Orthopedics

A pediatric orthopedist helps a child

Nemours is one of the largest and most widely respected pediatric orthopedic programs in the United States, and our orthopedic expertise is recognized throughout the world. As an international leader in the field of orthopedics for kids, we provide comprehensive care for children with bone, joint, muscular and nerve conditions.

 
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The term “ortho” means to correct or straighten. At Nemours, our pediatric orthopedic specialists recognize and treat neuromuscular and musculoskeletal conditions as early in your child’s life as possible. We’re here to help restore function and improve quality of life — and get kids back to being kids, no matter what medical condition they’re dealing with.

Since 1940, Nemours has been setting the standards for orthopedic procedures for children who were either born with bone, joint, muscular and nerve conditions, or who develop these conditions because of disease or injury.

We treat kids with all types of orthopedic conditions — regardless of how simple or complex their condition (and their care) might be. Some of the many conditions we treat include:

  • cerebral palsy
  • skeletal dysplasia
  • bone tumors
  • limb length discrepancies
  • scoliosis
  • spinal dysfunction
  • sports injuries

Whatever pediatric orthopedic condition or injury your child might have, know that we offer comprehensive, compassionate care — and treat every child as we would our own.

Jacksonville South

Nemours Children's Clinic, Jacksonville South

14785 Old St. Augustine Road, Suite 200
Jacksonville, FL 32258
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For Appointments: (904) 697-3600

Hours: Monday–Friday, 8 a.m. to 5 p.m.
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What to Bring
  • photo ID
  • medical and pharmacy insurance cards
  • preferred pharmacy name and phone number
  • names and dosage of all medications, including over-the-counter medication, your child is currently taking
  • guardianship and custody papers, if a legal guardian rather than a parent accompanies your child
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Returning Patients
 
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Pediatric orthopedic specialists at Nemours Children’s Clinic, Jacksonville South provide expert diagnosis and treatment for newborns, children and teens with neuromuscular and musculoskeletal conditions. At Nemours, our goal is to treat orthopedic problems early, so your child can get back to life as quickly as possible.

Expert Pediatric Orthopedic Care in Your Neighborhood

Located next to the Baptist Hospital South Campus, the Nemours Children’s Clinic, Jacksonville South is a satellite clinic where many of the pediatric orthopedists from our downtown Jacksonville, Fla. clinic see patients closer to home — your home.


 
Nemours’s Pediatric Orthopedic Expertise in Jacksonville

Nemours specialists see children with all types of conditions and injuries related to the bones, joints, muscles and nerves — from the most complex to the most routine. We have expertise in treating nearly every pediatric orthopedic condition, including:

  • arthrogryposis (a condition, which develops before birth, of the joints and muscles that impairs a child’s ability to use the shoulders, wrists, fingers and lower extremities)
  • bone tumors (that may be benign/non-cancerous or malignant/cancerous, though benign tumors are more common)
  • cerebral palsy (a condition caused by abnormalities in the parts of the brain that control muscle movement)
  • congenital (present from birth) clubfoot and other complex foot problems
  • hand/upper extremities surgery (treatment for disorders, deformities, or injuries involving the hand, wrist, elbow and shoulder)
  • limb length discrepancies and limb deformity (when children have limbs that are deformed or of unequal size)
  • management of complex fractures (broken bones), including growth
  • plate fractures
  • muscular dystrophy (a genetic disease characterized by increasing weakness of the muscles)
  • orthotics (braces and other supports for bone, muscle, and joint conditions)
  • osteogenesis imperfecta (also known as brittle bone disease, a genetic disorder in which bones break easily, often from little or no apparent cause)
  • prosthetics (artificial extension that replaces a part of the body)
  • residual effects of injuries or infections
  • scoliosis (when a child’s spine curves from side to side, like an “S” or a “C”) and other spinal deformities
  • skeletal dysplasias (a group of conditions characterized by abnormalities in the growth, development, shape, or integrity of the bones and cartilage)
  • spina bifida (a congenital condition that involves the incomplete development of the spinal cord or its coverings)
  • sports medicine injuries

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Coordinated Care at Nemours Children’s Clinic, Jacksonville South

Children with orthopedic conditions and injuries often require care from different medical specialists. For your convenience, in addition to your pediatric orthopedist, your child can see other specialists and medical professionals at our Jacksonville South clinic, very often on the same day.

