My philosophy of taking care of patients requires taking the time to listen and understand their concerns and issues.

MEDIA

Caregiver Profile

Understanding Hip Dysplasia

Caregiver Profile

Meet Dr. Eduardo Novais

Understanding Hip Dysplasia

Learn more about how and why hip dysplasia occurs.

EDUCATION

Medical School

  • Universidade Federal de Minas Gerais , 1999 , Belo Horizonte , Brazil

Residency

Orthopedic Surgery
  • Universidade Federal de Minas Gerais , 2003 , Belo Horizonte , Brazil

Fellowship

Pediatric Orthopedics
  • Hospital Ortopedico , 2003 , Belo Horizonte , Brazil

Internship

Clinical Observation - Pediatric Orthopedics
  • Boston Children's Hospital , 2004 , Boston , MA

Fellowship

Pediatric Orthopedics
  • Campbell Clinic , Memphis , TN

Fellowship

Pediatric Orthopedics
  • University of Utah , 2009 , Salt Lake City , UT

Fellowship

Muscoskeletal Oncology, Department of Orthopedic Surgery
  • Mayo Clinic , 2010 , Rochester , MN

Fellowship

Adolescent and Young Adult Hip Preservation Surgery
  • Boston Children's Hospital, Harvard Combined Orthopedic Surgery , 2011 , Boston , MA

Philosophy of Care

Treatment of orthopedic conditions requires more than a technical fix of the problem. My philosophy of taking care of patients requires taking the time to listen and understand their concerns and issues. I believe that educating patients and families is very important to help them engage in the process of healing. I feel fortunate to cover virtually every hip problem from birth until adulthood including hip dysplasia, femoroacetabular impingement (FAI), Perthes disease and Slipped Capital Femoral Epiphysis (SCFE) and traumatic injuries to the hip.

PROFESSIONAL HISTORY

After completing extensive training, including pediatric orthopaedics and hip preservation surgery, Dr. Eduardo Novais went to the University of Colorado as the Director of the Hip Program at Children’s hospital Colorado. After four years he joined the Orthopedic Center and the Child and Young Adult Hip Preservation Program at Boston Children’s Hospital.

