Sasha Carsen

Investigator, CHEO Research Institute

Dr. Carsen is a Pediatric Orthopaedic Surgeon and clinician-scientist. His clinical orthopaedic practice is largely focused on knee and hip preservation and arthroscopy, pediatric orthopaedic sports medicine, and pediatric fracture care. His academic investigations are generally collaborative inter-disciplinary studies that overlap between pediatric orthopaedics and a number of related fields. His areas of research focus include sports injuries of the pediatric knee, femoroacetabular impingement and hip morphology (and more specifically the role of skeletal development of the underlying morphology and the clinical implications in the young hip), as well as pediatric orthopaedic trauma and fracture care.

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.