Hall of Fame

The POSNA Hall of Fame provides an enduring history to honor those POSNA members who have displayed dedication to the Pediatric Orthopaedic Society of North America, teaching and mentoring, studying musculoskeletal conditions in children and caring for children with musculoskeletal conditions. Nominations for members are taken each fall and selected by the Awards Committee and members of the Hall of Fame.  

Hall of Fame Categories: Leadership, Diversity, Teacher, Humanitarian, Hero, Triumph over Adversity, Pioneer, Contributions to Literature, Home Person (one who does the real work while others go to meetings), Fox-Hole Buddy (reliable person when the stakes are high), Exceptional Clinician, POSNA Service



Ignacio Ponseti, MD

  • Pioneered Ponseti method of nonsurgical treatment of Clubfoot
  • Authored Congenital Clubfoot: Fundamentals of Treatment 1996
  • Developed one of the first connective tissue biology and biochemistry laboratories in the U.S.
  • Led pioneering studies on the effect of aminonitriles on collagen cross-linking, which laid the foundation for the early understanding of collagen biochemistry and matrix biology
  • One of the first to describe the pathologic lesions associated with Legg-Calvé-Perthes disease
  • One of the first to describe the biochemistry of the normal physeal plate and the iliac apophyseal cartilage
  • Described the biochemistry, histology, histochemistry, and ultrastructure of the growth plate in patients with multiple skeletal dysplasias
  • Defined the curvature patterns in patients with idiopathic scoliosis and was one of the first to demonstrate that curves could progress after maturity
  • POSNA Distinguished Achievement Award 2006

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