staff at 2021 POSNA

May 13, 2021 / Research & Innovation

Scottish Rite Serves as Local Host at National Pediatric Orthopedic Conference

Each year, staff from Scottish Rite for Children participate in various professional organizations – earning the opportunity to share the latest research and collaborate with fellow specialists to help provide the best and most innovative care to our patients. This week, the team welcomes the Pediatric Orthopaedic Society of North America (POSNA) Annual Meeting to Dallas, serving as the local hosts. POSNA includes 1,400 surgeons, physicians and allied health professionals from around the country who are dedicated to advancing the care of children and adolescents with various orthopedic conditions through research, education and quality improvement. 

As a medical organization specific to pediatric orthopedics, Scottish Rite has a consistently strong showing every year with research projects selected for presentation in various specialties, as well as staff being chosen to lead educational sessions and debates. For the 2021 conference, a total of 15 studies are being presented within the areas of spine, hip, sports medicine and movement science from Scottish Rite for Children. Below are the specific projects being shared:
  • A Wireless Intraoperative Neuromonitoring System is as Reliable and Accurate as the Traditional Wired Systems for Spinal Deformity Surgery
  • Hip Morphology in Early-Stage LCPD: Is There an Argument for Anatomic-Specific Containment?
  • National Trends in Performing Osteotomies for AIS in North America: Greater Incidence Is Associated with Significant Complications and Greater Cost
  • Operative Versus Non-Operative Treatment of Severely Shortened or Comminuted Clavicle Fractures in Older Adolescent Athletes: Results from A Prospective, Multicenter, Level 2 Cohort Study
  • Osteochondral Allografting for Unsalvageable Osteochondritis Dissecans in the Skeletally Immature Knee: A Comparative Analysis of Radiographic Healing and Early Clinical Outcomes Between Skeletally Mature and Immature Patients
  • Re-fractures of the Radius and Ulna in Adolescents: Tumbling and Contact Sports may be at Risk in the First Year
  • Reliability and Validity of Assessment of Legg-Calve-Perthes Disease Hypoperfusion with Perfusion MRI
  • The Role of the Artery of Ligamentum Teres in Revascularization in Legg-Calve-Perthes Disease
  • Validation and Initial Results of International Web-Based Survey of Adults who had Childhood Legg-Calve-Perthes Disease (LCPD)
  • Vertebral Column Resection Improves the Sagittal Plane Greater than Other Techniques but Risks Symptomatic Junctional Kyphosis
  • A Multicenter Comparison of Open versus Arthroscopic Reduction and Internal Fixation for Tibial Spine Fracture
  • Descriptive Epidemiology from the Research in OsteoChondritis Dissecans of the Knee (ROCK) Prospective Cohort
  • Half of Magnetic Controlled Growing Rods (MCGR) "Stall" 3 Years After Implantation
  • Subjectively Reported Hip Function and Activity Levels Weakly Correlate with Objective Temporospatial Parameters in Adolescent Patients Before and After Hip Preservation Surgery
  • Self-Reported Physical Function Doesn't Correlate with Pain or Functional Limitations in Adolescents Undergoing Hip Preservation Surgery
In addition to the research, several of our doctors are leading and moderating different subspecialty sessions. These programs are focused on a certain area within pediatric orthopedics and bring together medical professionals who specialize in caring for that patient population to learn the latest research, review case studies and listen to discussions among fellow experts. 

Medical Director of Clinical Safety Amy L. McIntosh, M.D., and Chief of Staff Daniel J. Sucato, M.D., have played a major role throughout the planning process of POSNA 2021. “We are so excited to welcome such a prestigious group to Dallas,” says McIntosh. “POSNA is special to all of us here at Scottish Rite – we have had staff in several leadership positions throughout the years, and the organization brings together experts from around the country to discuss the latest in pediatric orthopedics. It is a unique opportunity to collaborate with the best of the best in our specialty to talk about how we can provide the best care to children.”

POSNA Leadership Roles Held by Scottish Rite Staff
1993-1994: J.A. “Tony” Herring, M.D. 
2008-2009: B. Stephen “Steve” Richards, M.D.
2015-2016: Lori A. Karol, M.D. – first female President 

Chief of Staff Daniel J. Sucato, M.D., M.S., was recently nominated as an upcoming President of POSNA. He has been serving on the Board of Directors and will act as Vice President for one year, then President-Elect and then President. As President, he will guide the direction of this prestigious group and will act as an ambassador to other pediatric orthopedic associations around the world. 

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