Tag: New York

Columbia Orthopedics Hosted PreOp Spine Class

Posted on June 15, 2017

Columbia Orthopedics hosted PreOp Spine Class to prepare kids and their families for their scoliosis or spine surgery this summer.  Many kids and their families prefer to have their surgery during the summer to minimize their time out of school. ... Read More

Dr. Vitale Participates in MAGEC Study Group at EPOSNA

Columbia Orthopedics Chief of Pediatric Spine and Scoliosis Michael Vitale, MD, MPH and Hiroko Matsumoto took part in an international MAGEC Study Group at the EPOSNA annual meeting in Spain with Dr. John Smith, Past President of the Board of Directors, and ... Read More

Spinal Muscular Atrophy

Posted on December 09, 2016

What is spinal muscular atrophy? Spinal muscular atrophy is a genetic disease that affects the motor neurons in the spinal cord, resulting in muscle wasting and weakness. What causes spinal muscular atrophy? SMA is an autosomal recessive disease. This means that both males ... 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

MAGEC

Posted on October 27, 2016

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 Expansion Control) device, which uses external magnets to ... Read More

For Very Young Children, There’s A Way To Cure Scoliosis Without Surgery

Posted on July 19, 2016

"There’s A Way To Cure Scoliosis Without Surgery"   Courtesy CBS New York Read More