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Treating Children

Children who break bones in their hands or arms are at special risk. There are specific points along the bones of children and teens where growth occurs, called growth plates. If a bone is injured near one of these growth plates, it could interfere with proper growth. Dr. Cohen has extensive experience with growing bones, as well as a great rapport with his young patients. Most importantly, he has the knowledge and expertise to provide excellent care to your child, It is often a great relief to parents that he does not rush to surgery if a non-surgical treatment will provide a good outcome.

A broken bone is a scary experience for a child. Dr. Cohen and our staff are famous for a compassionate, comforting approach to treating children. The testimonials below are just a few of the many we have received from parents and children who have had a wonderful experience in our offices.

If you would like to see Dr. Cohen for your child's injury, please contact us today.

Please take a moment to read, watch and listen to first-hand accounts of children (and their parents) who have been treated by Dr. Cohen.


Naomi had surgery for congenital trigger thumb. Watch this adorable little girl show off after her thumb surgery. No scar, no issues, no negative memories of the process.


As a parent, Kim, from Hidden Hills, California, felt that she should get a second opinion when a doctor recommended surgery for her 11 year old son's football injury. She is so glad she did! Listen to the results of Dr. Cohen’s non-surgical approach.


When your child, or someone in your family, has a fall or an injury, and it involves the hands or arms, you really get a fast education in how much this can affect how you function day to day (writing, getting dressed, eating!). The options for care overwhelming, everyone claiming 'we do it best'. When you come to Dr. Glenn Cohen for help, you will find from the moment you walk in the door, their main priority is taking care of you, the patient and all those who need help and assistance getting through the injury. It's a family affair. The entire team is extremely knowledgeable and truly the experts in how these injuries can affect things like growth plates in young kids or long term affects in adults. They take that expertise and translate it into options so that as a patient or parent, you know you are making the best decision and taking the best steps for your situation. On top of that, they are empathetic, patient and kind. We have now been there twice, once for an adult scaphoid injury and right now for my 8 year old boy (who fell out of a tree and broke his wrist). They turned my mom-anxiety into calm, informed path to healing and my son's hysterical tears into 'everything is going to be ok', offering not just incredible care, but bedside manner and 'the little things' like a bear stuffie with a matching cast to ease his fear and anxiety. My advice to anyone needing attention with any injury (and they are elbow down specialists!!), put them in your phone and add them to your 'favorites' so if you ever need to see someone, you have the best at your fingertips and can take care of your family right away vs having to plow through referrals or google-results. Dr. Glenn D Cohen and Meridian Hand Therapy. Truly, they have your best interests at heart and you are in the best hands possible.

N.G.

When her three-year-old son slammed his finger in a door, Sarah from Camarillo was so frightened. From the moment she contacted Dr. Cohen's office, she felt her anxiety starting to ease. Everyone in the office took such good care of her son, and Dr. Cohen guided her through the decision making process. Here is her story.



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