News: Research and Innovation in Pediatric Orthopedics

Innovating Care for Children With Limb Discrepancies and Deformities

December 18, 2023 – At Nicklaus Children’s Hospital’s Orthopedic, Sports Medicine and Spine Institute, potentially lifelong disabilities are recognized early, often prenatally, and potential intervention opportunities are reviewed with the Family. Limb lengthening and deformity corrections are often complex and affect multiple areas of a patient’s well-being, thus families have access to our multidisciplinary team for support.

Orthopedic Surgery Program at Nicklaus Children's Provides Glimpse into Orthopedic Careers for High School Students

February 07, 2020 – More than 50 high school and college students had the opportunity to learn firsthand from orthopedic professionals at Nicklaus Children's Hospital as part of the Perry Outreach Program, a conference for high school women who are interested in pursuing careers in medicine and engineering.

Specialists in Cerebral Palsy attend AACPDM Annual Meeting

October 23, 2018 – Pediatric orthopedic surgeon Dr. Monica Payares-Lizano attended the 72nd American Academy of Cerebral Palsy and Developmental Medicine (AACPDM) Annual Meeting this month, joined by Nicklaus Children’s physical therapists Cheryl Gimenez, Elena Lopez-Trigo and Lisa Scher.

JCC Maccabi Games

August 12, 2017 – The Nicklaus Children's Orthopedic Surgery Program proudly sponsored the 2017 JCC Maccabi Games held from August 6-11.

Imaging machine helps diagnosing children with scoliosis with low exposure to radiation

August 02, 2017 – EOS imaging helps diagnose kids with scoliosis and with low exposure to radiation.

Nicklaus Children's Hospital Now Offering EOS Imaging Services in Broward County

April 03, 2017 – EOS, an advanced imaging system used in the evaluation of pediatric orthopedic patients, is now available at the Nicklaus Children's Miramar Outpatient Center. It has previously been offered at Nicklaus Children's Hospital's main campus since 2013. 

Pediatric Spasticity - New treatments mean better outcomes for all children and their parents

August 10, 2016 – Dr. Toba Niazi specializes in the surgical treatment of children with brain and spinal cord tumors, and children with cerebral palsy, hydrocephalus, spasticity, vascular malformations, craniocervical and spinal pathologies and movement disorders.

Special Olympics Florida Honors Nicklaus Children's Hospital for Commitment to Special Olympics Athletes

August 14, 2015 – The hospital was honored by the Special Olympics Florida of Miami-Dade County for its ongoing commitment to providing medical screenings and health support to athletes with intellectual disabilities.

Hospital Partners with Special Olympics Florida to Provide Free Health Screenings to Special Olympic

March 16, 2015 – Nicklaus Children's Hospital and Special Olympics Florida-Miami partnered to provide sports physicals to student athletes who are interested in participating in Special Olympics games

Most Recent Press Release

Nicklaus Children's Hospital and iHeartRadio Recognize Student Athletes in South Florida with ‘Play Healthy Athlete of the Week’

September 18, 2023 – Nicklaus Children’s Hospital, in collaboration with Miami Dolphins Radio Network, is recognizing exceptional high school athletes from Miami-Dade and Broward counties this football season.

Nicklaus Children's is First Pediatric Hospital in South Florida to Offer Innovative BEAR Implant to Treat ACL Tears

July 21, 2023 – Nicklaus Children’s Hospital is the first children’s hospital in South Florida to offer the BEAR® Implant for treatment of anterior cruciate ligament (ACL) tears, one of the most common knee injuries in the U.S.

Nicklaus Children's Hospital Ranked Once Again Amongst Best Children's Hospital by U.S. News & World Report

June 21, 2023 – Five Nicklaus Children’s Hospital specialty programs are again identified among the nation’s best by U.S. News & World Report in its 2023-24 “Best Children’s Hospitals” survey results. No other hospital in South Florida has more ranked programs.

Nicklaus Children's Hospital Announces Historic Gift from Citadel Founder and CEO Kenneth C. Griffin

January 31, 2023 – Nicklaus Children’s Hospital received a $25 million gift from Citadel founder and CEO Kenneth C. Griffin will support the new five-story, 127,000-square-foot surgical tower opening in 2024. In recognition of this historic gift, it will be named the Kenneth C. Griffin Surgical Tower. The donation will enhance pediatric care for children in Florida and beyond for generations to come.

Nicklaus Children's Hospital recognized as a NYSS Champion to Promote Participation in Youth Sports

April 26, 2021 – The Office of Disease Prevention and Health Promotion (ODPHP) within the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) is pleased to recognize Nicklaus Children’s Hospital as a National Youth Sports Strategy (NYSS) Champion. As a NYSS Champion, Nicklaus Children’s has demonstrated its commitment to support safe, fun, inclusive, developmentally appropriate, and accessible youth sports opportunities.

Nicklaus Children's Hospital Pediatric Specialty Services Again Ranked Among the Best in the Nation

June 16, 2020 – Five Nicklaus Children’s Hospital specialty programs are again identified among the best in the nation, according to U.S.News & World Report’s 2020-21 “Best Children’s Hospitals” rankings, posted online today.

Seven Nicklaus Children's Hospital Pediatric Specialty Services Again Ranked Among the Best in the Nation

June 19, 2019 – Seven Nicklaus Children's Hospital specialty programs are again identified among the best in the nation, according to U.S.News & World Report's 2019-20 “Best Children's Hospitals” rankings. Nicklaus Children's has more ranked pediatric programs than any other hospital in Florida.

Internationally Renowned Spinal Surgeon Thomas J. Errico, MD, Joins Nicklaus Children's Hospital

January 07, 2019 – Thomas J. Errico, MD, has joined the Nicklaus Children’s Hospital Orthopedic Surgery Program’s Center for Spinal Disorders and Pediatric Specialists of America (PSA), the multispecialty group practice of Nicklaus Children’s Health System.