For children from birth to early adulthood, the pediatric orthopaedic physicians and specialists at Duke Children’s Hospital and Health Center provide the highest quality treatment and care for a broad spectrum of congenital, developmental, and traumatic disorders affecting bones, soft tissues, joints, and the neuromuscular system.

Robert Lark, MD, MS, leads the Pediatric Orthopaedics Division and ranks highly in U.S. News & World Report. We are nationally recognized for our surgical and non-surgical treatment for even the most complex pediatric orthopaedic conditions. 

We encourage the involvement of families in all aspects of diagnosis, treatment, and recovery, answering any questions or addressing concerns you might have. We understand that your goal is to obtain the best care for your child—our goal is to guarantee that your child receives that care.

The orthopaedics team at Duke Children’s is nationally recognized and highly ranked in U.S. News & World Report as one of the best children’s hospitals for our quality of care and excellence in clinical services and outcomes in orthopedics. Because of our national reputation, many patients and their families travel around the state and neighboring regions to receive treatment.

Faculty

The orthopaedics team at Duke Children’s is nationally recognized and highly ranked in U.S. News & World Report as one of the best children’s hospitals for our quality of care and excellence in clinical services and outcomes in orthopedics. Because of our national reputation, many patients and their families travel around the state and neighboring regions to receive treatment.

The Pediatric Orthopaedic Surgery Fellowship cooperates with UNC Hospital in Chapel Hill. Fellows complete a six-month rotation at each hospital, exposing them to a broader range of clinical experience and hospital practices. Together, we perform roughly 2,000 procedures yearly and cover all aspects of pediatric orthopaedics including spine, hip, sports, trauma, complex deformity, and tumor. 

Learn more about the Pediatric Orthopaedic Fellowship here.

Patient Care

Our dedicated team of physicians and specialists understand the developmental needs of children and work together to ensure your child receives the comprehensive, individualized care they deserve. We provide surgical and non-surgical treatments for scoliosis, club foot, leg length differences, orthopaedic tumors, fractures, and cerebral palsy. We also provide a multidisciplinary approach to treating and preventing sports injuries. In addition to being safer, our use of lower-dose radiation X-rays for scoliosis, the EOS system—which takes front and side views simultaneously—gives our physicians a better view of the spine.