Orthopedic Clinical Effectiveness Research Center Research | Overview
The Clinical Effectiveness Research Center (CERC) was established by the Orthopedic Center to further its goals of improving the quality of life for children with musculoskeletal disorders.
This collaborative clinical research program is unique in the nation and plays an instrumental role in establishing, for the first time, evidence based standards of care for pediatric orthopaedic patients throughout the world.
Applying advanced epidemiological methods, CERC carries out a diverse, collaborative program of clinical research that will provide answers to the most pressing questions in pediatric orthopedics.
Major areas of focus for the CERC include:
- spinal disorders
- hip disorders
- upper extremity disorders
- brachial plexus birth injury
Publications and Presentations
In 2019, our clinical and research staff authored 183 papers in peer review publications, contributed to many books and book chapters, and presented frequently at national meetings.