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Our Program: Pediatric Orthopaedics

The Division of Pediatric Orthopaedic Surgery at Children’s Hospital of Pittsburgh of UPMCspecializes in problems related to the musculoskeletal system, including inflammatory, congenital, developmental, neoplastic and metabolic problems. Other areas of expertise include:

  • hip, knee and foot problem
  • spine deformities
  • limb-length abnormalities
  • clinical management of complex pediatric orthopaedic conditions

Experts
Our pediatric orthopaedic surgery team offers several areas of subspecialty expertise, including: 

• Spine Deformity Program 
• Sports Medicine Program
• Hip Preservation Program
• Benedum Pediatric Trauma Program
• Cerebral Palsy Program

Research
Pediatric orthopaedic research at Children’s Hospital is focused on outcomes and clinical studies of pediatric orthopaedic conditions. Current projects include:

  • Long-term follow-up of surgery for DDH
  • Comparison of the outcome of non-operative treatment of scoliosis
  • Coagulation abnormalities in spine surgery
  • Rate of symptomatic misplaced pedicle screws
  • Pulmonary compromise in EOS
  • ACL reconstruction in the skeletally immature 

View a select list of recent publications by faculty members in the Division of Pediatric Orthopaedic Surgery.

Pediatric Orthopaedic Surgery Fellowship 
Currently there are six full-time pediatric orthopaedic surgeons working at Children’s Hospital of Pittsburgh of UPMC. This ACGME-accredited fellowship accepts only one fellow each year and includes a large volume of tertiary-level surgical reconstructions, as well as a wide exposure to the clinical management of complex pediatric orthopaedic conditions.

The program has a unique focus on the training of the individual and has an especially broad exposure to children with spine deformity, hip preservation requirements, trauma, and sports injuries.

The fellow also participates in the treatment of children at the Shriners Hospitals for Children–Erie Outpatient Clinic and Ambulatory Surgery Center. These patients often have complex, tertiary-level deformities and receive their hospital care at Children’s Hospital of Pittsburgh of UPMC. Opportunities and requirements for fellow participation also exist in resident education and research.