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The Hip Deformity Service at Cincinnati Children's is home to specialists with a variety of backgrounds and areas of focus. As a team, this diversity makes us better prepared to care for your child's unique needs.
James J. McCarthy, MD, MHCM Director, Pediatric Orthopaedic Surgery 513-636-8429 firstname.lastname@example.org
Director, Pediatric Orthopaedic Surgery
Alvin Crawford Chair in Pediatric Orthopaedics
Professor, UC Department of Orthopedic Surgery
Treatment of pediatric hip disorders; complex limb and spine deformities (e.g., scoliosis); gait analysis in children with neuromuscular disorders
Dr. McCarthy is a professor for the Department of Orthopaedics Surgery at the University of Cincinnati as well as the director of Pediatric Orthopaedic Surgery and the Alvin L. Crawford chair in pediatric orthopaedics at Cincinnati Children's Hospital Medical Center. He is the current chair and vice president of the POSNA Quality, Safety and Value Initiative. He was initially trained as an engineer at the University of Wisconsin, attended medical school at the University of North Carolina and completed his residency in at the Cleveland Clinic Foundation. He recently completed his master’s degree in health care management at Harvard.
MD: The University of North Carolina School of Medicine, Chapel Hill, NC, 1991.Residency: The Cleveland Clinic Foundation, Cleveland, OH, 1996.Fellowship: The Children's Hospital, Denver, CO, 1997.Certification: Board Certified, American Board of Orthopaedic Surgeons.
MHCM: Harvard School of Public Health.
McCarthy JJ, Iobst CA, Rozbruch SR, Sabharwal S, Eismann EA. Limb Lengthening and Reconstruction Society AIM index reliably assesses lower limb deformity. Clin Orthop Relat Res. 2013 Feb;471(2):621-7.
Schaffzin JK, Prichard H, Bisig J, Gainor P, Wolfe K, Solan LG, Webster L, McCarthy JJ. A collaborative system to improve compartment syndrome recognition. Pediatrics. 2013 Dec;132(6):e1672-9.
Ravish M, Muldowney B, Becker A, Hetzel S, McCarthy JJ, Nemeth BA, Noonan KJ. Pain management in patients with adolescent idiopathic scoliosis undergoing posterior spinal fusion: combined intrathecal morphine and continuous epidural versus PCA. J Pediatr Orthop. 2012 Dec;32(8):799-804.
Lykissas MG, Jain VV, Manickam V, Nathan S, Eismann EA, McCarthy JJ. Guided growth for the treatment of limb length discrepancy: a comparative study of the three most commonly used surgical techniques. J Pediatr Orthop B. 2013 Jul;22(4):311-7.
Lykissas MG, McCarthy JJ. Should all unstable slipped capital femoral epiphysis be treated open? J Pediatr Orthop. 2013 Jul-Aug;33 Suppl 1:S92-8. Review.
McCarthy JJ, Armstrong DG, Davey JP, Epps HR, Gerardi JA, Kanel JS, Mehlman CT, Roach JW, Schwend RM, Smith BG, Ward WT. The current medical practice of the pediatric orthopaedic surgeon in North America. J Pediatr Orthop. 2011 Apr-May;31(3):223-6.
McCarthy JJ, Davidson RS, Ast MP, Cavorsi GM, Swick J. Sagittal plane deformity during femoral lengthening. Orthopedics. 2011 Oct 5;34(10):e602-4.
Flannery W, Balts J, McCarthy JJ, Swick J, Noonan KJ, Olson J. Are terminally threaded guide pins from cannulated screw systems dangerous? Orthopedics. 2011 Aug 8;34(8):e374-7.
McCarthy JJ, Noonan KJ, Nemke B, Markel M. Guided growth of the proximal femur: a pilot study in the lamb model. J Pediatr Orthop. 2010 Oct-Nov;30(7):690-4.
