Orthopedic & Sports Medicine Center, Florida

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Orthopedic & Sports Medicine Center, Florida

Florida's Largest Pediatric Orthopedics Program

Our Center for Orthopedics & Sports Medicine, with three main locations, sees children from all over the world. That’s because we’re changing lives and helping children of all abilities get back to being kids.

Our team includes renowned pediatric orthopedic surgeons, sports medicine doctors, rehabilitation specialists, athletic trainers and more. We offer advanced nonsurgical and surgical services designed for growing children. Kids can get most everything they need, all in one place.

We treat nearly every condition, including broken bones, sports injuries, club foot, hip disorders, spinal problems, and bone and soft tissue tumors. Our team also works with other specialists to treat complex conditions like neuromuscular disorders, which affect the nerves and muscles.

We’re also actively researching orthopedic conditions and participating in clinical trials, to help improve the lives of children everywhere.

Find Orthopedic Care at Nemours

We have many pediatric orthopedic physicians and locations — find the care closest to you:

Meet One of Our Patients

Amaya has scoliosis. See how her Nemours team made surgery a little easier.

Conditions & Treatments

We see a wide range of conditions — far too many to list here. The conditions we treat vary depending on the location and providers selected. Don’t see a condition listed? Call us.

State-of-the-Art Orthopedic Care, Just for Kids

Our pediatric orthopedics and sports medicine center offers care from a variety of specialties. From minor injuries and sports injury prevention, to rare diseases and complex bone differences, you can count on our expertise.

Top 40

Ranking of pediatric orthopedic programs by U.S. News & World Report


Fellowship-trained orthopedic surgeons


Fellowship-trained sports medicine doctors


Spinal fusion surgeries performed annually

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Inpatient pediatric physical rehabilitation programs in Florida

We offer the latest X-ray and imaging technologies. Our imaging equipment is high-tech and kid-friendly.

We have casting, bracing, orthotics and assistive technology onsite. We have expertise in custom bracing and orthotics, advanced casting and prosthetics. We also help kids move and function using the latest assistive technology tools and devices.

We’re skilled in minimally invasive orthopedic surgeries. Our surgeons repair, lengthen, straighten and reconstruct bones, joints and soft tissue with advanced methods — using smaller, fewer cuts for a faster recovery.

We have inpatient pediatric physical medicine and rehab. Our rehab is led by one of the few U.S.-based doctors dual-certified in physical medicine & rehabilitation and pediatric rehabilitation medicine. The on-campus Ronald McDonald House can help make your visit convenient and affordable.

Other Highlights of Our Care in Northeast Florida

  • We offer same-day walk-in clinics for orthopedic injuries.
  • Our sports medicine program covers the largest youth soccer program in Duval county.
  • We offer FDA-approved devices for fusionless scoliosis surgery.
  • We are researching new treatments for scoliosis.
  • We operate at a U.S. News Top 50 Children’s Hospital for Pediatric Orthopedics (our next-door neighbor, Wolfson Children's Hospital).

Pediatric Orthopedic Research and Clinical Trials

Research at Nemours is active and life-changing. We help children with skeletal dysplasia, scoliosis, cerebral palsy, sports injuries and other conditions live better. We’re leading clinical trials and developing new technologies so kids can move, walk and play to their best ability.

Mother and teen son smile and laugh while coloring at home
Female toddler wearing body and arm braces, handing a block to rehabilitation therapist

The Best in Rehab

Our inpatient rehabilitation program is one of four in Florida, and the only one in Central Florida. It is led by one of the few U.S.-based doctors who is dual-certified in physical medicine & rehabilitation and pediatric rehabilitation medicine. For your convenience, we provide advanced outpatient rehab at our hospital and at locations throughout the region.

Featured Doctor

Dr. John Lovejoy leads our Central Florida orthopedics center and teams — and he loves working with families. See how he’s giving kids brighter tomorrows.