Professional Resources for Orthopedics

We offer many resources for referring physicians, other professionals in the medical field, and those in training for their medical careers. 

  • For referring physicians

    Refer a patient to the Division of Orthopedics: To discuss a potential referral, schedule a comprehensive evaluation or seek a second opinion, please call or contact us online. Our orthopedic specialists are available 24 hours a day/7 days a week.

    Orthopedics Update: Our newsletter, Orthopedics Update, spotlights new programs, surgical advances and cutting-edge research in the field of pediatric orthopedics and sports medicine. Subscribe online.

    Safety in surgery: Safety is the basis of everything we do and every decision we make regarding a child's care. Nowhere is safety more important than during surgery — when patients are often most vulnerable.

  • Exam demonstration videos

    Upper Extremities: How to properly perform an upper extremity exam on a pediatric patient, including evaluating for rotator cuff injuries, fractures of the proximal humerus and clavicle, overuse injuries and more.

    Back: How to properly perform a back exam on a pediatric patient, including a full assessment of range of motion, muscle strength, and sensory/reflex; and when findings for scoliosis warrant consultation with a specialist.

    Hip: Video How to properly perform a hip exam on a pediatric patient, including assessment for Legg-Calve-Perthes disease, slipped capital femoral epiphysis (SCFE), femoroacetabular impingement (FAI), developmental dysplasia of the hip (DDH) and more.

    Hand and Wrist: How to properly perform a hip exam on a pediatric patient, including assessment for Legg-Calve-Perthes disease, slipped capital femoral epiphysis (SCFE), femoroacetabular impingement (FAI), developmental dysplasia of the hip (DDH) and more.

    Knee: How to properly perform a knee exam on a pediatric patient, including assessment for Osgood-Schlatter disease, stress fractures, shin splints, tendonitis, ACL injuries and more.

    Foot and Ankle: How to properly perform a foot and ankle exam on a pediatric patient, including assessment for tarsal coalition, neurological conditions, Sever's disease, high ankle sprains, distal fibula fractures and more.

    Concussion: How to properly perform a concussion evaluation in children and teens, including a physical exam, taking a history and gathering information about the incident. 

  • Fellowships

    Orthopedic Surgery Clinical Fellowship: The Orthopedic Surgery Clinical Fellowship program is an interdisciplinary internship that develops well-rounded orthopedic surgery subspecialists through applied surgical skills, academic training and research. 

    Orthopedic Surgery Research Fellowship: The Research Fellowship Program in the Division of Orthopedics is a 1-year funded opportunity for orthopedic surgeons who have experience in orthopedic basic science research, genetics or developmental biology.

    CHOP/SICOT Fellowship: The Division of Orthopedics collaborates with the International Society of Orthopaedic Surgery and Traumatology (SICOT), to offer a six- to 12-month joint fellowship.

  • Other educational programs

    Nicholson Visiting Professorship: The Jesse T. Nicholson Fund at The Children's Hospital of Philadelphia sponsors research and teaching activities including an annual visiting professorship. 

    Benjamin Fox Orthopedic Research Scholar Award: The Benjamin Fox Orthopedic Research Scholar Award promotes clinical research by giving extraordinary U.S. medical students the opportunity to investigate pertinent topics in clinical orthopedic research.

    Orthopedic Surgery International Visiting Scholar Program: International fellows, doctors or healthcare providers with equivalent training may visit our hospital and shadow our orthopedic physicians.

  • Research

    Biomedical and clinical research: Our researchers combine biomedical research in the laboratory with clinical research at the bedside to uncover the mechanisms of disease, envision new treatments, and ultimately create novel therapies that combine surgical and biologic tools.

    Publications: Review recent publications by the members of the Division of Orthopedics and its partners, the Center for Sports Medicine and Performance and the Center for Thoracic Insufficiency Syndrome.

Reviewed on August 20, 2014