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March 16, 2023

The Uplift: Greta’s Inspiring Journey and Dance Performances, on CBS News

"I just love dance so much, because it gives me a way to express myself...I can do so many things that people can't think I can do. Dance has also made a way for me to use my movements and ... Read More >

March 10, 2023

The 8th Annual Safety in Spine Surgery Summit Quickly Approaching

We invite you to join us for the 8th Annual Safety in Spine Surgery Summit. We are returning to an in-person meeting this April in New York for a one-day CME-accredited course. Safety in Spine Surgery Month will also feature ... Read More >

March 08, 2023

Greta—Helping Other Find the “Ability” in “Disability”

Greta Baier, 14, lives with a rare muscle disease called nemaline myopathy and has undergone three major spine surgeries to correct severe scoliosis. Yet none of that has stopped her from being an advocate for the disabled. In many ways, Greta ... Read More >

January 23, 2023

Maya continues to comfort children with scoliosis through Higgy Bears

After my last donation of 125 Higgy Bears with scoliosis back braces, I decided that it would be so nice and comforting for children and teens who were about to have surgery to be able to receive a bear with ... Read More >

January 10, 2023

Advances in Pediatric Orthopedics: Exercising Due Diligence with New Technologies in Spine Surgery

The practice of spine surgery is undergoing a transformation due to advances in technology, such as robotics and navigation systems, that have been developed to augment the skills of spine surgeons. While technologies that can improve outcomes are certainly a ... Read More >

October 13, 2022

Advances in Pediatric Orthopedics: Thoracic Tether vs. Fusion: Criteria and Outcomes

Advances in Pediatric Orthopedics Thoracic Tether vs Fusion: Indications for Scoliosis Surgery In 2019, the Food and Drug Administration approved anterior vertebral body tethering for patients with adolescent and idiopathic scoliosis who have growth remaining as an alternative to the standard treatment ... Read More >

September 28, 2022

New Patient Story Video: Greta’s Journey

"As you can see, this is an amazing kid—advocating for other children with disabilities, excelling in school and socially, and really standing as a testament to what modern medicine can do." —Michael Vitale, MD   "I just want to thank Dr. Vitale ... Read More >

August 23, 2022

Rachel’s Story Featured on Och Spine Hospital’s Page

Rachel Mason of Long Island is a fearless 18-year-old: she's sung in front of a full audience at Radio City Music Hall. She can handspring across the floor and make it look easy. She doesn't let anything stop her — ... Read More >

July 21, 2022

Dr. Vitale’s Dedication to Safety in Spine Surgery—News from NewYork-Presbyterian

Advances in Pediatric Orthopedics A Steadfast Obligation to Safety in Spine Surgery What began as a concern a number of years ago about a surgical complication observed by Michael G. Vitale, MD, inspired a transformational initiative in spine deformity surgery safety that is today ... Read More >

June 08, 2022

Pediatric Orthopedic Division Annual Retreat

These are photos from the 2022 annual retreat where the pediatric orthopedic division comes together to discuss divisional updates, cerebral palsy center updates, clinical processes, patient and departmental education such as the upcoming CMEs and our website and marketing updates. [siteorigin_widget ... Read More >