Roger Widmann, MD Welcome to the first edition of Stronger Safer Happier – Hospital for Special Surgery’s new pediatric e-newsletter. The Lerner Children’s Pavilion has launched this publication to share our expertise with parents, teachers, coaches, and others who care about children’s health. Articles will address a host of topics, including sports injury prevention, nutrition, and concussion management.

All of us at the Lerner Children’s Pavilion share a commitment to helping kids and teens lead healthier, happier lives—providing the safest, most advanced care to every child who needs us. We’re proud to share our knowledge with you.

We hope you’ll take a look, and if you like what you see, forward this to others who might find it helpful. Enjoy!

Roger F. Widmann, MD
Chief, Pediatric Orthopedic Surgery
Hospital for Special Surgery

P.S. The circus is in town! For the ninth year in a row, the Hospital’s Big Apple Circus Benefit to support pediatric care and research comes to Lincoln Center on December 5th. Click here to purchase tickets and join the fun!

A Promising New Technique for a Season-Ending Injury

ACL injuries have reached “epidemic” proportions among young athletes. Find out how to keep your kid safe and what exciting new treatment options are now available.

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Read This Before Your Child’s Next X-Ray

A child’s injury at a sports practice is difficult enough without also having to worry about the radiation they’re exposed to during an X-ray or CT scan. To help ease your mind—and protect your young athlete—HSS pediatric radiologists use the ‘Image Lightly’ approach aimed at getting the best diagnostic image with the lowest possible dose of radiation.

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Just for Kids
Infographic: Anatomy of a Safer Swing

Children First. Always.

We may be world renowned for fixing broken hips, bum knees and aching backs, but we’ve never forgotten our roots as a children’s hospital.

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There's a Right Way to Ready Your Muscles Before a Big Game

There’s a right way to warm up your muscles before a big game—and chances are, your child’s not doing it.

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Is Your Child at Risk of a Sports Injury?

A new tool created at HSS is giving doctors valuable insight into ACL injuries among young athletes.

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HSS Surgeon Puts Balance in Teen's Life

Born with cerebral palsy, Nicholas Vicinanza struggled to keep up with his active lifestyle. Then he met Dr. David Scher, a pediatric orthopedic surgeon at HSS’ Lerner Children’s Pavilion, who helped change his life forever.

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