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Pediatric Orthopedic Surgery

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Dr. John Handelsman has been the Director of Pediatric Orthopaedic Programs in three major Academic Hospitals over a 30 year period.

He is a Clinical Professor of Orthopaedic Surgery and Pediatrics at the School of Medicine at Hofstra University in Hempstead, New York. He is also a Clinical Associate Professor of Surgery at New York University. His Hospital Affiliations include: NYU Langone Health, Orthopaedic Hospital (Hospital For Joint Diseases); Cohen Children's Medical Center, North Shore/Long Island Jewish Health System (Northwell Health) and Nassau University Medical Center.

Areas of Expertise:
* PEDIATRIC ORTHOPAEDIC SURGERY
* ORTHOPAEDICS IN THE ADOLESCENT
* PEDIATRIC TRAUMA
Fractures, Growth Plate Injuries, Dislocations
* CHILD ABUSE
Fractures, Fragile Bones (Osteogenesis Imperfecta)
* PEDIATRIC NEUROMUSCULAR DISEASES
Cerebral Palsy, Spina Bifida, Muscular Dystrophy, Peripheral Neuropathies
* HIP DISEASES IN CHILDREN
Hip Dislocation, Perthes' Disease, Slipped Capital Femoral Epiphysis
* LOWER LIMB DEFORMITIES
Club Foot, Flat Foot, Rocker Bottom Foot, Leg Length Discrepancy, Missing Bones

Education & Licenses

MB BCh (Witwatersrand University);
MD;
FRCS (Fellow, Royal College of Surgeons of England);
MCh Orth (Master of Orthopaedic Surgery, University of Liverpool)

Board Certification:
American Board of Orthopaedic Surgery