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Division of Orthopaedics


Welcome to the Division of Orthopaedic Surgery!

The Hospital for Sick Children (SickKids) has a long standing history of excellence in treating musculoskeletal disorders. The Division sees patients from a wide range of congenital and acquired orthopaedic conditions – including spinal deformity, neuromuscular diseases, bone dysplasias, limb deficiencies, limb length discrepancy, major deformities, orthopaedic oncology and trauma. 

We believe in providing exemplary, comprehensive care to successfully manage children with musculoskeletal conditions. Our aim is to integrate and coordinate the entire team involved in the patient’s care including patients and their families, physicians and other health professionals. This platform jointly builds on our scientific strength and promotes innovative research that advances scientific knowledge. 

The Division prides itself in having one of the most successful groups of academic orthopaedic surgeons. With their strong research background – from performing genetic studies to running clinical trials – they are able to make the connection across disciplines. With these strengths, we are able to move closer to achieving our ultimate goal of moving research quickly from the bench to the bedside. We are also determined to strengthen and expand training activities for our fellows, residents and students. We believe that the attainment of  these objectives strengthens our position as a world leader in providing the highest quality musculoskeletal care to the children.

Our accomplishments have resulted in various awards and honours, as well as faculty members receiving appointments in leadership positions at SickKids, the University of Toronto and in many national and international societies.

Thank you for visiting our website. We encourage you to browse through and learn more about who we are, our educational opportunities, research activities and more.  

Dr. Andrew Howard, Interim Head of the Division of Orthopaedic Surgery

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