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Director, Orthopaedic Sports Medicine

Director, Orthopaedic Fellowship

Professor, UC Department of Surgery

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My Biography & Research

Biography

I specialize in the care of sports medicine injuries in growing athletes as they mature from children into young adults. As a pediatric orthopedist, I provide surgical and non-surgical orthopedic care for my patients to optimize their sports performance and their growth.

I also work with children and teens dealing with orthopedic trauma and scoliosis.

My goal is to provide the best diagnosis, treatment options and education for solving my patients’ orthopedic conditions using the most up-to-date evidence.

As an orthopedic resident in San Diego, the chance to work with a diverse population of children and families was the most satisfying part of my training. That experience, combined with learning from great mentors, inspired me to specialize in children’s orthopedics and make it my career.

Outside the hospital, I have published results from and co-founded multi-center research studies on youth anterior cruciate ligament (ACL) injuries, osteochondritis dissecans and patella dislocation. The goal of these research groups is to generate the best outcomes for these serious orthopedic conditions.

The biggest honor in my life is working at Cincinnati Children's, which consistently ranks among the nation’s top three pediatric hospitals. Throughout my career, I have been honored to receive numerous awards for research, clinical care and education. I present surgical instructional lectures at annual meetings for the American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons, the American Medical Society for Sports Medicine and the Arthroscopy Association of North America.

I’m originally from California, so when I’m not working, I enjoy returning to surf and see my family and college friends. I recently began river surfing on the Great Miami River in downtown Dayton. Who would guess that Ohio has great surfing?

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

Academic Affiliation

Professor, UC Department of Surgery

Divisions

Orthopaedic Surgery, Sports Medicine, Orthopaedics



Blog Posts

Tips for Choosing and Wearing Backpacks at School

BlogHealthy Living

Tips for Choosing and Wearing Backpacks at School

By Eric J. Wall, MD8/26/2019

Waterproof Casts For Kids

BlogPatient Family Experience

Waterproof Casts For Kids

By Eric J. Wall, MD7/29/2016

Sports Fractures 101

BlogHealthy Living

Sports Fractures 101

By Eric J. Wall, MD12/4/2014

My Locations

My Education

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

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

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

Certification: American Board of Orthopaedic Surgery, July 1995.

My Publications

Spine Growth Modulation in Early Adolescent Idiopathic Scoliosis: Prospective US FDA IDE Pilot Study of Titanium Clip-Screw Implant at Two to Five Years. Wall, EJ; Jain, VV; Crawford, AH; Bylski-Austrow, DI; Reynolds, JE. Spine Deformity. 2019; 7:899-909.

Spine Growth Modulation in Early Adolescent Idiopathic Scoliosis: Prospective US FDA IDE Pilot Study of Titanium Clip-Screw Implant at Two to Five Years. Wall, EJ; Jain, VV; Crawford, AH; Bylski-Austrow, DI; Reynolds, JE. Spine Deformity. 2019; 7:899-909.

Anterior Cruciate Ligament Injury Risk in Sport: A Systematic Review and Meta-Analysis of Injury Incidence by Sex and Sport Classification. Montalvo, AM; Schneider, DK; Webster, KE; Yut, L; Galloway, MT; Jr, HR S; Kaeding, CC; Kremcheck, TE; Magnussen, RA; Parikh, SN; et al. Journal of Athletic Training. 2019; 54:472-482.

Extensor Tendon Injury Associated With Dorsal Entry Flexible Nailing of Radial Shaft Fractures in Children: A Report of 5 New Cases and Review of the Literature. Murphy, HA; Jain, VV; Parikh, SN; Wall, EJ; Cornwall, R; Mehlman, CT. Journal of Pediatric Orthopaedics. 2019; 39:163-168.

Extensor Tendon Injury Associated With Dorsal Entry Flexible Nailing of Radial Shaft Fractures in Children: A Report of 5 New Cases and Review of the Literature. Murphy, HA; Jain, VV; Parikh, SN; Wall, EJ; Cornwall, R; Mehlman, CT. Journal of Pediatric Orthopaedics. 2019; 39:163-168.

Biomechanical and Functional Outcomes After Medial Patellofemoral Ligament Reconstruction: A Pilot Study. Shams, K; DiCesare, CA; Grawe, BM; Wall, E; Parikh, SN; Galloway, M; Kitchen, K; Foss, KB; Thomas, SM; Montalvo, AM; et al. Orthopaedic Journal of Sports Medicine. 2019; 7:2325967119825854-232596711982585.

Scoliosis vertebral growth plate histomorphometry: Comparisons to controls, growth rates, and compressive stresses. Bylski-Austrow, DI; Glos, DL; Wall, EJ; Crawford, AH. Journal of Orthopaedic Research. 2018; 36:2450-2459.

Pulmonary Surfactant and Pulmonary Alveolar Proteinosis. Towe, C; Trapnell, B. In: Kline M; Blaney SM; Gieardino AP; Orange JS; Penny DJ; Schutze GE; Shekerdemian LS; Rudolph AM; Rudolph CD, Ed. Rudolph's Pediatrics, 23rd Edition. New York: McGraw-Hill; 2018.

Rudolph's Pediatrics, 23rd Edition. Kline, MW; Blaney, SM; Giardino, AP; Orange, JS; Penny, DJ; Schutze, GE; Shekerdemian, LS; Rudolph, AM; Rudolph, CD. . : McGraw-Hill Education / Medical; McGraw-Hill Education / Medical; 2018.

Complications of ACLR, including revision ACLR. Wall, EJ. The Pediatric Anterior Cruciate Ligament: Evaluation and Management Strategies. : Springer International Publishing; Springer International Publishing; 2018.