The Pediatric Day Program is an outpatient specialty program for children undergoing surgery for limb lengthening, limb deformity correction or related orthopedic conditions. Common diagnoses that are treated include Achondroplasia, Congential Femur Deficiency, Fibular and Tibia Hemimelia, and Perthes Disease.
The program includes highly-specialized one-on-one physical therapy for up to two hours each day with highly trained, experienced professionals in the areas of pediatrics, orthopedics and limb lengthening.
The Pediatric Day Program gym provides patients with a child-friendly atmosphere with activities such as crafts, a Wii, and movies. The patients also benefit from forming bonds with other children undergoing similar orthopedic procedures.
The clinic is located in the same building as the International Center for Limb Lengthening. Tutoring and housing are available at the Hackerman-Patz House for those children with extended stays.