Orthopaedic Surgery, Plastic Surgery, and other surgery-related research.

The Division of Pediatric Orthopaedic Surgery has published research papers in the peer-reviewed literature across the spectrum of pediatric orthopedics: from orthopedic trauma to global surgery, from basic biomechanical research to involvement in multi-center research projects on post-operative pain, education for health providers and health consumers.

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Research Projects

  1. Electronic Consultation Systems: Impact on Pediatric Orthopaedic Care


    This cross-sectional study demonstrates the effective and timely use of eConsult in pediatric orthopaedic surgery. It also shows a significant reduction in the number of in-person consultations required and demonstrates a high satisfaction rate by PCPs using the service.

  2. Bilateral Discoid Medial Menisci: A Case Report and Review of the Literature


    Bilateral discoid medial menisci are exceptionally rare and of uncertain pathoetiology. We report on a case in an active adolescent woman who presented with bilateral medial knee joint line pain.

  3. Management and Outcomes of Clinical Scaphoid Fractures in Children


    Management of clinical scaphoid fractures at our institution was relatively uniform: nearly all patients were immobilized and less than 20% received advanced imaging. Our findings suggest a low but non-zero occult scaphoid fracture rate, discordance in radiologic interpretation, and lack of advanced imaging, providing an avenue for future prospective studies.

  4. Outcomes After Flexor Tendon Injuries in the Pediatric Population: A 10-Year Retrospective Review


    Pediatric tendon injuries have good outcomes with no predictive factors identified. Surgical repairs performed under local anesthetic have similar outcomes without increased rates of complications, but remain underused in the pediatric population.

  5. Incidence, Risk Factors, and Mortality Associated With Orofacial Cleft Among Children in Ontario, Canada


    These findings suggest that despite decreasing incidence of OFC, children with OFC should be monitored closely for adverse health outcomes.

  6. Viable versus nonviable positive margins in Ewing sarcoma and associated recurrence rates: A systematic review


    This is an area where there is a paucity of evidence that needs to be rectified to ensure that ES patients are provided the highest quality of evidence-based care.


  1. Sasha Carsen

    Investigator, CHEO Research Institute

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  2. Dina El Demellawy

    Investigator, CHEO Research Institute

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  3. Claudia Malic

    Investigator, CHEO Research Institute

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  4. Kevin Smit

    Investigator, CHEO Research Institute

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