Dr. Michael Vitale—Guest Editor for Dec. 2016 “Operative Techniques in Orthopaedics”

Posted on February 01, 2017

Dr. Michael Vitale Was the Guest Editor for Dec. 2016 Operative Techniques in Orthopaedics, Focusing on Early Onset Scoliosis Article 1: Introduction In just 15 years, there has been an amazing evolution both in the philosophy toward the approach of young children with scoliosis as ... Read More

Measuring Health-Related Quality of Life in Patients With Cerebral Palsy

Posted on December 29, 2016

Patients living with cerebral palsy (CP) face lifelong medical care that is often invasive yet unable to slow the body's rapid decline. Additionally, patients with CP are approximately 10 times more likely than the general population to develop osteoarthritis. "We need ... Read More

Dr. Michael G. Vitale Discusses the Importance of Advances in Low-Dose X-Ray for Pediatric Spine Patients

Posted on December 29, 2016

Treating smaller patients means everything has to be smaller - implants, instruments and apparel. The same idea has to be applied to radiation. “While digital x-rays have evolved to decrease radiation exposure, less is obviously better,” said Dr. Michael G. ... Read More

2nd Annual ‘Safety in Spine Surgery Summit’

Posted on November 29, 2016

From the NewYork-Presbyterian "Amazing Things Are Happening Here" for Kids Newsletter: Register for the 2nd Annual Safety in Spine Surgery Summit to be held on February 10, 2017 in New York City. The Safety in Spine Surgery Summit gathers a diverse faculty ... Read More

The Comprehensive Unit Safety Program Builds Teamwork and Improves Safety

Posted on November 22, 2016

The cost of surgical site infections (SSIs) and other so-called "never events" adds up quickly. Hospital stays are extended and surgeons lose time returning to the operating room (OR). More importantly, there is the emotional toll that SSIs take on ... Read More

Dr. Vitale, Chair, Safety in Spine Surgery Summit

Posted on November 18, 2016

Dr. Vitale, Chair, Safety in Spine Surgery Summit, an important meeting about safety in spine surgery. Spine surgeons, members of spine surgery teams, OR directors, hospital executives and more attend the Safety in Spine Surgery Summit to learn about the numerous ... Read More

A Closer Look at Children’s Hospital of New York

Posted on November 12, 2016

Research performed by Drs. David Roye and Michael Vitale as a part of the Children’s Spine Foundation has led the study of quality of life for patients with early onset scoliosis. The questionnaire developed by the team at Morgan Stanley Children’s Hospital of New York-Presbyterian is now used at 29 institutions around the world. Read More

Dr. Vitale, Course Director, International Pediatric Orthopaedic Symposium

Posted on October 24, 2016

In December, 2016, Dr. Michael Vitale will serve as Course Director at the International Pediatric Orthopaedic Symposium (IPOS), Presented by POSNA and AAOS. Many orthopedic surgeons around the world attend to learn more about pediatric orthopedics. View more information:     About POSNA: Pediatric orthopedic ... Read More

Dr. Michael Vitale, Pediatric Orthopedics, featured in the Columbia Orthopedics Newsletter – ISSUE 10

Posted on October 20, 2016

Get to know the faculty — Dr. Michael Vitale, Pediatric Orthopedics: Do you have a role model or mentor and if so, who? I have been fortunate to have many role models. Very early, my father, a still-practicing pediatric orthopedic surgeon, modeled for ... Read More

PreOp Spine Class for Patients

Posted on October 12, 2016

Nov. 14, 2016: We would like to invite you to this preop class to help prepare you and your child for your surgery this winter. There will be a class held on November 14th, 6:00-8:00 PM. Our next one will be ... Read More