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General Orthopedics

Principal Investigators: Gaia Georgopoulos, MD; Siobhan Murphy-Zane, MD; Nancy Hadley-Miller, MD

Research Assistant: Kaley Holmes, BA

Research in the General Orthopedic Program investigates orthopedic conditions including clubfoot, hip dysplasia, spinal deformities, and fractures. Efforts are directed towards improving quality outcomes for patients with these common orthopedic conditions. 

Trends in Trampoline Fractures 
We conducted a study observing trends in pediatric trampoline fractures between 2008-2017. We found that 1) the incidence of pediatric trampoline related fractures increased on average about 4% each year, and 2) there was an average 32% annual increase in pediatric trampoline related fractures occurring at places of recreation or sport during the decade evaluated. This study was presented at the American Academy of Pediatrics 2019 National Conference and is accepted for publication in Pediatrics. 

Our study demonstrated that the initial Dimeglio score is correlated with the number of casts required for correction in Ponseti treated idiopathic clubfoot. This elucidates that Dimeglio score may help physicians plan for future procedures and establish realistic expectations for families regarding length of treatment. To read the article please click here. ​