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.
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?
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.
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
Orthopaedic Surgery, Sports Medicine
Hip disorders; open pelvic osteotomy and endoscopic pelvic osteotomy
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Many Radiographic and Magnetic Resonance Imaging Assessments for Surgical Decision Making in Pediatric Patellofemoral Instability Patients Demonstrate Poor Interrater Reliability. Arthroscopy: The Journal of Arthroscopy and Related Surgery. 2022; 38:2702-2713.
Assessment of Skeletal Maturity and Postoperative Growth Disturbance After Anterior Cruciate Ligament Reconstruction in Skeletally Immature Patients: A Systematic Review. American Journal of Sports Medicine. 2022; 50:1430-1441.
Poorly Controlled Pediatric Fracture Pain Requiring Unplanned Medical Assistance or Advice. Pediatric Emergency Care. 2022; 38:e410-e416.
Descriptive Epidemiology From the Research in Osteochondritis Dissecans of the Knee (ROCK) Prospective Cohort. American Journal of Sports Medicine. 2022; 50:118-127.
Early Operative Versus Delayed Operative Versus Nonoperative Treatment of Pediatric and Adolescent Anterior Cruciate Ligament Injuries: A Systematic Review and Meta-analysis. American Journal of Sports Medicine. 2021; 49:4008-4017.
Reliability of Radiologic Assessments of Clinically Relevant Growth Remaining in Knee MRI of Children and Adolescents With Patellofemoral Instability: Data From the JUPITER Cohort. Orthopaedic Journal of Sports Medicine. 2021; 9:2325967121991110.
The nonoperative treatment of osteochondritis dissecans of the knee. Current Opinion in Pediatrics. 2021; 33:59-64.
What's New in Osteochondritis Dissecans of the Knee, Elbow, and Ankle. Instructional course lectures. 2021; 70:433-452.
What's New in the Management of Pediatric Anterior Cruciate Ligament Tears and Tibial Spine Fractures. Instructional course lectures. 2021; 70:399-414.
Which Metrics Are Being Used to Evaluate Children and Adolescents After ACL Reconstruction? A Systematic Review. Arthroscopy, Sports Medicine, and Rehabilitation. 2020; 2:e417-e428.
Eric J. Wall, MD1/28/2022