UF Pediatrics Orthopedics Department unveils new facility

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UF Pediatrics Orthopedics officially unveiled their new facility at 5 p.m. Monday evening.

The department moved to the fourth floor of the UF Orthopedics and Sports Medicine Institute.

Pediatric’s Orthopedics partnered with Shriner’s Childrens, a nonprofit made up of 22 children’s hospitals, which gave them a grant for the new facilities.

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dr. Stephanie Ihnow, the interim division chief of pediatric orthopedics at UF, says the Shriners have allowed them to hire a pediatric life specialist, along with a nurse manager and so many other things.

The facility has now added an “EOS” X-ray, which allows doctors to better see the patient’s joint function and musculoskeletal system.

Shriners hopes they can continue to work with UF Health to bring orthopedic care closer to children across Florida.

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