Orthopaedic & Scoliosis Surgery

Fracture and Trauma Care

The pediatric orthopaedic team at Johns Hopkins All Children’s Hospital provides expert care to fix broken bones and keep them growing strong.

When your child has a broken bone or fracture, it’s important that they receive care to both fix their injury and support the ongoing health of their still-growing bones.

The pediatric orthopaedists at Johns Hopkins All Children’s Hospital are specially trained to treat children’s fractures while protecting their growth plates to ensure their bones continue to grow correctly. Growth plates are areas in a child’s bones where growth occurs. These areas are often injured during sports or other activities because they are weaker than adults’ solid bone.

Treatment at Johns Hopkins All Children’s is provided by the board-certified and board-eligible orthopaedic surgeons from Children's Orthopaedic and Scoliosis Surgery Associates, L.L.P. (COSSA), who specialize in orthopaedic fracture and trauma surgical care. If you think your child may have a fracture, he or she should see a pediatric orthopaedist as soon as possible, at most within five to seven days of the injury.

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We are ready to answer your questions. For more information or to schedule an appointment, call the Children's Orthopaedic and Scoliosis Surgery Associates (COSSA) office.

Call 727-898-2663

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Some signs that your child may have a fracture are:

  • They are experiencing numbness or tingling in the injured area or extremity.
  • Their skin feels cold or appears pale or blue, especially in the hands, feet, fingers or toes.
  • They have an obvious deformity, meaning that the limbs appear crooked or out of place.
  • They have an open wound near the possible fracture.
  • They are walking with a limp, which could indicate a fracture or infection.
  • Bleeding under a fingernail near a possible broken finger.
  • Pain that can’t be controlled with a cold pack or standard over-the-counter pain medication.
  • They have multiple injuries, such as after a fall off a bicycle or car accident.
  • They have a head injury in addition to a possible broken bone or orthopaedic injury.

Conditions we treat include:

Shoulder and elbow

  • Clavicle fractures
  • Shoulder dislocations
  • Proximal humerus fractures
  • Supracondylar humerus fractures
  • Lateral condyle fractures
  • Medial epicondyle fractures
  • Elbow dislocations
  • Nursemaid’s elbow
  • Radial head and neck fractures
  • Olecranon fractures

Forearm, wrist and hand

  • Monteggia fracture-dislocations
  • Both bone forearm fractures
  • Distal radius and ulna fractures
  • Scaphoid fractures
  • Metacarpal and phalangeal fractures
  • Distal radius intraarticular fracture
  • Radial shaft fracture

Femur, hip and pelvis

  • Subtrochanteric fractures
  • Femoral shaft fractures
  • Supracondylar femur fractures
  • Distal femoral physeal fractures
  • Hip fractures
  • Pelvic fractures
  • Distal femur fracture
  • Patella fracture

Tibia, ankle and foot

  • Proximal tibia fractures
  • Tibial shaft fractures
  • Ankle fractures
  • Tillaux fractures
  • Triplane fractures
  • Midfoot fractures
  • Metatarsal and phalangeal fractures
  • Bimalleolar ankle fracture

Meet our Fractures & Trauma specialists

Paul Benfanti, M.D. Orthopaedics

Dr. Benfanti is a pediatric orthopaedic surgeon at Johns Hopkins All Children’s Hospital. He sees patients in the St. Petersburg and Tampa locations of Children's Orthopaedic and Scoliosis Surgery Associates (COSSA), L.L.P., and the Johns Hopkins All Children’s Outpatient Care locations in East Lake and Pasco.
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Daniel Bland, M.D. Orthopaedics

Dr. Bland is a pediatric orthopaedic surgeon at Johns Hopkins All Children’s Hospital. He sees patients in the St. Petersburg and Tampa locations of Children's Orthopaedic and Scoliosis Surgery Associates (COSSA), L.L.P., and Johns Hopkins All Children’s Outpatient Care, Brandon.
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Gregory Hahn, M.D. Orthopaedics

Gregory V. Hahn, M.D. has been selected for the honor of "Best Doctors in America" since 2003, and listed in America's Top Orthopedists and America's Top Surgeons. He is an Affiliate Assistant Professor at USF College of Medicine, Department of Orthopaedics and Sports Medicine.
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Jeffrey Neustadt, M.D. Orthopaedics

Dr. Neustadt is an orthopaedic surgeon and serves as chairman of the division of orthopaedic surgery at Johns Hopkins All Children’s Hospital. He sees patients in the St. Petersburg and Tampa locations of Children's Orthopaedic and Scoliosis Surgery Associates (COSSA), L.L.P.
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Lee Phillips, M.D. Orthopaedics

Dr. Phillips is a pediatric orthopaedic surgeon at Johns Hopkins All Children’s Hospital. He sees patients in the St. Petersburg and Tampa locations of Children's Orthopaedic and Scoliosis Surgery Associates (COSSA), L.L.P., and Johns Hopkins All Children’s Outpatient Care, Sarasota.
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Drew Warnick, M.D. Orthopaedics

Dr. Warnick is a pediatric orthopaedic surgeon at Johns Hopkins All Children’s Hospital. He sees patients in the St. Petersburg and Tampa locations of Children's Orthopaedic and Scoliosis Surgery Associates (COSSA), L.L.P., the Johns Hopkins All Children’s Outpatient Care locations in East Lake and Pasco, and at IMG Academy where Johns Hopkins All Children’s provides sports medicine and general health services.
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T. Cooper Wilson, M.D. Orthopaedics

Dr. Wilson specializes in spinal surgery as a pediatric orthopaedic surgeon at Johns Hopkins All Children’s Hospital. He joined the medical staff in 2018. He sees patients in the St. Petersburg and Tampa locations of Children's Orthopaedic and Scoliosis Surgery Associates, (COSSA) L.L.P., and the Johns Hopkins All Children's Outpatient Care locations in East Lake, Pasco and Tampa.
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 Children's Orthopaedic and Scoliosis Surgery Associates

Children's Orthopaedic and Scoliosis Surgery Associates (COSSA) provide surgery and services at Johns Hopkins All Children's Hospital. Find us at one of our many locations:

PHONE: 727-898-2663 PHONE: 813-879-2663

St. Petersburg Office

625 6th Avenue South, Suite 450, St. Petersburg, FL 33701

Tampa Office

3440 W. Dr. Martin Luther King Jr Blvd, Suite 200, Tampa, FL 33607

Johns Hopkins All Children's Outpatient Care of Sarasota

5881 Rand Boulevard, Sarasota, FL 34238

Johns Hopkins All Children's Outpatient Care of East Lake

3850 Tampa Road, Palm Harbor, FL 34684

Johns Hopkins All Children's Outpatient Care of Pasco

4443 Rowan Road, New Port Richey, FL 34653

Johns Hopkins All Children's Outpatient Care of Brandon

885 South Parsons Avenue, Brandon, FL 33511