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Percutaneous Screw vs Percutaneous Drill Epiphysiodesis for Leg Length Discrepancy: A Randomized Controlled Trial

Grant Recipient: Emily R Dodwell, MD

Co-Investigators: Roger Widmann, MD
Institution:
Hospital for Special Surgery, NY
Presentations & Publications:
Presentations:
The following presentations are from EOS and tantalum bead studies, and retrospective chart review of our screw epiphysiodesis patients, preliminary work supporting the current RCT.
1.      Evaluation of Limb Lengths and Physeal Growth: The Use of Low Dose Biplanar Radiography (EOS) and Tantalum Bead Implantation. Matthew Garner, Matthew Dow, Elise Bixby, Doug Mintz, Roger Widmann, Emily R. Dodwell. Podium Presentation, POSNA, Atlanta, GA, April 2015
2.      Evaluation of Limb Lengths and Physeal Growth: The Use of Low Dose Biplanar Radiography (EOS) and Tantalum Bead Implantation. Matthew Garner, Matthew Dow, Elise Bixby, Doug Mintz, Roger Widmann, Emily R. Dodwell. Podium Presentation, ILLRS Congress, Miami, Florida; November 4-7, 2015.
3.      Percutaneous Transphyseal Screw Epiphysiodesis: Efficacy and Complications. Emily Dodwell, Elise Bixby, Kristina Astone, Roger Widmann. Podium, ILLRS Congress, Miami, Florida; November 4-7, 2015.
4.      Percutaneous Transphyseal Screw Epiphysiodesis: Efficacy and Complications. Emily Dodwell, Elise Bixby, Kristina Astone, Roger Widmann. E-Poster Presentation, Clinical Orthopaedic Society (COS) Annual Meeting, New York, New York; September 24-26, 2015.
5.      Percutaneous Transphyseal Screw Epiphysiodesis: Efficacy and Complications. Emily Dodwell, Elise Bixby, Kristina Astone, Roger Widmann. Poster Presentation, Canadian Orthopaedic Association (COA/CORS) Annual Meeting, Vancouver, Canada; June 17-20, 2015
6.      Percutaneous Transphyseal Screw Epiphysiodesis: Efficacy and Complications.  Emily Dodwell, Elise Bixby, Kristina Astone, Roger Widmann. E-Poster Presentation, EPOS, Marseille, France, April 2015.
7.      Percutaneous Transphyseal Screw Epiphysiodesis: Efficacy and Complications. Emily Dodwell, Elise Bixby, Kristina Astone, Roger Widmann. Podium Presentation, POSNA, Atlanta, GA, April 2015
8.      Tantalum Bead Implantation and EOS vs CT Scanogram for the Evaluation of Limb Lengths and Physeal Growth. Matt Garner, Matt Dow, Elise Bixby, Doug Mintz, Roger Widmann, Emily Dodwell. Podium Presentation at the European Pediatric Orthopaedic Society, Marseille, France, April 2015
 
Publications:
1.      Garner, M. R., Dow, M., Bixby, E., Mintz, D., Widmann, R. F., Dodwell, E. R. Evaluating Length: The Use of Low-dose Biplanar Radiography (EOS) and Tantalum Bead Implantation. JPO, 36 (2016), pp 6-9.
2.      Joseph J. Ruzbarsky, Emily Dodwell. Closing the Growth Plate in a Child: Review of indications and Surgical Options. Current Opinion in Pediatrics  (Accepted, Anticipated publication 2017)
3.      Emily Dodwell, MD , Matthew R. Garner, MD, Tyler J. Uppstrom, BA, James G. Wright, MD MPH, Roger F. Widmann, MD. Percutaneous Screw versus Percutaneous Drill Epiphysiodesis for Treatment of Leg Length Discrepancy: Protocol for A Randomized Controlled Trial (Accepted, BMJ)
4.      Emily Dodwell, Matthew Garner, Elise Bixby, Eva Luderowski, John Blanco, Daniel Green, Roger Widmann. Percutaneous Epiphysiodesis Using Transphyseal Screws: A Procedure with High Efficacy with Acceptable Complications. JPO (Submitted)
5.      Christine Goodbody, MD, Paz Kedem, MD. Michaela Thompson, BA, Huong Do, Douglas N. Mintz, MD, Roger F. Widmann, MD, Emily R. Dodwell, MD, MPH, FRCSC. Reliability and Reproducibility of Length Measurements Using Low Dose Biplanar Radiography (EOS) and Tantalum Beads. HSS Journal (Submitted)
 
Further Funding:

AO North America Kathryn Kramer Award (15000) was granted and completed 2016.

We will be applying for NIH K award funding to complete this multicenter RCT once Dr. Dodwell achieves the appropriate immigration status for this award (permanent US residency pending).

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