Specialties and Procedures

Pediatric Orthopedics

Our pediatric orthopedics team uses innovative approaches to care, making recovery as easy as possible for your child and family. We avoid surgery when possible, shortening hospital stays, reducing complications, and ensuring your child receives the best possible treatment outcome.


Clubfoot is a deformity that turns an infant’s foot inward, often so severely that the bottom of the foot faces sideways or upward. Approximately one in every 1,000 infants is born with clubfoot, making it one of the more common congenital foot conditions. Clubfoot is not painful during infancy, but if left untreated, it will remain deformed and prevent your child from walking properly later in life. Treatment from a specialist, however, can allow your child to enjoy a wide range of physical activities, leaving little to no trace of the condition.

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Growth Plate Injuries

Growth plates are soft areas of cartilage that allow bones to grow until a child reaches their full height. They’re more vulnerable to injury than surrounding ligaments and tendons, and they’re present in the body until a child’s mid to late teenage years (14 for girls, 16 for boys), after which they’re replaced with hardened bone. Growth plate injuries may be caused by trauma from a fall, injury, or repetitive activity, such as from a competitive sport. They’re generally treated with splints or casts, though in some cases, the bone may need to be moved back into its correct position to heal properly.

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Hip Dysplasia

In babies and children with developmental dysplasia (dislocation) of the hip, the hip joint has not formed normally. Although it’s most often present at birth, hip dysplasia (also known as DDH) may also develop during a child’s first year of life, potentially caused by factors like improper swaddling (wrapping a baby securely in a blanket). Depending on a patient’s age and the severity of their case of DDH, there are surgical and non-surgical treatments available. If detected at birth, DDH can usually be corrected with a harness or brace.

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Osteofibrous Dysplasia

Osteofibrous dysplasia is a rare, benign, tumor-like condition that typically occurs in pediatric patients younger than ten years old. Symptoms often include swelling, pain at the site of the tumor, bone fractures in spots that are weakened by the tumor, and bowing of the leg. Some symptoms may occur simultaneously, while others may not occur at all. Symptoms also don’t always appear, and in these cases, your child may only require periodic x-ray monitoring. Mild symptoms may be treated with medication, and for more severe cases, surgery is available.

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Schedule an appointment with a pediatric orthopedic specialist

If your child is suffering from a condition that’s impacting their quality of life, act now to allow your child the ability to enjoy a full range of physical activity for years to come. Schedule a consultation with one of our Queens pediatric orthopedic doctors now or call for more information.

Address: 134-20 Jamaica Avenue, Richmond Hill, New York, 11418
Phone: 718-206-6923
Email: appts@orthomedisys.org

Address: 54-14 Roosevelt Avenue, Suite 201, Woodside, NY, 11377
Phone: 929-429-32223
Email: wsappts@orthomedisys.org

Orthopedic Oncology

Karim Masrouha

Dr. Karim Masrouha, MDD is a pediatric orthopedic specialist and oncologist who serves as Director of Pediatric Surgery and Orthopedic Oncology at Orthopedic Specialists of New York. He treats children with a wide variety of musculoskeletal conditions and traumatic injuries, as well as both children and adults with benign and malignant bone and soft tissue tumors.

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