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The specialty-trained pediatric orthopaedic doctors at Desert Orthopaedic Center, located in Las Vegas and Henderson, are regional experts in assessing, diagnosing, and treating pediatric orthopaedic injuries and conditions.

Because joint issues are more common in adults, it can be hard for a parent to know if a child needs to be seen by a pediatric orthopaedic doctor. For instance, they may say that his or her joints hurt but then seem fine and happy while running or participating in other forms of active play.

However, any time a child complains of joint pain, it should be taken seriously. This may be due to a variety of things, such as an accident or a sports-related incident. It can also be chronic or could be caused by a birth defect, like with conditions such as scoliosis or juvenile idiopathic arthritis (JIA). Pediatric orthopaedic doctors can diagnose your child and offer a variety of treatments—many of which are minimally invasive—that can help reduce or eliminate your child’s joint discomfort.

Common Conditions

  • Bone deformities
  • Bowed legs
  • Cerebral palsy
  • Clubfoot
  • Development dysplasia of the hip
  • Flatfoot
  • Fractures and sprains
  • Joint dislocation
  • Juvenile idiopathic arthritis
  • Scoliosis
  • Sports- or trauma-related injuries

Common Symptoms

If your child is displaying any of the following common symptoms, it is recommended you seek nonsurgical care or surgical treatment from a medical professional near you:

  • Describes pain as dull, numb, tingling, or throbbing
  • Limb appears to be deformed
  • Limps or complains of joint hurting when bearing weight
  • Stops participating in his or her favorite activities due to joint pain
  • Wakes up crying due to joint pain

At Desert Orthopaedic Center, our specialists understand that pain can impact the quality of life for a patient of any age. While conservative or minimally invasive treatment options are recommended first, some injuries and conditions may require a more advanced type of treatment, such as surgery. Our sports medicine and pediatric orthopaedic doctors are committed to delivering specialized care and a customized treatment plan focused on the needs of the patient so your child can return to his or her daily activities quickly and safely.

Contact us today to consult with a specialist at Desert Orthopaedic Center located in Las Vegas or Henderson, Nevada. Please call (702) 731-4088 or request an appointment online to be seen at our CentralNorthwestSouthwest, or Henderson office.


With years of experience and advanced training devoted to the orthopaedic care of pediatric patients, the specialists at Desert Orthopaedic Center are the region's experts in accurately diagnosing and effectively treating pediatric injuries and conditions, and they are dedicated to working with you and your child to develop an appropriate treatment plan suited to his or her unique needs and goals.

Our surgeons, Dr. Roger Fontes, Dr. Daniel Lee, Dr. Archie Perry, and Dr. Troy Watson, have the knowledge and expertise to accurately diagnose and effectively treat your child's orthopaedic injury or condition.

To consult with a pediatric orthopaedic doctor at our practice, please request an appointment online or call (702) 731-4088 to be seen at one of our offices conveniently located in Las Vegas or Henderson, Nevada.

Our Pediatric Orthopaedic Doctors