Pediatric Orthopedic Conditions, Treatments, and Services

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Our Pediatric Orthopedic Specialty Areas

When you choose Joe DiMaggio Children’s Hospital, your child is in caring and capable hands. We are South Florida's largest, most trusted pediatric orthopedic group. Our program is home to uncommon expertise in spine conditions, hip preservation, upper extremity disorders, sports medicine and several other specialties.

Pediatric orthopedic specialty areas at Joe DiMaggio Children’s Hospital include: 


We treat everything from spinal curvature (scoliosis) to tumors and traumatic injuries. Our pediatric spine specialists deliver appropriate care based on their decades of experience. Many children with spine conditions get better without surgery. When procedures are necessary, we provide safe, precise treatments that significantly improve spine health.

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Hip Preservation

These services are for children with hip dysplasia and acetabular impingement that cause hip instability. Highly skilled experts deliver care that relieves discomfort and lowers the risk of early onset hip arthritis. We offer every treatment option, including braces, casting, physical therapy and surgical procedures.

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Limb Lengthening

We treat children with limb length discrepancies that cause one arm or leg to be shorter than the other. Services include nonsurgical therapy like shoe lifts for minor differences. More severe cases involve surgery to lengthen the shorter limb. We offer every technique and tailor therapies to your child’s needs.

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Hands and Upper Extremities

We treat children with conditions affecting the hands, wrists, forearms, elbows and shoulders. Our expertise includes every possible condition, including nerve damage, limb differences, sports injuries and fractures. Care options include specialized hand therapy and sophisticated reconstructive surgical procedures.

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Bone and Soft Tissue Tumors

Our program is home to one of the nation’s foremost pediatric musculoskeletal tumor experts. These tumors, which include bone cancers and sarcomas, are rare and require specialized care. 

Our specialist uses sophisticated techniques to remove them while preserving as much healthy tissue as possible.

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Orthopedic Care for Cerebral Palsy

Children with cerebral palsy commonly experience orthopedic issues including muscle tightness, scoliosis and hip instability. Our pediatric orthopedic surgeons have extensive experience in nonsurgical and surgical treatment methods.

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Pediatric Orthopedic Trauma

We deliver prompt, specialized services for orthopedic trauma including broken bones, ligament tears and concussions. Our expertise also includes sophisticated treatments for complex trauma and injuries that did not heal as expected. Care often starts in our clinics, where same-day and next-day appointments are available for urgent concerns.

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[U18] Sports Medicine

Our sports medicine program provides injury prevention services and treatment for athletes throughout the region. We are a trusted partner to club teams, high schools, Olympians and professional athletes. Our experts help more patients safely return to the activities they love — often without surgery. 

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A National Leader in In Children's Orthopedics

Our commitment to care excellence has earned our center prestigious recognition from U.S. News & World Report.