Eduardo Novais MD

Eduardo Novais, MD

Orthopedic Surgeon

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

Medical Services


  • Hip Dysplasia
  • Hip Fracture
  • Hip Impingement
  • Hip Labral Tears
  • Hip Preservation Surgery


  • Orthopedic Center


  • English
  • Portuguese
  • Spanish


  • Child and Young Adult Hip Preservation Program
  • Orthopedic Surgery
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Eduardo Novais MD

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.

Experience and Education


Medical School

Universidade Federal de Minas Gerais, 1993-1999

Belo Horizonte, Brazil

Clinical Observation, Pediatric Orthopedics

Boston Children's Hospital, 2004

Boston, MA

Fellowship, Pediatric Orthopedics

Hospital Ortopedico, 2003

Belo Horizonte, Brazil

Fellowship, Pediatric Orthopedics

Campbell Clinic,

Memphis, TN

Fellowship, Pediatric Orthopedics

University of Utah, 2009

Salt Lake City, UT

Fellowship, Muscoskeletal Oncology

Mayo Clinic - Department of Orthopedic Surgery, 2010

Rochester, MN

Fellowship, Adolescent and Young Adult Hip Preservation Surgery

Boston Children's Hospital, Harvard Combined Orthopedic Surgery, 2011

Boston, MA

Residency, Orthopedic Surgery

Universidade Federal de Minas Gerais, 2000-2003

Belo Horizonte, Brazil


  • Orthopedic Surgery, International Recertification

  • Orthopedic Surgery, Pediatric Orthopedics, International Certification

  • Orthopedic Surgery, Pediatric and Young Adult Hip Preservation Surgery

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.


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  1. 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.
  2. 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.
  3. 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.
  4. 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 Sep; 44(9):2299-303.
  5. 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.
  6. 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.
  7. 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.
  8. 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 Jun; 44(6):1573-81.
  9. 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.
  10. 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.
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  12. 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.
  13. 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.
  14. 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.
  15. 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.
  16. 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.
  17. 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.
  18. 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.
  19. 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.
  20. 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.
  21. 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.
  22. 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.
  23. 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.
  24. 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.
  25. 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.
  26. 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.
  27. 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.
  28. 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.
  29. Novais EN, Millis MB. Slipped capital femoral epiphysis: prevalence, pathogenesis, and natural history. Clin Orthop Relat Res. 2012 Dec; 470(12):3432-8.
  30. Stevens PM, Novais EN. Multilevel guided growth for hip and knee varus secondary to chondrodysplasia. J Pediatr Orthop. 2012 Sep; 32(6):626-30.
  31. 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. Ophthal Plast Reconstr Surg. 2012 Sep-Oct; 28(5):331-4.
  32. 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.
  33. 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.
  34. 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.
  35. 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.
  36. 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.
  37. 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.
  38. 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.
  39. 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.
  40. 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.
  41. 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.
  42. 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.
  43. 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.
  44. 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.
  45. Novais E, Stevens PM. Hypophosphatemic rickets: the role of hemiepiphysiodesis. J Pediatr Orthop. 2006 Mar-Apr; 26(2):238-44.
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