Orthopedics in Delaware/Greater Philadelphia

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Delaware

Nemours/Alfred I. duPont Hospital for Children

1600 Rockland Road
Wilmington, DE 19803
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Pediatric Orthopedics Doctors & Surgeons at This Location

Our World-Class Pediatric Orthopedics Department

The “home base” for our internationally-renowned pediatric orthopedics care, duPont Hospital for Children’s offers:

Nemours/Alfred I. duPont Hospital for Children has been accredited for its Single Discipline, Interdisciplinary Outpatient and Inpatient Rehabilitation Programs by CARF (Commission on Accreditation of Rehabilitation Facilities).

Nemours/Alfred I. duPont Hospital for Children has been accredited for its Single Discipline, Interdisciplinary Outpatient and Inpatient Rehabilitation Programs by CARF (Commission on Accreditation of Rehabilitation Facilities).

 
New Jersey
Nemours duPont Pediatrics, Voorhees

443 Laurel Oak Road
Therapy Services (Suite 200)
Pediatric Specialty Services (Suite 230)
Voorhees, NJ 08043
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Pediatric Orthopedics Doctors & Surgeons at This Location

Services Offered
  • top-notch pediatric orthopedics expertise from Nemours/Alfred I. duPont Hospital for Children 
  • pediatric specialists selected as some of the Best Doctors in America®, year after year
  • physical and occupational therapy services onsite
  • on-site X-rays (for additional imaging and laboratory services, we may refer you to duPont Hospital for Children) 
  • electrocardiogram (EKG), echocardiography (echo) and other diagnostic testing
 
Pennsylvania
Nemours duPont Pediatrics, Bryn Mawr

Bryn Mawr Medical Arts Pavilion
825 Old Lancaster Road, Suite 250
Bryn Mawr, PA 19010
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Pediatric Orthopedics Doctors & Surgeons at This Location

Services Offered
  • comprehensive pediatric orthopedics care and surgery from Nemours/Alfred I. duPont Hospital for Children experts
  • outpatient surgery center (The Alfred I. duPont Hospital for Children Surgery Center)
  • physical therapy gym (special focus on sports injury rehabilitation)
  • X-rays onsite (for additional imaging and laboratory services, we may refer you to our affiliate Bryn Mawr Hospital, right across the street, or duPont Hospital for Children 

Excellence in Pediatric Orthopedics
and Orthopedic Surgery


Nemours/Alfred I. duPont Hospital for Children is nationally recognized by U.S. News & World Report.

Nemours is one of the largest and most widely respected pediatric orthopedic practices in the United States — and the world. In fact, Nemours/Alfred I. duPont Hospital for Children is ranked among the top five children’s hospitals in the country for orthopedics for kids by U.S. News & World Report. Our pediatric orthopedists also have been selected as some of the Best Doctors in America®, year after year. Meet Our Team (PDF) »  

As one of the most clinically integrated practices in the country, you can make appointments with many of the specialists on your child’s care team, all on the same day. And, for your convenience, some of the very same pediatric orthopedic experts extend their care throughout Delaware/Greater Philadelphia to satellite Nemours duPont Pediatrics locations in Voorhees, N.J. and Bryn Mawr, Pa.


Orthopedic Expertise in Delaware/Greater Philadelphia

Our pediatric orthopedists and orthopedics care teams treat children with all kinds of conditions and injuries related to the bones, joints, muscles and nerves. 

 
Pediatric Orthopedics Conditions We Treat

Some of the children we see have extremely complex needs, including chronic medical conditions that require integrated care and assistive technology, like breathing machines.

Our Nemours pediatric orthopedics specialists and surgeons have specialized expertise in:
  • 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
  • gait and motion analysis (which looks at the way a child walks)
  • 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)
  • lymphedema (when there’s a collection of excess fluid, called lymph, in the arms or legs)
  • 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
 
World-Renowned Skeletal Dysplasia Program

Skeletal dysplasias can lead to a wide variety of medical problems, but the most common feature among them is dwarfism – defined as having a final adult height below 4’10”.

The Skeletal Dysplasia Program at duPont Hospital for Children is one of the world’s foremost centers in the treatment of skeletal dysplasia, offering expert, state-of-the-art medical and surgical care used to treat children with dwarfism. Our goal is to maximize your child’s mobility, correct deformity and prevent future complications.

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Leading the Way: Our 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 our pioneering spirit remains. We’ve also further fulfilled the vision of Alfred I. duPont by expanding our geographic reach for pediatric orthopedics through Nemours duPont Pediatrics locations in Pennsylvania and New Jersey, as well as Nemours Children’s Hospital in Orlando and Nemours specialty, urgent care and primary care locations in Northwest Florida, Northeast Florida and Central 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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Researching and Inventing Life-Changing Innovations

Just going through the every-day motions of life can be challenging for children with musculoskeletal and orthopedic conditions – until they come to see the experts at duPont Hospital for Children and meet WREX.

