Division of Orthopaedics Resources

Patient Family Education

This resource from Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia provides information on 504 plans, which ensure reasonable accommodations for children who qualify.


Ian Lahey, PT, DPT, OCS, SCS, CSCS, FAAOMPT, a physical therapist with the Sports Medicine and Performance Center at CHOP, discuss the latest non-surgical treatments for scoliosis in children, including guidelines for wearing braces, the benefits of scoliosis rehab, and ongoing research.

Post-surgical Management

Support and Education Groups

This is an unofficial support group for parents with children with vertical expandable prosthetic titanium ribs (VEPTR) devices.


Female patient in ankle rehabilitation

A CHOP sports medicine physical therapist and a patient demonstrate the first phase in a home program to rehabilitate your foot or ankle following an injury.

Male patient in ankle rehabilitation

A CHOP sports medicine physical therapist and a patient demonstrate the second phase in a home program to rehabilitate your foot or ankle following an injury.

Easy Does It - Ambulatory Surgery Center Video

CHOP brings specialty and surgical services to families in our Specialty Care and Ambulatory Surgery Centers. The centers allow families access to the services of renowned Children's Hospital surgeons without a trip to the city.

Ready, Set, Prevent Video

A teenage athlete demonstrates warm up activities, dynamic stretching, strengthening and plyometrics for sports injury prevention.


OrthoInfo is a trusted source of information from AAOS about musculoskeletal conditions and injuries — how they are treated, as well as how they can be prevented.

Founded in 1933, the American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons is a provider of musculoskeletal education to orthopaedic surgeons and others in the world.

The AAP is committed to the optimal physical, mental, and social health and well-being for all infants, children, adolescents, and young adults.

The American Association of Orthopaedic Medicine promotes orthopaedic medicine by providing a forum for physicians to learn integrative diagnostic techniques and comprehensive non-surgical treatment methods.

The oldest and most distinguished orthopaedic association in the world, the American Orthopaedic Association has been the parent of several major orthopaedic organizations.

ASIA was created to promote and establish standards of excellence for all aspects of healthcare of individuals with spinal cord injury, educate the public on all aspects of spinal cord injury, and promote research.

Children’s Safety Network is a national resource center for the prevention of childhood injuries and violence.

A website to help parents of children with diastrophic dysplasia to solve the very early questions of self-care and adjustments to the home and school environments.

It provides information, advocacy and support for patients and medical professionals, and promotes research for diagnosis, treatment and a cure for FD and related diseases.

The National Center for Biotechnology Information (NCBI) offers reviews of medical books including FLNB-Related Disorders by Stephen Robertson, FRACP, DPhil.

This website provides information about Klippel-Feil Syndrome, including facts about the disease, resources and research.

The National Organization for Rare Disorders (NORD) provides advocacy, education and other services to improve the lives of all people affected by rare diseases.

NSF is a patient-led nonprofit organization dedicated to helping children, parents, adults and healthcare providers to understand the complexities of spinal deformities.

The website provides patients, health professionals, and the public with resources and information on metabolic bone disease.

The Orthopaedic Trauma Association supports musculoskeletal research and education of orthopaedic surgeons and the public.

The Osteogenesis Imperfecta Foundation funds research for and supports individuals with osteogenesis imperfecta, or brittle bone disease.

Members are board certified in orthopaedic surgery and have participated in additional training to become specialized in the care of children’s musculoskeletal health.

SRS is an international organization dedicated to the education, research and treatment of spinal deformity.

The American Orthopaedic Society for Sports Medicine is an international organization of orthopaedic surgeons and other allied health professionals dedicated to sports medicine.