Orthopedic Services for Children:
New York Methodist orthopedic specialists diagnose and treat broken bones, strains, sprains, and many other orthopedic conditions that affect children.
Specialists in hip and lower extremity disorders and deformities evaluate and treat children with these conditions. In most cases, particularly with clubfeet and hip dislocation, prompt treatment to correct the condition is vital.
Scoliosis is a curvature of the spine most often diagnosed in children and adolescents. This condition can cause severe health issues if left untreated. Treatment options offered by NYM include:
- Observation – for management of small curves in the spine with low risk of progression
- Orthosis – the patient wears a brace on the torso to prevent the progression of the disease
- Surgery – recommended when spinal curvature is greater than 45 degrees, because braces cannot contain curves beyond this measurement
To learn more, please call 718.246.8700.