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Division of Orthopaedics

Outcomes Research: Trauma


Long Term Follow-up in Simple Bone Cysts

SickKids Principal Investigator: Dr. James G. Wright

A prospective comparative study evaluating radiographic healing in simple bone cyst patients two years post-treatment with bone marrow or steroid injection.

Wright JG. Simple Bone Cysts: Better with Age? The Journal of Pediatric Orthopaedics. 2012. In Press.

Surgical Treatment and Outcomes of Symptomatic Tarsal Coalitions

SickKids Principal Investigator: Dr. James G. Wright

Prospective follow-up of patients treated surgically for symptomatic tarsal coalition identified retrospectively to evaluate functional outcomes and satisfaction with results of surgery.

Khoshbin A, Law PW, Caspi L, Wright JG. Long Term Functional Outcomes of Resected Tarsal Coalitions. Foot and Ankle International. 2013 Oct;34(10):1370-1375. Epub 2013 May 12. See publication.

Children’s Use of Crutches in Winter

SickKids Principal Investigator: Dr. Lucas Murnaghan and Dr. Geoff Fernie

Funding: Toronto Rehabilitation Institute (TRI) iDAPT fund and The Hospital for Sick Children. 

Following injury or surgery to the lower extremity, most children will rely on crutches. Winter conditions are a reality in many parts of the world and may complicate the ability of children to ambulate with crutches. This study will provide guidance concerning safe practices when crutch ambulation is required in winter conditions.

Gait Analysis for Unloader Knee Braces in an Osteochondritis Dissecans (OCD) Affected Population

SickKids Principal Investigator: Dr. Lucas Murnaghan

Comparing the unloading ability of unloading knee braces that decrease the pressure in the worn part of the knee in paediatric patients who are affected by Osteochronditis dissecans (OCD) using gait analysis.

The Gait Outcomes Assessment List (GOAL) Project

SickKids Principal Investigator: Dr. Unni Narayanan

Development and validation of a new priority (goal) based outcome measure for gait related interventions in children: The Gait Outcomes Assessment List (GOAL) Questionnaire.


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