PUBLICATIONS

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  1. McClincy MP, Wylie JD, Kim YJ, Millis MB, Novais EN. Periacetabular Osteotomy Improves Pain and Function in Patients With Lateral Center-edge Angle Between 18° and 25°, but Are These Hips Really Borderline Dysplastic? Clin Orthop Relat Res. 2018 Sep 27. View abstract
  2. Novais EN, Ferrer MG, Williams KA, Bixby SD. Acetabular Retroversion and Decreased Posterior Coverage Are Associated With Sports-related Posterior Hip Dislocation in Adolescents. Clin Orthop Relat Res. 2018 Sep 27. View abstract
  3. Sankar WN, Novais E, Koueiter D, Refakis C, Sink E, Millis MB, Kim YJ, Clohisy J, Wells J, Nepple J, Zaltz I. Analysis of Femoral Version in Patients Undergoing Periacetabular Osteotomy for Symptomatic Acetabular Dysplasia. J Am Acad Orthop Surg. 2018 Aug 01; 26(15):545-551. View abstract
  4. Maranho DA, Miller PE, Novais EN. The Peritubercle Lucency Sign is a Common and Early Radiographic Finding in Slipped Capital Femoral Epiphysis. J Pediatr Orthop. 2018 Aug; 38(7):e371-e376. View abstract
  5. Davila-Parrilla AD, Wylie J, O'Donnell C, Maranho DA, Carry P, Novais EN. Reliability of and Correlation Between Measurements of Acetabular Morphology. Orthopedics. 2018 Sep 01; 41(5):e629-e635. View abstract
  6. Maranho DA, Fuchs K, Kim YJ, Novais EN. Hip Instability in Patients With Down Syndrome. J Am Acad Orthop Surg. 2018 07 01; 26(13):455-462. View abstract
  7. Novais EN, Maranho DA, Kim YJ, Kiapour A. Age- and Sex-Specific Morphologic Variations of Capital Femoral Epiphysis Growth in Children and Adolescents Without Hip Disorders. Orthop J Sports Med. 2018 Jun; 6(6):2325967118781579. View abstract
  8. Novais EN, Maranho DA, Heare T, Sink E, Carry PM, O'Donnel C. The modified Dunn procedure provides superior short-term outcomes in the treatment of the unstable slipped capital femoral epiphysis as compared to the inadvertent closed reduction and percutaneous pinning: a comparative clinical study. Int Orthop. 2018 May 24. View abstract
  9. Chang FM, May A, Faulk LW, Flynn K, Miller NH, Rhodes JT, Zhaoxing P, Novais EN. Outcomes of Isolated Varus Derotational Osteotomy in Children With Cerebral Palsy Hip Dysplasia and Predictors of Resubluxation. J Pediatr Orthop. 2018 May/Jun; 38(5):274-278. View abstract
  10. Hesper T, Bixby SD, Maranho DA, Miller P, Kim YJ, Novais EN. Morphologic Features of the Contralateral Femur in Patients With Unilateral Slipped Capital Femoral Epiphysis Resembles Mild Slip Deformity: A Matched Cohort Study. Clin Orthop Relat Res. 2018 Apr; 476(4):890-899. View abstract
  11. Novais EN, Kienle KP, Miller PE, Bowen G, Kim YJ, Bixby SD. Age- and gender-specific variations of the epiphyseal tilt and epiphyseal angle in adolescents without hip pathology. J Child Orthop. 2018 Apr 01; 12(2):152-159. View abstract
  12. Novais EN, Thanacharoenpanich S, Seker A, Boyle MJ, Miller PE, Bowen G, Millis MB, Kim YJ. Do young female dancers improve symptoms and return to dancing after periacetabular osteotomy for the treatment of symptomatic hip dysplasia? J Hip Preserv Surg. 2018 Jul; 5(2):150-156. View abstract
  13. Maranho DA, Williams KA, Millis MB, Kim YJ, Novais EN. Mid-Term Results of Periacetabular Osteotomy for the Treatment of Hip Dysplasia Associated with Down Syndrome: Minimum Follow-up of Five Years. J Bone Joint Surg Am. 2018 Mar 07; 100(5):428-434. View abstract
  14. Novais EN, Pan Z, Autruong PT, Meyers ML, Chang FM. Normal Percentile Reference Curves and Correlation of Acetabular Index and Acetabular Depth Ratio in Children. J Pediatr Orthop. 2018 Mar; 38(3):163-169. View abstract
  15. Maranho DA, Kim YJ, Williams KA, Novais EN. Preliminary results of an anteverting triple periacetabular osteotomy for the treatment of hip instability in Down syndrome. J Child Orthop. 2018 Feb 01; 12(1):55-62. View abstract
  16. Novais EN, Shefelbine SJ, Kienle KP, Miller PE, Bowen G, Kim YJ, Bixby SD. Body Mass Index Affects Proximal Femoral but Not Acetabular Morphology in Adolescents Without Hip Pathology. J Bone Joint Surg Am. 2018 Jan 03; 100(1):66-74. View abstract
