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 and 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...
Complex Post-Surgical Rehabilitation Team
Translating Hope & Health
Elder and his family hoped to see the New York Yankees when they traveled from Dominican Republic to visit family in New York, but plans were derailed when a brain tumor caused devastating medical complications. But, with the help of intensive rehabilitation and nationally certified language translation services at Blythedale Children's Hospital--this patient and family are bouncing back by building bonds, while also breaking down barriers.
A Doll Like Mimi: Young Blythedale Amputee Receives Cross Country Gift of Hope
The sky's the limit for seven-year-old Mimi after losing her arm to a near deadly flesh-eating disease. Blythedale Children's Hospital helped heal both her mind and body with the confidence and strength to achieve her goals.
Cerebral palsy didn't stop David from doing what he loves. With the help of #TeamBlythedale, his family and music by BTS, this "firecracker" was able to overcome his medical challenges and stand up so he could get down. Learn how David found his groove.
How far would you go for the best medical care for your child? For five-year-old Wadeem and her family, the answer was half a world away, at Blythedale. Learn how she received post-transplant cardiac and pulmonary rehabilitation, plus management of many other complex medical conditions.