Latest, Most Advanced Orthopedic Treatments
Catholic Health is a leader in pediatric orthopedics for infants, children and adolescents. We offer the latest and most advanced treatments for birth defects, orthopedic injuries and sports injuries as well as specialized care for conditions like scoliosis.
Catholic Health's pediatric orthopedic physicians provide nonsurgical and surgical treatments for a wide range of common and complex orthopedic conditions, including those that are congenital or inherited or sustained from accidents, falls or sports injuries. Our board-certified orthopedic surgeons perform minimally invasive procedures.
Our multidisciplinary team approach gives your child access to comprehensive services, including physical therapy and rehabilitation, to help them resume normal activity and live full and healthy lives.
Common conditions we treat include:
- Dislocations and tendon injuries
- Growth disturbance
- Growth plate damage
- Orthopedic trauma
Complex conditions we treat include:
- Bone and soft tissue tumors
- Cerebral palsy
- Genetic syndromes associated with orthopedic problems
- Hip dysplasia
- Muscular dystrophies
- Neuromuscular and movement disorders
- Scoliosis and spinal deformity
- Spina Bifida
- Spinal cord injury
- Traumatic brain injury
Specialized Orthopedic Care
Catholic Health's board-certified sports medicine physicians offer nonsurgical and surgical treatment options to Long Island student athletes who have sustained an injury in any sport activity from football and ice hockey to gymnastics and wrestling.
- Anterior cruciate ligament (ACL) reconstruction
- Arthroscopic knee and shoulder arthroscopy (minimally invasive procedure to diagnose and treat joint problems)
- Articular cartilage repair
- Hip arthroscopy
- Meniscus surgery
- Rotator cuff repair
- Shoulder labrum surgery
St. Francis Hospital & Heart Center® (Roslyn, NY) is one of the few hospitals in New York State to offer:
- Autologous chondrocyte implantation (ACI) —repairs articular cartilage defects of the knee
- Matrix-induced autologous chondrocyte implantation (MACI)—repairs damaged articular cartilage in the knee using cartilage cells harvested arthroscopically from the patient
Scoliosis is often detected when a parent, teacher or coach notices something unusual in a child’s form like clothes that fit awkwardly or hang unevenly. Many times a parent may notice a sideways curvature in their child's back while at a pool or beach.
Catholic Health's pediatric scoliosis specialists at Good Samaritan Hospital (West Islip, NY) and St. Charles Hospital (Port Jefferson, NY) treat scoliosis and other spinal deformities.
Early detection of scoliosis often means less invasive treatment like bracing instead of surgery. Schedule an appointment with a specialist if your child is showing any signs of scoliosis, including:
- One hip higher than the other
- One shoulder blade more prominent than the other
- Uneven shoulders and/or waist