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Pediatric Orthopedics

From broken bones to hip and spine disorders, the Pediatric Orthopedics team at St. Luke’s Children’s is dedicated to supporting the health of children from birth into young adulthood with bone, joint, and muscle problems. Our pediatric fellowship-trained orthopedic surgeons and physical therapists offer a full range of non-surgical and surgical care for musculoskeletal conditions including fractures, scoliosis, deformity, hip dysplasia, genetic disorders, and many others. We’re also experts in trauma and sports medicine; and care for children with cerebral palsy, spasticity, or spina bifida.

Highlights & Resources

  • Blog Post

    Longtime Local Orthopedic Surgeon Returns Home to Open Practice at St. Luke’s Nampa

Providers

  • Orthopedic Surgery

    Biography

    Krysten Bell, MD specializes in pediatric orthopedic surgical care, including trauma, complex hip deformities in children and young adults, scoliosis and other spine deformities, pediatric foot and ankle surgery, and pediatric sports injuries. She also works with neuromuscular conditions like cerebral palsy.

    Krysten is a candidate active member of the Pediatric Orthopaedic Society of North America, and an active member of the American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons, the Ruth Jackson Orthopaedic Society, and the Alpha Omega Alpha honor society. Her research interests include outcomes following periacetabular osteotomy for residual hip dysplasia and surgical treatment of severe slipped capital femoral epiphysis.

    Availability

    Accepting new patients
  • Pediatric Orthopedics

    Biography

    Jason Robison, MD, POSNA has special interest in pediatric orthopedic care, trauma, foot and ankle surgery, sports medicine, and complex deformity correction. He also specializes in non-surgical and surgical treatment of complex deformities of the spine and hip in children and young adults, including scoliosis and kyphosis. Dr. Robison is member of the Pediatric Orthopaedic Association of North America (POSNA). His research interests have focused on hip deformity in young, active adults and the outcomes of non-joint replacement surgeries. He has authored textbook chapters on orthopedic trauma and the management of complex pediatric spinal deformity.

    Availability

    Accepting new patients
  • Pediatric Orthopedics

    Biography

    Larry "Buzz" Showalter, MD is trained in all facets of children's orthopedic care including trauma and fractures; complex upper and lower extremity deformity; and neuromuscular, congenital, and other developmental disorders. He frequently manages conditions such as clubfoot, hip dysplasia, skeletal dysplasia, limb-length discrepancy, and growth plate injuries/arrests. His goal is to maximize quality of life for his patients.

    Dr. Showalter has special interest in prevention of early onset hip osteoarthritis through improved diagnostics for developmental hip dysplasia.

    Dr. Showalter serves as medical director for pediatric orthopedics at St. Luke's Children's. He is a member of the Pediatric Orthopaedic Society of North America.

    In his free time, Dr. Showalter enjoys spending time outdoors with his wife and four grown sons. He loves to hike, camp, fly fish and play any competitive game.

    Availability

    Accepting new patients

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