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Pediatric Orthopedic Surgery Services

We help children affected by bone, joint, and muscle conditions.

From ballfields to monkey bars, children spend much of their time in motion. Sometimes, these activities can lead to injuries of a bone, muscle, or joint. When that happens, our pediatric orthopedic surgeons at Hassenfeld Children’s Hospital at NYU Langone provide the care your child needs to heal quickly. We are also experts in caring for children experiencing chronic or congenital conditions that affect the bones and muscles.

We use the newest and most innovative approaches to orthopedic care. Our goal is to make recovery as easy as possible for your child and family. We do this by avoiding surgery when possible, shortening hospital stays, reducing complications, and doing our best to make sure your child has the best outcome possible.

Pediatric orthopedic care is available at NYU Langone at Trinity, NYU Langone Hospital—Brooklyn, NYU Langone Huntington Medical Group, NYU Langone Orthopedic Associates—Lake Success, NYU Langone Orthopedic Surgery—Rutherford Place, and NYU Langone Vitale–Gambino Orthopedics.

Experts in Pediatric Orthopedic Care

Our board-certified pediatric orthopedic surgeons specialize in treating children who experience the following conditions and injuries:

  • injuries to the bones, joints, and muscles, including fractures, dislocations, sprains, strains, and growth-plate injuries
  • hip conditions, including hip dysplasia, hip fractures, Legg-Calvé-Perthes disease, and slipped upper or capital femoral epiphysis
  • spinal conditions, including discitis, scoliosis, spina bifida, spinal cord injury, and kyphosis
  • lower extremity conditions, including clubfoot, limb-length discrepancies, and congenital, acquired, or post-traumatic deformity
  • upper extremity conditions, including brachial plexus palsy
  • orthopedic consequences of neuromuscular disorders, including cerebral palsy, muscular dystrophy, spinal atrophy, and spina bifida
  • infections and tumors of the musculoskeletal system

Treatment for Pediatric Orthopedic Conditions

Prompt orthopedic care can help children prevent pain and injury later in life, so we emphasize early treatment where possible. The earlier a condition is diagnosed and treated, the better the chances for a good outcome.

Many traumatic injuries, such as bone fractures and ligament tears, require surgical care. If your child has a chronic condition, such as cerebral palsy, muscular dystrophy, or spina bifida, surgery to lengthen or move tendons can reduce pain and improve quality of life.

We provide surgical care at Hassenfeld Children’s Hospital—34th Street, as well as specialized care for musculoskeletal and neuromuscular disorders at our Center for Children.

Our orthopedic specialists also provide nonsurgical care. When possible, we take a conservative approach to treatment that includes splinting and casting to limit movement. This treatment aids healing for injuries such as fractures, sprains, strains, and joint dislocations.

Both surgical and nonsurgical treatments are followed by rehabilitation therapy. Our physical therapists and occupational therapists, part of NYU Langone’s Rusk Rehabilitation, specialize in helping your child regain his or her strength and get back to an active life.

Pediatric Orthopedic Surgery Referral Network

Our network of physicians across the New York tri-state area allows us to provide quality orthopedic care to families in many convenient locations, including Westchester County, Long Island’s Nassau and Suffolk counties, New Jersey, and Connecticut. Doctors in our Pediatric Orthopedic Surgery Referral Network consult with our specialists on complex cases, and partner with them to provide surgical care at our Hassenfeld Children’s Hospital locations.

To find a pediatric orthopedic specialist in your area, or if you are a physician who would like to refer a patient, please call us at 1-833-95-ORTHO. View a list of our physicians and affiliates.

Hassenfeld Children’s Hospital at NYU Langone

Our pediatric experts provide the best care possible for children with conditions ranging from minor illnesses to complex, more serious conditions.

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Our Team

Our pediatric orthopedic surgeons care for children who have injuries as well as those with chronic or congenital musculoskeletal conditions.

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Our Leadership

  • Pablo G. Castaneda, MD
    Division Chief of Pediatric Orthopedic Surgery | Orthopedic Surgery, Pediatric Orthopedic Surgery

    Dr. Castañeda specializes in treating children and adolescents who have hip disorders, such as slipped capital femoral epiphysis, Legg-Calvé-Perthes disease, and developmental hip dysplasia. He is a member of the medical advisory board of the International Hip Dysplasia Institute and the past president of the Mexican Society of Pediatric Orthopedics.

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