Jennifer's Spinal Surgery Success Story


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Patient of the Month: Tyler

When Tyler began to complain about pains in his shin, his dad thought it was a simple soccer injury. After multiple complaints, Tyler’s dad began to take it more serious. Following a series of exams and an osteosarcoma diagnosis in Jamaica, Tyler was referred to Dr. Temple, orthopedic surgeon at Nicklaus Children’s Hospital for limb saving surgery.

Patient of the Month: Layla

When Layla was 5, she came to Nicklaus Children's Hospital with a severe case of scoliosis. To help straighten her spine, Layla spent time in halo gravity traction. While her mom returned home to Gainesville for work and school, the nurses at Nicklaus Children's took care of Layla, acting as substitute mothers and making sure she was well cared for.

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

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.

Nicklaus Children's Opens Urgent Care Center in Pinecrest

The Nicklaus Children's Pinecrest Outpatient Center, located in Suniland, is now open for urgent care services. Pediatric urgent care for minor injuries and illnesses is offered daily from 11 a.m. to 10 p.m.