Whether you are seeking relief from chronic pain associated with
aging joints, need care for a sports-related injury, or have been
injured in an accident, you want expert treatment that will get you back
to living life as quickly as possible. That’s our goal, too.
St.Vincent provides specialized services for children and adults in the following areas:
Whether you play basketball, pound the pavement for marathon runs, or
have a mean overhand tennis serve, one thing’s for certain - you don’t
want to be sidelined with an injury.
But, injuries do happen. And when they do, our Orthopedic Center has a
team of sports medicine physicians ready to help you get back in the
game. In fact, St.Vincent offers the largest hospital-based sports
medicine program in Indiana.
Our sports medicine physicians evaluate and treat athletes from
student athletes to weekend warriors to professionals. Over 40
professional teams, universities, junior and senior high schools, clubs
and organizations turn to us for our expertise in assessing and treating
sports-related injuries. Check out our Sports Medicine/Sports Performance Program.
At birth, we have about 130 bones in our body. By adulthood, some
have fused together, and we have 206 bones. Sometimes, these bones need
specialized care. St.Vincent orthopedic specialists provide
comprehensive care of injuries and bone disorders for adults and
St.Vincent pediatric orthopedic specialists
care for children through age 21 and treat fractures, spinal
deformities like scoliosis, pediatric sports injuries, dislocated
joints, neuromuscular diseases, such as cerebral palsy and spinal
bifida, and foot deformities like club foot.
Almost half of new child visits to our pediatric orthopedic
specialists are a result of a broken bone due to a fall—wrists are the
most common injury.
The good news for children is that they heal almost twice as quickly
as adults. One reason is that with the growth plates still open, their
bones are covered by a thick lining that helps things heal quickly.
Experts say for good bone health, children need to be active and
If your child is injured, call your pediatrician. They can refer you
to an orthopedic specialist, who will x-ray the injured area and provide
treatment. During an emergency, visit the Emergency Room at the Peyton
Manning Children’s Hospital at St.Vincent.