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Orthopaedics and Traumatology

We are specialists in pediatric Orthopaedics and Traumatology. We treat complex conditions of the locomotor system.

The Pediatric Orthopaedics and Traumatology Department studies and treats traumatic, congenital and acquired disorders in the locomotive system from birth through to maturity. 
Our work is based on six pillars:

  1. Reference centre.
  2. Superspecialisation.
  3. Multidisciplinarity.
  4. Scientific Activity.
  5. High level of technology.
  6. The patient at the centre of all our activity.

High degree of specialisation and complexity in Pediatric Orthopaedic Surgery and Traumatology

Our department is a national reference unit owing to the high number of patients that we treat, the high complexity of the cases that we address, as well as for the excellent outcomes. We have highly specialised professionals, who, along with the advanced technological support that we have available, enable us to perform highly complex surgeries with a high rate of success and safety for our patients.

Comprehensive and coordinated care

We assess and treat each patient in coordinating with other specialists, based on the needs that are detected. To this end, we have created and coordinated the obstetric brachial palsy, skeletal dysplasia, and scoliosis units.


The department is organised into five areas:

Upper limb

Lesions of the brachial plexus, peripheral nerve, congenital conditions (thumb hypoplasia, syndactyly, radioulnar synostosis, among others) and arthrogryposis, in the shoulder, elbow, wrist, arm, forearm, and hand.

It is not covered by public health

Lower limb

We apply state-of-the-art surgical techniques for managing axial deformities and dysmetrias in the lower limbs. We also have extensive experience in treating conditions of the foot, knee, and hip.

It is not covered by public health

Tumours, infections, and dysplasias

We have a multidisciplinary team with experts in osteoarticular infections and tumours, dysplasias, metabolic bone diseases, megaprosthesis implants for tumours and surgery for osteogenesis imperfecta.

It is not covered by public health


We have extensive experience in spine care. We treat all kinds of conditions, such as scoliosis, spondyliolysis, vertebral malformations, tumours, and vertebral injuries, among others.

It is not covered by public health

Traumatology and Emergency Care

Experts in fractures and emergency paediatric injuries. We have extensive experience in treating paediatric patients with multiple trauma and in performing surgery for injuries to the growing locomotor system.

It is not covered by public health

Annual surgical activity

patients treated per year
Obstetric brachial palsy
Skeletal dysplasias
Neuromuscular conditions
Congenital conditions
Data from 2019

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I will never forget the impact of seeing the before and after of the surgery on my spinal x-ray
Uxue, a scoliosis patient operated at SJD Barcelona Children's Hospital