Children can be incredibly active. Jumping, running, playing, and dancing — they like to be on the move. When an orthopedic injury or disorder gets in the way, it affects their quality of life and can interfere with school and sports. NewYork-Presbyterian Queens offers orthopedic care for a wide range of pediatric musculoskeletal issues, ranging from common injuries such as broken bones and sprains to more complex problems such as limb length deformities and scoliosis. Your child can receive advanced pediatric orthopedic care right here in Queens, closer to home and school.
A Team of Specialists
Our pediatric orthopedic surgeons work with nurses, nurse practitioners, physical and occupational therapists, social workers, and child life specialists in a family-friendly environment. Physical therapy is available at the hospital as well as our outpatient locations. In addition, your child has access to a wide range of pediatric specialists at NewYork-Presbyterian Queens.
How We Care for Your Child
We understand that you’re concerned about how your child's injury or orthopedic condition may affect their comfort, function, self-esteem, and school experience—that’s why we take a holistic approach to planning care. We provide a clear explanation of our treatment plan and what you and your child need to do afterward to keep recovery going. You can usually get an appointment for your child within two days of your call. Children who need to be admitted to the hospital for surgery stay in either our dedicated Pediatric Inpatient Unit or Pediatric Intermediate Care Unit.
Comprehensive & Compassionate Care
We provide surgical and nonsurgical treatment for orthopedic conditions such as:
- Sports injuries
- Leg length differences and other deformities
- Hip dysplasia (developmental dislocation of the hip or DDH), offering hip reconstruction surgery as needed
Pediatric Sports Medicine
As more children and adolescents engage in competitive sports, pediatric sports injuries are becoming more common. At NewYork-Presbyterian Queens, we recognize that children and teens should not be treated as small adults. Their growth and healing potential must be considered as we design each treatment plan. Using nonsurgical and surgical approaches, our physicians treat young athletes' injuries to help them return to the field or the court as pain-free as possible. We also serve as team physicians for our local community high schools. Our team is experienced in the care of children and teens with:
- Growth plate injuries
- Patella (kneecap) dislocations
- Anterior cruciate ligament (ACL) knee injuries
- Osteochondritis dissecans
- Discoid meniscus
- Shoulder dislocations
- Ligament injuries
Why You Should See a Pediatric Orthopedic Specialist
Children heal quickly from orthopedic injuries, such as broken bones. That is why it’s important to see a trained pediatric orthopedic surgeon to receive the most effective treatment. Timely care from pediatric orthopedists at NewYork-Presbyterian Queens will give your child the best chance for an excellent recovery.