Orthopedics Research and Innovation :: Nationwide Children's Hospital

Orthopedics Research and Innovation

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.

Featured News and Articles

Medical stories, clinical case studies, research announcements and other news from the Orthopaedics Department.

Should Children With Severe Cerebral Palsy Have Spinal Fusion Surgery for Scoliosis?
While it is the standard of care in many institutions, there is no objective evidence of the surgery’s benefits from the patient’s perspective. A research project using EEG to monitor audio-visual and socio-emotional processing after surgery may provide that evidence.

Submuscular Plating Leads to Better Outcomes for Some Young Patients With Diaphyseal Femur Fractures
Compared to intramedullary nailing, submuscular plating resulted in faster healing and return to full weight bearing with a minimal complication rate in skeletally immature children.

Christopher Iobst, MD, to Lead New Center for Limb Lengthening and Reconstruction
Center will focus on providing families with a range of surgical and non-surgical options to address congenital, developmental, and traumatic limb deformity and limb-length discrepancies.

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 1,300+ 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.

Research Studies

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.

A Comparison: High Intense periodic vs. Every week therapy in children with cerebral palsy (ACHIEVE)

Daily and Weekly Rehabilitation for young children with Cerebral Palsy

MicroDystrophin Gene Transfer Clinical Trial for Duchenne Muscular Dystrophy (DMD)

Phase 1 Gene Transfer Clinical Trial for Spinal Muscular Atrophy (SMA) Type 1

APPLES Research Study: A Soft Constraint Parent-Directed Therapy for Infants and Toddlers 9-27 Months

Anesthesia during neurophysiologic monitoring in scoliosis patients: volatile agents versus total intravenous anesthesia

Featured Case Study

Acute, Unstable SCFE Managed Via a Modified Dunn Procedure

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