Pediatric Orthopedic Resources for Healthcare Professionals
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Research articles and summaries
Injuries to a child's growth plate – areas of growth on a bone – can heal, but some bones may seal off from future growth. To prevent that, researchers at Children's Colorado are working on new growth plate regeneration involving stem cells.
Charting Pediatrics is a weekly podcast for pediatric healthcare providers. In this series, specialists from Children’s Hospital Colorado examine the latest treatments for the most common complaints in pediatric medicine. Listen and subscribe on Spotify, iTunes and Google Play.
Hip Pain Diagnosis and Management in Children
In this episode, Stephanie Mayer, MD, shares insights on diagnosing hip pain in pediatric patients. We're discussing this issue from its symptoms and causes to how to manage hip pain.
Scoliosis Diagnosis and Management
Scoliosis management will vary according to each patient's unique situation and presentation. Mark Erickson, MD, Medical Director of Children's Colorado's Spine Program, joins us to discuss the diagnosis and treatment of scoliosis.
January 2, 2019
Ketamine provides effective analgesia that is noninferior to fentanyl, although participants who received ketamine had an increase in adverse events that were minor and transient. Intranasal ketamine may be an appropriate alternative to intranasal fentanyl for pain associated with acute extremity injuries. Ketamine should be considered for pediatric pain management in the emergency setting, especially when opioids are associated with increased risk.
December 4, 2018
This retrospective cohort study assessed the incidence and risk factors of instrumentation-related complication (IRC) in pediatric patients surgically treated for neurofibromatosis type 1 (NF-1) dystrophic scoliosis.
Journal of Pediatrics
May 25, 2018
In this study, furosemide therapy, even with nonconsistent dosing, was associated with an increased risk of bone fractures in children with congenital heart disease.