Charles T. Mehlman, DO, MPH

Director, Musculoskeletal Outcomes Research

Co-Director, Brachial Plexus Center

Professor, Division of Pediatric Surgery

Phone: 513-636-4785

Fax: 513-636-3928


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Clinical Interests

Musculoskeletal outcomes research; orthopaedic trauma; bone tumors; arthroscopic surgery; shoulder and elbow surgery; spine surgery; foot and ankle surgery; limb deficiencies in children

Research Interests

Pediatric outcomes: quality of life following traumatic injury, traction and casting versus flexible intramedullary nailing of femoral fractures in children; brachial plexus injuries; effectiveness of video-assisted thoracoscopic surgery in the management of pediatric spinal deformity biomechanical study of Nancy nails, outcomes following pediatric thoracolumbar spinal trauma; medical soft-tissue release and petrie casting for the treatment of Legg-Calve-Perthes disease; perioperative complications associated with operative treatment of supracondylar humeral fractures in children; undisplaced fractures of the distal radius and ulna in children -- risk factors for displacement; talus fractures in children; complications associated with the use of meniscal arrows in children; effectiveness of halo-femoral traction in the management of severe spinal deformity; orthopaedic injuries in children secondary to airbag deployment; buckle fractures of the distal radius and ulna -- risk factors for displacement; hip problems associated with Rubinstein-Taybi syndrome and effectiveness of flexible intramedullary nailing of pediatric tibia fractures

Education and Training

DO: Ohio University College of Osteopathic Medicine; Athens, Ohio; 1989.

MPH: Harvard School of Public Health, 1998.

Internship: Ohio University College of Osteopathic Medicine; Grandview Hospital and Medical Center; Dayton, Ohio; 1989-1990.

Residency: Internal Medicine; Northeastern Ohio Universities College of Medicine; Akron General Medical Center; Akron, Ohio; 1990-1991; Orthopaedic Surgery; Ohio University College of Osteopathic Medicine; Grandview Hospital and Medical Center; Dayton, Ohio, 1991-1995.

Fellowship: Pediatric Orthopaedic Surgery; University of Cincinnati College of Medicine; Children's Hospital Medical Center; Cincinnati, Ohio; 1995-1996; MPH: Clinical Effectiveness and Outcomes Research, MPH; Harvard School of Public Health; Boston, Mass., 1996-1998.

Certification: Board-certified, American Osteopathic Board of Orthopaedic Surgery, 1998-2008.


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