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Pediatric Orthopaedic Surgery & Sports Medicine

Our Pediatric Orthopaedic Surgery & Sports Medicine team, in partnership with Ann & Robert H. Lurie Children’s Hospital of Chicago, is dedicated to clinical care, research, education and advocacy in relation to pediatric orthopaedics and sports medicine.

What We Do

 Education

The Pediatric Orthopaedic Surgery & Sports Medicine team 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. We participate in an intensive senior clerkship to fourth-year medical students and offers Sports Medicine elective to Pediatrics residents. We also support Ann & Robert H. Lurie Children's Hospital of Chicago's one-year, ACGME-accredited program for specialty training in pediatric orthopaedics.

Our team also participates in community education for young athletes, parents and coaches through the Knee Injury & Prevention Program.

 Research

The section has a strong commitment to research with work in many areas, including:

  • Sports Medicine: Knee Injury Prevention Program and Training to Reduce Injury in Active Kids
  • Fractures: Prospective Randomized type One Open Fracture study
  • Spine: Prospective Pediatric Scoliosis Study and 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
  • Clubfoot

Visit our department's Research section for more information.

 Patient Care

Ranked 10th nationally by the U.S. News and World Report, the Division of Orthopaedic Surgery & Sports Medicine at 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.