We’ve come a long way when it comes to medical breakthroughs regarding pediatric orthopaedics. Thanks to technological advancements, many children with musculoskeletal disorders are now able to improve and thrive as a result of new treatments.
Dr. Michale Vitale has performed the first magnetic spine lengthening treatment in New York on a 6-year-old patient with Scoliosis. Meredith Engel of the Daily News has captured this historic surgery in an exclusive article which you can read here which Dr. Vitale describes as a 'game-changer'.
On Monday, July 14, 2014, Dr. Joshua Hyman will be giving a lecture on "How to Know if Surgery Will Help My Child" at ColumbiaDoctors | Englewood. For more information about this informative lecture, click here.
"when properly done in the right situation, with the right therapist and the right patient, Schroth [method] can change the chance of curve progression." Dr Michael Vitale [NY Times article, "Hope for a S-Shaped Back"]
The Columbia Orthopedics Sports Medicine Center for The Developing Athlete was recently featured in New York Family Magazine's "Top Hospitals in NYC" edition. Dr. Charles Popkin, MD, spoke with the magazine about the Sports Medicine Center, common problems faced by child athletes, and basic preventitive measures to help protect growing athletes from injury.