Pediatric Orthopedic Surgery Overview

Pediatric orthopedic physicians

At Mayo Clinic Pediatric Orthopedic Surgery, we provide quality care for conditions that affect the muscles, tendons, joints and bones of children and adolescents. Our surgeons and staff use the latest methods, research and technology to deliver world-class, affordable care that's tailored to fit your child's needs.

To request an appointment, please call 507-538-1956, or use the online appointments form. We accept most major insurance plans. Feel free to explore the conditions we treat and the tests and procedures we offer for you and your child.

Specialized orthopedic expertise for your child

Expert scoliosis care at Mayo Clinic Pediatric Orthopedics

Scoliosis is a common diagnosis in children and adolescents. Luckily, surgery is rarely needed. Bracing and physical therapy are effective management strategies. We offer Mehta casting, thoracic lumbar sacral orthosis (TLSO) bracing, Rigo Chêneau bracing, and Schroth scoliosis-specific exercises physical therapy. For severe cases, we have surgical options that correct scoliosis while maintaining the motion of the spine.

Special expertise in fusionless options for scoliosis

Mayo Clinic Pediatric Orthopedics advantages for treating complex spinal issues

Spinal conditions in children can be complex and require multidisciplinary care. Our team conducts a thorough physical exam, and if surgery is indicated uses surgical navigation, 3D printed model, and low dose imaging (EOS) to ensure high-quality surgical outcomes. For example, Mayo pediatric orthopedic surgeons are experts in complex pediatric cervical spine surgery.

Hip dysplasia from infants to adolescents

Hip dysplasia can be discovered at a pediatrician visit or diagnosed with ultrasound if a child is born in a breech position. Our team directs nonoperative treatment for infants as well as surgery if needed.

Treating children with musculoskeletal injuries

Broken bones in children are common, especially in the summer months. When those breaks involve the growing areas of the bone, special care must be taken to ensure that no growth is interrupted. Our expert team can care for sports injuries, sprains, dislocations, and growth plate conditions common in pediatric athletes.

Our team has the expertise to care for these injuries both when they happen and until return to play. Call 507-538-7200 for a consultation.

Care advantages for children with cerebral palsy

Children with cerebral palsy are cared for by a team of physicians that includes experts in physical medicine and rehabilitation, neurosurgery, and pediatric orthopedics. This multispecialty approach ensures that the right surgery is performed at the right time and that our care is both efficient and tailored to your child's needs.

Distinctive approaches and options for clubfoot issues

Clubfoot can now be diagnosed with ultrasound before a baby is born. We specialize in prenatal counseling and nonsurgical treatment methods. We are experts in the Ponseti technique for treatment of clubfoot deformities.

What makes Mayo Clinic Pediatric Orthopedics unique

Turn to Mayo Clinic Pediatric Orthopedic Surgery for your child's needs.


  • Mayo Clinic Pediatric Orthopedic Surgery
  • 200 First St. SW
    Rochester, MN 55905
  • Phone: 507-538-1956
  • Mayo Clinic Pediatric Orthopedic Surgery
  • Mayo Clinic Square
    600 Hennepin Ave
    Minneapolis, MN 55401
  • Phone: 507-538-1956

Outreach at Mayo Clinic Health System locations

Mayo Clinic Pediatric Orthopedics offers outreach services at multiple locations, including Mayo Clinic Health System in Eau Claire, La Crosse and Mankato. Please request an appointment to be evaluated.

Surgeons in Pediatric Orthopedics

Advanced practice providers

  • Charissa L. Koski, APRN, C.N.P., M.S.N.
  • Kathleen A. Augustine, APRN, C.N.P., M.S.
  • John (JD) D. Rutledge, P.A.-C.
  • Wendy S. Moon, APRN, C.N.P.
April 01, 2022