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



Walter Blount, MD

  • Chief of the Milwaukee Children’s Hospital
  • Blount Orthopedic Clinic in Milwaukee
  • Orthopaedic Clinical Society, President 1946
  • AAOS President 1955-1956
  • SICOT Vice President 1963-1966
  • Developed the Milwaukee Brace for treatment of scoliosis
  • Developed the Blount Staple used in treatment of unequal leg length as an alternative to osteotomy
  • Extensive work in Erlacher-Blount syndrome (Tibia Vara)
  • One of the first surgeons to recognize fractures in children as a symptom of abuse
  • Authored the book Fractures in Children in 1955
  • POSNA “Pioneer Award” 1991 (now the DAA)

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