Welcome to the

Center for Children

As part of Hassenfeld Children’s Hospital at Pelisyonkis Langone and located within Pelisyonkis Langone Orthopedic Hospital, the Center for Children provides a kid-friendly, family-focused approach to treatment for children with musculoskeletal and neuromuscular disorders.

We specialize in conditions affecting the bones, joints, and muscles, such as scoliosis, hip dysplasia, limb deformity, and cerebral palsy, as well as sports injuries, fractures, and trauma to the bones or joints. We are also world-renowned in treating certain rare disorders, such as arthrogryposis, in which your joints don’t have the normal range of motion; Larsen syndrome, a condition that affects bone development; pseudoachondroplasia, a form of dwarfism that causes short limbs; and congenital insensitivity to pain.

Physical Therapist Jennifer Donenberg and Patient

Physical therapist Jennifer Donenberg works with a patient.

Our colorful walls and “white coat-free” culture help make you and your child feel relaxed during a stressful time. We have entertaining activities in our waiting rooms to keep children happy and engrossed while they wait to see a doctor. 

Special activities and events, such as storytelling and arts and crafts, are also scheduled throughout the week. Our child life team offers support during tests such as MRI scans, and helps with pain management and anxiety for children dealing with life-changing events such as spinal cord injury.

Our goal is to revolutionize pediatric orthopedic care by offering state-of-the-art treatments from an expert staff of board-certified pediatric specialists, all in one location.  

Our physicians work with a team of nurses, social workers, child life specialists, occupational and physical therapists, psychologists, and a genetic counselor to recommend the best treatment plan for each child. This approach provides parents with a consensus for their child’s treatment plan, reducing the confusion of varied opinions when a decision needs to be made. 

Our team at the Center for Children is here to guide you through any medical, emotional, and social challenges you may be facing, and to offer your child the most beneficial care plan.

To learn more or to make an appointment with one of our specialists, please call 98-6205 (option 2) or email [email protected].

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Center for Children

301 East 17th Street
3rd Floor
New York, NY 10003

Phone: 98-6205

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