At NewYork-Presbyterian Queens, our pediatric orthopedic specialists provide advanced and comprehensive care for various pediatric musculoskeletal conditions and injuries in infants, children, and adolescents. Combining the medical leadership and clinical distinction of NewYork-Presbyterian & Weill Cornell Medicine and the services and resources of the NewYork-Presbyterian healthcare network, our pediatric orthopedic surgeons work with other specialists to diagnose and treat common injuries such as broken bones and sprains to more complex problems such as limb length deformities and scoliosis. You feel the warmth and compassion of a community hospital and know your child is receiving care that is on par with a top academic medical institution.
About Our Program
At NewYork-Presbyterian Queens, we understand that you’re concerned about how your child’s orthopedic condition or injury may affect their comfort, function, self-esteem, and school experience. Our pediatric orthopedic surgeons from NewYork-Presbyterian & Weill Cornell Medicine have exceptional experience treating all types of orthopedic conditions in children of all ages, from congenital disabilities to trauma, sports injuries, spine deformities, and neuromuscular disorders. We understand your child’s individual developmental needs and take a holistic approach when planning their care.
We provide a clear explanation of our treatment plan and what you and your child need to do afterward to keep the 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 our dedicated Pediatric Inpatient Unit or Intermediate Care Unit.
Our Pediatric Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation service feature a team of experts with specialized training in the rehabilitation of children. Your child’s rehabilitation team customizes a plan of care to maximize their function and quality of life.
In addition, your child has access to all of the various medical and surgical subspecialists who practice at NewYork-Presbyterian, ensuring that all medical needs can be addressed in one center.
Conditions We Treat
We provide surgical and nonsurgical treatment for pediatric 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
- Tibial pseudoarthrosis
- Bone and soft tissue tumors
- Cerebral palsy
- Neuromuscular disorders
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. As we design each treatment plan, their growth and healing potential must be considered. Our physicians treat young athletes’ injuries using nonsurgical and surgical approaches 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 specialist 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.
Our Approach to Care
Holistic and Comprehensive Care
At NewYork-Presbyterian Queens, we recognize that every child has a unique set of symptoms, circumstances, and needs. We take a holistic approach to care that considers the entire patient, including their physical, emotional, and social factors. We partner with patients and their families in shared decision-making, empowering them with knowledge, support, and the most effective treatment options to achieve the best possible outcome for every child.
A Team of Specialists
Our fellowship-trained pediatric orthopedic surgeons from NewYork-Presbyterian & Weill Cornell Medicine work with nurses, nurse practitioners, physical and occupational therapists, orthotic and prosthetic specialists, social workers, and child life specialists in a family-centered 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.
Parents As Team Members
As a parent, only you can provide important information about your child. You can also help other team members shape your child’s personalized treatment program based on your child’s physical, emotional, and practical needs. Your input is critical for making final decisions regarding your child’s care, and our multidisciplinary team is here to work alongside you and your family to achieve the greatest possible outcomes for your child.
Why Choose Us
A Reputation for Excellence
NewYork-Presbyterian pediatric orthopedic surgeons are recognized leaders in the field. Children come to us from across the country and worldwide for our care. Our doctors have helped set the standards for the care of many childhood orthopedic conditions. Our research achievements have profoundly influenced the techniques used today to restore mobility and function in young patients worldwide.
- More children’s spine surgery is performed at NewYork-Presbyterian than at any other hospital in New York. We are especially known for our expertise in treating early-onset scoliosis and have introduced less invasive approaches for treating these very young patients.
- The Weinberg Family Cerebral Palsy Center, part of NewYork-Presbyterian Columbia University Irving Medical Center, provides coordinated care to children with cerebral palsy to improve function and quality of life and promote a smooth transition from pediatric to adult care.
Emergency Care for Traumatic Injuries
At NewYork-Presbyteiran Queens, we have emergency room services dedicated just to children. We also have Level One Regional Pediatric Trauma Programs at both NewYork-Presbyterian/Weill Cornell Medical Center and NewYork-Presbyterian/Morgan Stanley Children’s Hospital. These centers provide comprehensive, multidisciplinary care for injured children, some staffed by pediatric orthopedic specialists.
A Focus on Pediatric Rehabilitation
At NewYork-Presbyterian Queens, our dedicated Pediatric Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation service feature a team of experts with specialized training in the rehabilitation of children. Your child’s rehabilitation team customizes a plan of care to maximize their function and quality of life.
Seamless Access to World-Class Medical Experts
NewYork-Presbyterian Queens is affiliated with NewYork-Presbyterian & Weill Cornell Medicine, an Ivy League medical school that is among the nation’s best in patient care, medical education, and research. We offer many highly specialized services typically found in an academic medical center, but without the commute to Manhattan and in the comfortable setting of a local community hospital. Your child has access to the world-class resources available through our affiliations with the NewYork-Presbyterian healthcare network, ensuring that they receive the most advanced care close to home.
Affiliated with Nationally Ranked Children’s Hospitals
NewYork-Presbyterian Queens offers young patients seamless access to two renowned children’s hospitals, NewYork-Presbyterian Morgan Stanley Children’s Hospital and NewYork-Presbyterian Komansky Children’s Hospital. Both hospitals are among the nation’s leading centers for diagnosing and treating childhood diseases. They are major referral centers for complex and rare disorders in infants, children, and adolescents.
5-Star Quality Rating
NewYork-Presbyterian Queens has received the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) 5-star Quality rating, becoming the only hospital in Queens to achieve this recognition. This prestigious rating reflects our unwavering commitment to providing patients with the highest quality patient care.