  17. Novais EN, Kestel L, Carry PM, Sink E, Strupp K. Local Infiltration Analgesia Compared With Epidural and Intravenous PCA After Surgical Hip Dislocation for the Treatment of Femoroacetabular Impingement in Adolescents. J Pediatr Orthop. 2018 Jan; 38(1):9-15. View abstract
  18. Hesham K, Carry PM, Freese K, Kestel L, Stewart JR, Delavan JA, Novais EN. Measurement of Femoral Version by MRI is as Reliable and Reproducible as CT in Children and Adolescents With Hip Disorders. J Pediatr Orthop. 2017 Dec; 37(8):557-562. View abstract
  19. Bulat E, Maranho DA, Kalish LA, Millis MB, Kim YJ, Novais EN. Acetabular Global Insufficiency in Patients with Down Syndrome and Hip-Related Symptoms: A Matched-Cohort Study. J Bone Joint Surg Am. 2017 Oct 18; 99(20):1760-1768. View abstract
  20. Hesper T, Bixby SD, Kim YJ, Yen YM, Bowen G, Miller P, Millis MB, Novais EN. Acetabular Retroversion, but Not Increased Acetabular Depth or Coverage, in Slipped Capital Femoral Epiphysis: A Matched-Cohort Study. J Bone Joint Surg Am. 2017 Jun 21; 99(12):1022-1029. View abstract
  21. Novais EN, Duncan S, Nepple J, Pashos G, Schoenecker PL, Clohisy JC. Do Radiographic Parameters of Dysplasia Improve to Normal Ranges After Bernese Periacetabular Osteotomy? Clin Orthop Relat Res. 2017 Apr; 475(4):1120-1127. View abstract
  22. Novais EN, Carry PM, Kestel LA, Ketterman B, Brusalis CM, Sankar WN. Does Surgeon Experience Impact the Risk of Complications After Bernese Periacetabular Osteotomy? Clin Orthop Relat Res. 2017 Apr; 475(4):1110-1117. View abstract
  23. Novais EN, Heare T, Kestel L, Oliver P, Boucharel W, Koerner J, Strupp K. Multimodal nerve monitoring during periacetabular osteotomy identifies surgical steps associated with risk of injury. Int Orthop. 2017 08; 41(8):1543-1551. View abstract
  24. Novais EN, Mayo M, Kestel LA, Carry PM, Mayer SW. Return to Play Following Open Treatment of Femoroacetabular Impingement in Adolescent Athletes. J Am Acad Orthop Surg. 2016 Dec; 24(12):872-879. View abstract
  25. Novais EN, Kim YJ, Carry PM, Millis MB. Periacetabular Osteotomy Redirects the Acetabulum and Improves Pain in Charcot-Marie-Tooth Hip Dysplasia With Higher Complications Compared With Developmental Dysplasia of the Hip. J Pediatr Orthop. 2016 Dec; 36(8):853-859. View abstract
  26. Novais EN, Heare TC, Hill MK, Mayer SW. Surgical Hip Dislocation for the Treatment of Intra-Articular Injuries and Hip Instability Following Traumatic Posterior Dislocation in Children and Adolescents. J Pediatr Orthop. 2016 Oct-Nov; 36(7):673-9. View abstract
  27. Novais EN, Sanders J, Kestel LA, Carry PM, Meyers ML. Graf Type-IV Hips Have a Higher Risk of Residual Acetabular Dysplasia at 1 Year of Age Following Successful Pavlik Harness Treatment for Developmental Hip Dysplasia. J Pediatr Orthop. 2016 Sep 22. View abstract
  28. Novais EN, Carry PM, Mark BJ, De S, Miller NH. Posterolaterally displaced and flexion-type supracondylar fractures are associated with a higher risk of open reduction. J Pediatr Orthop B. 2016 Sep; 25(5):406-11. View abstract
  29. Miranda AF, Costa de Andrade G, Novais EA, Maia A, Nascimento H, Muccioli C, Belfort R. OUTCOMES AFTER PARS PLANA VITRECTOMY FOR EPIRETINAL MEMBRANES ASSOCIATED WITH TOXOPLASMOSIS. Retina. 2016 Sep; 36(9):1713-7. View abstract
  30. Novais EN, Carry PM, Kestel LA, Koerner J, Tan GM. Factors That Predict Blood Loss After Bernese Periacetabular Osteotomy. Orthopedics. 2016 Nov 01; 39(6):e1147-e1153. View abstract
  31. Mayer SW, Abdo JC, Hill MK, Kestel LA, Pan Z, Novais EN. Femoroacetabular Impingement Is Associated With Sports-Related Posterior Hip Instability in Adolescents: A Matched-Cohort Study. Am J Sports Med. 2016 09; 44(9):2299-303. View abstract
  32. Novais EN, Hill MK, Carry PM, Heyn PC. Is Age or Surgical Approach Associated With Osteonecrosis in Patients With Developmental Dysplasia of the Hip? A Meta-analysis. Clin Orthop Relat Res. 2016 May; 474(5):1166-77. View abstract
  33. Novais EN, Sink EL, Kestel LA, Carry PM, Abdo JC, Heare TC. Is Assessment of Femoral Head Perfusion During Modified Dunn for Unstable Slipped Capital Femoral Epiphysis an Accurate Indicator of Osteonecrosis? Clin Orthop Relat Res. 2016 Aug; 474(8):1837-44. View abstract
