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Orthopedic Clinical Effectiveness Research Center

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 today.

Major areas of focus for the CERC include:

Publications and Presentations

In 2011, our clinical and research staff authored 103 papers in peer review publications, contributed to 59 books and book chapters, and presented over 109 times at national meetings.

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