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What to expect at Shriners Healthcare for Children  — Florida.

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For more than 95 years, Shriners Hospitals for Children has provided specialty pediatric orthopaedic care in North America. At Shriners Healthcare for Children — Florida, we have been caring for children with orthopaedic needs as part of our multidisciplinary care model, since 1985.

Orthopaedic conditions treated

Upper extremity conditions

  • Fingers: Syndactyly, macrodactyly, supernumerary digits, webbed fingers, trigger fingers
  • Hand problems: Radial club hand, congenital abnormalities, VATER syndrome, TAR syndrome (thrombocytopenia absent radius) and radial hypoplasia, amniotic band syndrome
  • Shoulder: Erb’s palsy (brachial plexus injury), birth-related shoulder trauma and dislocation

Read more about upper extremity conditions.

Lower extremity conditions

  • Bowed legs: Idiopathic, Blount’s disease, rickets
  • Foot problems: Club feet, vertical talus, bunions, pes planus, tarsal coalition, toe-walking
  • Hip deformities: Perthes disease, slipped capital femoral epiphysis, congenital hip dislocation, developmental hip dysplasia
  • Femoral anteversion, tibial torsion
  • Knees: ACL, meniscus injury, arthroscopy, knock knees, Osgood Schlatter disease, patellar instability
  • Limb length discrepancy and limb deficiencies
  • Toes: Syndactyly, extra toes, supernumerary digits, webbed toes

Read more about lower extremity conditions.

Scoliosis and spine

  • Neck: Torticollis
  • Scoliosis, kyphosis, spondylolisthesis, spondylosis, lordosis, Scheuermann’s disease

Read more about spine conditions.

Other orthopaedic conditions and diseases

  • Amputation: A complete or partial absence of a limb or limb segment, congenital (from birth) or acquired
  • Deficiency: A complete or partial absence or one or more bones resulting in a deficient limb segment, congenital (from birth)
  • Bone defects: Congenital, including psuedoarthrosis/tibia, traumatic non-unions
  • Bone diseases: inherited rickets, hypophosphatasia and other metabolic bone diseases
  • Dwarfism: achondroplasia
  • Fracture care: non-emergent
  • Dislocations: non-emergent, non-acute
  • Benign bone tumors, benign soft tissue tumor
  • Sports medicine: Knee, shoulder, elbow, ankle
  • Trauma: Non-emergent follow-up, complications related to injury
  • Osteogenesis imperfecta: A genetic, metabolic bone disease causing bones to break easily

Read more about osteogenesis imperfecta.

Muscular/neuromuscular disorders

  • Cerebral palsy
  • Spina bifida, related orthopaedic conditions, tethered spinal cord
  • Nerve, muscular and connective tissue disorders: Charcot-Marie-Tooth, dermatomyositis, Ehlers-Danlos syndrome, muscular dystrophy, spinal muscular atrophy, Marfan syndrome, anthrogryposis

Read more about muscular/neuromuscular conditions.

Gait abnormalities

Other conditions not listed above will be considered on an individual case-by-case basis with consideration given to the specialized care provided by this and other Shriners Hospitals for Children. If, during the referral/inquiry process, our clinical team determines the patient’s needs would be best met at another Shriners Hospitals for Children, the patient will be referred.

A collaborative approach to care

Shriners Healthcare for Children — Florida is a place where hope and healing come together. Through our innovative care, we instill confidence and teach our patients there are no limits to what they can do. All patients and families, regardless of their medical condition or needs, can expect to benefit from the experience of a multidisciplinary team dedicated to the needs of your child. Our staff helps ensure patients receive an optimal outcome by providing all aspects of orthopaedic care, including rehabilitation, treatment, support and education.

The medical team

Maureen Maciel, M.D., Chief of Staff

Orthpaedic surgery
Dennis Grogan, M.D.
Cheryl Lawing, M.D.
Joseph Khoury, M.D.

Hand surgery
Alfred Hess, M.D.
Michael Garcia, M.D.

Sports medicine

David Leffers, M.D.
Trey Remaley, D.O.


Dorothy Shulman, M.D.
Danielle Reynolds, M.D.


Marisa Couluris, D.O.