Best Practices for Pediatric Orthopedics: Lower Extremity, Trauma, Sports Injuries

Webinar Recorded June 23, 2021


An update on the latest advances in pediatric lower extremity care.

Experts from Columbia Pediatric Orthopedics and NewYork-Presbyterian will share best practices and state-of-the-art treatment strategies for a broad range of lower extremity pathologies from the hip down; including developmental disorders, congenital deformities, common traumatic conditions, and athletic injuries in the growing athlete.  

Course Directors

Seminar Agenda

I. Hip Pathology - Samuel Van de Velde, MD, PhD

  • Developmental Dysplasia of the Hip
  • Slipped Capital Femoral Epiphysis
  • Legg-Calve-Perthes Disease
  • Hip Impingement

II. Knee Pathology - Katherine Rosenwasser, MD

  • Genu varum
  • Genu valgum
  • Torsional differences
  • Leg length discrepancy

III. Foot and Ankle Pathology - Joshua Hyman, MD

  • Clubfoot
  • Metatarsus adductus
  • Calcaneovalgus
  • Flexible flatfoot

IV. Lower Extremity Trauma - Lana Nirenstein, MD

  • Femoral neck/shaft
  • Physeal injuries about the knee/ankle
  • Toddler’s fracture
  • Tibial tubercle/spine

V. Sports Pathologies - Lauren Redler, MD

  • Over-use injuries (Osgood-Schlatter, Sinding-Larsen-Johansson, Sever’s)
  • Ankle sprains
  • Congenital patellar dislocation
  • ACL in the skeletally immature

VI. Bone Health - Christen Russo, MD

  • Why it matters
  • Pathologies that may result from deficiencies
  • Monitoring
  • Preventative Measures

Accreditation Information

The Columbia University Vagelos College of Physicians and Surgeons is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education to provide continuing medical education for physicians.

AMA Credit Designation Statement

The Columbia University Vagelos College of Physicians and Surgeons designates this live activity for a maximum of 2.0 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

Physical Therapy Accreditation

The Columbia University Program in Physical Therapy is approved by the New York State Department of Education Office of the Professions as a sponsor of continuing education for physical therapists and physical therapist assistants.

Credit hours are only available for participants in the live event.

Program Description & Objectives

The course will review lower extremity pathologies from the hip down including developmental dysplasia of the hip, Legg-Calve-Perthes disease, hip impingement, bowed legs, knock-knees, torsional differences and limb length discrepancy, clubfoot, metatarsus adductus, and flexible flatfoot. It will also review commonly seen traumatic conditions including slipped capital femoral epiphysis, toddler’s fractures and physeal injuries. We will also cover athletic injuries that befall the growing child. Lastly, we will review bone health in children including preventative strategies.

At the conclusion of this webinar, participants will be able to:

  • Understand the current best practice strategies and latest information on congenital and acquired lower extremity conditions
  • Feel comfortable with the acute management of common traumatic injuries to the lower extremity and when to refer to a pediatric orthopedist
  • Identify athletic pathologies in the growing the child
  • Treat pediatric patients in the primary care setting to ensure adequate bone health

Program Faculty

  • Christen Russo, MD

    • NewYork-Presbyterian Medical Group Brooklyn
  • Lana Nirenstein, MD

    • NewYork-Presbyterian Medical Group Queens
    Portrait of Dr. Lana Nirenstein
  • Lauren Redler, MD

    • Columbia Orthopedics
  • Samuel Van de Velde, MD, PhD

    • NewYork-Presbyterian Medical Group Brooklyn
    Portrait of Dr. Samuel Van de Velde