  34. Novais EN, Kestel LA, Carry PM, Meyers ML. Higher Pavlik Harness Treatment Failure Is Seen in Graf Type IV Ortolani-positive Hips in Males. Clin Orthop Relat Res. 2016 Aug; 474(8):1847-54. View abstract
  35. Heyworth BE, Novais EN, Murray K, Cvetanovich G, Zurakowski D, Millis MB, Kim YJ. Return to Play After Periacetabular Osteotomy for Treatment of Acetabular Dysplasia in Adolescent and Young Adult Athletes. Am J Sports Med. 2016 06; 44(6):1573-81. View abstract
  36. Chang FM, Ma J, Pan Z, Ingram JD, Novais EN. Acetabular Remodeling After a Varus Derotational Osteotomy in Children With Cerebral Palsy. J Pediatr Orthop. 2016 Mar; 36(2):198-204. View abstract
  37. Novais EN, Sankar WN, Wells L, Carry PM, Kim YJ. Preliminary Results of Multiple Epiphyseal Drilling and Autologous Bone Marrow Implantation for Osteonecrosis of the Femoral Head Secondary to Sickle Cell Disease in Children. J Pediatr Orthop. 2015 Dec; 35(8):810-5. View abstract
  38. Stone JD, Hill MK, Pan Z, Novais EN. Open Reduction of Pediatric Femoral Neck Fractures Reduces Osteonecrosis Risk. Orthopedics. 2015 Nov; 38(11):e983-90. View abstract
  39. Novais EN, Potter GD, Sierra RJ, Kim YJ, Clohisy JC, Schoenecker PL, Trousdale RT, Carry PM, Millis MB. Surgical Treatment of Adolescent Acetabular Dysplasia With a Periacetabular Osteotomy: Does Obesity Increase the Risk of Complications? J Pediatr Orthop. 2015 Sep; 35(6):561-4. View abstract
  40. Chang FM, Ma J, Pan Z, Hoversten L, Novais EN. Rate of Correction and Recurrence of Ankle Valgus in Children Using a Transphyseal Medial Malleolar Screw. J Pediatr Orthop. 2015 Sep; 35(6):589-92. View abstract
  41. Mayer SW, Stewart JR, Fadell MF, Kestel L, Novais EN. MRI as a reliable and accurate method for assessment of posterior hip dislocation in children and adolescents without the risk of radiation exposure. Pediatr Radiol. 2015 Aug; 45(9):1355-62. View abstract
  42. Novais EN, Potter GD, Clohisy JC, Millis MB, Kim YJ, Trousdale RT, Carry PM, Sierra RJ. Obesity is a major risk factor for the development of complications after peri-acetabular osteotomy. Bone Joint J. 2015 Jan; 97-B(1):29-34. View abstract
  43. Novais EN, Hill MK, Carry PM, Heare TC, Sink EL. Modified Dunn Procedure is Superior to In Situ Pinning for Short-term Clinical and Radiographic Improvement in Severe Stable SCFE. Clin Orthop Relat Res. 2015 Jun; 473(6):2108-17. View abstract
  44. VandenBerg C, Novais E. Isolated congenital absence of inferior pubic rami ossification: a case report. J Pediatr Orthop B. 2014 Nov; 23(6):541-3. View abstract
  45. Novais EN, Kim YJ, Carry PM, Millis MB. The Bernese periacetabular osteotomy: is transection of the rectus femoris tendon essential? Clin Orthop Relat Res. 2014 Oct; 472(10):3142-9. View abstract
  46. Novais EN, Zimmerman AK, Lewallen LW, Rose PS, Sim FH, McIntosh AL. Functional outcomes and quality of life following surgical treatment of aneurysmal bone cysts of the pelvis in children. J Child Orthop. 2014 May; 8(3):281-8. View abstract
  47. Novais EN, Heyworth BE, Stamoulis C, Sullivan K, Millis MB, Kim YJ. Open surgical treatment of femoroacetabular impingement in adolescent athletes: preliminary report on improvement of physical activity level. J Pediatr Orthop. 2014 Apr-May; 34(3):287-94. View abstract
  48. Stevens PM, Anderson LA, Gililland JM, Novais E. Guided growth of the trochanteric apophysis combined with soft tissue release for Legg-Calve-Perthes disease. Strategies Trauma Limb Reconstr. 2014 Apr; 9(1):37-43. View abstract
  49. Novais EN, Bixby SD, Rennick J, Carry PM, Kim YJ, Millis MB. Hip dysplasia is more severe in Charcot-Marie-Tooth disease than in developmental dysplasia of the hip. Clin Orthop Relat Res. 2014 Feb; 472(2):665-73. View abstract
  50. Sankar WN, Novais EN, Lee C, Al-Omari AA, Choi PD, Shore BJ. What are the risks of prophylactic pinning to prevent contralateral slipped capital femoral epiphysis? Clin Orthop Relat Res. 2013 Jul; 471(7):2118-23. View abstract
  51. Novais EN. Application of the surgical dislocation approach to residual hip deformity secondary to Legg-Calvé-Perthes disease. J Pediatr Orthop. 2013 Jul-Aug; 33 Suppl 1:S62-9. View abstract
