Editors: Bernard David Horn, MD, FAAOS and Martin Joseph Herman, MD, FAAOS

NOTE: The denotation “(overlap)” implies the chapter is listed in this section and another subspecialty section. For example, compartment syndrome is listed in both Trauma and Hand and Wrist sections.

Section 1: Skeletal Growth and Development and Musculoskeletal Disorders and Syndromes

  • Growth and Embryology
  • Skeletal Dysplasias and Mucopolysaccharidoses
  • Connective Tissue Diseases
  • Other Conditions with Musculoskeletal Involvement

Section 2: Neuromuscular Disorders

  • Cerebral Palsy
  • Spinal Muscular Atrophy
  • Myelomeningocele
  • Arthrogryposis and Multiplex Congenita
  • Muscular Dystrophies and Select Neurodegenerative Conditions

Section 3: Musculoskeletal Infection and Inflammatory Conditions

  • Septic Arthritis
  • Pediatric Osteomyelitis
  • Complex Pediatric Musculoskeletal Infections
  • Lyme Disease and Inflammatory Arthritis

Section 4: Upper Extremity Congenital Disorders

  • Brachial Plexus Birth Injury
  • Congenital Upper Extremity Differences
  • Upper-Limb Deficiency and Prostheses  

Section 5: Pediatric and Adolescent Hip Disorders

  • Developmental Dysplasia of the Hip
  • Slipped Capital Femoral Epiphysis and Femoroacetabular Impingement
  • Legg-Calvé-Perthes Disease

Section 6: Pediatric Foot Conditions

  • Clubfoot (Talipes Equinovarus)
  • Congenital Vertical Talus
  • Metatarsus Adductus and Calcaneovalgus Foot
  • Pediatric Foot Conditions

Section 7: Pediatric Lower Extremity Deformities and Limb Deficiencies

  • Congenital Dislocations of the Knee and Patella
  • Rotational and Angular Limb Deformities (3 separate manuscripts)
  • Pediatric Lower Extremity Deformities and Limb Deficiencies
  • Lower Extremity Deformity Analysis

Section 8: Musculoskeletal Conditions and Injuries in the Young Athlete

  • Ligament Injuries: Musculoskeletal Conditions and Injuries in the Young Athlete
  • Meniscal Tears and Discoid Meniscus
  • Osteochondritis Dissecans and Panner Disease
  • Patellofemoral Instability
  • Shoulder Instability
  • Foot and Ankle Sports Injuries in Pediatric Patients
  • Hip Conditions in the Young Athlete
  • Overuse Conditions


Section 9: Child Abuse, Pediatric Polytrauma, and Upper Extremity Injuries

  • Child Abuse (Nonaccidental Trauma)
  • Principles of Managing Pediatric Orthopaedic Injuries
  • Clavicular Fractures and Sternoclavicular and Acromioclavicular Injuries in the Pediatric Patient
  • Proximal Humerus Fractures and Humeral Shaft Fractures
  • Medial Epicondyle and Lateral Epicondyle Fractures
  • Proximal Radius Fractures
  • Nursemaids Elbow
  • Olecranon Fractures
  • Distal Humerus Physeal Fractures, Pediatric Polytrauma, and Upper Extremity Fractures
  • Diaphyseal Forearm Fractures, Distal Forearm Fractures, and Monteggia Fractures
  • Phalangeal, Metacarpal, and Carpal Fractures 

Section 10: Spine, Pelvic, and Lower Extremity Fractures

  • Pediatric Spine Trauma
  • Pelvic and Hip Injuries
  • Pediatric Femoral Shaft Fractures
  • Physeal Fractures of the Distal Femur
  • Patellar Fractures, Tibial Spine (Eminence) Fractures, Tibial and Fibular Fractures
  • Tibial and Fibular Fractures
  • Pediatric Foot and Ankle Trauma

Section 11: Pediatric Spine Conditions

  • Congenital Scoliosis and Early Onset Scoliosis
  • Adolescent Idiopathic Scoliosis
  • Kyphosis
  • Neuromuscular Scoliosis
  • Pediatric Cervical Spine Abnormalities
  • Pediatric and Adolescent Back Pain
  • Syndromic Scoliosis

Section 12: Bone Cysts, Tumors, and Hematologic Conditions

  • Bone Cysts and Benign Bone Neoplasms
  • Musculoskeletal Malignancies and Limb Salvage
  • Pediatric Hematologic Conditions