Charles T. Mehlman, DO, MPH Director, Musculoskeletal Outcomes Research 513-636-4785 email@example.com
Director, Musculoskeletal Outcomes Research
Co-Director, Brachial Plexus Center
Professor, Division of Pediatric Surgery
Musculoskeletal outcomes research; orthopaedic trauma; bone tumors; arthroscopic surgery; shoulder and elbow surgery; spine surgery; foot and ankle surgery; limb deficiencies in children
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
Talbert RJ, Michaud LJ, Mehlman CT, Kinnett DG, Laor T, Foad SL, Schnell B, Salisbury S. EMG and MRI are Independently Related to Shoulder External Rotation Function in Neonatal Brachial Plexus Palsy. J Pediatr Orthop. 2011 Mar;31(2):194-204.
Parikh SN, Wells L, Mehlman CT, Scherl SA. Management of fractures in adolescents. J Bone Joint Surg Am. 2010 Dec 15;92(18):2947-58. Review.
Bowman EN, Mehlman CT, Lindsell CJ, Tamai J. Nonoperative treatment of both-bone forearm shaft fractures in children: predictors of early radiographic failure. J Pediatr Orthop. 2011 Jan-Feb;31(1):23-32.
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. 2010 Sep;30(6):531-8.
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. 2010 Jun;30(4):328-35. Review.
Babal JC, Mehlman CT, Klein G. Nerve injuries associated with pediatric supracondylar humeral fractures: a meta-analysis. J Pediatr Orthop. 2010 Apr-May;30(3):253-63.
McCarty ME, Mehlman CT, Tamai J, Do TT, Crawford AH, Klein G. Spondylolisthesis: intraobserver and interobserver reliability with regard to the measurement of slip percentage. J Pediatr Orthop. 2009 Oct-Nov;29(7):755-9.
McGraw MA, Mehlman CT, Lindsell CJ, Kirby CL. Postnatal growth of the clavicle: birth to 18 years of age. J Pediatr Orthop. 2009 Dec;29(8):937-43.
Mehlman CT, Yihua G, Bochang C, Zhigang W. Operative treatment of completely displaced clavicle shaft fractures in children. J Pediatr Orthop. 2009 Dec;29(8):851-5.
Foad SL, Mehlman CT, Foad MB, Lippert WC. Prognosis following neonatal brachial plexus palsy: an evidence-based review. J Child Orthop. 2009 Nov 3.
Joel I. Sorger, MD Co-Director, Musculoskeletal Tumor Center 513-636-4787 firstname.lastname@example.org
Co-Director, Musculoskeletal Tumor Center
Director, Pediatric Joint Replacement Surgery
Associate Professor, UC Department of Pediatrics
Orthopaedic oncology (sarcoma surgery) and joint replacement surgery
BS: Biology, University of Richmond, VA, August 1983-May 1987.
MD: Medical College of Virginia, Richmond, VA, August 1987-May 1991. Intern: General Surgery Intern, University of Cincinnati, Cincinnati, OH, July 1991-June 1992. Residency: General surgery resident, University of Cincinnati College of Medicine, 1992-1993; Orthopaedic surgery resident, University of Cincinnati College of Medicine, 1994-1998.
Fellowship: Orthopaedic research fellow, Noyes-Giannestras Biomechanics Lab, University of Cincinnati Department of Aerospace Engineering, 1993-1994. Bone and Soft Tissue Sarcoma Management Fellowship (Orthopaedic Oncology) , Harvard University, Massachusetts General Hospital and Boston, Children’s Hospital, August 1998-July 1999.
Certification: American Board of Orthopaedic Surgeons.
Zbojniewicz AM, Sorger JI. Posttreatment Imaging of Pediatric Musculoskeletal Tumors.
RadioGraphics. 2014 34:724-740.
Wind, M, Swank, M, Sorger J. Short-term Results of a Custom Triflange Acetabular Component for Massive Acetabular Bone Loss in revision THA.
Orthopaedics. 2013 March 36(3):e260-65.
Squires JH, Emery KH, Johnson N, Sorger J. Tibial nerve interneural ganglion cyst in a 10-year old boy.
Pediatr Radiol. Nov 8, 2012.
Mierzwa ML, McCluskey CM, Barrett WL, Lowy A, Sussman J, Sorger J. Interstitial brachytherapy for soft tissue sarcoma: A single institution experience.
Brachytherapy. 2007 Oct-Dec;6(4):298-303.
