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Our Orthopedic Institute team uses research findings and technological innovations to advance how we care for kids with orthopedic conditions. We search for ways to improve the prevention, diagnosis and treatment of orthopedic injury, disease and deformity.
We take a comprehensive approach to researching pediatric orthopedic issues. Our Institute is comprised of highly organized, collaborative programs that focus on hip, spine, hand, trauma, neuromuscular issues, musculoskeletal tumors and sports medicine.
"There's a difference between getting someone back to their daily life fast and back to their daily life safely. We do what’s right for the long run so that our patients can have long active lives."
Stephanie Mayer, MD
Pediatric orthopedic surgeonLearn about Dr. Mayer's research
The scientists at Children's Colorado use several types of research to improve orthopedic treatments. We're focused on understanding the biological causes of conditions and testing new therapies, treatments and medications to see if they offer better outcomes than current standards of care. We study and seek the next innovations in a variety of clinical areas:
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Hunter's congenital scoliosis had compressed his spinal cord, which would have eventually led to paralysis. Spinal fusion was his best option, but the risks were high.