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Pediatric ResearchThe section of Pediatric Orthopaedics conducts comprehensive pediatrics research, ranging from sports medicine to trauma. The section aims to discover new treatment for diseases like scoliosis and other spinal problems, pediatric fractures, deformities, and neuromuscular conditions.

The section is housed at Children's of Alabama, the state's only free-standing children's hospital, boasting 380 inpatient beds and 18 state-of-the-art operating rooms.  Our surgeon scientists understand pediatric orthopaedics from a clinical care setting and are able to apply that to the lab. Research is also conducted for diseases including spina bifida, cerebral palsy, limb deficiency, spasticity, brachial plexus and metabolic bone diseases.

The physicians of the Pediatric Orthopaedic section are passionate about conducting research that will better the lives of their patients as well as patients across the nation.

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    Conklin MJ, Pearson JM. The Musculoskeletal Aspects of Obesity in Neuromuscular Conditions. Orthop Clin North Am. 2018 Jul;49(3):325-333.

    Conklin MJ, Kishan S, Nanayakkara CB, Rosenfeld SR. Orthopedic guidelines for the care of people with spina bifida. J Pediatr Rehabil Med. 2020;13(4):629-635.

    Jardaly AH, Hicks JW, Doyle JS, Conklin MJ, Gilbert SR. Co-occurrence of Blount's disease and Legg-Calvé-Perthes disease: is obesity a factor? J Pediatr Orthop B. 2021 Jun 17..

    Jardaly A, Conklin M, Ashley P, Gilbert SR. Closed reduction in the treatment of tibial tubercle fractures. Injury. 2021 Jun;52(6):1336-1340

    Ashley P, Gilbert SR. Obesity in Pediatric Trauma. Orthop Clin North Am. 2018 Jul;49(3):335-343. doi: 10.1016/j.ocl.2018.02.007. PMID: 29929715.

    Williams K, Hughes D, Horan M. Vitamin D Trends in the Pediatric Orthopaedic Population: A Survey. J Pediatr Orthop. 2020 Jan;40(1):e58-e62. PMID: 30998583.