Orthopedics Research and Innovation

Medicaid Patients With Common “Buckle” Fractures Have Less Access to Primary Care Physicians

A national study found that the known disparity in access to care for Medicaid-covered children seeking orthopedic specialty care also occurs in primary care practices.


Kevin Klingele

Announcing the Center for Hip Preservation

Led by department chief Kevin Klingele, MD, the center brings together clinicians from orthopedics, radiology, physical therapy, physical medicine and more.

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When Should Preoperative Neuromonitoring for Adolescent Idiopathic Scoliosis Be Used?

Study leads researchers to recommend against routine use of preoperative SSEP/TMS testing in cases of AIS requiring corrective surgery.


How Much Opioid Medication Should Pediatric Orthopedic Patients Receive?

A study suggests doses could be tailored to each particular patient’s injury.

Seymour Fracture

Most Seymour Fractures Can be Effectively Treated in the Emergency Room

After decades of unclear optimal management for Seymour fractures, evidence suggests orthopedic surgeons need not treat all of these cases in the operating room.

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A New “Rule” for Differentiating Stable Buckle and Other Distal Radius Fractures

Pediatric stable buckle fractures rarely occur less than 1 centimeter from the physis, a finding that may help radiologists and orthopedic surgeons better tailor treatments.  

Christopher A. Iobst, MD

Simple Tip for Elbow Pinning: Adjust Your Wire Size

Research suggests swapping out wire sizes may solve the problem of k-wire bouncing in pediatric patients with oblique supracondylar humerus fractures.

Additional Research

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Hip Dysplasia Case Study

Read more about acute, unstable SCFE managed via a modified Dunn procedure.

Spinal Muscular Atrophy Case Study Figure 2

Spinal Muscular Atrophy Case Study

Read more about spinal muscular atrophy managed via a modified Luque Trolley technique.


Fewer Surgeries for Scoliosis Patients

Learn more about a common surgical treatment for early-onset scoliosis is the implantation of growing rods or expandable titanium ribs.