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Helping Kids Feel Whole

With Advanced Orthopedic Care

At AdventHealth for Children, formerly Florida Hospital for Children, helping kids get back to a happy, active and fun-filled life is our whole-hearted promise. From sports injuries and complex health issues that range from scoliosis, dwarfism and bowing legs to cerebral palsy, there’s a team of skilled orthopedic specialists and surgeons ready to support your family with comprehensive kid-focused care. Our goal is to heal your child with the most advanced treatment methods and the least recovery time, so they can get back to just being a kid.

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Orthopedic Expertise

To Help Your Child Thrive

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Expert Care & Compassion

Meet Our Team

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Katerina Backus, MD

Pediatric Orthopedics and Sports Medicine

Ernesto Del Valle Hernandez, MD

Pediatric Orthopedics and Sports Medicine

Sean Keyes, DO

Pediatric Orthopedics and Sports Medicine

Cheryl Reese Lawing, MD

Pediatric Orthopedic Surgery 

Located in Tampa

Maureen Maciel, MD

Pediatric Orthopedic Surgery

Located in Tampa 

Raymund Woo, MD

Medical Director, Orthopedic Surgery


Matthew Walker

Matthew Walker, PA

Pediatric Orthopedic Surgery

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AdventHealth for Children Ortho Doctors and Services

At AdventHealth for Children, helping kids get back to a happy, active life is our whole-hearted promise. See how our expert teams help children heal.

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Alexis’ Innovative

Treatment to Cure Scoliosis

Learning your child has scoliosis can be scary. When 11 year old Alexis was told she needed to have surgery to correct her condition, she was overcome with fear and requested a “mental health day” to process the news. A circumstance that seemed frightening turned to hope as Alexis and her family sought care from AdventHealth for Children’s expert orthopedic surgery team. Led by Dr. Raymund Woo, Medical Director of Pediatric Orthopedic Surgery, Alexis received an innovative, radiation free treatment that helped to increase her recovery and healing time. Listen and learn how Alexis and her family dealt with the discovery of her condition and ultimately her treatment that now has her walking with a new found confidence. 

Britton's Story

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  • The strength of a team is in each individual member. When life throws us curve balls they are often difficult to face, but together we can over come anything. Watch the video to learn more about an extraordinary young man's battle with a rare form of bone cancer and how our nationally recognized network of care helped him achieve an extraordinary victory.

Orthopedic Care for Kids

Conditions We Treat

  • Benign Soft Tissue and Bone Tumors
  • Bowing of the Legs
  • Cerebral Palsy
  • Clubfoot
  • Congenital Deformities of the Legs
  • Congenital Orthopedic Anomalies
  • Dwarfism
  • Foot Pain and Foot Deformities
  • Fractured Bones and Sprains
  • Growth Plate Injuries
  • Hip Conditions Including Hip Dysplasia
  • Infections of the Bones and Joints
  • Joint Contractures and Dislocations
  • Knee Pain and Injuries
  • Kyphosis
  • Leg Length Discrepancies
  • Limping in Children
  • Metabolic Bone Disease
  • Muscular Dystrophy
  • Neurofibromatosis
  • Neuromuscular Disorders
  • Osteogenesis Imperfecta
  • Osteonecrosis
  • Rickets
  • Scoliosis and Spinal Deformities
  • Spina Bifida
  • Sports Injuries and ACL Tears
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Get Treated Like the Pros

Within the AdventHealth network of care, you have access to some of the official team physicians of our partners. From leading sports medicine experts to primary care providers who specialize in whole-health care for athletes, our elite team is ready to provide the pro-level care you deserve.

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