Institutes, Divisions & Centers

Orthopaedics Research

The division’s research efforts have evolved toward an integrated approach between basic science and clinical practice.  Our work includes:

  • Spine research: We are improving scoliosis care in children, studying the mechanobiology of growth, developing innovative treatment methods and leading the way in endoscopic spinal surgery.
  • Clinical research: We are focusing on four broad areas: growth plate development, sports medicine, limb deformity and trauma.
  • Outcomes research: We are studying process improvement, treatment innovation, patient- and family-centered care and the practice of evidence-based medicine.

The primary clinical focus of the Division of Orthopaedics at Cincinnati Children’s Hospital Medical Center is the exceptional care of children with musculoskeletal conditions.


The Division of Orthopaedics offers a variety orthopaedic surgery fellowships. Learn More about Our Fellowships

Brachial Plexus Center

The Division of Orthopaedic’s Brachial Plexus Center is one of only a few teams in the country offering a coordinated, interdisciplinary approach to diagnose and treat children with brachial plexus injuries. Learn More about the Brachial Plexus Center

Top 3 in the Nation


U.S. News & World Report scored our Orthopaedics program on outcomes & experience; numbers of patients & procedures; key programs, services & staff; professional recognition; quality improvement efforts; and patient support.

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Research Achievements

2022 Research Annual Report.

Learn more about our most significant findings and view grant funding and division statistics in this year's Research Annual Report.

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