Mutema GK, Sorger J. Intraosseous Schwannoma of the Humerus. Skeletal Radiol. 2002 Jul;31(7):414-21.
Hornicek FJ, Gebhardt MC, Tomford WW, Sorger JI, Zavatta, M,Menzner Related Articles JP, Mankin HJ. Factors affecting nonunion of the allograft-host junction.
Clin Orthop Relat Res. 2001 Jan;(382):87-98.
Sorger JI, Hornicek FJ, Zavatta M, Menzner JP, Gebhardt MC, Tomford WW, Mankin HJ. Allograft Fractures Revisited.
Clin Orthop Relat Res. 2001 Jan;(382):66-74.
Hornicek FJ, Gebhardt MC, Sorger JI, Mankin HJ. Tumor Reconstruction.
Orthop Clin North Am. 1999 Oct;30(4):673-84.
Sorger, J, Kirk P, Ruhnke C, Bjornson S, Levy M, Cockrin J, Tang P. Once Daily High Dose Versus Divided, Low Dose Gentamicin for Open Fractures.
Clinical Orthopaedic and Related Research. 1999 Sep;(366):197-204.
Sorger J, Kirk P. Failure of an Implant after Total Shoulder Arthroplasty.
JBJS. 1997 79;(4):597-8.
Sorger J, Federle D, Kirk P. The Posterior Cruciate Ligament in Total Knee Arthroplasty.
J Arthroplasty. 1997;12(8).
Junichi Tamai, MD Director, Physician Assistant Program, Division of Pediatric Orthopaedic Surgery 513-636-4785 email@example.com
Director, Physician Assistant Program, Division of Pediatric Orthopaedic Surgery
Assistant Professor, UC Department of Pediatrics
Dr. Tamai completed his residency in orthopaedic surgery at The George Washington University Medical Center, in Washington, D.C. and was fellowship trained in pediatric orthopaedics at the Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia. In September of 2002, Dr. Tamai joined the Division of Pediatric Orthopaedics.
Dr. Tamai’s clinical interests include Legg-Calve-Perthes, hip dysplasia and other pediatric and adolescent hip disorders, clubfeet and other pediatric foot disorders and pediatric fractures.
MD: Columbia University College of Physicians and Surgeons, 1996.
Residency: Orthopaedic Surgery, The George Washington University Medical Center, 2001.
Fellowship: Pediatric Orthopaedics, The Children's Hospital of Philadelphia, 2002.
Certification: Board Certified - American Board of Orthopaedic Surgery.
Bowman EN, Mehlman CT, Lindsell CJ, Tamai J. Nonoperative treatment of both-bone forearm shaft fractures in children: predictors of early radiographic failure. J Pediatr Orthop. 2011 Jan-Feb;31(1):23-32 McCarty ME, Mehlman CT, Tamai J, Do TT, Crawford AH, Klein G. Spondylolisthesis: intraobserver and interobserver reliability with regard to the measurement of slip percentage. J Pediatr Orthop. 2009 Oct-Nov;29(7):755-9.
Herrera-Soto JA, Santiago-Cornier A, Segal LS, Ramirez N, Tamai J.: The Musculoskeletal Manifestations of the Coffin-Lowry Syndrome. Journal of Pediatric Orthopaedics. 2007;27(1): 85-89.
Trapp CM, Tamai J, Schleiss MR. Septic Arthritis Secondary to Fusobacterium Necrophorum in a 4-Year-Old Girl: Case Report and Review of the Literature. Pediatr Infect Dis J. 2005 Sep;24(9):846-847.
Tamai J. Pediatric Orthopaedic Trauma. Current Opinions in Orthopaedics. 2004 Dec;15(6).
Tamai J, Herrera-Soto J, Crawford AH. New Orthopaedic Trends. In Neural Tube Defects Oppenheimer S (Ed.). New York, NY: Informa Healthcare, 2007.
Tamai J, Dormans JP, Erol B. Hip Disorders. In Pediatric Orthopaedics and Sports Medicine: The Requisite in Pediatrics Dormans JP (Ed.). St. Louis, MO: Mosby/Elsevier Health Sciences, 2004.
