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.
Identifying Bilateral Juvenile Osteochondritis Dissecans
Why more hospitals should evaluate children with single osteochondritis dissecans knee lesions for bilateral OCD.
Volatile Agent-Based Anesthesia for Posterior Spinal Fusion
A randomized, prospective study of volatile agent-based anesthetic examines its effectiveness for neurophysiological monitoring during scoliosis surgery.
Surgeon-to-Nurse Practitioner Ratio Offers New Care Model for Orthopedics
A 1-to-1 ratio of orthopedic specialists to nurse practitioners may result in improved patient care and clinician productivity.
Surgery Offers New Option for Children with Limb Deformities
New technology allows orthopedic surgeons at Nationwide Children’s to expand limb-lengthening options for pediatric patients.
Regional Anesthesia for Pediatric Knee Surgery Reduces Pain, Speeds Recovery
Using a regional anesthesia technique called femoral nerve block reduces postoperative pain in pediatric knee surgery, allowing most procedures to be performed in an outpatient setting, study suggests.
Osteoporosis and Osteopenia Risk Increased Among Patients with Cystic Fibrosis
Osteoporosis and osteopenia are common in adults and adolescents with cystic fibrosis, according to a new study. What does this mean for orthopedic specialists?
Femoral Nerve Block for Knee Surgery
Femoral nerve block and general anesthesia effectively reduce postoperative pain, opioid use and hospital stay following knee surgery.
Healing Despite Delayed Treatment of Genu Varum
Despite late initiation of proper therapy, physicians improved one case of rickets-induced genu valgum from 24 degrees to 4.
Cast Wedging Misaligned Forearm Fractures
Study shows cast wedging remains a safe, effective treatment option for physicians seeking to avoid surgery for forearm fractures.
Study Examines Management of JOCD
A new study of juvenile osteochondritis dissecans examines which management options work best for stable and unstable lesions.
Alternate Method for Length-Unstable Femur Fractures
Surgeons develop a technique for length-unstable femur fractures, resulting in improved healing rates and earlier return to full weightbearing.
Diagnosing Necrotizing Fasciitis
Pediatric necrotizing fasciitis of the extremities may not cause symptoms typically associated with the infection.
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.