The Resident Review

10/1/2016  |  by Pooya Hosseinzadeh, MD

Editor's Note

This month we focus on the diagnosis and treatment of traumatic injuries in children.

4/25/2016  |  by Richard McCarthy, MD

Ethical Guidelines

Ethics in orthopaedics, Dr. McCarthy presents a challenging case that most will find themselves struggling with; the dilemma of what is truly right for patients and society.

4/18/2016  |  by Kevin M. Neal, MD

The Case for Quality Improvement in Pediatric Orthopedics

In the last decade, healthcare has seen a much greater emphasis on quality, safety, and value. It is anticipated that this emphasis will continue, including a change to reimbursement models that emphasize value rather than our current system that emphasizes volume. One option to improve value is to decrease unexplained clinical variance. For example, different surgeons at the same institution may have markedly different ways of treating the same problem. Especially if the costs differ greatly, the institution, patients, and payers naturally want to know if the different treatment algorithms promote improved quality. Pediatric Orthopedic Surgeons, especially those in training or early in their careers need to understand the reasons for this emphasis on quality, and how it is likely to affect their practices.

4/11/2016  |  by Pooya Hosseinzadeh, MD

Minimally Invasive Method for Treatment of Congenital Vertical Talus (Dr. Matthew Dobbs Interview)

Congenital Vertical Talus (CVT) is rare congenital condition presenting with rigid equinovalgus deformity of the foot. CVT can be seen as an isolated condition or as part of a syndrome. Traditionally CVT was treated with extensive soft tissue release. Dr. Matthew Dobbs has reported excellent outcome with a minimally invasive method in treatment of this rare rigid deformity. Dr. Dobbs discusses his novel technique in detail in response to our questions.

4/4/2016  |  by Resident Review Contributors

Foot & Ankle Questions

With Spring now upon us, there’s no better time to go tip-toeing through the tulips–and some OITE-type questions. Test your knowledge by answering the following questions written by our Resident Review contributors.


10/3/2015  |  by Pooya Hosseinzadeh, MD

Update on Fellowship Accreditation

Resident Review contributor Dr. Pooya Hooseinzadeh interviewed Dr. Wudbhav (Woody) Sankar, Chair, Fellowship Training/Qualification for Practice Committee, to help clarify some of the issues facing those looking to train in pediatric orthopaedics.  


10/1/2015  |  by Kristan A. Pierz, MD

From the Editor

This was the last issue of Resident Review sent out before transitioning to the new digital format, the October 2015 feature focuses on the spine.

3/15/2015  |  by Kristan A. Pierz, MD

From the Editor

Here at the Pediatric Orthopaedic Society of North America (POSNA), we realize that education and training are constantly changing.  Published twice each year, Resident Review strives to keep residents and fellows informed of such changes within the field pediatric orthopaedics.

3/1/2015  |  by Orrin Franko, MD

Technology Corner: Taking Your Smartphone to the Next Level

As residents, the habits we develop in training will continue throughout our career  and this applies to our personal life as much as it applies to our professional endeavors.  Learn how recent apps can simplify your life and enhance your work flow.

3/1/2015  |  by By Pooya Hosseinzadeh, MD

Subspecialty Training in Pediatric Orthopaedics

Recently there has been an increase in the number of pediatric orthopaedic surgeons subspecializing in different areas of pediatric orthopaedics. Raw data from the POSNA Practice Management Committee has shown that close to 30% of recent graduates from pediatric orthopaedic fellowship programs decide to do a second fellowship which could potentially dramatically change the way pediatric orthopaedics is practiced in the United States.We have interviewed three pediatric orthopaedic surgeons who have established subspecialty practices to seek their opinion in this recent trend. 

3/1/2015  |  by Robert B. Carrigan, MD

Five Questions about Subspecialty Training

In recent years, there has been increasing interest among pediatric orthopaedic fellowship applicants to pursue subspecialty training. Many applicants consider secondary fellowships in a variety of disciplines to further their surgical training. I had the opportunity to interview former POSNA President John (Jack) M. Flynn, MD about this topic.