Hip Deformity Service

  • Meet the Team

    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.

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    Faculty

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    James J. McCarthy, MD
    Director, Pediatric Orthopaedic Surgery

    513-636-8429

    james.mccarthy@cchmc.org

    James J. McCarthy, MD

    Director, Pediatric Orthopaedic Surgery

    Alvin Crawford Chair in Pediatric Orthopaedics

    Professor, Division of Pediatric Surgery

    Phone: 513-636-8429

    Fax: 513-636-3928

    Email: james.mccarthy@cchmc.org

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    Specialties

    Clinical Interests

    Complex limb and spine deformities; scoliosis; pediatric hip disorders; neuromuscular disorders; cerebral palsy

    Research Interests

    Treatment of pediatric hip disorders; complex limb and spine deformities; gait analysis

    Biography

    James McCarthy, MD, completed his residency in at the Cleveland Clinic Foundation. He comes to Cincinnati Children’s from his most recent position as an Associate Professor with the Department of Orthopaedics and Rehabilitation at The University of Wisconsin School of Medicine and Rehabilitation in Madison, Wisconsin.

    Education and Training

    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.

    Publications

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    Charles T. Mehlman, DO, MPH
    Director, Musculoskeletal Outcomes Research

    513-636-4785

    charles.mehlman@cchmc.org

    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

    Email: charles.mehlman@cchmc.org

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    Specialties

    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.

    Publications

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    Junichi Tamai, MD
    Director, Physician Assistant Program, Division of Pediatric Orthopaedic Surgery

    513-636-4785

    junichi.tamai@cchmc.org

    Junichi Tamai, MD

    Director, Physician Assistant Program, Division of Pediatric Orthopaedic Surgery

    Assistant Professor, UC Department of Pediatrics

    Phone: 513-636-4785

    Fax: 513-636-3928

    Email: junichi.tamai@cchmc.org

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    Biography

    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.

    Education and Training

    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.

    Publications

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    Eric J. Wall, MD
    Director, Orthopaedic Sports Medicine

    513-636-4785

    eric.wall@cchmc.org

    Eric J. Wall, MD

    Director, Orthopaedic Sports Medicine

    Director, Orthopaedic Fellowship

    Professor, UC Department of Surgery

    Phone: 513-636-4785

    Fax: 513-636-3928

    Email: eric.wall@cchmc.org

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    Specialties

    Clinical Interests

    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

    Research Interests

    Hip disorders; open pelvic osteotomy and endoscopic pelvic osteotomy

    Biography

    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.

    Education and Training

    MD: University of California, San Diego, Calif.,1986.

    Residency: Orthopaedic Surgery, University of California, San Diego, Calif., 1986-1992.

    Fellowship: Biomechanics/Spine Research, University of California, San Diego, Calif., 1988-89; Pediatric Orthopaedic Fellowship, Los Angeles Children's Hospital, Los Angeles, Calif., 1992-1993.

    Certification: American Board of Orthopaedic Surgery, July 1995.

    Publications

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