Pediatric Orthopedic Care at Maimonides

When children and adolescents have orthopedic problems, they need the care of surgeons who understand growing bodies. At Maimonides, we provide full-service orthopedic care for children and adolescents with congenital, developmental, neuromuscular, traumatic, and degenerative disorders of the musculoskeletal system in the Maimonides Bone and Joint Center.

Since the bones, joints, muscles, and tendons of infants, children, and adolescents are still growing and developing, their orthopedic problems are different from those of adults. Maimonides’ orthopedic surgeons have the training and experience to diagnose and treat these pediatric problems correctly.

  • Brooklyn’s only pediatric trauma center
  • One of Healthgrades America’s 100 Best Hospitals for orthopedic surgery two years in a row (2022-2023)
  • Recipient of Healthgrades Orthopedic Surgery Excellence Awards for two years in a row (2022-2023)
  • Named among the top 5% in the nation for overall orthopedic services for two years in a row (2022-2023)
  • Five-Star recipient for hip fracture and total knee replacement for 2023

To schedule an appointment, call 718.283.7400 today.

Indications of Pediatric Orthopedic Surgery

Orthopedic surgery might be recommended for a child if they have:

  • Pediatric fractures
  • Tumors of the bone or soft tissue
  • Complex hip problems
  • Sports injuries
  • Trauma
  • Spine deformities
  • Gait abnormalities

What to Expect from Pediatric Orthopedic Surgery at Maimonides

First, your pediatric orthopedic surgeon will conduct a thorough examination. This will include a review of your child’s medical history, a physical examination, and diagnostic tests such as X-rays, MRIs, and CT scans.

Your treatment options may include:

  • Casting or bracing, which is a required treatment for the majority of childhood injuries
  • Physical therapy
  • Operative intervention, in some cases

Open Reduction and Internal Fixation (ORIF)

This procedure is used to treat more severe fractures or breaks in the bone. The orthopedic surgeon may make an incision over the broken bone, then set the bone back into place and insert metal rods, pins, or screws to hold it in place.

Spinal Surgery

The majority of spinal deformities are treated by monitoring and, if needed, bracing. We are qualified to perform surgery for more extensive deformities, which generally requires the use of metallic rods and screws to correct the deformity.

Trauma Surgery

Accidents or injuries can cause orthopedic problems. As a certified Level 1 Trauma Center and home to the only Pediatric Trauma Center in Brooklyn, we provide the highest level of care to adults and children. Our orthopedic surgeons are experienced in treating traumatic injuries, including those to the pelvis, hip, and femur. Pediatric trauma surgeons work with a team of specialists to provide comprehensive care for your child.

Limb Lengthening and Deformity Correction

Deformed or missing bones can be treated with corrective limb-lengthening surgery. This procedure involves attaching an internal or external device to the bone. Minimally invasive surgery might be used to attach the device. Hospitalization may be required, and your child will need to use crutches or a wheelchair during the healing process. Our surgeons are leading experts in state-of-the-art techniques of limb lengthening and reconstruction.

Surgery for Sports Injuries

After a thorough examination, your orthopedic surgeon will develop a treatment plan that is right for your child. Treatment might include rest, ice, physical therapy, bracing, or surgery. Reconstruction of ligament injuries can be completed by our sports medicine specialists for adolescent knee injuries.

Arm Fractures

Fractures of the arm are common in children. The orthopedic surgeon will set the bones back into place and may use metal rods, pins, or screws to hold them together. A splint or cast will be used to keep the arm from moving during healing. Your child might need physical therapy to regain full use of the arm.

Children are complex individuals and not merely small adults. Our team has the expertise to treat your child with the specialized care they deserve.

Please contact the Maimonides Bone and Joint Center at 718.283.7400 today to learn more about our pediatric orthopedic surgery services.


Maimonides Bone & Joint Center
6010 Bay Parkway
7th & 8th Floors
Brooklyn, NY 11204
Monday-Friday, 8 am – 6 pm

Telephone for all locations: 718-283-7400
Maimonides Bone & Joint Center
Physical Therapy and Rehabilitation
6010 Bay Parkway
1st Floor
Brooklyn, NY 11204

Telephone for all locations: 718-283-8962 
Maimonides Bone & Joint Center – Brooklyn Heights
26 Court Street
Brooklyn, NY 11242
Monday-Friday, 8 am – 6 pm

Telephone: 718-283-7400
Maimonides Bone & Joint Center – Kings Highway
1715 East 13th Street
4th Floor
Brooklyn, NY 11219
Monday-Friday, 8 am – 6 pm

Telephone: 718-258-2588
Maimonides Bone & Joint Center
Physical Therapy and Rehabilitation
1715 East 13th Street
Suite 402
Brooklyn, NY 11219

Telephone: 718-258-1238
Maimonides Medical Center Ambulatory Health Services Network (AHSN)
Orthopedic Services
948 48th Street
Brooklyn, NY 11219

Telephone: 718-283-7431

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