Alex Cherkashin

Bioengineering and Biomechanics Division

The Bioengineering and Biomechanics Division at Scottish Rite for Children focuses on the design and development of innovative solutions that improve pediatric orthopedic care. The research includes simulating biological systems for the development and testing of devices to treat disorders such as scoliosis and limb deformity. Other projects involve the modification and improvement of surgical implants, therapeutic devices and occupational and rehabilitative aids. Resources include a full machine shop and 3D printer.

The department’s efforts have led to more than 16 U.S. patents and significant developments, such as the TSRH® Spinal System and TRUE/LOK™ External Fixation System. Our small but dedicated staff has played a major role in setting the standard for modern orthopedic care.
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Major Findings & Innovations

At Scottish Rite for Chldren, our researchers are committed to discovering new treatment techniques - making sure our patients receive the latest and most innovative care. 

Learn more about Scottish Rite's innovations throughout the decades.