 
Your Child’s Orthopedic Care Team at Nemours

Your child’s care team may also include specialists, therapists and other care professionals from our downtown Jacksonville Nemours clinic and our pediatric partner Wolfson Children’s Hospital. Depending on your child’s condition, you will have seamless access to expert:

  • orthopedic surgeons
  • skilled nurse practitioners
  • psychologist and psychiatry
  • radiologists
  • physical therapists
  • occupational therapists
  • orthotists (specialists who create and fit braces and other supports)
  • prosthetists (specialists who fit all types of prostheses)
  • geneticists
  • social workers

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Electronic Health Record: Keeping Track of Your Child’s Progress

To ensure everyone is on the same page (including your primary care provider or pediatrician) your medical care team has access to our award-winning electronic health record system that keeps track of every visit, every test result and every procedure at Nemours.

And you can access select parts of your child’s health record through MyNemours, our secure portal that also allows you to interact with your care providers and request prescription refills online, anytime.

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What to Expect at Your Child’s Pediatric Orthopedic Visit

Your child’s first orthopedic appointment at any of our Jacksonville-area Nemours clinics is typically a diagnostic visit that lasts approximately 1–2 hours. You can expect us to:

  • review your child’s medical and family history
  • review previous medical records, X-rays and other imaging studies
  • conduct a detailed physical examination, including measurements
  • assess a range of joint motions and the relative length of limb segments

Often, we can give you a specific diagnosis in this initial evaluation, but some conditions may take longer to diagnose. If needed, we’ll schedule additional testing at this time.

Once we have a diagnosis, the pediatric orthopedic medical team works closely with you and your child’s primary care physician to develop a comprehensive treatment plan.

 
If Your Child Needs Tests, Surgery or Hospitalization

The Nemours Children’s Clinic, Jacksonville South offers X-ray imaging onsite, while MRIs and nuclear medicine studies, CT (or “CAT”) scans, ultrasounds and interventional radiology services are provided at Wolfson Children’s Hospital, our pediatric partner.

If your child needs additional tests, therapies or rehabilitation, surgery or an overnight hospital stay, our pediatric orthopedic care team and the pediatric experts at Wolfson Children’s Hospital will take good care of your family and make the experience as easy and stress-free as possible.

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Leading the Way: Nemours’ Long History With Pediatric Orthopedics

Nemours' distinguished reputation didn’t happen overnight. We've been setting the standard for pediatric orthopedic care since 1940, when Alfred I. duPont's philanthropic vision was first realized through the creation of the duPont Institute in Delaware — a place which, for 40 years, was devoted entirely to pediatric orthopedics and led by renowned pediatric orthopedists in the developing field.

Since then, the hospital has grown and so has our program. Yet its pioneering spirit remains. We’ve also further fulfilled the vision of Alfred I. duPont by expanding our geographic reach for orthopedics for kids through Nemours Children’s Clinic locations in Pennsylvania and New Jersey, as well as Jacksonville, Fleming Island, Orlando and Pensacola in Florida. Together, we share a commitment to offering procedural and technological excellence, dedicated and compassionate care and the latest in clinical research and training.

And in everything we do, we value your involvement as a key member of the care team. After all, who knows your child better than you? We want you and your family to be an active participant in the decision-making, care and healing process.

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Whatever kind of pediatric orthopedic challenge your family is facing, our Nemours specialists will do whatever it takes to give your child the very best, most comprehensive and compassionate care available.