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Pediatric Orthopaedics Archives

New technology helps pediatric patients who require frequent X-rays

Apr. 25, 2019—Chloie Jacobs, 9, prepares for a follow-up scan of her congenital scoliosis — a sideways curvature of the spine present at birth — and climbs into a new X-ray imaging device at the pediatric orthopaedic clinic at Monroe Carell Jr. Children’s Hospital at Vanderbilt.

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Riding for a cause

Oct. 25, 2018—Earlier this year, Bruce Green rode his bike on a 3,400-mile trip from Los Angeles to Boston, raising more than $50,000 in honor of his late father, Neil E. Green, MD, former director and chief of the Division of Pediatric Orthopaedics.

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CDC releases new mild traumatic brain injury guideline

Sep. 20, 2018—The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention released new clinical recommendations for health care providers treating children with mild traumatic brain injury, often referred to as concussion.

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My Southern Health: How to lighten the load with children’s backpacks

Aug. 3, 2016—As children head back to school in Middle Tennessee, Gregory Mencio, the Neil E. Green, M.D. Chair in Pediatric Orthopaedics, provides some important tips parents should know about backpack safety and injury prevention.

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VUMC mourns loss of Pediatric Orthopaedics pioneer Neil Green

Jul. 12, 2016—Neil E. Green, M.D., professor of Orthopaedic Surgery and Rehabilitation, Emeritus, and former director and chief of the Division of Pediatric Orthopaedics at Vanderbilt, died Saturday, July 9. He was 75. “Dr. Green’s accomplishments in the field of orthopaedics were prolific and countless lives have been and will be impacted by his work,” said Jeff Balser,...

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Stuffed animals bring bacteria to OR

Apr. 17, 2015—Stuffed animals that pediatric patients bring to the operating room are a reservoir of bacteria that can be effectively sterilized in a household washer/dryer the day before surgery.

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Mencio honored for service, dedication to military families

Feb. 19, 2015—Gregory Mencio, M.D., director of Pediatric Orthopaedics at the Monroe Carell Jr. Children’s Hospital at Vanderbilt, was recently honored for his long-term dedication to military families at Fort Campbell, Kentucky.

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Pediatric Orthopaedics icon Green’s contributions honored

Jan. 22, 2015—Neil Green, M.D., former director and chief of the Division of Pediatric Orthopaedics at the Monroe Carell Jr. Children's Hospital at Vanderbilt, has retired after 38 years of service to Vanderbilt.

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‘Growing rods’ help ease surgical burden of scoliosis treatment

Jan. 15, 2015—Physicians with Vanderbilt’s Division of Pediatric Orthopaedics have started to employ a new, advanced technology that uses magnetically controlled growing rods to correct scoliosis in young children, reducing the need for frequent surgeries and anesthesia in these patients.

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Mencio named to lead pediatric orthopaedic society

May. 29, 2014—Gregory Mencio, M.D., director of Pediatric Orthopaedics at the Monroe Carell Jr. Children’s Hospital at Vanderbilt, has been named president of the Pediatric Orthopaedic Society of North America (POSNA).

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Recent Stories from VUMC News and Communications Publications

Keeping pace: Nashville, once a mid-size city with a Southern small-town feel, is experiencing explosive growth.

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Keeping pace: Nashville, once a mid-size city with a Southern small-town feel, is experiencing explosive growth.

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VUMC campus

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Vanderbilt University School of Medicine entrance

Vanderbilt University Adult Hospital with helipad

Vanderbilt University Adult Hospital with helipad

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