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 2024

Outcomes Following Operative vs. NonOperative Treatment of Completely Displaced Midshaft Clavicle Fractures in Adolescent Baseball Players and Other Overhead Athletes

Eric W. Edmonds, MD; David D. Spence, MD; Michael Quinn; Benton E. Heyworth, MD

Best Basic Science Paper 2024

Fabrication of a Biomimetic 3D Printed Scaffold for the Treatment of Large Osteochondral Defects in an Adolescent Porcine Model: Outcomes at 6 Months

Sanjoy Kumar Ghorai; Patrick William Whitlock, MD, PhD; Sumit Murab; Anish Gangavaram; Chia-Ying James Lin; Jenna Hall 

Best ePoster 2024

Operative versus Nonoperative Treatment of Displaced Proximal Humerus Fractures in Adolescents: Results of a Prospective Multicenter Study

Beltran Torres-Izquierdo; Abhishek Tippabhatla; Keith D. Baldwin, MD; V. Salil Upasani, MD; Julia Skye Sanders, MD; Rachel Goldstein, MD; Jaime Rice Denning, MD, MS; Claire Schaibley; Pooya Hosseinzadeh, MD
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