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Pediatric Orthopaedic Video Archives


Chief, Division of Pediatric Orthopaedics

  • Conservative Concepts in Pediatric Spine Deformity: Therapy, Brace or Other Options?
    This presentation provides an overview of pediatric spine deformity, how to diagnose, knowledge of when to brace, when surgery is needed and when decisions for alternative treatment options need to be considered.
  • Healthy Spine and Limbs in Patient's with Marfan Syndrome
    In this presentation, Dr. Sponseller discusses the main health concerns, spine issues, dural ectasia and hips issues that patients with Marfan syndrome experience.
  • Myelokyphectomy in Spina Bifida: The Modified Fackler/Sagittal Shilla Technique
    Kyphosis occurs in about 10-15% of infants with myelomeningocele. The Modified Fackler/Sagittal Shilla technique is indicated for a child nine years of age or less with a fixed kyphosis and impaired sitting balance, recurrent skin ulcerations, respiratory depression, and/or pain. It combines aspects of both the Shilla technique described by McCarthy and the originally described Fackler technique for myelokyphosis. This procedure is associated with good long-term outcomes including an increased and sustained curve correction, decreased overall surgeries, height gain, and low complications.
  • Case Challenges - Hip, Knee, & Wrist
    Engage with Dr. Sponseller as he presents three case challenges to the audience and encourages the group to discuss the proper treatment plans.
  • Pediatric Spine Problems in Sports
    Dr. Sponseller discusses management principles, types of injuries and lumbar problems for pediatric patients who suffer spine complications due to sports. This presentation will address risk factors for spine injuries, prevention, correct diagnosis and triage for the patient and understanding of the prognosis.
  • My Routine for AIS: Thoracic Screws and Ponte Osteotomies
    Dr. Sponseller identifies the key issues associated with AIS treatment, specifically thoracic screws and ponte osteomies.


Associate Professor of Orthopaedic Surgery

  • Patellar Instability: When You Need to Operate. What are the Options?
    In this presentation, John Tis discusses the impact of patellar instability on pediatric patients and what physicians must do to determine the correct diagnostic techniques. These techniques help identify treatment options and determine if surgery is necessary.
  • MRI: How to use for Orthopaedic Patients
    John Tis discusses the importance of imaging and when it’s necessary to request a MRI or refer out. During this presentation he walks through different cases to discuss what was best for the patient.


Associate Professor of Orthopaedic Surgery


Assistant Professor of Orthopaedic Surgery

  • Sports Injuries in Children with Disabilities
    Sports provide an array of health benefits but they also come with risk for injuries, especially for children with disabilities. In this presentation, Varghese provides an overview of treatment options for children with orthopaedic disabilities.
  • Developmental Dysplasia of the Hip
    In this presentation, Varghese discusses developmental dysplasia of the hip (DDH) and the importance of early detection. He walks through different treatment principles for patients of any age to help aid recovery.


  • Pelvic Fixation Using Sacral Alar Iliac Fixation Technique
    This video presents an overview of the sacral alar iliac fixation technique. The technique maybe used for children with neuromuscular, syndromic, or connective tissue disorders with spinal deformity, or in adults undergoing surgical treatment for deformity correction, tumor reconstruction, high grade spondylolisthesis, or long fusion involving >=5 spinal levels.

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