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Seeing 20/20: Orthopaedics Year in Review

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It goes without saying that the year 2020 was like no other for our nation, and it was no exception for the Division of Orthopaedics at Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia (CHOP).

Legg-Calve-Perthes Disease: A Case Study

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When A.L. was 11 years old, he complained of pain in his left hip. The pain subsided, but a week and a half later, A.L. came home crying and barely able to walk. The pain in his hip had become “excruciating.”

MRI Innovation at CHOP Lauded by Two Leading Scoliosis Organizations

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Members of the team hold their award

Two recent papers from the Wyss/Campbell Center for Thoracic Insufficiency Syndrome at Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia (CHOP) were recognized with awards by the International Congress of Early Onset Scoliosis (ICEOS) and the Scoliosis Research Society (SRS). 

Case Study: Rotationplasty for Osteosarcoma

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Van Nes rotationplasty surgery for osteosarcoma is a “functional amputation” in which the the foot is rotated 180 degrees on the vertical axis and the ankle becomes a functioning knee joint.

Pioneering Innovations in Orthopaedic Spine Care

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Scoliosis x-Ray showing positioning for bone age

Recent advances from the pediatric Spine Program at Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia include neural monitoring, intraoperative navigation, dedicated spine teams, opioid reduction efforts, vertebral body tethering and more.