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Orthopedics Update: Fall 2013

Review the latest news from the Division of Orthopedics at The Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia.

The Backbone of Our Program

The Spine Program is a cornerstone of CHOP’s Division of Orthopedic Surgery, one of the largest and most experienced pediatric orthopedic centers in the United States, ranked among the best in the nation in U.S.News & World Report’s 2013–14 rankings of Best Children’s Hospitals.

CHOP Now Offers Low-dose EOS Spine Imaging

The Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia has expanded its diagnostic toolkit to include EOS imaging, a newly FDA approved technology that produces superior quality 3-D images with reduced radiation exposure to patients.

Pediatric Case Study: Complex Hip Disorder

A 12-year-old male presented to an outside hospital after experiencing 6 weeks of pain in his left hip. He could not recall a specific injury that precipitated the symptoms, although he had fallen out of a tree 4 months earlier.

Welcome to the Team

The Division of Orthopedic Surgery is pleased to announce the addition of two new attending orthopedists to our team.

New Trauma Video Highlights Orthopedic Care

When Seconds Count is a new video in which experts from CHOP’s Trauma Center present a complete overview of what is entailed in Level 1 trauma care—including the multidisciplinary team and resources necessary.

CHOP Team Leads Adolescent Idiopathic Scoliosis Research

The orthopedic surgery team at The Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia has long led research into the causes of and safest treatments for adolescent idiopathic scoliosis.

Pioneer and Inventor Selected for Devices Panel

Robert M. Campbell Jr., MD, attending orthopedic surgeon at The Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia, and director and founder of CHOP’s Center for Thoracic Insufficiency Syndrome—the first national multidisciplinary program devoted solely to the treatment and research of this condition—has been nominated by the American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons for representation on the Center for Devices and Radiological Health (CDRH) Medical Advisory Committees’ Orthopaedic and Rehabilitation Devices Panel.

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