WREX (which stands for “Wilmington Robotic Exoskeleton”) allows children with weakness to move their arms in three-dimensional space in front of them. WREX is the brainchild of PERL (Pediatric Engineering Research Laboratory), whose biomedical engineers and students work with clinicians at Nemours’ Center for Orthopedics Research and Development (CORD) to come up with engineering solutions to medical problems.

WREX is an example of one of the life-changing innovations for children pioneered right here. It’s part of Nemours’ promise to treat every child as we would our own.

Because of our reputation, families come from all over the globe to duPont Hospital for Children for pediatric orthopedics. And some of the children we see are considered highly complex — they may have a chronic medical condition as well as an assortment of other problems, they may be taking multiple medications, or they may be assisted by technology like a breathing machine. 


Our Comprehensive Pediatric Orthopedics Care

To offer comprehensive, integrated care and the best possible course of treatment for your child (surgical and/or non-surgical), our pediatric orthopedists work closely with:

We support all treatment with a state-of-the-art cast room, as well as on-site brace, orthotic and prosthetic shops. And our pediatric orthopedists are constantly innovating new ways to diagnose and treat orthopedic conditions. In fact, duPont Hospital for Children was among the first in the nation to offer a Gait and Motion Analysis Lab, where we use technologically advanced techniques to analyze the way a child walks, including details like the timing of muscles, the forces produced by the motion and the movement of various joints.

Learn More About Our Gait and Motion Analysis Lab at Nemours/Alfred I. duPont Hospital for Children »

What to Expect

No matter who your child needs to see, we’re able to schedule most appointments quickly and without long wait times. We also make it easier for you to see everyone on your child’s care team — families can usually meet with pediatric orthopedists and other pediatric specialists and subspecialists on a single day, all at one location.

 
Your First Pediatric Orthopedics Visit

Your first trip to any of our pediatric orthopedics centers 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 by a pediatric orthopedist, including many measurements
  • an assessment of range of joint motions and the relative length of the limb segments

Often, we can give you a specific diagnosis in this initial evaluation. But some conditions can take time to diagnose, so we may need to do further evaluation before we can pinpoint the problem.

What to Bring to Your First Appointment 
  • 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

Please also bring hard copies or electronic copies of all imaging studies including X-rays, MRI or CT scans, if available.

Note: A parent or legal guardian must be with a child for a first visit.

 
After Your Pediatric Orthopedics Visit

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

In addition to medical care and specialist referrals, we provide emotional and psychological support to help families cope with and manage their child’s condition. We also offer genetic counseling services.

 
Making You Feel Welcome

One of the things parents appreciate most about our pediatric orthopedic care is our location at duPont Hospital for Children — located amid a beautiful park-like setting of huge oaks and inviting green lawns.

You’ll also find:
  • free parking (including valet services)
  • playground
  • kid-friendly waiting areas
  • little red wagons (available for escorting your young children)
  • gift shop
  • café, bagel shop and cafeteria
  • safety store
  • interactive Discovery Zone by DuPont wall
  • private, single-patient rooms
  • on-site pharmacy
  • Family Resource Center (with private sleeping rooms, a library, showers, kitchenette, laundry room, and business center)
  • Ronald McDonald House of Delaware (right across the street from our campus)

When you choose Nemours for your child’s orthopedic care, know that you’re choosing the most advanced, highest quality care available when it comes to orthopedics for kids. Whatever kind of pediatric orthopedics problem you’re facing, at Nemours we do everything within our power to give your child the very best, most comprehensive and compassionate care possible.

 
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What to Expect With Pediatric Surgery

If your child needs surgery, you can trust our pediatric surgical team at Nemours. Our pediatric surgical specialists (surgeons, anesthesiologists and nurses) understand what kids need, psychologically and physically. Our guidebook provides step-by-step instructions and information about what to expect before, during and right after surgery at Nemours/Alfred I. duPont Hospital for Children.

Top 10 Things Kids Need to Know About Surgery

Take your child on a pediatric surgery video tour with Sheridan on her surgery day. This fun, kid-friendly video shows children and teens what to expect, step-by-step, if they need an operation at Nemours/Alfred I. duPont Hospital for Children.

Appointments & Referrals

(302) 651-4200


Main Location

Nemours/Alfred I. duPont Hospital for Children

1600 Rockland Road
Wilmington, DE 19803
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Satellite Locations
New Jersey

Nemours duPont Pediatrics, Voorhees

443 Laurel Oak Road
Voorhees, NJ 08043
Therapy Services (Suite 200)
Pediatric Specialty Services (Suite 230)
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Pennsylvania

Nemours duPont Pediatrics, Bryn Mawr

The Alfred I. duPont Hospital for Children Surgery Center, Bryn Mawr
825 Old Lancaster Road,
Suite 250
Bryn Mawr, PA 19010
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International Patients

+1 (302) 651-4993

Orthopedics Research

Nemours is working to improve treatments and outcomes for children with orthopedic conditions.