Broken bones:
How do you know when it’s more than just a bump or bruise?

Mar 30 2016

With their active lifestyles, kids are frequently taking tumbles and injuring themselves as they run, climb and play. Broken bones, or fractures, are common in childhood, but not every fall results in a broken bone. How do you know when it’s more than just a bump or bruise and when to take your child in to see the doctor? In the article below, orthopaedic surgeon Dr. Victoria Kuester outlines what parents need to know about the signs of a broken bone and when to seek medical care. Signs of a fracture Broken bones are most common in the upper and lower extremities (limbs). The upper extremities include the arms, elbows, wrists and fingers and the lower extremities include the legs,... View Article

Meet Carter, our March calendar kid

Mar 15 2016

Carter Dean Rath was born with a defect in his abdominal wall known as gastroschisis. This condition can cause problems with a baby’s intestines, stomach and liver and requires special care from a team of experts. A team that Carter’s mom Maggie found right here in Richmond at CHoR. Carter spent nine months in the neonatal intensive care unit and underwent surgery to correctly position his affected organs and surgically close the opening in his belly. Now an energetic soccer-and-baseball-loving 4-year-old, Carter continues to receive care and support from specialists at CHoR for issues related to his shortened small intestine, which is a result of the surgery to repair his birth defect. Carter comes frequently for appointments and is one of... View Article

President’s post: Ushering in the future of children’s health

Mar 9 2016

Content originally posted on President’s posts. This afternoon, we cut the ribbon on the long-awaited Children’s Hospital of Richmond at VCU Children’s Pavilion, an outpatient pediatric specialty care clinic at Broad and 11th streets. In doing so, we did more than celebrate the opening of an impressive and beautiful new building; we ushered in the future of children’s health. Bar none, VCU’s new Children’s Pavilion is the most advanced outpatient center for children in our region. It is a landmark facility for Central Virginia that re-enforces the fact that VCU has a premier medical center on par with the best anywhere in the nation. The new Pavilion is an oasis for children and their families, a safe, welcoming and convenient... View Article