Fractures in Children

Fractures in Children: Causes, Symptoms, & Treatment


Because children are still growing, their injuries need different evaluation, and sometimes different treatment.

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OSM expands to include new location in Providence Hospital

We are pleased to announce we have expanded our practice to three locations. You may now find us at:


1515 NW 18th Ave, 3rd Floor
Portland, OR 97209

Monday – Friday
8:00am – 4:30pm


5050 NE Hoyt, Suite 668
Portland Oregon 97213

Mon, Wed, Fri
8:00am – 4:30pm


51385 SW Old Portland Road, Suite A,
Scappoose Oregon 97056

8:00am – 2:00pm

We are currently accepting new patients at all three locations.

If you’re looking for orthopedic care in the Portland-Metro area, feel free to give us a call at 503-224-8399.

Dr. Switlyk Retirement Announcement

SubstandardFullSizeRenderWe are both happy and sad to announce that Dr. Paul Switlyk is now officially retiring from OSM.

About Dr. Switlyk

Dr. Switlyk graduated from the C.M.D.N.J New Jersey Medical School in 1979. He interned at the Medical Center Hospital of Vermont through 1980 and completed a four-year residency at Oregon Health & Science University in 1986. He completed a shoulder fellowship at University of Western Ontario with Richard Hawkins MD. Dr. Switlyk has practiced in Portland since 1987 and is board-certified with a special interest in the treating the shoulder and elbow. He has also served as a Clinical Senior Instructor in the Orthopaedics & Rehabilitation Department at OHSU.

OSM would like to thank Dr. Switlyk for his years of dedication and wish him a long and happy retirement!


Dr. Charles Petit has joined the OSM Team!

We are happy to announce the newest edition to our team – Dr. Charles Petit!

charles-2Graduated from Yale University in 1999 where he was captain of the men’s basketball team. He then attended UC San Diego School of Medicine, after which he completed his orthopedic surgical residency at the Harvard Combined Orthopedic Residency Program. He received advanced training in sports medicine and knee, shoulder, and hip arthroscopy at The Steadman-Hawkins Clinic in Vail, Colorado where he was an associate team physician for the Denver Broncos and the US Ski and Snowboard Teams.

From 2009 to 2014, Dr. Petit was in private practice in Hood River and The Dalles. He remains an active assistant team physician for the US Ski and Snowboard teams. His practice focuses on the arthroscopic treatment of knee, shoulder and hip injuries in athletes of all ages.

Dr. Petit is one of only a few surgeons in the northwest who is an expert in arthroscopic hip surgery. He also has a very strong background in joint reconstruction including knee and hip replacements, as well as complex shoulder reconstruction. In his free time, Dr. Petit enjoys flyfishing, basketball, snowboarding, and mountain biking.

We look forward to a happy future with Dr. Petit.