Limb Lengthening and Reconstruction Center

  • Meet the Team

    The Limb Lengthening and Reconstruction Center 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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    Divison Director

    A photo of James McCarthy.

    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.

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    Faculty

    A photo of Viral V. Jain.

    Viral V. Jain, MD
    Orthopaedic Surgeon

    513-636-4785

    viral.jain@cchmc.org

    Viral V. Jain, MD

    Orthopaedic Surgeon

    Phone: 513-636-4785

    Fax: 513-636-3928

    Email: viral.jain@cchmc.org

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    Specialties

    Clinical Interests

    Spinal deformitie; minimally invasive spine surgeries; limb lengthening and reconstruction; pediatric hip disorders

    Research Interests

    Growth of immature spine; health of intervertebral disk

    Education and Training

    MD: B.J. Medical College, Ahmedabad, India.

    Residency: Smt. N.H.L. Municipal Medical College & Sheth V.S. General Hospital, Ahmedabad, India.

    Certification: Spine Surgery.

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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.

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