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Alison Dittmer MD
  • Pediatric Orthopedic Surgeon

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  • "I believe that developing relationships with patients and their families to learn not only about their orthopedic problems, but also their lives, is instrumental to the treatment process. As a pediatric hip surgeon, I am honored to be able to engage with and make an impact on the lives of my patients."

  • Medical School: 
    University of Minnesota Medical School

    Residency: 
    Orthopedic Surgery, University of Kentucky Department of Orthopaedic Surgery and Sports Medicine

    Fellowship: 
    Pediatric Orthopedics, University of Colorado/Children’s Colorado Orthopedic Institute; Hip Preservation, Hospital for Special Surgery in NYC

    Board Certification(s): 
    American Board of Orthopedic Surgery, Part 1, 2019

  • Pediatric Orthopedic Society of North America, American Academy of Orthopedic Surgeons
  • Research

    • Pediatric Pilon Fractures, 2020 Colorado Children’s Orthopedic Institute, University of Colorado Dr. De, MD & Dr. Sanders, MD
    • Radiographic Evaluation of Hip Dysplasia with a Posterior Shenton’s Line, 2019 Colorado Children’s Orthopedic Institute, University of Colorado Dr. Selberg, MD
    • Pediatric Trigger Thumbs, 2019 Lexington Shriner’s Hospital for Children, University of Kentucky Dr. Riley, MD
    • Pediatric Both Bone Forearm Fractures and Splint Immobilization, 2016-18 University of Kentucky Department of Orthopedics Dr. Muchow, MD
    • Adolescent Idiopathic Scoliosis and Pulmonary Function Testing, 2015-16 Lexington Shriner’s Hospital for Children, 2014-2016 Dr. Muchow, MD, Dr. Talwalkar, MD, Dr. Iwinski, MD
    • Geriatric Spine Trauma and Osteoporosis. 2013 Regions Hospital Osa Emohare, MD, Dr. Morgan, MD, Dr. Switzer, MD, & Dr. Polly, MD
    • Biologic decomposition of pesticides,2009 Department of Chemistry, Gustavus Adolphus College Dr. Nienow, Ph.D.
    • Mayo Innovation Scholars, 2009 Mayo Clinic in association with Gustavus Adolphus College, 2009 Dr. Sanjiv Qazi, Professor of Biology Evaluated Mayo patents concerning new biolog

    Publications

    • Dittmer, A., Grothaus, O. Muchow, R. Riley,S. Pulling the Trigger: Recommendations for surgical care of the pediatric trigger thumb. JPO 2020; epub ahead of print.
    • Dittmer, A., Molina, D. Jacobs, C. Walker, J. Muchow, R. Pediatric Forearm Fractures Are Effectively Immobilized with a Sugar-Tong Splint Following Closed Reduction. JPO 2019; 39:e245-e247.
    • Emohare, O., Dittmer, A., Morgan, RA., Switzer JA., Polly, DW Jr. Osteoporosis in acute fractures of the cervical spine: the role of opportunistic CT screening. J Neurosurg Spine 2015 Jul;23(1):1-7.
    • Ward, C., Dittmer, A.“Subungual Exotosis of the Finger: Case Report and Review of the Literature”. Iowa Orthopaedic Journal. 2013 June; 33: 228-229.
    • Emohare, O., Dittmer, A., Morgan, R., Switzer, J. Does Geriatric Status Impact the Presentation and Management of Acute Fractures of the Lumbar Spine? Eur Spine J. 2013 Sep; 22(5 Supplement): P52.
    • Emohare, O., Dittmer, A., Morgan, R., Switzer, J. A Comparison of the Effect of Aging on the Presentation and Management of Acute Fractures of the Thoracic Spine. Eur Spine J. 2013 Sep; 22(5 Supplement):P53.
    • Emohare, O., Dittmer, A., Morgan, R., Switzer, J. A Comparison of the Effect of Aging on the Presentation and Management of Acute Fractures of the Cervical Spine. Eur Spine J. 2013 Sep; 22 (5 Supplement): QF14.
  • Hiking, Alpine Skiing, spending time with husband & children

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