Tag: Children


Posted on October 27, 2016

[caption id="attachment_2784" align="alignright" width="450"] MAGEC-Rib Hook & Pelvic Fixation[/caption] The spine center at the NewYork Presbyterian Morgan Stanley Children’s Hospital is unique in New York in offering this new and exciting treatment for the young child with scoliosis.  "The MAGEC (MAGnetic ... Read More

Anterior Vertebral Body Tethering (AVBT): Technique for Idiopathic Scoliosis without fusion

Posted on October 27, 2016

Anterior Vertebral Body Tethering is a way of using growth to control the curvature. We do this in children with angulation of the legs very successfully and lots of work is underway to develop effective, predictable ways of doing this ... Read More

Scoliosis Casting

Posted on October 27, 2016

[caption id="attachment_728" align="alignright" width="400"] Click on this photo to see how Dr. Vitale used casting to achieve wonderful results for Ryan. Case update: Ryan is now 3 years old and his curve is still low at 7 degrees. He is ... Read More

Scoliosis Bracing

Posted on October 27, 2016

[caption id="attachment_3212" align="alignright" width="600"] Recent advances in scoliosis brace design now allow for a more comfortable fit.[/caption] Bracing treatment is typically recommended after the curve has reached 25 degrees, but this may not be the case in every patient depending on ... Read More


Posted on October 27, 2016

Introduction Scoliosis in Children Through Adults The Division of Pediatric Orthopaedic Surgery at the Children's Hospital of New York Presbyterian offers care for infants, children, adolescents and adults with scoliosis and spinal deformities. Michael G. Vitale MD MPH treats scoliosis in children ... Read More

Juvenile Idiopathic Scoliosis (JIS)

Posted on October 27, 2016

[caption id="attachment_3197" align="alignright" width="450"] Juvenile Idiopathic Scoliosis Treatments[/caption] Juvenile Idiopathic Scoliosis affects children between 3–9 years of age. The exact cause of juvenile scoliosis (and for that matter adolescent idiopathic scoliosis) is unknown. It is a condition in which there is ... Read More

Idiopathic Infantile Scoliosis (IIS)

Posted on October 27, 2016

What is it? [caption id="attachment_3195" align="alignright" width="400"] Infantile Idiopathic Scoliosis Casting[/caption] Infantile idiopathic scoliosis is a condition that affects children before the age of 3 and is characterized by the presence of an abnormal curve of the spine to the right or ... Read More

Early Onset Scoliosis (EOS)

Posted on October 27, 2016

The Center for Early Onset Scoliosis is led by Michael Vitale, MD, Chief of Pediatric Spine and Scoliosis Service at NewYork-Presbyterian Morgan Stanley Children's Hospital and the Ana Lucia Professor of Pediatric Orthopaedic Surgery at Columbia University College of Physicians ... Read More

Non-Operative Care for Spine & Scoliosis

Posted on October 27, 2016

What is it? Here at Columbia Orthopedics we strive to offer a center for Non-Operative Care for Spine and Scoliosis. We aim to serve all age groups from the treatment of young children with early onset scoliosis to adolescents with idiopathic ... Read More

Non-Operative Care of Scoliosis

Posted on June 08, 2016

Please click below for information about these options for Non-Operative Care of Scoliosis: Physiotherapeutic Scoliosis-Specific Exercise (PSSE): The Schroth Method Scoliosis Bracing Scoliosis Casting Other resources for Non-Operative Care of Scoliosis: What to Expect: Non-Operative Care Non-Operative Care for Spine & ... Read More