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The Ahmanson Foundation Fracture Center at OIC

Best-in-class Facility with Industry-Leading Pediatric Orthopedic Physicians

When one of your pediatric patients has a fracture, refer them to the new Ahmanson Foundation Fracture Center at OIC for specialized care. Opened in 2020, our state-of-the-art Fracture Center is one of the largest pediatric orthopedic fracture centers in the nation with 14 exams rooms. Our team of pediatric orthopedic experts is renowned for providing highly specialized fracture care to children. This expertise leads to proper healing, which means kids can grow normally, without disruption.

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Award-Winning Care for Pediatric Fractures

With pediatric fractures, it’s important that children see the right specialist, right from the start. When parents take kids to emergency rooms designed for adults, there’s always the risk of incorrect diagnosis and treatment. One study of children treated for fractures at emergency rooms or non-specialty urgent care centers found that 93% of splints were placed improperly.1

Treatment delivered by a physician who is not an orthopedic specialist could result in problems for your patient, now and in the future, such as:

  • A slower recovery
  • Bones that don’t heal correctly
  • Damaged growth plates
  • Chronic pain
  • A failure to regain full range of motion

The staff at Ahmanson Foundation Fracture Center at OIC are specialists in pediatric orthopedic fractures, and have diagnosed and treated thousands of kids to prevent further issues as children grow. We treat all types of pediatric fractures, including:

  • Trauma fractures
  • Overuse or stress fractures
  • Stable or nondisplaced fractures
  • Open fractures
  • Displaced fractures
  • Comminuted fractures

1Joshua M. Abzug, MD, Aaron Johnson, MD, MS and Brandon S. Schwartz, MPH, Department of Orthopaedics, University of Maryland School of Medicine, Baltimore, MD (2014), Inappropriate Splint Application for Pediatric Fractures in the Emergency Department and Urgent Care Environment. AAP Experience National Conference and Exhibition.

Comprehensive Onsite Fracture Care Treatment

Our care begins with precise diagnoses and spans the entire patient journey through recovery, including:

  • Initial treatment and evaluation at OIC’s Pediatric Orthopedic Urgent Care Center
  • Once a fracture is suspected, specialized care at the Fracture Center
  • Onsite diagnostic tests and imaging, including X-rays
  • Surgical or non-surgical treatment
  • Casting and cast care, if needed
  • Physical rehabilitation, if needed
  • Follow-up care throughout recovery

The care children receive at Ahmanson Foundation Fracture Center at OIC is second to none. Our specialists access the best in medical technology with the new Harbison Radiology department which features 3 state-of-the-art diagnostic X-ray machines and a portable X-ray machine.

Additionally, the new pediatric orthopaedic rehabilitation center at OIC includes a kids corner, creating an environment that motivates the youngest patients (ages 0-4) to move, develop coordination and grow. The center includes new equipment that strengthen a child’s extremities using eccentrically controlled movement, and a new Alter G machine first designed for NASA that enables gravity-eliminated walking and running activities to return patients to these activities earlier in their rehabilitation.

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Our Fracture Experts

At OIC, we take a collaborative approach to diagnosing and treating fractures. Our team of experts is led by the following orthopedic specialists:

Other members of the team include:

  • Registered Nurses
  • Physician Assistants
  • Radiologic Technologists
  • Cast Technicians
  • Medical Assistants
  • Nurse Practitioners

RESOURCES FOR YOUR PATIENTS WITH FRACTURES

The Ahmanson Fracture Care Center at OIC is at the forefront for providing advanced treatment.

To view patient friendly information about fractures, visit the patient care pages below

New State-of-the-Art Urgent Care Center

The Highest Quality Care and 50% Shorter Wait Times Than an ER

At OIC’s new Urgent Care Center, we treat fractures and other pediatric injuries in minutes, not hours. We offer on-the-spot evaluation and treatment by a team of orthopedic experts—including pediatric orthopedic physicians, surgeons, nurse practitioners and other clinical staff.

The center has a new radiology department with the most advanced imaging equipment, including 3 diagnostic X-ray machines. The redesigned and greatly expanded center has 18 rooms including private exam rooms, triage rooms and procedure rooms exclusively for pediatric orthopedics.

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Our Researchers Are Studying Ways to Improve Fracture Healing

OIC researchers have investigated the effects of several variables on fracture healing under controlled laboratory conditions. We’ve conducted important studies on the difference between allowing axial interfragmentary motion alone or shear (sliding) motion on fracture healing. We’ve also studied the effects of a step-off in the knee on cartilage pressures and healing.

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