The Children's Hospital of Philadelphia has distinguished itself worldwide for its treatment of spine deformities. In this 8-part video series,orthopedic surgeons John P. Dormans, MD, FACS, Robert M. Campbell, MD, and John M. Flynn, MD, detail their work treating various forms of scoliosis, a curvature of the spine, and how in severe cases, the spine curvature affects pulmonary function causing thoracic insufficiency syndrome.
Ten years ago, children with early-onset scoliosis and thoracic insufficiency syndrome had a poor life expectancy. Now, because of treatment advances including the vertical expandable prosthetic titanium rib (VEPTR), they have brighter futures.
Robert Campbell, MD, director of CHOP's Center for Thoracic Insufficiency Syndrome, testifies before the U.S. Congress about the vertical expandable prosthetic titanium rib (VEPTR) and its live-saving benefits for young patients with thoracic insufficiency syndrome. The U.S. Food and Drug Administration approved the VEPTR under the Humanitarian Device Exemption program in 2004.
This lower extremity sports injury prevention program developed by the Center for Sports Medicine and Performance at The Children's Hospital of Philadelphia. Designed in four video segments, "Ready, Set, Prevent" features a teen demonstrating warm up activities, dynamic stretching, strengthening and plyometrics for sports injury prevention.
As the first accredited pediatric Level 1 Trauma Center in Pennsylvania, The Children's Hospital of Philadelphia is a premier site for the evaluation, treatment, and expert care of children who have experienced severe and life-threatening injuries.
The Trauma Center's success depends on its ability to execute a multidisciplinary team approach to the care of injured children. This video offers an in-depth look at the Trauma Center and our efforts to increase trauma awareness and prevention.
Learn how the Trauma Center at CHOP along with our Safety Center and Kohl’s Mobile Safety Center play a major role in helping parents and caregivers understand why injuries happen and what can be done to prevent them in the future.
Surgical oncology specialists at The Children's Hospital of Philadelphia (CHOP) are equipped to perform complex, limb-sparing surgeries for children with cancers like osteosarcoma, rhabdomyosarcoma and Ewing sarcoma. Many families who come to CHOP for a second opinion about their child's cancer treatment learn that our elite surgical team has a more desirable option for tumor resection than was offered at their local hospital.
Surgery often plays a critical role in a child’s overall cancer treatment. CHOP's pediatric surgical oncology team consists of experts with extensive experience in various types of cancers, including neuroblastoma, brain and bone tumors, as well as other rare and hard-to-treat cancers. Because of the number of cases we see, our pediatric oncology surgeons have a true appreciation of the issues they may encounter during a complex surgery to resect a child's tumor.
While preserving fertility is an important topic for families to discuss before cancer treatment begins, it can also lead to some uncomfortable conversations. In this video, former CHOP cancer patients discuss why they made the decision to bank their sperm, and describe what the experience was like for them.
Reviewed by: Division of Orthopedic Surgery team
Date: May 2013