NewYork-Presbyterian/Morgan Stanley Children's Hospital has special expertise in the treatment of tibial pseudoarthrosis, a rare disorder in which the tibia (shinbone) fractures and does not heal properly. Left untreated, the fractures cause pain and impair the normal growth of the child's leg. With conservative treatment, your child may be able to participate in many of the activities we associate with being an active, growing child.
Tibial pseudoarthrosis results when certain genes create proteins that impair proper bone healing. Children with this disorder may experience pain; infants may demonstrate unusual crying. X-rays may show fractures and/or bowing of the affected leg.
Traditional treatment for tibial pseudoarthrosis has been amputation, with the belief that replacing the fragile leg with a prosthesis is the best approach. At NewYork-Presbyterian/Morgan Stanley Children's, we have multiple options that we employ to treat your child, with the goal of avoiding amputation whenever possible. These treatments include:
Your child benefits from a team of specialists and subspecialists who are all part of the staff at NewYork-Presbyterian/Morgan Stanley Children's. The team includes:
All of the tests your child may need, including imaging tests, blood tests, and pediatric bone density testing, are available at NewYork-Presbyterian/Morgan Stanley Children's.
If your child has tibial pseudoarthrosis or and you would like to make an appointment with our team, please contact us at (212) 305-5475.