Dr. Jeffrey Thomson, Division Head of Orthopedics at Connecticut Children's Medical Center
Here is Renee's interview with Dr. Jeffrey Thomson, Division Head of Orthopedics at Connecticut Children's Medical Center, and Monica Buchanan, Director of Communications for Connecticut Children's Medical Center!
They chat about Connecticut Children's Medical Center's Urgent-Ortho center and how convenient it is to see a specialist as a walk-in patient. They also discuss the types of injuries that can be addressed at the Urgent-Ortho, and how CCMC provides care specialized for children and young adults, up to age 21!
Listen to the complete interview here:
Thank you to Monica Buchanan, Director of Communications for Connecticut Children's Medical Center - for her input as a mom during our chat!
Connecticut Children's Medical Center: Urgent-Ortho
Located at 31 Seymour Street, Hartford, CT
• Connecticut Children’s expert orthopedic providers offer walk-in and same-day appointments in Hartford Monday through Friday from 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.
• Connecticut Children’s focus on teens and children gives them a unique perspective you won’t find at orthopedic practices for adults.
• Between 15% and 30% of children’s fractures are accompanied by an injury to a growth plate, the weakest part of the skeletal system during adolescence and childhood. Growth-plate injuries often occur in in bones of the forearm and wrist and throughout the lower body. Connecticut Children’s expert team understands how to properly treat such fractures — so you don’t have to worry about your teen’s or child’s treatment plan interfering with their continued proper musculoskeletal growth.
• Connecticut Children’s also provides services you won’t find anywhere else in Connecticut, including an EOS X-ray machine that’s an ultra-low-dose, 3D imaging system that uses two to three times less radiation than conventional machines – important for children and teens. It’s one of just seven facilities nationwide to feature this low-dose imaging technology.