Pediatric Orthopaedics

Latest in Pediatric Orthopaedics

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Comprehensive, Early Intervention for Cerebral Palsy

Clinicians from multiple specialties coalesce to identify and provide interventions for a heterogeneous population of affected children.
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Periosteum Finding Resets Conventional View of Spinal Fusion

Study points to true origin of bone healing and how cell transdifferentiation completes the process.
Dr. Mencio, 2023

Advanced Orthopaedics Rescues Childhood for Pediatric Patients

A national thought-leader in the field, Gregory Mencio, M.D., reflects on the most impactful trends in pediatric orthopaedics and Vanderbilt’s recent contributions.
Sick kid looking uncomfortable

Cartilage Regrowth Tied to ‘Lizard’s Tail’ Trait

Discovery of mechanism for regrowth earns national attention.
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Evidence for Earlier Timing in Scoliosis Intervention

New study compares outcomes from adolescent and adult surgeries.
Toddler being buckled into car seat

Spine Score Predictive of Intra-abdominal Injuries

New study enables clinicians to connect severity of pediatric thoracolumbar spine injury with internal damage using TLICS scores.

Novel Target for Rhabdomyosarcoma Found

Study provides mechanistic insight into the function of a critical oncogene in an aggressive pediatric tumor.

Data Backs ‘Non-accidental’ Referral for Fractures in Infants

New data suggests which suspicious elbow-fracture cases should be investigated.

Advanced Techniques Give Children with Scoliosis More Room to Grow

Mastery of newer procedures helps surgeons minimize fusion in complex early-onset scoliosis.