Horn BD, Wells L, and Tamai J. Lower Extremity Fractures. In Pediatric Orthopaedics and Sports Medicine: The Requisite in Pediatrics Dormans JP (Ed.). St. Louis, MO: Mosby/Elsevier Health Sciences, 2004.
Tamai J, Dormans JP, Erol B, States L, Pawel BR. Musculoskeletal Tumors in Children. In Pediatric Orthopaedics and Sports Medicine: The Requisite in Pediatrics Dormans JP (Ed.). St. Louis, MO: Mosby/Elsevier Health Sciences, 2004.
Patrick W. Whitlock, MD, PhD Orthopaedic Surgeon, Division of Pediatric Orthopaedic Surgery 513-636-4787 firstname.lastname@example.org
Orthopaedic Surgeon, Division of Pediatric Orthopaedic Surgery
Assistant Professor, UC Department of Orthopedic Surgery
Hip preservation; SCFE; developmental dysplasia of the hip; Legg-Calves-Perthes Disease; femoro-acetabular impingement
PhD: University of Cincinnati College of Engineering, Cincinnati, OH, 2005.
MD: Drexel University College of Medicine, Philadelphia, PA, 2005,
Residency: Wake Forest Health Sciences, Winston-Salem, NC, 2012.
Fellowships: Maurice E. Muller Foundation of North America European Traveling Fellowship in Hip Reconstruction, Switzerland, Denmark, Italy, 2013; Pediatric Orthopaedic Surgery, Children's Hospital Los Angeles, Los Angeles, CA, 2014.
Abdelnasser MK, Klenke FM, Whitlock PW, Khalil AM, Khalifa YE, Hassan MA, Siebenrock KA. Management of Pelvic Discontinuity in Revision Total Hip Arthroplasty. Hip International. 2014.
Whitlock PW, Seyler TM, Northam C, Smith TL, Van Dyle ME, Poehling GG, Koman LA. The effect of cyclic strain on the tensile properties of a naturally-derived decellularized tendon scaffold seeded with allogeneic tenocytes and associated mRNA expression of seeded cells. J Surg Orthop Adv. 2013 Fall;22(3):224-32.
Whitlock PW, Seyler TM, Parks GD, Ornelles DA, Smith TL, VanDyke ME, Poehling GG. Novel Process for Optimizing Musculoskeletal Allograft Tissue: Improving Safety, Ultra-Structural Properties and Cell Infiltration. J Bone Joint Surg Am. 2012;94:1458-1467.
Mannava S, Plate JF, Tuohy CJ, Seyler TM, Whitlock PW, Curl WW, Smith TL, Saul KR. The Science of Rotator Cuff Tears: Translating Animal Models to Clinical Recommendations Using Simulation Analysis. Knee Surg Sports Traumatol Arthrosc. 2012 July.
Mannava S, Plate JF, Seyler TM, Whitlock PW, Callahan MF, Koman LA, Smith TL, Tuohy CJ. Evaluation of in vivo rotator cuff muscle function after acute and chronic detachment of the supraspinatus tendon: an experimental study in an animal model. J Bone Joint Surg Am. 2011;93:1702-1711.
Stabile KJ, Odom D, Whitlock PW, Smith TL, Van Dyke ME, Ferguson CM. An acellular allograft derived meniscus scaffold. Arthroscopy. 2010;26(7):936-948.
Mahirogullari M, Ferguson CM, Whitlock PW, Stabile KJ, Poehling GG. Freeze-dried allografts for anterior cruciate ligament reconstruction.
Clin Sports Med. 2007;26(4):625-637.
Whitlock PW, Smith TL, Poehling GG, Shilt JS, Van Dyke ME. A naturally-derived, cytocompatible, and architecturally optimized scaffold for tendon and ligament regeneration. Biomaterials. 2007;28(29):4321-4329.
Stone AV, Ma J, Whitlock PW, Koman LA, Smith TL, Smith BP, Callahan MF. Effects of botox and neoronox on muscle force generation in mice. J Orthop Res . 2007;25(12):1658-64.
Naik RR, Whitlock PW, Rodriguez F. Brott LL, Glawe DD, Clarson SJ, Stone MO. Controlled formation of biosilica structures in vitro. Chem Comm (Camb). 2003;21(2):238-239.
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