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Pediatric Orthopedics

The Montefiore Approach

The Division of Pediatric Orthopedics at Children’s Hospital at Montefiore is internationally renowned, providing both surgical and medical excellence as well as a tremendous sensitivity to the needs of patients and their families. Nationally recognized by U.S. News & World Report and ranked #1 in New York State, the Division is equipped to provide the highest quality of care in the diagnosis and management of even the most complicated pediatric musculoskeletal conditions.

Children’s Hospital at Montefiore is one of the few freestanding hospitals in the region completely committed to the specialized needs of pediatric patients and their families. As one of the top NIH-funded children’s hospitals in the country, Montefiore is fully invested in the advancement of both pediatric care and pediatric research. These resources, combined with dedicated specialists, healthcare providers and support staff, allow us to deliver care of the highest caliber.

As an academic children’s hospital, we are always striving to develop innovations and advancements in pediatric orthopedic care. Together with our Albert Einstein College of Medicine, one of the highest NIH-funded institutions in the country, we are constantly engaged in a wide array of research projects with the goal of developing improved care within our own health system and beyond.

The experience of our patients and their loved ones—not simply their ailments—demands our full attention. Your child’s dedicated care team will be there to discuss their condition, answer questions, assess treatment options and develop a treatment strategy that is best for them. Our team of doctors, nurses and healthcare professionals works to ensure your child and your family is the central focus.

Pediatric musculoskeletal conditions present their own set of challenges. We understand that parents and caregivers may have anxieties, concerns, and questions that need to be thoroughly and carefully addressed. At Montefiore, we believe that optimal outcomes are achieved through thorough evaluations, accurate diagnoses, and intelligent patient-specific treatment plans developed through years of clinical experience and evidence-based medicine.

The hallmark of the Division is a coordinated and comprehensive approach. With the shared goal of providing exceptional care, our leading surgeons are supported by a team of subspecialists, physician assistants, research staff, and support staff. We continue to garner both national and international attention for our innovative research and leading-edge approaches, such as our treatments for growing limbs and spines, as well as limb and spine deformities.

As an academic medical center, we are deeply committed to advancing the science of medicine. Together with our Albert Einstein College of Medicine, one of the highest NIH-funded institutions in the country, we work toward excellence in pediatric orthopedic study and care. Our research efforts endeavor to better understand musculoskeletal conditions in children, and we aim to improve both operative and non-operative treatments. We routinely present our research findings in national and international forums and publish our results in peer-reviewed medical journals.



Conditions We Treat

The Pediatric Orthopedic Division at Children’s Hospital at Montefiore treats a vast spectrum of conditions, a selection of which are listed below. In addition to these, we have experience treating many other conditions. Please contact us today to schedule a consultation to review and discuss your specific healthcare needs.

Some Common Conditions
  • Legg-Calve-Perthes
  • Slipped capital femoral
  • Avascular necrosis
  • Congenital deformities of the hip
  • Post-traumatic deformities of the hip
  • Clubfoot (congenital talipes equinovarus)
  • Early-onset scoliosis
  • Adolescent idiopathic scoliosis
  • Cerebral palsy
  • Neuromuscular disorders
  • Muscle contractions
  • Anterior cruciate ligament
  • (ACL) injuries
  • Osteochondritis dissecans
  • Patella subluxation/dislocation
  • Discoid meniscus
  • Shoulder instability

Our Treatments

Treatment plans are designed to maximize our patients’ outcomes, returning them to health as quickly as possible. We treat children from birth to age 21, and we have robust experience in conditions ranging from light sprains to complex musculoskeletal disorders. The Division is organized into five programs of focus: the Scoliosis Surgery Program, the Cerebral Palsy and Neuromuscular Disorder Program, the Hip Preservation Program, the Pediatric Sports Medicine Program, and the Lower Limb Deformity Program. For those seeking further information on these programs, more details are provided here.

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