Orthopedics in Central Florida

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Nemours Children's Hospital

13535 Nemours Parkway
Orlando, FL 32827
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Our Comprehensive Pediatric Orthopedics Care

Serving as a hub for renowned Nemours pediatric care in Central Florida, Nemours Children’s Hospital’s extensive services include:

Melbourne, Fla.
Nemours Children's Specialty Care, Melbourne

1270 N. Wickham Road
Melbourne, FL 32935
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Services Offered

Excellence in Pediatric Orthopedics and Orthopedic Surgery

Our pediatric orthopedists at Nemours Children's Hospital in Orlando are experts in the diagnosis and treatment of orthopedics conditions and injuries in children of all ages. From simple fractures or broken bones to complex pediatric neuromuscular disorders and musculoskeletal conditions, our pediatric orthopedics team is dedicated to recognizing and treating these problems as early as possible. Our goal is always to improve your child’s quality of life — and to help kids get back to being kids.

As one of the most clinically integrated practices in the country, you can make appointments with many specialists on your child’s care team, all on the same day. And, for your convenience, some of the very same experts extend their care throughout Central Florida to our satellite Nemours Children’s Specialty Care locations.

Working Together to Provide Personalized Pediatric Orthopedics Care

At Nemours, we treat the whole child not just the condition. Because pediatric orthopedics conditions and injuries can affect kids in many ways, we rely on not just our expert pediatric orthopedics specialists and surgeons, but utilize a team approach that combines the expertise of our pediatric specialists throughout Nemours. As a true children's hospital, we can connect children and families to all the specialists they need.

Your Child’s Care Team
Members of your child’s care team may include:

We believe in family-centered care and want you to be an active participant in the decision-making, care and healing process for your child. And if your child's treatment requires surgery or an overnight stay at Nemours Children’s Hospital, we’ll help make your family’s experience as easy and stress-free as possible.

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Areas of Expertise in Central Florida

Our pediatric orthopedists and surgeons treat children with all kinds of conditions and injuries related to the bones, joints, muscles and nerves. We also have special areas of expertise, including pediatric orthopedics clinics and programs unique to our area.

Pediatric Orthopedics Conditions We Treat

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

We 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
  • 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)
  • conditions requiring orthotics (braces and other supports for bone, muscle and joint conditions) and/or prosthetics (artificial extension that replaces a part of the body)
  • osteogenesis imperfecta (also known as brittle bone disease, a genetic disorder in which bones break easily, often from little or no apparent cause)
  • 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)
  • spinal muscular atrophy (a neuromuscular disorder that disrupts the ability of nerves to communicate with muscles)
  • sports medicine injuries
Clubfoot Clinic

In our special clinic for children with clubfoot (where one or both feet are deformed or twisted inwards), we use the minimally invasive Ponseti method to treat this congenital (present from birth) condition. Traditional treatment for children with clubfoot has involved extensive surgery to release all the ligaments and tendons around the foot, often resulting in stiffness and pain as the child grows.

Studies have shown that almost all feet can be corrected using the less invasive Ponseti method of casting clubfeet. Especially effective when used early, the average cast treatment lasts two to three months, is not painful for the child, and seems to help avoid some of the long-term issues of scarring and stiffness. Our pediatric orthopedic specialist is highly experienced in using the Ponseti method and shares best practices with physicians around the country.

Limb Deformity Center

The Limb Deformity Center clinic at Nemours Children's Hospital in Orlando offers surgical treatments for the correction of upper and lower-limb deformities and injuries in children and adolescents. The Center helps kids with orthopedic issues due to trauma, birth defects, infections or short stature. 

We treat nearly every condition including:  
  • growth plate injuries
  • leg length discrepancy
  • congenital limb deformities (fibula hemimelia, congenital short femur, radial clubhand, clubfoot, etc.)
  • upper extremity deformity (Madelung disease, cubitus varus, multiple hereditary exostoses)
  • short stature (skeletal dysplasias, growth hormone patients)
  • fracture malunions or nonunions

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Skeletal Dysplasia Program

Skeletal dysplasias are a group of conditions characterized by abnormalities in the growth, development, shape, or integrity of the bones and cartilage. Skeletal dysplasias can lead to a wide variety of medical problems, but the most common feature among them is short stature (also referred to as “dwarfism”). At Nemours, our goal is to maximize your child’s mobility, correct deformity and prevent future complications.

