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Pediatric Orthopaedics

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Pediatric orthopaedic doctor with a patient

UF Health Pediatric Orthopaedics, an Alliance with Shriners Children's, boasts the region's most complete scope of practices for pediatric orthopaedics. Our fellowship-trained pediatric orthopaedic surgeons care about your child's growing body, providing outstanding care for children and teens with a variety of musculoskeletal issues.

The unique alliance between UF Health and Shriners Hospitals for Children has a meaningful impact on children with musculoskeletal problems. Shriners Hospitals for Children created the Shriners professorship in pediatric orthopaedics, the Shriners fellowship in pediatric orthopaedics and funding for improvements at the pediatric orthopaedic practice to help enhance the patient experience. The commitment will provide ongoing support for research, faculty and staff development, program enhancements and continuing education related to the care of pediatric orthopaedic patients at both UF Health Shands Children’s Hospital and the UF Health Orthopaedic and Sports Medicine Institute.

A patient-centered facility

Our pediatric orthopaedic specialists are trained to help children with conditions that affect their bones, joints and spine. Since children's bones have yet to fully develop, our approach centers on remedying the affected area but also keeping the child on track for healthy growth.

This state-of-the-art-facility was designed with the patient in mind. Renovations focused on the layout and flow of the space, and special attention was paid to improving the visual experience for young patients. Whimsical, colorful art throughout the patient areas encourages movement and imagination — both important for a healing environment.

This child-friendly facility features leading-edge imaging and technology providing a full scope of orthopaedic evaluations, treatments and rehabilitation including EOS low-dose imaging, all located on the fourth floor of the UF Health Orthopaedic Sports Medicine Institute (OSMI).

Dr. Stephanie Ihnow explains UF Health Pediatric Orthopaedics' alliance with Shriners Children’s.

Family-focused care

A child life specialist and nurse care manager are available at this location to enhance your family's experience by providing support services and compassionate care to your child during their visit.

Conditions we treat

Procedures we perform

  • Arthroscopy
  • Fracture repair and reconstruction
  • Growth modulation and reconstruction for deformities of the lower extremities
  • Hip preservation surgeries
  • Limb-lengthening surgeries
  • Mehta casting
  • Ponseti casting for clubfoot
  • Spinal fusion and growing rod surgery
  • Spinal tethering for scoliosis
  • Surgery for spine, hips and feet related to cerebral palsy

Additionally, we have an expert physiatrist who is trained in providing care in:

Urgent care

UF Health ORTHOcare is conveniently open for daily walk-in orthopaedic care. Whether you need care for sprains, strains or minor fractures, our highly skilled orthopaedic and sports medicine physicians are available. ORTHOcare has providers available to treat children, two-years-old to teenager, during all open hours. We also have physicians available to treat infants under two on Monday through Friday from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m.

Kid kicking and an x-ray of his leg with the UF Health ORTHOcare logo

Our locations

Shriners Center of Excellence is located on the 4th floor of the UF Orthopaedics and Sports Medicine Institute. The Shriners Center of Excellence makes it convenient for patients to have pre- and postoperative appointments as well as undergo orthopaedic surgery in one central location with easy, complimentary parking. Take a look inside our state-of-the-art facility in the video below.

Meet your care team

  • Nigel Price, MD, FAAP, FRCSC, FAAOS
    Pediatric Orthopaedic Specialist, Spine Surgeon
    Nigel Price
  • Pediatric Orthopaedic Specialist
    Stephanie Ihnow
  • Pediatric Neuromuscular Rehabilitation Specialist
    Frieda P Ansoanuur
  • Pediatric Orthopaedic Specialist
  • Joanne M Duffield, ARNP
    Family Nurse Practitioner
  • Derek J Wilson
    Physician Assistant
  • Orthopaedic Surgeon
  • Jessica K Matilsky, APRN
    Orthopaedics - Nurse Practitioner
  • Brianna Van Horn
    Child Life Specialist

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