  52. Sink EL, Fabricant PD, Pan Z, Dayton MR, Novais E. Results of treatment of femoroacetabular impingement in adolescents with a surgical hip dislocation approach. Clin Orthop Relat Res. 2013 Aug; 471(8):2563-9. View abstract
  53. Novais EN, Andrade MA, Gomes DC. The use of a joystick technique facilitates closed reduction and percutaneous fixation of multidirectionally unstable supracondylar humeral fractures in children. J Pediatr Orthop. 2013 Jan; 33(1):14-9. View abstract
  54. Novais EN, Heyworth B, Murray K, Johnson VM, Kim YJ, Millis MB. Physical activity level improves after periacetabular osteotomy for the treatment of symptomatic hip dysplasia. Clin Orthop Relat Res. 2013 Mar; 471(3):981-8. View abstract
  55. Novais EN, Millis MB. Slipped capital femoral epiphysis: prevalence, pathogenesis, and natural history. Clin Orthop Relat Res. 2012 Dec; 470(12):3432-8. View abstract
  56. Stevens PM, Novais EN. Multilevel guided growth for hip and knee varus secondary to chondrodysplasia. J Pediatr Orthop. 2012 Sep; 32(6):626-30. View abstract
  57. Novais EA, Fernandes BF, Pacheco LF, Di Cesare S, Miyamoto C, Briccoli TA, Burnier MN. A histopathologic review of undiagnosed neoplasms in 205 evisceration specimens. Ophthalmic Plast Reconstr Surg. 2012 Sep-Oct; 28(5):331-4. View abstract
  58. Shore BJ, Novais EN, Millis MB, Kim YJ. Low early failure rates using a surgical dislocation approach in healed Legg-Calvé-Perthes disease. Clin Orthop Relat Res. 2012 Sep; 470(9):2441-9. View abstract
  59. Polkowski GG, Novais EN, Kim YJ, Millis MB, Schoenecker PL, Clohisy JC. Does previous reconstructive surgery influence functional improvement and deformity correction after periacetabular osteotomy? Clin Orthop Relat Res. 2012 Feb; 470(2):516-24. View abstract
  60. Rhee PC, Novais EN, Shives TC, Shin AY. Chondroblastoma with secondary aneurysmal bone cyst of the hamate: case report. J Hand Surg Am. 2012 Mar; 37(3):538-42. View abstract
  61. Kim YJ, Novais EN. Diagnosis and treatment of femoroacetabular impingement in Legg-Calvé-Perthes disease. J Pediatr Orthop. 2011 Sep; 31(2 Suppl):S235-40. View abstract
  62. Novais EN, Shin AY, Bishop AT, Shives TC. Multicentric giant cell tumor of the upper extremities: 16 years of ongoing disease. J Hand Surg Am. 2011 Oct; 36(10):1610-3. View abstract
  63. Novais EN, Rose PS, Yaszemski MJ, Sim FH. Aneurysmal bone cyst of the cervical spine in children. J Bone Joint Surg Am. 2011 Aug 17; 93(16):1534-43. View abstract
  64. Novais EN, Clohisy J, Siebenrock K, Podeszwa D, Sucato D, Kim YJ. Treatment of the symptomatic healed Perthes hip. Orthop Clin North Am. 2011 Jul; 42(3):401-17, viii. View abstract
  65. Millis MB, Novais EN. In situ fixation for slipped capital femoral epiphysis: perspectives in 2011. J Bone Joint Surg Am. 2011 May; 93 Suppl 2:46-51. View abstract
  66. Kain MS, Novais EN, Vallim C, Millis MB, Kim YJ. Periacetabular osteotomy after failed hip arthroscopy for labral tears in patients with acetabular dysplasia. J Bone Joint Surg Am. 2011 May; 93 Suppl 2:57-61. View abstract
  67. Alderete J, Novais EN, Dozois EJ, Rose PS, Sim FF. Morbidity and functional status of patients with pelvic neurogenic tumors after wide excision. Clin Orthop Relat Res. 2010 Nov; 468(11):2948-53. View abstract
  68. Novais EN, Demiralp B, Alderete J, Larson MC, Rose PS, Sim FH. Do surgical margin and local recurrence influence survival in soft tissue sarcomas? Clin Orthop Relat Res. 2010 Nov; 468(11):3003-11. View abstract
  69. Smith JT, Novais E. Treatment of Gibbus deformity associated with myelomeningocele in the young child with use of the vertical expandable prosthetic titanium rib (VEPTR): a case report. J Bone Joint Surg Am. 2010 Sep 15; 92(12):2211-5. View abstract
  70. Arnold SR, Elias D, Buckingham SC, Thomas ED, Novais E, Arkader A, Howard C. Changing patterns of acute hematogenous osteomyelitis and septic arthritis: emergence of community-associated methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus. J Pediatr Orthop. 2006 Nov-Dec; 26(6):703-8. View abstract
  71. Novais E, Stevens PM. Hypophosphatemic rickets: the role of hemiepiphysiodesis. J Pediatr Orthop. 2006 Mar-Apr; 26(2):238-44. View abstract