Specialized Care for a Rare Disorder
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 your 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. At NewYork-Presbyterian, we care for children with tibial pseudoarthrosis using:
- A Team Approach: Your child's healthcare team includes pediatric orthopedic surgeons, pediatric endocrinologists, medical geneticists (since tibial pseudoarthrosis is a genetic disorder), physical therapists, nurses, social workers, and child life specialists, who ease the hospital experience for young patients and their families. Together they create a treatment plan customized to your child's needs.
- Specialized Diagnostic Testing: 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.
- Advanced Treatments: The 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 use to treat your child, with the goal of avoiding amputation whenever possible.