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About Our Pediatric Orthopaedics Program

The Division of Pediatric Orthopaedic Surgery at UPMC Children’s Hospital of Pittsburgh specializes 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 


Pediatric orthopaedic research at Children’s 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 

Pediatric Orthopaedics Publications from UPMC