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Innovative pediatric orthopedic care
Brianna’s muscle condition diminished her hand function and her confidence. She boldly chose a bionic arm—and Northwell Health helped make it happen. Now Brianna’s strong, independent and ready to tackle her teens. That’s innovation that cures and cares.
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Managing a wide range of children’s orthopedic needs

Cohen Children’s at Northwell Health took on Brianna’s arthrogryposis (a condition where some joints don’t move much or may even be stuck in one position), but this is just one of many conditions we treat. As one of the best children’s hospitals in the nation for orthopedics, we have unmatched clinical expertise and ensure the highest level of accuracy in everything we do—from sports medicine and orthopedic surgery to being the only pediatric institution on the East Coast that offers minimally invasive scoliosis surgery.

Our team of highly trained pediatric rehabilitation specialists provides the most advanced care to children and adolescents, with emphasis on restoring maximum function and confidence. We’re devoted to helping our young patients feel stronger, faster.

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Brianna’s story

Born with a muscle condition that severely limited the use of her right hand, Brianna was always self-conscious about it. After choosing a bionic prosthesis, the nationally recognized experts at Cohen Children’s Medical Center helped her to become confident and independent.

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Best Children's Hospitals

Nationally recognized for extraordinary care in pediatric orthopedics

We’ve once again been ranked among the nation’s top hospitals by U.S. News & World Report for superior pediatric care in orthopedics. Cohen Children’s Medical Center is proud to be nationally recognized in seven other specialties.

Brianna Smith, a young girl with rare muscle disorder arthrogryposis, who changed her life with the help of Cohen Children’s Medical Center.

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