Dr. Price is fellowship trained in pediatric orthopedics with experience in all fields of pediatric orthopedics. He treats various congenital and developmental abnormalities such as torticollis, clubfoot, vertical talus, anomalies of the upper and lower extremities and congenital hip dysplasia.
He has extensive trauma experience, having been Chief of Pediatric Orthopedics at two level I trauma centers: NYU/ Bellevue and St. Luke’s-Roosevelt Hospital Center. He has managed all types of fractures and dislocations.
He has expertise in sports medicine, including dance injuries. He is a consultant for pediatric and adolescent dancers and for many dance companies in the New York City area. He takes care of serious pediatric and adolescent athletes.
Neuromuscular conditions such as cerebral palsy, myelodysplasia, muscular dystrophies, and peripheral neuropathies are other conditions treated.
New Born Orthopedic Treatment
New born babies possess tremendous healing powers. However, if birth injuries or muscular/skeletal abnormalities are not detected and treated early enough, their injuries and/or deformities may become permanent. Early detection, intervention and treatment are the keys to reducing your child’s recovery time.
The most common type of Scoliosis is called Idiopathic Scoliosis and is believed to be genetic. Congenital Scoliosis is an abnormal deformity of the spine and can be detected at birth. Neuromuscular Scoliosis is caused by abnormalities in the muscles and nerves around the spine. Often, a mild case of Scoliosis can go unnoticed as it doesn’t associate with pain. If you see your child stand unevenly or slouch on one particular side all the time, please mention that to your child’s doctor. Scoliosis is common in adolescents.
Broken Fractured Bone Treatment
Broken bones are a common injury for young children but can be very painful. It is important that proper pain management measures are taken by a doctor or a paramedic. Do not give any medicine orally until your child’s doctor instructs you to do so. If your child is old enough, you can stabilize the part of the body where the bone seems to be broken to avoid any movement, and apply a cold towel to reduce pain.
Compound Fracture or Open Fracture is rare for young children as their bones are more flexible than an adult’s. If the bone is protruding through the skin, call 911. Your child has to be taken to an emergency room immediately.
Pediatric Sports Injury
According to USA Today’s report, 1.35 million youths a year sustain serious sports injuries. More than half of them are either strains, sprains or fractures. Nearly 800,000 cases are football and basketball related injuries. Most sports injuries are treated with a cast or splint, some injuries require a surgery.
Minor injuries, on the other hand, often left untreated or treated improperly may result in permanent damage to the structure, or in some cases, disfiguration of bones. It is important to have sports injuries consulted by a physician or a trained medical professional to make sure your child’s injury will heal and the bones will grow properly. For injury prevention tips, check out SafeKids website.
Foot and Ankle
The most common foot and ankle conditions in newborns are Clubfoot and Vertical Talus. They both are rare congenital deformities which are diagnosed at birth. The conditions can be found in one or both feet.
Dr. Price has over thirty years experience in treating these conditions in his practice.
Hand and Wrist
Hand and Wrist injuries to a child sometimes result in more complicated cases as a hand has so many bones, structural components and nerve systems that intertwine with each other on so many levels. Distal Radius Fractures are common child injuries. Over 80% of Distal Radius Fractures occur in children older than 5 years old. Mistreated hand injuries can cause life-long implications and it is important to see a physician.
On-site X-Ray Services
X-Rays of all extremities are available in the office. A digital x-ray device called a Fluoroscan delivers views in real-time allowing Dr. Price to make an immediate diagnosis.
Monday – Friday: 9AM to 6:30PM
Same Day Appointments Available
Fluoroscopy (X-rays) Available On-Site
“After three false diagnoses from other orthopedic surgeons, we found Dr. Price and finally received a diagnosis that was correct and well-informed. We don’t know what we would have done without him. His medical knowledge supersedes that of many doctors I have been to. Since that first visit, my daughter has suffered from quite a few other injuries, and Dr. Price has always been a source of knowledge and help with her ailments.”
— Ellen Catini, New York, NY
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