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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
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
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.
Junichi Tamai, MD Director, Physician Assistant Program, Division of Pediatric Orthopaedic Surgery
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.
Eric J. Wall, MD Director, Orthopaedic Sports Medicine
Director, Orthopaedic Sports Medicine
Director, Orthopaedic Fellowship
Professor, UC Department of Surgery
Endoscopic non-fusion scoliosis correction with guided growth; sports growth plate arrest overuse syndromes; patella dislocations; anterior cruciate ligament (ACL) reconstruction in patients with open growth plates; osteochondritis dissecans treatment
Hip disorders; open pelvic osteotomy and endoscopic pelvic osteotomy
A professor of Pediatric Orthopaedics at Cincinnati Children's Hospital Medical Center, Eric J. Wall, MD, specializes in sports medicine and scoliosis treatment.
Dr. Wall completed his orthopaedic residency at the University of California, San Diego. He is fellowship trained in biomechanics and spine research at the University of California, San Diego, and pediatric orthopaedics at the Children’s Hospital in Los Angeles. In addition, Dr. Wall holds a certificate in Sports Medicine and is recognized as a national leader in pediatric sports medicine. Dr. Wall’s clinical interests include endoscopic pelvic surgery, osteochondritis dissecans, scoliosis, sports-related injuries, orthopaedic basic science research and orthopaedic management of myelomeningocele.
Eric Wall, M.D. has rapidly established himself in pediatric sports medicine, as well as endoscopic surgery. He has made important contributions to endoscopic surgery through his basic science research efforts in video-assisted thoracoscopic surgery (VATS) and his innovative creation of an endoscopic pelvic osteotomy technique. Dr. Wall has developed new techniques for anterior cruciate ligament (ACL) reconstruction, the treatment of patella dislocations and osteochondritis dissecans in young patients. He also co-founded Research in OsteoChondritis of the Knee (ROCK), the multidisciplinary OCD (osteochondritis dissecans) Study Group of North America.
Dr. Wall stepped down as the division director in August 2010. His focus will now be to concentrate on his revolutionary treatment of early onset scoliosis using spine staples, which were recently FDA approved and is the first and only approved by the FDA. The technique can eliminate extensive spinal fusion to correct an abnormal curvature by stapling together the growth plates on the actively growing side of the deformity to allow the other side of the spine to catch up.
Lippert WC, Owens RF, Wall EJ. Salter-Harris type III fractures of the distal femur: plain radiographs can be deceptive. J Pediatr Orthop. 2010 Sep;30(6):598-605. 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.
Quatman CE, Myer GD, Khoury J, Wall EJ, Hewett TE. Sex differences in "weightlifting" injuries presenting to United States emergency rooms. J Strength Cond Res. 2009 Oct;23(7):2061-7 Myer GD, Quatman CE, Khoury J, Wall EJ, Hewett TE. Youth versus adult "weightlifting" injuries presenting to United States emergency rooms: accidental versus nonaccidental injury mechanisms. J Strength Cond Res. 2009 Oct;23(7):2054-60. Bylski-Austrow DI, Wall EJ, Glos DL, Ballard ET, Montgomery A, Crawford AH. Spinal hemiepiphysiodesis decreases the size of vertebral growth plate hypertrophic zone and cells. J Bone Joint Surg Am. 2009 Mar 1;91(3):584-93. Myer GD, Ford KR, Divine JG, Wall EJ, Kahanov L, Hewett TE. Longitudinal assessment of noncontact anterior cruciate ligament injury risk factors during maturation in a female athlete: a case report. J Athl Train. 2009 Jan-Feb;44(1):101-9. Wall EJ, Vourazeris J, Myer GD, Emery KH, Divine JG, Nick TG, Hewett TE. The healing potential of stable juvenile osteochondritis dissecans knee lesions. J Bone Joint Surg Am. 2008 Dec;90(12):2655-64. Lippert WC, Wall EJ. Optimal intramuscular needle-penetration depth. Pediatrics. 2008 Sep;122(3):e556-63. Wall EJ, Jain V, Vora V, Mehlman CT, Crawford AH. Complications of titanium and stainless steel elastic nail fixation of pediatric femoral fractures. J Bone Joint Surg Am. 2008 Jun;90(6):1305-13. Hébert KJ, Laor T, Divine JG, Emery KH, Wall EJ. MRI appearance of chronic stress injury of the iliac crest apophysis in adolescent athletes. AJR Am J Roentgenol. 2008 Jun;190(6):1487-91.
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