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.

Bryn Mawr

Nemours duPont Pediatrics, Bryn Mawr

Bryn Mawr Medical Arts Pavilion
825 Old Lancaster Road, Suite 250
Bryn Mawr, PA 19010
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For Appointments: (302) 651-4200
For Information: (610) 542-3300

Hours: Monday–Friday, 8 a.m. to 6 p.m.
(Ask about our evening hours.)
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Parking: Valet parking at entrance. Garage parking with convenient skywalk.

 
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
New Patients

Bring these forms for your first appointment:

Returning Patients
 
Forms & Resources
New Patient Forms
Returning Patient Forms
Resources for Patients & Families

The specialists at Nemours duPont Pediatrics, Bryn Mawr, are experts in diagnosing and treating pediatric orthopedic conditions and injuries. For your convenience, our caring, board-certified pediatric orthopedists from Nemours/Alfred I. duPont Hospital for Children come to the Bryn Mawr office for outpatient evaluations and follow-up visits.

Know that your child will be getting care from some of the best pediatric orthopedists in the country. In fact, the orthopedics program at duPont Hospital for Children has been named among the nation’s best in pediatric orthopedics by U.S. News and World Report, year after year. In the 2014–2015 rankings, U.S. News ranked our pediatric orthopedics program among the top six in the country. 

Our pediatric orthopedists at Bryn Mawr treat a wide range of neuromuscular and musculoskeletal conditions in children. We welcome kids with all kinds of orthopedic problems, regardless of how simple or complex, from stress fractures (diagnosed and treated the same day) to sports medicine to limb length discrepancy. And we have an extensive on-site physical therapy facility, with expertise in sports medicine injury rehabilitation, as well as neuromuscular conditions.

 
Your Pediatric Orthopedics Visit at Nemours duPont Pediatrics, Bryn Mawr

Your child’s first appointment with our pediatric orthopedic specialists is usually a comprehensive diagnostic visit. Allow one to two hours for this visit, which may include:

  • a thorough review of your child’s medical and family history
  • a review of previous medical records and X-rays
  • a detailed physical examination, including many measurements
  • an assessment of range of motion and the relative length of the limb segments

We can often give you a specific diagnosis in this initial evaluation. Some conditions can take time to diagnose, and we may need to do further evaluation before we can pinpoint the problem.

Once we’ve made a specific diagnosis, we’ll customize treatment and management strategies to meet the needs of your child and your family.

 
If Your Child Needs Tests, Surgery or Hospitalization

At Nemours duPont Pediatrics, Bryn Mawr, we can perform X-rays right on site. If your child needs other tests, surgery or an overnight hospital stay, we may refer you to Nemours/Alfred I. duPont Hospital for Children, where we’ll make your family’s experience as easy and stress-free as possible. Bryn Mawr Hospital (right across the street) also offers on-site laboratory and imaging services.

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Sports Medicine at Nemours duPont Pediatrics, Bryn Mawr

A strong part of what we can offer to the Bryn Mawr area is our specialized pediatric sports medicine care. Our team of sports medicine physicians, physical therapists, athletic trainers and a certified sports nutritionist will work to evaluate, improve and restore your young athlete’s physical abilities. We’re proud to offer an advanced rehabilitation and sports medicine gym featuring more than 3,500 square feet of therapy space and advanced equipment, including:

  • a plyometric and agility area
  • a 27-yard indoor running lane with low-impact flooring
  • an interactive steer and shift Expresso bike with virtual reality games while cycling
  • advanced concussion testing and management program, including baseline imPACT® (Immediate Post-Concussion Assessment and Cognitive Testing) and the NeuroCon SMART Equitest® System (which provides objective assessment of balance control and postural stability under dynamic test conditions to reflect the challenges of daily life)

At Nemours duPont Pediatrics, Bryn Mawr, we can evaluate your child, perform follow-up visits, and provide all of the therapy, training and nutritional support needed to assist your child in recovering from an injury, help prevent future injury, and achieve maximum performance.

 
A Distinguished History in Pediatric Orthopedics

Nemours has been setting the standard in pediatric orthopedic care since 1940, when Alfred I. duPont’s philanthropic vision was first realized through the creation of the duPont Institute in Delaware. For 40 years, Nemours/Alfred I. duPont Hospital for Children was devoted entirely to pediatric orthopedics and led by renowned physicians in the developing field.

The hospital has since expanded its offerings, and orthopedics has expanded as well. We continue the pioneering spirit to offer the latest in clinical care, research and training.

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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