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Shital N. Parikh, MD, FACS

  • Co-Director, Orthopaedic Sports Center, Division of Pediatric Orthopaedics
  • Professor, UC Department of Orthopedic Surgery
Nothing is more satisfying than seeing kids get better and back to playing their favorite sport. Children are fun to interact with — they keep me humble and down-to-earth.



I have always believed in giving back to the community, and being a physician allows me to fulfill that goal. Nothing is more satisfying than seeing kids get better and back to playing their favorite sport. Children are fun to interact with — they keep me humble and down-to-earth.

As a pediatric orthopaedic surgeon, I provide arthroscopic treatment of joint injuries and instabilities in children and adolescents. I also treat fractures and sports injuries. In my practice, we offer a wide array of services, including telehealth, second opinions, and treatment of complex bone and joint disorders. I treat each child the same way I would treat my own kids.

The primary focus of our practice is in the areas of patellofemoral instability, shoulder instability, anterior cruciate ligament (ACL) tears, osteochondritis dissecans (OCD) and fractures in children. Our multidisciplinary team includes pediatric orthopaedic specialist, sports medicine specialists, physical therapists, imaging and preventive services.

I co-direct the Orthopaedic Sports Center at Cincinnati Children’s and have edited two textbooks: “Patellar Instability Surgical Techniques” and “Anterior Cruciate Ligament (ACL) Injuries in Young Patients.” I received the International Society of Arthroscopy, Knee Surgery and Orthopaedic Sports Medicine (ISAKOS) Patellofemoral Fellowship Award for 2013-2014. I am a member of the prestigious International Patellofemoral Study Group and serve as the lead investigator of a multi-institutional study on the management of patellar instability.

Our clinical research focuses on improving techniques and outcomes for complex patellofemoral instability, knee and shoulder ligament injuries and fractures in children. Our research has been published in top peer-reviewed journals and has been presented at various national and international meetings.

In my free time, I enjoy cooking Indian food. I also like to travel and hike with my children.

Additional Languages

Gujarati, Hindi

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Medial clavicle shaft fractures in children and adolescents: differences from adults and management. Whyte, NS B; Veerkamp, MW; Parikh, SN. Journal of Pediatric Orthopaedics Part B. 2022; 31:417-421.

Many Radiographic and Magnetic Resonance Imaging Assessments for Surgical Decision Making in Pediatric Patellofemoral Instability Patients Demonstrate Poor Interrater Reliability. Fabricant, PD; Heath, MR; Mintz, DN; Emery, K; Veerkamp, M; Gruber, S; Green, DW; Strickland, SM; Wall, EJ; Brady, JM; et al. Arthroscopy - Journal of Arthroscopic and Related Surgery. 2022; 38:2702-2713.

Nonunion of the Clavicle Among Children: A Review of the Literature and a Report of Three New Cases. Yahya, A; Mehlman, CT; Kim, J; Little, KJ; Parikh, SN. Orthopedics. 2022; 45:e190-e195.

Patellofemoral Instability in Children: Imaging Findings and Therapeutic Approaches. Kim, HK; Parikh, S. Korean Journal of Radiology. 2022; 23:674-687.

The Holstein-Lewis humerus shaft fracture in children: are they different from adults?. Singh, V; Hayes, HV; Kazemi, N; Dey, S; Parikh, SN. Journal of Pediatric Orthopaedics Part B. 2022; 31:274-280.

Prophylaxis for preventing venous thromboembolism in knee arthroscopy and soft tissue reconstruction: consensus statements from an international panel of experts. Easwaran, R; Khan, M; Sancheti, P; Shyam, A; Bhandari, M; Ranawat, AS; Thakkar, S; Parikh, S; Musahl, V; Joglekar, S; et al. Knee Surgery, Sports Traumatology, Arthroscopy. 2022.

Assessment of Skeletal Maturity and Postoperative Growth Disturbance After Anterior Cruciate Ligament Reconstruction in Skeletally Immature Patients: A Systematic Review. Fury, MS; Paschos, NK; Fabricant, PD; Anderson, CN; Busch, MT; Chambers, HG; Christino, MA; Cordasco, FA; Edmonds, EW; Ganley, TJ; et al. American Journal of Sports Medicine. 2022; 50:1430-1441.

4-in-1 Quadricepsplasty for Fixed and Habitual Dislocation of Patella. Hire, JM; Parikh, SN. Arthroscopy Techniques. 2022; 11:e537-e544.

A 12-Year-Old Girl with Recurrent Patellar Dislocation and Multiple Risk Factors Including Genu Valgum. Parikh, SN; Carl, JR; Pennock, A; Masquijo, J; Chotel, F. The Patellofemoral Joint. 2022.

Patellofemoral Anatomy, Mechanics, and Evaluation: Patient and Family History in the Evaluation of Patellofemoral Patients. Fritch, J; Koh, JL; Parikh, SN. The Patellofemoral Joint. 2022.

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