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.

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.

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.

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

Featured Case Study

Acute, Unstable SCFE Managed Via a Modified Dunn Procedure

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