The Orthopedics team at Nationwide Children's is committed to identifying new approaches for the prevention, diagnosis and treatment of childhood diseases and conditions. The following is some of the ground-breaking work and techniques our surgeons, clinicians and researchers are investigating.
Medical stories, clinical case studies, research announcements and other news from the Orthopaedics Department.
Reducing the Risk of AVN With the Modified Dunn Procedure
The surgery for an unstable slipped capital epiphysis appears to successfully restore hip anatomy and decrease the risk of avascular necrosis when performed within 24 hours.
Eliminating Surgical Site Infections in Spinal Fusion Operations
During streak of 1,110+ days without infection, patients have benefited from intense focus on prevention.
Reducing Orthopedic Trauma Surgeries Performed After Hours
Flexible on-call schedules allow almost all operative cases to be handled during fully-staffed times.
Using MRI to Define Norms for the Pediatric Patellofemoral Joint
Measurement techniques used in adults can be applied to children.
Expanding Hand and Upper Extremity Care
With the addition of orthopedic surgeon, Julie Samora, MD, the Nationwide Children’s hand program will have an even greater focus on developing the knowledge and techniques to advance the field of upper extremity care.
Magnetic Growing Rods Reduce Invasive Procedures For Pediatric Scoliosis Patients
The MAGEC™ system provides a good alternative to traditional manually adjusted growing rods.
Bladder Exstrophy Associated with Hip Dysplasia
Study raises the question of whether conditions are tied together naturally or the result of an early surgical procedure.
Acetabular “Fleck” Sign Predictive of Labral Avulsion
A “fleck” sign on the postreduction CT scan is call for high suspicion of labral pathology, even in cases of congruent closed reductions.
Knee Alignment Problems Linked to Obesity in Teenagers
New research shows that obesity is associated with altered knee alignment in adolescents, which may lead to higher risk of osteoarthritis later in life.
Clinical researchers in Orthopedics are committed to identifying new approaches for the prevention, diagnosis and treatment of childhood diseases, taking research discoveries from the lab to the patient's bedside.
Any current research studies related to Orthopedics being conducted at Nationwide Children's Hospital will be listed below.