Professional Resources for Orthopaedics

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 Orthopaedics: To discuss a potential referral, schedule a comprehensive evaluation or seek a second opinion, please call or contact us online. Our orthopaedic specialists are available 24 hours a day/7 days a week.

Orthopaedics Update: Our newsletter, Orthopaedics Update, spotlights new programs, surgical advances and cutting-edge research in the field of pediatric orthopaedics 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

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

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

CHOP/SICOT Fellowship: The Division of Orthopaedics 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 Orthopaedic Research Scholar Award: The Benjamin Fox Orthopaedic Research Scholar Award promotes clinical research by giving extraordinary U.S. medical students the opportunity to investigate pertinent topics in clinical orthopaedic research.

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

Why Choose Us

Children's Hospital's Division of Orthopaedics is one of the largest and most active pediatric orthopaedic centers in the world.

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