March 15, 2016

Pediatric Scoliosis Patients Improve Posture With Smart Bracing, Schroth Method

From NewYork-Presbyterian Newsletter, March, 2016: In the last five years, researchers and physicians have learned that early treatment of scoliosis can resolve many spinal deformities that adolescents and adults encounter later in life. Techniques such as early casting, bracing and specialized ... Read More >

February 18, 2016

17 of the Top North American Pediatric Orthopedic Surgeons

By Elizabeth Hofheinz, M.P.H., M.ED. Despite the critical nature of pediatric orthopedics, most don’t flock to this subspecialty. One reason? It is emotionally challenging. But some do…and here is a subset of real standouts. A note to readers: We don’t have “the ... Read More >

August 14, 2014

Boy, 6, with Scoliosis is First in New York Area to Get Magnetic Spine Lengthening Treatment

Courtesy NY Daily News Call it medical magic — make that MAGEC (Magnetic Spine Lengthening Treatment). Doctors at NewYork-Presbyterian Hospital are now reaching for the handheld MAGEC device instead of their scalpel when they treat patients with early-onset scoliosis, characterized by a spinal ... Read More >

September 29, 2007

Spinal Fusion NOT Recommended Treatment for Early-Onset Scoliosis

While spinal fusion has been shown to improve quality of life and life expectancy in adolescents who have achieved normal pulmonary capacity before the onset of scoliosis, this treatment has quite a different result in skeletally immature children. In these ... Read More >

September 08, 2007

Even with Medical Clearance, Orthopaedic Patients Aren’t Returning to School

According to a recent study published by Joshua Hyman, MD and the Pediatric Orthopaedic Research Group at Columbia Presbyterian, the attendance policy at a patient’s school is more restrictive than a child’s doctor. Since past studies have documented that uninterrupted ... Read More >

July 29, 2007

Spasticity: Balancing Treatment Options

Children with neuromuscular disorders can develop a wide range of problems as a result of the overactivity or spacticity of their muscles. Fortunately, their are a wide range of treatment options for affected children. As a child grows and muscle ... Read More >