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POSNA Research

Research is critical to the mission of POSNA which is "to improve the care of children with musculoskeletal disorders through education, research, and advocacy." Important ways POSNA fulfills this research mission are through the Scientific Sessions at the POSNA annual meetings, through POSNA grants and awards, and through the POSNA research mentorship program.

POSNA annual meeting Scientific Sessions provide a forum for presenting original research in pediatric orthopaedics. Peer feedback at these meetings and collaboration among investigators at different institutions foster new lines of inquiry and ideas for improving evidence.

POSNA, with the help of foundation partners, supports member research by providing grants and awards each year to leading researchers in the field of pediatric orthopaedics. These grants and awards are available to help offset the cost of educational or research endeavors in pediatric orthopaedics and are open to broad areas of research.

The POSNA mentorship program partners novice and veteran investigators to provide guidance and mentorship in pediatric orthopaedic research in a variety of research types and practice settings.

Current Research Award Winners

Best Clinical Paper 2020

Prospective Randomized Controlled Trial of Implant Density in AIS: Results of the Minimize Implants Maximize Outcomes Study
Noelle Larson, MD
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Best Scientific Paper 2020

Collagen X Biomarker (CXM) is Predictive of Growth Cessation in Idiopathic Scoliosis
Michelle Welborn, MD
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Best Trauma Paper 2020

Age-Based Screening for Non-Accidental Trauma in Children Less than 3 Years Old with Femur Fracture
Scott Rosenfeld, MD
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Peter F. Armstrong, MD Shriners Hospitals for Children Award, Best Quality, Safety, Value Paper 2020

Safely Reducing Unnecessary Radiographs in Suspected Pediatric Musculoskeletal Injuries Through a Multidisciplinary Developed Algorithm
James Sanders, MD
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