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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 2022

Functional Bracing of Femur Fractures in Young Children Avoids Anesthesia
and Spica Casting with Equivalent Outcomes: A Randomized Prospective Study

Vivian Chen; Julia Skye Sanders, MD; David L. Skaggs, MD; Robert M. Kay, MD; Lindsay Andras, MD

Best ePoster 2022

“O.I. Wish Orthopaedic Surgeons Had Better Strategies to Help with . . .”
Results of a Patient- and Parent-Based Survey

Maegen Wallace, MD; Jill C. Flanagan, MD, FAAOS; Jeanne M. Franzone, MD

Best Video Abstract 2022

Tension Band Wiring Olecranon Process Fracture
Using Polyethylene Sutures and Percutaneous Pins

Barbara Minkowitz, MD; Christine Ho, MD; Jennifer Ristic; Allison Davanzo, BS

Best Scientific Paper 2022

The Sex-Dependent Role of Myostatin Signaling in
Contractures Following Neonatal Brachial Plexus Injury

Marianne E. Emmert; Qingnian Goh, PhD; Kritton Shay-Winkler; Parul Aggarwal, PhD; Roger Cornwall, MD
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