The Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine’s Division of Pediatric Orthopaedic Surgery and Sports Medicine, in partnership with Ann & Robert H. Lurie Children’s Hospital of Chicago (Lurie Children's), is dedicated to clinical care, research, education, and advocacy in relation to pediatric orthopaedics and sports medicine.
The Division of Orthopaedic Surgery and Sports Medicine is actively involved in the education of medical students, residents and fellows through participation in research and clinical care in the inpatient, outpatient and surgical settings. The division offers an intensive senior clerkship to fourth-year medical students, a Sports Medicine elective to Pediatrics residents, and a one-year ACGME-accredited fellowship in Pediatric Sports Medicine.
The Division also participates in community education for young athletes, parents and coaches through the Knee Injury and Prevention Program (KIPP).
The Division has a strong commitment to research with work in many areas, including:
- Sports Medicine – Knee Injury Prevention Program (KIPP),Training to Reduce Injury in Active Kids (TRAK)
- Fractures—Prospective Randomized type One Open Fracture (PROOF) study
- Spine—Prospective Pediatric Scoliosis Study (PPSS), degenerative disc disease
- Bone Health—Vitamin D levels and fracture risk in the pediatric population
- Concussion in the young athlete
- Pain management in children undergoing orthopaedic surgery
Ranked 10th nationally by the U.S. News and World Report, the Division of Orthopaedic Surgery & Sports Medicine within Lurie Children’s cares for over 15,000 children annually, providing state-of-the-art musculoskeletal care for children with orthopaedic trauma and fractures; scoliosis and spinal abnormalities; sports injuries and concussions; cerebral palsy and neuromuscular disorders; brachial plexus injuries; congenital anomalies and developmental deformities; pediatric and adolescent hip disorders; foot and ankle conditions or injuries; and gait abnormalities.