Combining clinical excellence, 24/7 access to pediatric orthopedic surgeons, and leading-edge research and protocols, the Department of Pediatric Orthopedics at Stony Brook Children's is the premiere resource for children in Suffolk County with orthopedic (bone) problems. It is often the first and only stop for parents aware of Stony Brook's capabilities, and it is the place where other area hospitals typically send their most complex and difficult cases.

Not only do our fellowship-trained orthopedic surgeons deliver coordinated and comprehensive medical and surgical pediatric orthopedic services, but they are on the forefront of medicine, performing the first internal skeletal kinetic distractor procedure (ISKD) in the world on the humerus, the results of which were recently presented at a national meeting of orthopedic physicians. This pioneering limb lengthening procedure, like so much of the work at Stony Brook Children's, has the potential to advance the practice of pediatric medicine—and offer the children of Long Island round the clock access to world class care.