Muscular Dystrophy Care

Muscular dystrophy (MD) is a genetic disorder that gradually weakens the body's muscles. In our Muscular Dystrophy Clinic, we have a multidisciplinary team that includes experts from orthopedics, neurology, physical medicine and rehabilitation, physical therapy, occupational therapy and genetics — all working together to help improve your child’s muscle and joint function and slow muscle deterioration. We want to help children with MD live as actively and independently as possible.

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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.

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 specialists on a single day, all at one location.

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.

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.

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.

Connecting With Your Child’s Primary Care Physician

We believe that one of the best ways to advance medicine to benefit children is through collaboration. We work closely with physicians in the community to triage their cases, offer expert diagnostics, and help to send patients to the right place for treatment.

NemoursOne, our electronic health record (EHR) is a secure, online environment that connects all phases of care for a child — inpatient, outpatient, at home, and at the referring physician's office. Using a special physician portal, primary care and referring physicians can securely access information about the care provided by the Nemours medical team and monitor a child’s progress any time, day, or night.

Forms & Patient Resources
New Patient Forms
  • Patient Registration (PDF)
Returning Patient Forms
  • Release of Information (PDF)
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  • Patient Presents Without Legal Guardian (PDF)
    English | Spanish
    Note: A parent or legal guardian must be with a child for a first visit.
Resources for Patients & Families

A Hospital Designed by Families, for Families

At Nemours Children’s Hospital, family-centered care is at the heart of everything we do. In fact, families helped shape the unique amenities and convenient services that make our hospital like no other in the region.

If Your Child Needs to Stay Overnight in Our Hospital

You’ll feel right at home in one of our private patient rooms designed with input from families who know what it’s like to have a child in the hospital.

Our large, comfortable, single-patient rooms have sleeping accommodations for two parents, a private bathroom, wireless Internet access, connections for DVD players and game systems, and two flat-screen TVs.

Other in-room features include:
  • full floor-to-ceiling windows for natural light
  • refrigerator for family meals and snacks
  • wardrobe storage for personal items and a hotel-style safe
  • GetWellNetwork interactive television (uniquely based on your child’s age, medical condition and more) and allows your child to watch TV, surf the Web, check e-mail, play music and games, and learn about your Nemours health care team.

Our “hospital within a garden” setting features many places for you and your family to go for fresh air and relaxation, including a one-acre interactive sensory discovery garden or one of our rooftop gardens on the second and fourth floors.

We have many more comforts and amenities such as:
  • complimentary valet and parking
  • kid-friendly commons areas for siblings
  • café and coffee shop
  • nondenominational chapel
  • concierge services

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Advanced Pediatric Medical Imaging Services Available Onsite

If your child needs medical imaging, we offer some of the area’s most advanced pediatric radiology services here on campus at Nemours
Children’s Hospital.

Our unique services include:
  • interventional radiology: Our team of experts uses image guidance to diagnose and treat diseases and tumors throughout the body. Certain conditions that previously required open surgery can now be treated by Nemours pediatric interventional radiologists. We are very fortunate to have the only dual-trained pediatric diagnostic and interventional radiologist in the state.
  • neuroradiological or cardiovascular imaging, and fetal MRI (magnetic resonance imaging): Our subspecialty-trained pediatric radiologists see children with complex conditions who require this highly specialized imaging.
  • Central Florida’s only 256-slice Brilliance iCT Scanner: We are one of only a handful of children’s hospitals in the country to have this latest generation CAT (or CT) scanner that scans faster than most machines and produces excellent images in a much shorter time with much less radiation exposure for the child.

Our team of board-certified pediatric radiologists and pediatric radiologic technologists are experts in the safe medical imaging of children of every age, even newborns.

We have also pledged our commitment to the “Image Gently” campaign of the Alliance for Radiation Safety in Pediatric Imaging, which is increasing awareness of the opportunities to promote radiation protection in the imaging of children.

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Family-Centered Care Means We're Here for You

At Nemours, we want to hear your concerns and share with you everything we can about your child's condition and treatment. If English is not your first language, we'll make sure you understand what to expect — in your language.

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Main Location


Nemours Children's Hospital

13535 Nemours Parkway
Orlando, FL 32827
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Satellite Locations

Nemours Children's Specialty Care, Melbourne
1270 N. Wickham Road
Melbourne, FL 32935
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Leaders in Pediatric Orthopedic Research

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