Pediatric Orthopedic Surgery | Westchester Health

Pediatric Orthopedic Surgery

If your child has an injury or disease involving the shoulder, elbow, hand, spine, hips, knees or ankles that requires surgery, a pediatric orthopedic surgeon has the specific experience and qualifications necessary to treat your child for the best possible outcome. This highly-trained pediatric orthopedic surgery specialist has extensive experience in his/her field, using the latest technology and techniques to diagnose, treat and perform surgery on all types of musculoskeletal conditions in children caused by injury or disease.

Our pediatric orthopedic surgeon is an expert at caring for children who need an orthopedic surgical procedure

At Westchester Health, we are pleased to have Allison Spitzer, MD, pediatric orthopedic surgeon, on our team. This highly trained specialist works closely with your child’s pediatrician and other specialists to coordinate and implement the best treatment plan for your child’s individual needs. This multidisciplinary team stays in close contact with you and your child throughout the course of his/her surgery and recovery, ensuring the highest level of clinical care.

Prevention as well as treatment

At Westchester Health, our focus is not only on the evaluation and treatment of your child’s musculoskeletal problems but also on preventative care. In addition to providing the highest quality of orthopedic care for your child, we work closely with his/her primary care provider and other specialists to coordinate and implement a total treatment plan to achieve the best possible outcome. We also focus on educating you, your child and your family about the lifestyle changes he/she can make to manage and improve their particular orthopedic condition.

What makes Westchester Health’s Pediatric Orthopedic Surgery Department different?

At Westchester Health, we firmly believe that good treatment starts with good listening. We also believe that the best patient is an informed patient, and that patient education is critical to your child’s long-term health. From the first time you and your child arrive at our offices, we spend as much time with you, your child and your family as is necessary to make sure all of you understand your child’s condition, the type of orthopedic surgery we are recommending, your child’s treatment options and follow-up care. Throughout your journey with us, we will continue to explain all the details of pre- and post-surgery and answer any questions you may have so that you and your child fully understand what to expect. Whether you have been with Westchester Health for years or are new to our practice, you will quickly recognize that our Pediatric Orthopedic Surgery group truly cares about each and every one of our young patients. When you need us, we are here for you.

Always at the forefront of medicine

The world of medicine continues to change and evolve, especially regarding pediatric orthopedic surgery. As part of Northwell Health, our pediatric orthopedic surgeon participates in its Division of Pediatric Orthopedic Surgery training programs, making sure she is continually up-to-date on the newest technological advances in the field of pediatric orthopedic surgical procedures and has ready access to the latest state-of-the-art surgical techniques. In addition, she is involved in ongoing clinical research programs that are crucial to developing new and improved methods of performing orthopedic surgery on children. By staying abreast of changes in the field of pediatric orthopedic surgery, our Division of Pediatric Orthopedic Surgery can provide the most modern treatments to minimize discomfort and improve recovery time for our young patients undergoing orthopedic surgical procedures.

Pediatric orthopedic surgeons have extensive expertise performing surgery on children of all ages, including:

  • infants
  • toddlers
  • adolescents
  • teenagers
  • young adults

Pediatric orthopedic surgeons have extensive expertise in treating a variety of orthopedic conditions in children, including:

  • Sports injuries
  • Broken bones
  • Limb and spine deformities at birth or later in life (clubfoot, scoliosis, limb length differences)
  • Gait abnormalities (limping)
  • Broken bones
  • Bone or joint infections and tumors
  • Ligament reconstruction
  • Meniscal preservation
  • Patellofemoral (kneecap) problems
  • Rotator cuff repair
  • Shoulder and knee arthroscopy

If you think your child might need orthopedic surgery, please contact your pediatrician or our pediatric orthopedic surgeon directly.