Complex Post-Surgical Rehabilitation
For children recovering from multiple traumatic injuries, extensive orthopedic surgery or complex surgery, Blythedale offers a highly specialized, integrated approach to care.
Patients are admitted for acute medical and rehabilitative inpatient care following major trauma (such as head and spinal injuries, extensive soft tissue trauma/burns, vascular injuries, major muscle/ligament injuries, amputations or fractures), extensive scoliosis surgery, selective dorsal rhizotomy, complicated abdominal surgeries or other surgical conditions needing intensive post-acute recovery. Blythedale utilizes advanced technologies, including pressure mapping, ECUs (environmental control units), and partial body weight support systems (used to improve gait) to care for these children.
Patients are provided an individualized rehabilitation program by an interdisciplinary team including experts in pediatrics, physiatry, orthopedics, neurosurgery, neurology, psychology, rehabilitation abd wound care nurse, Child Life specialists and other specialties, as well as the largest and most experienced pediatric therapy department in New York State. The goal is to help our patients recover and maximize their functional abilities and minimize disability through comprehensive medical care and rehabilitation.
Jadon and Anias Take the Next Step... Home
The milestones have been plentiful for two-year-old previously conjoined twins, Jadon and Anias McDonald, and on September 2, they added a new one to their growing list... going home. Admitted to Blythedale’s Infant and Toddler Unit for nearly nine months, the boys were all smiles as parents...