Section on Orthopaedics
The mission of the Section on Orthopaedics is to improve the health care of infants, children and adolescents by
providing educational forums for the discussion of problems and treatments related to orthopaedics in children.

What is a Pediatric
Orthopaedic Surgeon?

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Section Newsletter
Spring 2014
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National Conference & Exhibition
October 2014 -- San Diego, California

2014 Section on Orthopaedics Scientific Program

Saturday and Sunday, October 11 and 12, 2014 ~ San Diego, CA
Registration online beginning June 2: RegInfo
Program: Schedule

PEDS 21: 1, 2, 3, Go! Sports in the World of Pediatrics - Playing It Safe and Making It Fun!
Friday, October 10, 2014 ~ San Diego, CA
Co-Sponsored by the Council on Sports Medicine and Fitness, the Section on Orthopaedics and the Section on
Course Description

National Bone and Joint Health Awareness Week: October 12-20
Awareness Week overview

An annual global event, Bone and Joint Health National Awareness Week is held October 12-20 with activities focused on disorders including arthritis, back pain, osteoporosis and trauma. The events and projects organized by individuals and organizations worldwide are designed to raise awareness of prevention, disease management and treatments as well as advances in a number of areas.
  • World Pediatric Bone and Joint Day: Sunday, October 19
    Topic: The Adolescent Female Athlete Triad

Policy Statement NEW!

Anterior Cruciate Ligament Injuries: Diagnosis, Treatment, and Prevention
The Section on Orthopaedics and the Council on Sports Medicine & Fitness published in the May 1, 2014, Volume 133, Issue 5 of Pediatrics this clinical report. Dr William Hennrikus represented the Section in this effort. The full report
can be found on the official AAP Policy website at httpp://
See also SOOr News & Policy.


Mentored Scholarship Program

The AAP Section on Orthopaedics (SOOr) offers awards of up to $1,500 to orthopaedic residents and pediatric
orthopaedic fellows in the United States and Canada who are interested in providing musculoskeletal care to
children in resource-poor regions of the world. The scholarship program facilitates mentored experiences for
young surgeons in training.


Richard M Schwend, MD
Kansas City, MO

Theodore J Ganley MD
Philadelphia, PA

J Eric Gordon, MD
St Louis, MO

Norman Y Otsuka, MD
New York, NY

Brian A Shaw, MD
Colorado Springs, CO

Brian G Smith, MD
New Haven, CT

Lawrence Wells, MD
Philadelphia, PA

William L Hennrikus, MD
Immediate Past Chair
Hershey, PA

Fundraising Subcommittee
• Richard Schwend, MD
• Eric Gordon, MD
• Norman Otsuka, MD

S Niccole Alexander, MPP, Manager
Hospital and Surgical Services

Members of the Council on Sports
Sports Medicine and Fitness
join the Section on Orthopaedics!

Click HERE for highlights flyer. pdf
Click HERE for membership

Pediatric Injury Prevention pdf
Presentation by POSNA Trauma
& Prevention Committee
The attached presentation has not
been reviewed by the AAP and does
not represent Academy policy.
Additional information: Click HERE. pdf
Application: Click HERE. pdf

Applications are accepted from July 1 thru November 1.
Successful applicants are notified by December 15.

This program is offered through a generous grant from K2M Corporation.
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2013 Young Investigators in Training Abstract Awards
(formerly Resident Research Awards)
Read the announcement of the 2013 winners and their complete research abstracts!

2013 Distinguished Service Award
Read the bio and the Section Executive Committee's praise of 2013 winner Dr Walter B. Greene! pdf

2013 Section on Orthopaedics Academic and Scientific Program
Download complete program pdf or 2013 Pocket Program proof pdf
(Hard copies of pocket program available upon request to


Pediatric Musculoskeletal Medicine
Online Courses
  • Arthritis and Rheumatic Diseases
  • Differential Diagnosis and Assessment of a Limping Child
  • Infections, Tumors and Malignancies
  • Knee and Hip
  • Lower Extremity

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