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Grand Rounds: Top 5 Recent Advancements in Pediatric Orthopedics: Update for General Pediatricians


By Martin Herman, MD , Professor of Orthopedic Surgery and Pediatrics, Drexel University College of Medicine, Philadelphia, PA

Objectives (Educational Content) :

1. Describe the evolution of pediatric orthopedic treatment strategies based on new information and technology. 2. Identify changes in pediatric orthopedic practice applicable to the primary care physician. 3. Develop new algorithms for treatment of hip and lower extremity deformities, scoliosis, and sports injuries.

Target Audience:

General pediatricians, family physicians, nurse practitioners, physician assistants, social workers, psychologists, and nurses.

Identified Gap:

Much of pediatric orthopedic care is constantly changing; resident training is intermittent over 5 years, so it is necessary to constantly education rotating residents in the improvements and changes in pediatric care.

Estimated Time to Complete the Educational Activity:

1 hour(s)

Expiration Date for CE/CME Credit:


Method of Participation in the Learning Process:

The learner will view the presentation, successfully complete a post-test and complete an activity evaluation.

Evaluation Methods:

All learners must successfully complete a post-test, as well as an activity evaluation, to claim CE/CME credit.


Martin Herman, MD, identified that he has no financial relationships with any ineligible companies.

Accreditation Statement:

Children’s Hospital Medical Center of Akron is accredited by the Ohio State Medical Association to provide continuing medical education for physicians.

CHMCA designates this enduring material activity for a maximum of 1.0 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit TM.  Physicians should only claim the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.


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