Our orthopaedic researchers are investigating new therapies and techniques to improve conditions that affect children’s muscles and bones. We’re developing innovative treatments and determining which current treatments and therapies offer the best option for children’s health and well-being.
Our investigators are exploring areas such as:
- Scoliosis: Researchers are investigating the Pass LP System to correct scoliosis, a sideways curvature of the spine. This system is a unique set of spinal instrumentation to surgically correct the rotation and deformity of the spine. Researchers will also study the effects this system has on the physical appearance and quality of life for children with scoliosis. The research is funded through a grant from Medicrea.
- Septic arthritis: This study examines a new lab study testing method to determine if it can improve diagnostic accuracy of septic arthritis, joint swelling caused by a bacterial or fungal infection. Do you want to mention the PI, Jill Flanagan, M.D.?
- Femoroacetabular impingement (FAI): Sports medicine researchers from Children’s and Georgia State University are studying FAI in adolescent athletes to gain a better understanding of the disease and provide treatment recommendations. FAI is a condition in which the bones of the hip are abnormally shaped and don’t fit together properly, causing them to rub against each other and damage the joint.