Pediatric Orthopedic Research


The research goals of the Pediatric Division include the inclusive conduction of research relevant to the musculoskeletal care of children.  We are focusing on optimizing the care of pediatric fracture patients, evaluating vitamin D deficiency in the trauma patient, and participating in multicenter studies in sports medicine, hip preservation, club foot care, and fracture care.

Pediatric Orthopedic Research Team 

Recent publications: 

  1. Thompson M,Shapton J, Johnson C,Punt S,Conrad EU, MRI Prediction of Osseous Margins in Pediatric Sarcomas. CORR Mar2018;476(3):559-564
  2. Gagliardi AG, Carry PM, Parikh HB, Traver JL, Howell DR, Albright JC. ACL Repair with Suture Ligament Augmentation Is Associated With a High Failure Rate Among Adolescent Patients. Am J Sports Med. 2019 Feb 7. [Epub ahead of print]
  3. Gagliardi AG, Carry PM, Traver JL, Parikh HB, Howell DR, Albright JC. AM J Sports Med. 2019 Aug;47(10):NP59-NP60
  4. Traver JL, Kocher MS. Chapter 26: Return-to-Sport Considerations in the Pre-Adolescent Athlete. In: Noyes FR, Barber-Westin S, editors. Return to Sport after ACL Reconstruction and Other Knee Operations. Springer Nature Switzerland AG. Springer Link; 2019. p. 593-605.
  5. Gagliardi AG, Carry PM, Parikh HB, Traver, JL, Albright JC. Sex-Based Differences in the Outcomes of ACL Reconstruction with Quadriceps Tendon-Patellar Autograft in Adolescent Patients. OJSM 2019 Mar. 7(3)(suppl 1)
  6. Traver, J., Christino, M., Coene, R., Williams, K., Sugimoto, D., Kramer, D., Yen, Y. M., Kocher, M., Micheli, L., & Milewski, M. (2020). Association Between Psychological Readiness, Patient Reported Outcomes and Return to Sports Following Primary Anterior Cruciate Ligament Reconstruction: Readiness Outcomes Affecting Return-to-Sport (ROAR). Orthopaedic Journal of Sports Medicine, 8(7 suppl6), 2325967120S00489.
  7. Kocher, M., Ciarlo, M., Feroe, A., Dichtel, L., & Traver, J. Impact on Family Functioning of Immediate Spica Casting for Pediatric Femur Fractures: An Ecological Study. JPOSNA, 4(1), 2022.
  8. Beckmann N, Davila A,Ayala G,Conrad EU, Radiology Case Reports .. Intraosseous Malignant Nerve Sheath Tumor of the sacrum with Neurofibromatosis Type I, Radiology Case Reports ;accepted May3 , 2019
  9. Conrad EU,Lindberg AW,White J,Ching RP, Uncemented Megaprosthesis Stem Fixation Using Scratch Fit to Achieve Improved Implant Fixation. Ann Joint 2019;4:36 Beijing ,China Aug 5 , 2019
  10. Ward III, N. H., Roper, B. P., Munz, J. W., McGarvey, W. C., & Mansour, A. (2020). Pediatric Calcaneus Fractures and Associated Injuries. Foot & Ankle Orthopaedics, 5(4), 2473011420S00487.
  11. Haidar, Layla A. BSA; Sliwinski, Lisa MD; Warth, Ryan J. MD; Mansour, Alfred III MD Placement of Provisional External Fixation of Pediatric Femoral Shaft Fractures Using Radiopaque Markers in the Setting of Severe Polytrauma, Techniques in Orthopaedics: April 26, 2019 – Volume Publish Ahead of Print – Issue – doi: 10.1097/BTO.0000000000000383
  12. Mansour, Alfred, Andrea Biaggi-Ondina, Lindsay Crawford, Shiraz Younas, Maria Matuszczak, Staci Cameron, Ryan J. Warth, and Layla Haidar. 2021. “Perceptions of Regional Anesthesia for Pediatric Supracondylar Humerus Fractures – a Multispecialty Survey.” Journal of Orthopaedic Experience & Innovation, July
  13. Mullane, Aaron; Haidar, Layla; Kozemchak, Adam; Wayne, Colton; Mansour, Alfred. “Effect of Patient-Surgeon Orientation on Plunge Depth During Plate Fixation of Clavicle Fractures.” Western Journal of Orthopaedics10, 1 (2021).
  14. Fields MW, Kaushal NK, Patel NM, McCormick SK, Eberson CP, Schmitz ML, Swarup I, Blanco JS, Crawford LM, Edobor-Osula OF. “Variation Among Pediatric Orthopaedic Surgeons When Treating Tibial Tubercle Fractures.” Pediatric Research in Sports Medicine Society 8th Annual Meeting. Houston, TX, USA. January 28-30, 2021.
  15. Johnson, M. A., Ganley, T. J., Crawford, L., & Swarup, I. (2021). Pediatric Orthopedic Trauma Care During the COVID-19 Pandemic: A Survey of the Pediatric Orthopedic Society of North America. HSS Journal®, 15563316211056022.
  16. Mundluru, S. N., Podeszwa, D., Peck, J., Sucato, D., Johnston, C., Kim, H., … & Ellis, H. (2021). Acetabular Coverage May Affect Radiographic and Clinical Outcomes of Osteochondral Allograft Transplantation of Focal Femoral Head Lesions: A Case Series From a Single Institution. JAAOS Global Research & Reviews, 5(10), e20.
  17. Panchapakesan K, McClendon, C, Haidar, L, Mansour, A, Crawford, L, Shiraz, Y, Traver, J. (2021) Comparing radiographic and clinical outcomes of non-operative and operative medial epicondyle fractures in adolescent athletes. POSNA 2021 Annual Meeting
  18. Haidar L, Dennis, G, Vemu M, Mansour A, Crawford L, Shiraz Y, Traver J, Mundluru S, Borden T. (2021) Incidence of ipsilateral femoral neck fractures in pediatric patients with femoral shaft and distal femur fractures. AAOS 2021 Annual Meeting
  19. Ward T, Roper B, Haidar L, Parikh S, Mansour A, Younas S, Crawford L. (2021) Rigid Versus Flexible Intramedullary Treatment for Tibia Fractures in Adolescents. AAOS 2021 Annual Meeting and OTA 2021 Annual Meeting