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Pediatric Orthopedics at Its Best

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Nemours has one of the largest and most widely respected pediatric orthopedics practices in the United States — and the world. As an international leader in the field, Nemours is renowned for delivering advanced orthopedic care for children and teens since 1940. Our pediatric orthopedic surgeons and physicians are here to help restore function, improve quality of life, and prevent injury — to get kids back to being kids, no matter what their condition or injury.

Pediatric Orthopedic Conditions We Treat

Pediatric Orthopedic Conditions We Treat

We provide full-service care for children and teens with disorders and injuries involving the bones, joints, muscles and nerves, from the most common to the extremely rare. Some of the kids we see have complex needs, including chronic medical conditions that require integrated care with other specialties.

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

Why Choose Us

Why Choose Us

Families come to us from across the globe for our expertise in pediatric orthopedics care and research. We’re actively involved in studies and clinical trials to look for better ways to diagnose and treat childhood orthopedic diseases such as skeletal dysplasia, hip dysplasia, scoliosis and sports medicine injuries. And, year after year, many on our team are recognized as “Best Doctors in America® ,” as well as “Top Doctors” by local magazines in our regions.

Regional Pediatric Orthopedic Highlights

Services, programs and care teams differ at each location. Call for details.

U.S. News & World Report Best Hospitals Award for Orthopedic Care 2018-19

Highlights of Our Care

We offer comprehensive pediatric orthopedic care at Nemours/Alfred I. duPont Hospital for Children (Wilmington, Del.) and select Nemours duPont Pediatrics satellite locations in Pennsylvania and New Jersey.

  • one of the longest-standing, most well-known pediatric orthopedic practices in the nation and the world
  • consistently ranked among the top 10 children’s hospitals in the country for pediatric orthopedics by U.S. News & World Report
  • internationally renowned expertise in skeletal dysplasia (dwarfism) and cerebral palsy
  • world-class muscular dystrophy program
  • nationally noted, comprehensive scoliosis/spinal deformities program
  • large, experienced team — with more than 40,000 visits annually, 15 full-time, fellowship-trained orthopedic surgeons and two fellowship-trained sports medicine physicians
  • one of the nation's largest pediatric training programs for orthopedic residents and fellows
  • 100 percent physician participation in research and education, with leading pediatric orthopedics innovations such as the Wilmington Brace, which set a standard in scoliosis care; and the Wilmington Robotic Exoskeleton (WREX), a 3D-printed technology that helps children with muscle weaknesses use their arms
  • comprehensive, full-service care, with access to more than 30 other medical and surgical specialties
  • nursing excellence — our nursing program at duPont Hospital for Children earned Magnet status , the country’s highest nursing credential
  • Ronald McDonald House of Delaware right across from our hospital’s campus
  • Nobel Prize-winning EOS imaging technology (for the lowest dose of radiation possible to make medical imaging safer)
  • innovation in gait and motion analysis to help analyze and diagnose problems with walking — our accredited pediatric gait and motion analysis lab is among the first of its kind and still one of very few nationally
  • wheelchair clinic and assistive technology to help kids get around, communicate and learn
  • advanced diagnostic services, including fetal diagnostic testing and perinatal consultations while your baby is still in the womb
  • state-of-the-art cast room
  • on-site brace fitting
  • on-site orthotic and prosthetic shops
  • concussion program featuring comprehensive baseline concussion testing, including ImPACT® and NeuroCom® testing
  • pediatric sports medicine program that focuses on injury rehabilitation, prevention, and performance improvement and features advanced rehab facilities and therapy gyms
  • certified athletic trainers, who provide fitness assessments and personalized exercise training
  • indoor aquatic therapy pools
  • personalized sports nutrition programs with our board-certified sports nutritionist
  • pediatric outpatient therapy services program that’s one of the only in the region accredited by the Commission on Accreditation of Rehabilitation Facilities (CARF)
  • certified hand, occupational, physical and speech/language therapists

Featured Programs

We offer many specialized programs, including those in:

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Highlights of Our Care

We offer comprehensive pediatric orthopedic care at Nemours Children’s Hospital (Orlando) and select satellite Nemours Children’s Specialty Care locations.

Featured Programs

We offer specialized programs such as:

Highlights of Our Care

We offer comprehensive pediatric orthopedic care at Nemours Children’s Specialty Care, Jacksonville (working with Wolfson Children’s Hospital) and select satellite locations.

Featured Programs

We offer specialized programs such as:

Highlights of Our Care

We offer pediatric orthopedic care at Nemours Children’s Specialty Care, Pensacola and select satellite locations.

  • evaluation and treatment for a wide range of pediatric orthopedic conditions, from bone fractures to complex musculoskeletal conditions (including clubfoot, cerebral palsy and spina bifida)
  • wide range of pediatric specialty services
  • express lab services and imaging on-site 
  • casting
  • orthotic and prosthetic shops
  • assistive technology services
Patient Stories

Patient Stories

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Sometimes the best support and peace of mind comes from families who’ve been there. Meet some of the inspiring kids we’ve been honored to treat.

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Scheduled Specialist Online Visits

Nemours now offers scheduled specialist appointments through live video chat. Ask your doctor if this is an option for your family.

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Research & Clinical Trials

At Nemours, we’re actively researching new approaches for childhood disease prevention, diagnosis and treatment.

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KidsHealth Library

Learn more about your child’s medical condition from the experts at Nemours’ KidsHealth.