Services Offered

Our mission is to provide the very highest level of pediatric orthopedic care possible!  We offer personalized attention in a nurturing environment.  Children’s Orthopedic Specialists was established in 1988 in Tucson, Arizona as the only full-time practice dedicated to pediatric orthopedics and scoliosis in Southern Arizona. 

Dr. Patrick Henderson and Dr. Kent Vincent are members of P.O.S.N.A. (Pediatric Orthopedic Society of North America), and choose less invasive procedures and techniques whenever possible.  As an example, both doctors are trained in the Ponseti method of clubfoot treatment for newborns.  Our doctors have privileges at both children’s hospitals: 

TMC—Tucson Medical Center

UMC—University Medical Center

We offer excellent, personalized care for children from birth to teens with all types of orthopedic concerns.  Patients are seen by one of our physicians at every appointment, not by a physician’s assistant.  Digital x-rays are available on site, and we now offer genetic testing for scoliosis. 

The scope of our practice ranges from office consultations to complex surgical care.  Our areas of special focus are: 

àFractures (broken bones) in the growing child
àSports injuries
àClubfeet
àScoliosis
àOther back problems
àIssues with growth and development in the shoulder, arms, elbow, hands, hips, knees, feet, and concerns about function in these areas
àMuscular problems
àOther bone problems 

*Our doctors are in Tucson Lifestyle as the best doctors in Tucson, Arizona for pediatric orthopedics every year since 1998.