By the Numbers

* "By the Numbers" data for January 1, 2022 - December 31, 2022, in line with the last U.S. News and World Report Survey 

  • 150+ patients treated with the Shilla technique, representing every type of early-onset scoliosis
  • 20+ years of pioneering early-onset scoliosis treatments
  • High-volume early onset scoliosis surgical center

Orthopedics Outcomes graphic.

Best Children's Hospitals - US News & World Report - OrthopedicsAwards and Achievements

  • 2023-2024 USNWR ranking
  • 97% of nurses have orthopedic-specific education
  • On Becker’s list of 100 hospitals and health systems with great orthopedic programs | 2023 
  • One of only 12 pediatric Cure SMA (spinal muscular atrophy) centers in the country
  • One of the only certified Duchenne Care Centers in the southeast

Orthopedic Service Chief

Brant Sachleben, M.D.

"From patients to staff, the people of Arkansas are amazing. I've lived in multiple places across the U.S. and spent a year in Canada and have not found a better group of people. They are friendly, loving, kind and genuine. This translates to patient interactions and relationships among team members. It is a pleasure to come to work and realize that I have an entire health care team dedicated to improving pediatric care that is both talented and a joy to be around. My colleagues are here to help kids and help each other. It is truly unique.    

Secondarily, Arkansas Children‘s allows me to care for kids, regardless of their means. I can focus on medicine and healing without worrying about other issues that may take my eye off the goal. I grew up in a small town and have a heart for kids who grew up in rural areas like me. This is one of the few children's hospitals in the country that serves everyone, urban, suburban and rural alike."

Brant Sachleben, M.D.
Sports medicine and pediatric orthopedic surgeon, Arkansas Children’s Hospital 
Chief of pediatric orthopedics 
Walter G. Selakovich, M.D. Endowed Chair in pediatric orthopedics
Associate professor, University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences

Patient Story

Meet Hannah

Hannah was born with spina bifida and scoliosis so severe that the doctors where she was born did not want to operate on her. Arkansas Children's orthopedic team was able to help Hannah.

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