A photo of Charles Mehlman.

Director, Musculoskeletal Outcomes Research

Co-Director, Brachial Plexus Center

Professor, UC Department of Surgery

513-636-4785

513-636-3928

Board Certified

My Biography & Research

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

Academic Affiliation

Professor, UC Department of Surgery

Clinical Divisions

Orthopaedic Surgery, Colorectal Disorders, Injury Prevention, Brachial Plexus, Fanconi Anemia, Legg-Calve-Perthes, Hip Preservation, Limb Lengthening and Reconstruction

Research Divisions

Orthopaedics



Blog Posts

Gymnast Avoids Surgery After Serious Elbow Injury

BlogShare Your Story

Gymnast Avoids Surgery After Serious Elbow Injury

By Darla Higgins2/22/2017

When Idiopathic Scoliosis Threw Me For A Curve, I Swung Back

BlogRare and Complex Conditions

When Idiopathic Scoliosis Threw Me For A Curve, I Swung Back

By Jessie Ford Coots1/10/2017

My Locations

My Education

DO: Ohio University College of Osteopathic Medicine, Athens, OH, 1989.

MPH: Harvard School of Public Health, Boston, MA, 1998.

Internship: Ohio University College of Osteopathic Medicine; Grandview Hospital and Medical Center, Dayton, OH, 1989-1990.

Residency: Internal Medicine, Northeastern Ohio Universities College of Medicine, Akron General Medical Center; Akron, OH; 1990-1991; Orthopaedic Surgery, Ohio University College of Osteopathic Medicine, Grandview Hospital and Medical Center, Dayton, OH, 1991-1995.

Fellowship: Pediatric Orthopaedic Surgery, University of Cincinnati College of Medicine, Cincinnati Children's Hospital Medical Center, Cincinnati, OH, 1995-1996; MPH, Clinical Effectiveness and Outcomes Research, Harvard School of Public Health, Boston, MA, 1996-1998.

Certification: Board-certified, American Osteopathic Board of Orthopaedic Surgery, 1998-2008.

My Publications

Validation of Pediatric Self-Report Patient-Reported Outcomes Measurement Information System (PROMIS) Measures in Different Stages of Legg-Calvé-Perthes Disease. Matsumoto, H; Hyman, JE; Shah, HH; Sankar, WN; Laine, JC; Mehlman, CT; Schrader, T; Kelly, DM; Rosenfeld, SB; Janicki, JA; et al. Journal of Pediatric Orthopaedics. 2020; 40:235-240.

Microsurgery for Brachial Plexus Injury Before Versus After 6 Months of Age: Results of the Multicenter Treatment and Outcomes of Brachial Plexus Injury (TOBI) Study. Bauer, AS; Kalish, LA; Adamczyk, MJ; Bae, DS; Cornwall, R; James, MA; Lightdale-Miric, N; Peljovich, AE; Waters, PM; Plexus, TO B. The Journal of Bone and Joint Surgery. 2020; 102:194-204.

Bracing in Adolescent Idiopathic Scoliosis Trial (BrAIST): Development and Validation of a Prognostic Model in Untreated Adolescent Idiopathic Scoliosis Using the Simplified Skeletal Maturity System. Dolan, LA; Weinstein, SL; Abel, MF; Bosch, PP; Dobbs, MB; Farber, TO; Halsey, MF; Hresko, MT; Krengel, WF; Mehlman, CT; et al. Spine Deformity. 2019; 7:890-898.e4.

Bracing in Adolescent Idiopathic Scoliosis Trial (BrAIST): Development and Validation of a Prognostic Model in Untreated Adolescent Idiopathic Scoliosis Using the Simplified Skeletal Maturity System. Dolan, LA; Weinstein, SL; Abel, MF; Bosch, PP; Dobbs, MB; Farber, TO; Halsey, MF; Hresko, MT; Krengel, WF; Mehlman, CT; et al. Spine Deformity. 2019; 7:890-898.

Pediatric Proximal Radial Shaft Fractures Treated Nonoperatively Fail to Maintain Acceptable Reduction up to 70% of the Time. Wacker, EM; Denning, JR; Mehlman, CT. Journal of Orthopaedic Trauma. 2019; 33:e378-e384.

Pediatric Proximal Radial Shaft Fractures Treated Nonoperatively Fail to Maintain Acceptable Reduction up to 70% of the Time. Wacker, EM; Denning, JR; Mehlman, CT. Journal of Orthopaedic Trauma. 2019; 33:e378-e384.

Variation Among Pediatric Orthopaedic Surgeons When Treating Medial Epicondyle Fractures. Hughes, M; Dua, K; O'Hara, NN; Brighton, BK; Ganley, TJ; Hennrikus, WL; Herman, MJ; Hyman, JE; Lawrence, JT; Mehlman, CT; et al. Journal of Pediatric Orthopaedics. 2019; 39:e592-e596.

Variation Among Pediatric Orthopaedic Surgeons When Treating Medial Epicondyle Fractures. Hughes, M; Dua, K; O'Hara, NN; Brighton, BK; Ganley, TJ; Hennrikus, WL; Herman, MJ; Hyman, JE; Lawrence, JT; Mehlman, CT; et al. Journal of Pediatric Orthopaedics. 2019; 39:e592-e596.

The Community Orthopaedic Surgeon Taking Trauma Call: Pediatric Midshaft Clavicle Fracture Pearls and Pitfalls. Vargas-Vila, MA; Mehlman, CT; Pennock, AT. Journal of Orthopaedic Trauma. 2019; 33 Suppl 8:S1-S5.

The Community Orthopedic Surgeon Taking Trauma Call: Pediatric Distal Radius and Ulna Fracture Pearls and Pitfalls. Hennrikus, WL; Mehlman, CT. Journal of Orthopaedic Trauma. 2019; 33 Suppl 8:S6-S11.