U.S. News & World Report—June 27, 2017
U.S. News & World Report featured an article on how to find the best hospital for pediatric orthopedics. Daniel W. Green, MD, MS, FAAP, FACS, pediatric orthopedic surgeon at HSS, provided insight on how to locate the best care depending on the injury. "In an emergency situation with a fractured leg, like a femur fracture of the thighbone, it's so painful you really have to follow your EMS and go to your local hospital and get stabilized and assessed. In many instances, emergency care at that community hospital or that local hospital is the best for you," he said.
However, Dr. Green added that with some knee, ankle or hip injuries, it's OK for a child to get a splint at the time, giving parents a week or so to consider their surgical options.
"Specialty care is typically best provided in a specialty hospital," said Dr. Green. "Parents shouldn't be afraid of requesting or seeking out a second opinion."
He also advised seeking a hospital with low pediatric infection rates.
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