About Pediatric Orthopaedics and Scoliosis Services at Mount Sinai
Recognizing the specific needs of children with orthopaedic conditions, Mount Sinai has built a team of pediatric orthopaedic specialists to provide advanced care for patients with a range of conditions, such as scoliosis, developmental dysplasia of the hip (DDH), elbow fractures, and club foot. Our physicians are skilled in the full range of nonsurgical and surgical treatments, which we tailor to the individual needs of each of our patients.
Our Team Approach to Treating Children
Because caring for a growing patient requires specialized experience, Mount Sinai’s pediatric orthopaedic subspecialty is home to not only pediatric orthopaedists, but also pediatric radiologists, pediatric physical therapists, and – if surgery is required – pediatric anesthesiologists. With a team of highly skilled physicians and a track record of low infection rates, our service is pleased to offer a range of advanced, complex surgeries as well as nonsurgical therapies (such as bracing, casting, and therapeutic injections).
Because we are part of an academic medical center, we can also provide efficient access to other specialties throughout the hospital. Therefore, if a complication arises – for example, if a scoliosis patient develops a gastrointestinal (GI) issue –we can easily involve our colleagues in the hospital’s Digestive Disease Services to deliver multidisciplinary, comprehensive treatment.
Compassionate, Family-Centered Care
Even though Mount Sinai is a large academic medical institution, we enjoy providing a comfortable, friendly environment in which physicians and staff collaborate to ensure the best possible experience for our families. For cases in which long term care is needed for a growing child (such as scoliosis that requires surgery or DDH), our team personally follows the patient for as long as necessary to ensure continuity of care.
Mount Sinai has also created a number of initiatives geared toward making young patients feel at home, such as Meet Me at Mount Sinai, a program that conducts personalized tours to familiarize children with our hospital, and The Zone, where patients and families can play and participate in activities.
Through this combination of skill, specialization, and compassion, Mount Sinai’s pediatric orthopaedic specialists are committed to achieving the best possible outcomes for our patients.