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Acute, Unstable SCFE Managed Via a Modified Dunn Procedure

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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.

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.

Key Collaborations: Orthopedics and Anesthesia
Rett syndrome case (with posterior spinal fusion) demonstrates collaborative approach to pain management in complex pediatric cases.

Aneurysmal Bone Cyst: New Treatment Options
Radiology investigators at Nationwide Children’s have developed a highly successful method of treating aneurysmal bone cysts.

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.

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

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