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Robot-driven Device Improves Crouch Gait in Children with Cerebral Palsy

Professor of Mechanical Engineering and of Rehabilitation and regenerative medicine at Columbia Engineering and a member of the Weinberg Family Cerebral Palsy Center Scientific Advisory Board Sunil Agrawal, PhD  has published a pilot study in Science Robotics. The study demonstrates a robot-driven device that improves posture and walking in children with crouch gait by enhancing their muscle strength and coordination.

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Progressive Pain in a Non-Progressive Disability: How Dr. Hyman Treats Chronic Pain in CP Patients

Since he joined Columbia Orthopedics in 2000, Weinberg Family Cerebral Palsy Center Associate Director Joshua E. Hyman, MD has been an advocate for treating patients with cerebral palsy. Although CP isn’t progressive, there is a common symptom that could become more prevalent or intensify as patients grow older: chronic pain. Dr. Hyman is discovering ways to ease it.

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Dr. Michael Vitale Discusses the Advances in Low Dose X-Ray

When EOS Imaging launched its MicroDose feature, or low dose x-ray, for pediatric imaging, Dr. Michael G. Vitale, Ana Lucia Professor of Pediatric Orthopaedic Surgery at Columbia University Medical Center, was an early adopter and vocal proponent of the new technology. “EOS offers faster imaging, less radiation and a more complete radiographic picture,” Dr. Vitale said.

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Self-Reporting Devices Help Patients with Nonverbal CP

When a nonverbal child is in pain, it’s usually the parent who acts as the interpreter. Does the child behave differently, or move in a different way? But being parents, they may be prone to bias. Healthcare professionals have therefore been seeking objective ways to assess pain and discomfort in nonverbal patients — such as intellectually developmentally disabled children with cerebral palsy — using self-reporting devices otherwise known as “augmentative and alternative communications” tools.

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Weinberg Family CP Center Featured in NYP’s Advances Newsletter

The Weinberg Family Cerebral Palsy Center was featured in New York-Presbyterian (NYP)’s January 2014 edition of Advances in Orthopedics. Read the complete article here:

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Intraoperative Navigation Enhances Outcomes of Pediatric Spine Surgery

Spine surgery requires extraordinary precision. Complex spine deformities in young children present a particular technical challenge. Intraoperative navigation is one of many tools used by the pediatric spine surgeons at NewYork-Presbyterian/Morgan Stanley Children’s Hospital/Columbia University Medical Center to optimize outcomes for young patients.

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CUMC Receives $7 Million to Launch the Weinberg Family Cerebral Palsy Center

New York, NY – Seeking to bridge the transition from pediatric to adult care for people living with cerebral palsy, Debby and Peter A. Weinberg, with several of their family members and friends, have given more than $7 million to help establish the Weinberg Family Cerebral Palsy Center at Columbia University Medical Center (CUMC). Up until now, there has been only one other center in the United States that provides integrated, multidisciplinary care for both children and adults with cerebral palsy, and this is the first on the East Coast. The Center was officially launched this week, at events attended by Mr. and Mrs. Weinberg, Mayor Michael Bloomberg, CUMC Dean Lee Goldman, MD, and faculty and staff supporters of the new Center.

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Dr. David Roye Receives Columbia University Alumni Medal

On May 16, 2012, David P. Roye, Jr., MD, Chief of Pediatric Orthopaedic Surgery, New York-Presbyterian Morgan Stanley Children’s Hospital was one of ten recipients of the distinguished 2012 Columbia University Alumni Medal. The award recognized Dr. Roye for his outstanding volunteer work on behalf of the College of Physicians and Surgeons and Columbia University.

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Dr. David Roye to Give Dean’s Distinguished Lecture

Dr. David P. Roye, Jr, will give the Columbia University, College of Physicians and Surgeons Dean’s Distinguished Lecture in the Clinical Sciences.The title of the lecture is Innovative Techniques in Cerebral Palsy Research, Education, and Treatment: Establishing a Model of Multidisciplinary Transitional Care”.

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Drs. David Roye and Joseph Dutkowsky Host Bassett-Columbia Symposium on Cerebral Palsy

The October 30th Bassett-Columbia Symposium on Cerebral Palsy featured Drs. David P. Roye, Jr. and Joseph Dutkowsky along with a faculty of educators, special ed teachers, developmentalists, physicians and surgeons. The symposium was focused on the effects of Cerebral Palsy on the individual and family – highlighting education.

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