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Pediatric Orthopedic Sports Injuries in Skeletally Immature Patients

University Hospitals Rainbow Babies & Children’s Hospital
Division of Pediatric Orthopedics

George H. Thompson, MD

Allison Gilmore, MD - 216-844-8338

R. Justin Mistovich, MD  - 216-844-8468
Michelle Neff, RN - 216-844-3597

For scheduling, please call 216-844-7200.
For hospital transfers, please call 216-844-1111.

Injuries Treated

  • Anterior cruciate ligament and meniscal injuries
  • Patella instability
  • Osteochondritis dissecans
  • Tibial tubercle and tibial eminence fractures
  • Soft tissue injuries


  • Physeal-sparing ACL reconstruction
  • Partial physeal-sparing ACL reconstructio
  • Transphyseal ACL reconstruction
  • Arthroscopic meniscal repair
  • Arthroscopic osteochondritis dissecans treatment
  • Arthroscopic tibial eminence fixation
  • Minimally invasive tibial tubercle fixation
  • Medial patella retinacular repair
  • Medial patellofemoral ligament reconstruction in skeletally immature patients; technique to anatomically repair MP FL without damage to the growth plate

Distinguishing Features

  • Fellowship-trained pediatric orthopedic surgeons; all are members of the Pediatric Orthopaedic Society of North America (POSNA)
  • ACL reconstruction techniques that avoid going across the growth plate; used in young children sustaining an ACL tear without causing a growth disturbance
  • Minimally invasive OCD lesion treatment through arthroscopy; drilling and fixation with absorbable screws
  • Research completed at UH Rainbow Babies & Children’s Hospital and published and presented at regional, national and international meetings