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UF Health Pediatric Orthopaedics officially unveiled their new facility

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UF Health Pediatric Orthopaedics officially unveiled their new facility at 5 PM Monday evening (October 25, 2021). The division moved to the fourth floor of the UF Orthopedics and Sports Medicine Institute.

Pediatric Orthopaedics partnered with Shriners Children’s, a non-profit made up of 22 children’s hospitals, who gave them a grant for the new facilities.

Dr. Stephanie Ihnow, the Interim Division Chief of Pediatric Orthopedics at UF, says the Shriners have allowed them to hire a child-life specialist along with a nurse-care manager and so many other things along the way.

Video Credit: WCJB TV 20, UF Pediatrics Orthopedics Department unveils new facility

The facility has now added an "EOS" weight bearing, low-dose X-Ray machine. It can simultaneously take full-body, frontal, and lateral images of the skeletal system of a patient in a standing or sitting position, using significantly less radiation than traditional X-rays or CT scans. This allows doctors to better view patient’s joint function and musculoskeletal system.

Shriners hopes they can further partner with UF Health to make orthopedic care closer to children across