Orthopaedic Surgery Research

With the fastest growing pediatric research program in the United States, Children’s Hospital of Pittsburgh of UPMC is engaged in a broad spectrum of research activities. Scientists from our Division of Pediatric Orthopaedic Surgery are diligently pursuing cures for the causes of childhood illness and disease all the way down to the cellular and molecular levels.


Clinical Studies

W. Ward, MD

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Vincent Deeney, MD

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Jan Grudziak, MD, PhD

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Stephen Mendelson, MD

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Bracing in Adolescent Idiopathic Scoliosis Trial (BrAIST)

The Use of Thoracolumbosacral Orthosis in the Treatment of Adolescent Idiopathic Scoliosis Read more

Medial Open Reduction Study

Long-Term Functional Outcome in Patients with Developmental Dislocation of the Hip Treated by the Ferguson Medial Open Reduction Read more


Vertical Expandable Prosthetic Titanium Rib for the Treatment of Thoracic Insufficiency Syndrome Read more