Orthopaedics

  • Curriculum

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    Clinical Responsibilities

    • Emergency Department Consults
      • We see an average of 128 ED consults per month.
    • OR Cases
      • Our residents scrub an average of 20 cases per month.
    • Outpatient Clinics
      • We see an average of 3,110 patients per month.

    Rotations

    • Traditional Pediatric Orthopaedic Rotation − Classic multidisciplinary clinical rotation through the pediatric orthopaedic service, including pediatric orthopaedic trauma call at a major Level I pediatric trauma center, as well as the full spectrum of reconstructive pediatric orthopaedics.
    • Pediatric Sports Medicine Rotation − Clinical portion of the rotation focuses on the operative and non-operative care of the pediatric and adolescent athlete. Pediatric orthopaedic trauma call and didactic education schedules (pediatric orthopaedic CORE curriculum) still provide comprehensive overview of pediatric orthopaedics.
    • Pediatric Spinal Deformity Rotation − Clinical portion of the rotation focuses on care of children with scoliosis, spondylolysis and other pediatric back problems. Pediatric orthopaedic trauma call and didactic education schedules (pediatric orthopaedic CORE curriculum) provide comprehensive overview of pediatric orthopaedics.
    • Pediatric Hand Surgery Rotation − Clinical portion of the rotation focuses on children with upper extremity problems, including trauma, congenital hand and brachial plexus. Pediatric orthopaedic trauma call and didactic education schedules (pediatric orthopaedic CORE curriculum) provide comprehensive overview of pediatric orthopaedics.

    Research

    Works Published By Our Residents

      • Mehlman CT, Nemeth NM, Glos DL. Antegrade versus retrograde titanium elastic nail fixation of pediatric distal-third femoral-shaft fractures: a mechanical study. J Orthop Trauma. Oct 2006;20(9):608-612.
      • Mehlman CT, Koepplinger ME. Hyphenated history: the Sever-L’Episcopo procedure. J Pediatr Orthop. Jul-Aug 2007;27(5):533-536.
      • Basener CJ, Mehlman CT, DiPasquale TG. Growth Disturbance after Distal Femoral Growth Plate Fractures in Children: A Meta-Analysis. J Orthop Trauma. Oct 2009;23(9):663-667.
      • White L, Mehlman CT, Crawford AH. Perfused, Pulseless, and Puzzling: A Systematic Review of Vascular Injuries in Pediatric Supracondylar Humerus Fractures and Results of a Posna Questionnaire. J Pediatr Orthop. Jun 2010;30(4):328-335.
      • Gammon SR, Mehlman CT, Chan W, Heifetz J, Durrett G, Wall EJ. A comparison of thoracolumbosacral orthoses and SpineCor treatment of adolescent idiopathic scoliosis patients using the Scoliosis Research Society standardized criteria. J Pediatr Orthop. Sep 2010;30(6):531-538.