Gillette began as an orthopedic hospital in 1897. Today we have one of the largest groups of fellowship-trained pediatric orthopedic surgeons in the U.S. Our orthopedic surgeons and nurse practitioners conduct research to continually drive advancements in surgical interventions and other noninvasive treatments for musculoskeletal conditions.

Developmental Dysplasia of the Hip (DDH) Research

Our orthopedic specialists are experts in diagnosing and treating DDH. We continually look for ways to improve the effectiveness and efficiency of care for children who have DDH.

Select ongoing studies:

  • Angela Drummond, PNP: Effect of Pavlik Harness Wear Schedules on Outcomes in Developmental Dysplasia of the Hip.
  • Tom Novacheck, MD: Outcomes with Incomplete Salter Osteotomy for the Hip.
  • Walter Truong, MD, and Tom Novacheck, MD: International Multicenter Study on Treatment of Hip Dysplasia in Children with Cerebral Palsy.

Recent Publications in Musculoskeletal Research

  • Carroll, K. L., Schiffern, A. N., Murray, K. A., Stevenson, D. A., Viskochil, D. H., Toydemir, R., . . . Roach, J. W. (2015). The occurrence of occult acetabular dysplasia in relatives of individuals with developmental dysplasia of the hip. Journal of Pediatric Orthopedics, doi:10.1097/BPO.0000000000000403 [doi]
  • Georgiadis, A. G., Rossow, J. K., Laine, J. C., Iobst, C. A., & Dahl, M. T. (2015). Plate-assisted lengthening of the femur and tibia in pediatric patients. Journal of Pediatric Orthopedics, doi:10.1097/BPO.0000000000000645 [doi] 
  • Georgiadis, A. G., Seeley, M. A., Yellin, J. L., & Sankar, W. N. (2015). The presentation of legg-calve-perthes disease in females. Journal of Children's Orthopaedics, 9(4), 243-247. doi:10.1007/s11832-015-0671-y [doi] 
  • Georgiadis, A. G., Siegal, D. S., Scher, C. E., & Zaltz, I. (2015). Can femoral rotation be localized and quantified using standard CT measures? Clinical Orthopaedics and Related Research, 473(4), 1309-1314. doi:10.1007/s11999-014-4000-4 [doi]
  • Henderson, R. C., Henderson, B. A., Kecskemethy, H. H., Hidalgo, S. T., Nikolova, B. A., Sheridan, K., . . . Thorpe, D. E. (2015). Adaptation of the lateral distal femur DXA scan technique to adults with disabilities. Journal of Clinical Densitometry : The Official Journal of the International Society for Clinical Densitometry, 18(1), 102-108. doi:10.1016/j.jocd.2014.04.122 [doi]
  • Ortega HW, Reid S, Velden HV, Truong W, Laine J, Weber L, Engels J. Patterns of injury and management of children with pelvic fractures at a non-trauma center. J Emerg Med. 2014 Aug;47(2):140-6. PMID: 24928540
  • Kelly, M. P., Guillaume, T. J., & Lenke, L. G. (2015). Spinal deformity associated with chiari malformation. Neurosurgery Clinics of North America, 26(4), 579-585. doi:10.1016/ [doi]
  • Laine, J. C., Cherkashin, A., Samchukov, M., Birch, J. G., & Rathjen, K. E. (2015). The management of soft tissue and bone loss in type IIIB and IIIC pediatric open tibia fractures. Journal of Pediatric Orthopedics, doi:10.1097/BPO.0000000000000492 [doi] 
  • Laine, J. C., Denning, J. R., Riccio, A. I., Jo, C., Joglar, J. M., & Wimberly, R. L. (2015). The use of ultrasound in the management of septic arthritis of the hip. Journal of Pediatric Orthopedics.Part B, 24(2), 95-98. doi:10.1097/BPB.0000000000000134 [doi]
  • Novotny, S. A., Warren, G. L., & Hamrick, M. W. (2015). Aging and the muscle-bone relationship. Physiology (Bethesda, Md.), 30(1), 8-16. doi:10.1152/physiol.00033.2014 [doi]
  • Novotny SA, Mader TL, Greisin, AG, Lin AS, Guldberg RE, Warren GL, Lowe DA. Low intensity, high frequency vibration to improve musculoskeletal function in a mouse model of muscle disease. PLoS One. 2014;14;9(8):e104339.
  • Mader TL, Novotny SA, Lin AS, Guldberg RE, Lowe DA, Warren GL. CCR2 elimination in mice results in larger and stronger tibial bones but bone loss is not attenuated following ovariectomy or muscle denervation. Calcified Tissue International. 2014 Sep 19 [Epub ahead of print].
  • Kosir AM, Mader TL, Greising AG, Novotny SA, Baltgalvis KA, Lowe DA. Influence of ovarian hormones on strength loss in healthy and dystrophic female mice. Medicine & Science in Sports & Exercise. 2014 [Epub ahead of print].
  • Schwartz MH, Rozumalski A, Truong W, Novacheck TF. Predicting the outcome of intramuscular psoas lengthening in children with cerebral palsy using preoperative gait data and the random forest algorithm. Gait Posture. 2013 Apr;37(4):473-9. PMID: 23079586
  • Truong WH, Hill BW, Cole PA. Automobile safety in children: a review of North American evidence and recommendations. J Am Acad Orthop Surg. 2013 Jun;21(6):323-31. PMID: 23728957
  • Thawrani DP, Walker K, Polgreen LE, Tolar J, Orchard PJ. Hip dysplasia in patients with Hurler syndrome (mucopolysaccharidosis type 1H). J Pediatr Orthop. 2013 Sep;33(6):635-43. PMID: 23812141
  • McKeehen JN, Novotny SA, Baltgalvis KA, Call JA, Nuckley DJ, Lowe DA. Adaptations of mouse skeletal muscle to low intensity vibration training. Medicine & Science in Sports & Exercise. 2013;45(6):1051-1059.
  • Novotny SA, Mehta H, Lowe DA, Nuckley DJ. Vibration platform for mice to deliver precise, low intensity mechanical signals to the musculoskeleton. Journal of Musculoskeletal and Neuronal Interactions. 2013;13(4):412-7.
  • Novotny SA,  Eckhoff MD, Eby BC, Call JA, Nuckley DJ, Lowe DA. Musculoskeletal response of dystrophic mice to short term, low intensity, high frequency vibration. Journal of Musculoskeletal and Neuronal Interactions. 2013;13(4):418-29.