growth occurs. These areas are often injured during sports or other activities because they are weaker than adults’ solid bone.

Treatment at Johns Hopkins All Children’s is provided by the board-certified and board-eligible orthopaedic surgeons from Children's Orthopaedic and Scoliosis Surgery Associates, L.L.P. (COSSA), who specialize in orthopaedic fracture and trauma surgical care. If you think your child may have a fracture, he or she should see a pediatric orthopaedist as soon as possible, at most within five to seven days of the injury.

Some signs that your child may have a fracture are:

  • They are experiencing numbness or tingling in the injured area or extremity.
  • Their skin feels cold or appears pale or blue, especially in the hands, feet, fingers or toes.
  • They have an obvious deformity, meaning that the limbs appear crooked or out of place.
  • They have an open wound near the possible fracture.
  • They are walking with a limp, which could indicate a fracture or infection.
  • Bleeding under a fingernail near a possible broken finger.
  • Pain that can’t be controlled with a cold pack or standard over-the-counter pain medication.
  • They have multiple injuries, such as after a fall off a bicycle or car accident.
  • They have a head injury in addition to a possible broken bone or orthopaedic injury.

Conditions we treat include:

Shoulder and elbow

  • Clavicle fractures
  • Shoulder dislocations
  • Proximal humerus fractures
  • Supracondylar humerus fractures
  • Lateral condyle fractures
  • Medial epicondyle fractures
  • Elbow dislocations
  • Nursemaid’s elbow
  • Radial head and neck fractures
  • Olecranon fractures

Forearm, wrist and hand

  • Monteggia fracture-dislocations
  • Both bone forearm fractures
  • Distal radius and ulna fractures
  • Scaphoid fractures
  • Metacarpal and phalangeal fractures
  • Distal radius intraarticular fracture
  • Radial shaft fracture

Femur, hip and pelvis

  • Subtrochanteric fractures
  • Femoral shaft fractures
  • Supracondylar femur fractures
  • Distal femoral physeal fractures
  • Hip fractures
  • Pelvic fractures
  • Distal femur fracture
  • Patella fracture

Tibia, ankle and foot

  • Proximal tibia fractures
  • Tibial shaft fractures
  • Ankle fractures
  • Tillaux fractures
  • Triplane fractures
  • Midfoot fractures
  • Metatarsal and phalangeal fractures
  • Bimalleolar ankle fracture

Meet our Fractures & Trauma specialists

Paul Benfanti, MD

Orthopaedic Surgery

Dr. Benfanti is a pediatric orthopaedic surgeon at Johns Hopkins All Children’s Hospital. He sees patients in the St. Petersburg and Tampa locations of Children's Orthopaedic and Scoliosis Surgery Associates (COSSA), L.L.P., and the Johns Hopkins All Children’s Outpatient Care locations in East Lake and Pasco.

Doctor Paul Benfanti, MD, pediatric orthopaedic surgeon at Johns Hopkins All Children’s Hospital.

Daniel Bland, MD

Orthopaedic Surgery

Dr. Bland is a pediatric orthopaedic surgeon at Johns Hopkins All Children’s Hospital. He sees patients in the St. Petersburg and Tampa locations of Children's Orthopaedic and Scoliosis Surgery Associates (COSSA), L.L.P., and the Johns Hopkins All Children’s Outpatient Care locations in East Lake and Pasco.

Doctor Daniel Bland, MD, pediatric orthopaedic surgeon at Johns Hopkins All Children’s Hospital.

Ryan Fitzgerald, MD

Orthopaedic Surgery

Dr. Fitzgerald is a pediatric orthopaedic surgeon at Johns Hopkins All Children’s Hospital. He sees patients in the St. Petersburg and Tampa locations of Children's Orthopaedic and Scoliosis Surgery Associates (COSSA), L.L.P., and the Johns Hopkins All Children’s Outpatient Care locations in East Lake and Pasco.

Doctor Ryan Fitzgerald, MD, pedatric orthopaedic surgeon at Johns Hopkins All Children's Hospital.

Gregory Hahn, MD

Orthopaedic Surgery

Gregory V. Hahn, M.D. has been selected for the honor of "Best Doctors in America" since 2003, and listed in America's Top Orthopedists and America's Top Surgeons. He is an Affiliate Assistant Professor at USF College of Medicine, Department of Orthopaedics and Sports Medicine.

Doctor Gregory Hahn, MD, orthopaedic surgeon at Johns Hopkins All Children’s Hospital.

Lee Phillips, MD

Orthopaedic Surgery

Dr. Phillips is a pediatric orthopaedic surgeon at Johns Hopkins All Children’s Hospital. He sees patients in the St. Petersburg and Tampa locations of Children's Orthopaedic and Scoliosis Surgery Associates (COSSA), L.L.P., and Johns Hopkins All Children’s Outpatient Care, Sarasota.

Doctor Lee Phillips, MD, pediatric orthopaedic surgeon at Johns Hopkins All Children’s Hospital.

Brian Piazza, MD

Orthopaedic Surgery

Dr. Piazza is a pediatric orthopaedic surgeon at Johns Hopkins All Children’s Hospital. He sees patients in the St. Petersburg and Tampa locations of Children's Orthopaedic and Scoliosis Surgery Associates (COSSA), L.L.P., and the Johns Hopkins All Children’s Outpatient Care locations in East Lake, Pasco and Sarasota.

Brian Piazza, MD

Drew Warnick, MD

Orthopaedic Surgery

Dr. Warnick is a pediatric orthopaedic surgeon at Johns Hopkins All Children’s Hospital. He sees patients in the St. Petersburg and Tampa locations of Children's Orthopaedic and Scoliosis Surgery Associates (COSSA), L.L.P., the Johns Hopkins All Children’s Outpatient Care location in Sarasota, and at IMG Academy where Johns Hopkins All Children’s provides sports medicine and general health services.

Doctor Drew Warnick, MD, pediatric orthopaedic surgeon at Johns Hopkins All Children’s Hospital.

Contact Us and Location Information

Children's Orthopaedic and Scoliosis Surgery Associates

Orthopaedic and scoliosis surgery and services at Johns Hopkins All Children’s and its outpatient locations are performed by All Children’s Orthopaedic and Scoliosis Surgery Associates (COSSA), L.L.P. The COSSA team brings extensive experience in orthopaedic and scoliosis surgery. 

Visit the Children’s Orthopaedic and Scoliosis Surgery Associates website for more information or to request an appointment online.

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