Pediatric orthopedics is a unique specialty where we have the ability to make meaningful improvements for children and their families.


Caregiver Profile

Caregiver Profile

Meet Dr. Benjamin J. Shore


Undergraduate Degree

  • University of Victoria , 1999 , Victoria , British Columbia

Graduate Degree

  • Harvard School of Public Health , 2013 , Boston , MA

Medical School

  • University of Western Ontario , 2003 , London , Ontario, Canada


Orthopedic Surgery
  • University of Western Ontario, London , 2008 , Ontario , Canada


Pediatric Orthopedics
  • Royal Children's Hospital , 2009 , Melbourne , Australia


Pediatric Orthopedics
  • Boston Children's Hospital , 2010 , Boston , MA

Philosophy of Care

During medical school I was initially interested in being a pediatrician, but after a pediatric orthopedic medical mission in Africa my career path changed. I was drawn to the specialty because of the ability to make positive changes in children’s lives.

I started my orthopedic training in Canada and then moved to Australia for subspecialty training in cerebral palsy before returning to Boston. I feel fortunate to have had the experience of health care delivery from Canada, Australia and the United States and I blend all three systems into how I currently care for children and their families. Pediatric orthopedics is a unique specialty where we have the ability to make meaningful improvements for children and their families. The struggle to overcome pediatric disability is challenging but the rewards are tremendous.

When I am not working, I enjoy spending time with my family, being active and enjoying nature around Boston. I have a passion for photography, following the Toronto Maple Leafs and good music.


Dr. Benjamin Shore grew up in Toronto, Canada, where he completed high school and attended Upper Canada College. After high school, he moved to Victoria on the west coast of Canada to play rugby and study biology. Dr. Shore graduated university with high honors and was a Rhodes Scholar nominee. After obtaining a degree in biology and pre-medical studies, he returned to Ontario to complete medical school and orthopedic training at Western Ontario.

After his orthopedic training, Dr. Shore moved to Melbourne, Australia to pursue a pediatric orthopedic fellowship at the Royal Children’s Hospital under Professor Kerr Graham. It was here he obtained his subspecialty training in cerebral palsy. After Melbourne, he returned to Boston to complete a second fellowship at Boston Children’s Hospital and has remained on staff since 2010.

Dr. Shore is an active member of the American Academy of Cerebral Palsy and Developmental Medicine and the Pediatric Orthopaedic Society of North America (POSNA). His is also the recipient of the St. Giles Young Investigator Award (POSNA), the Clinician Scientist Development Program Award (CSDP) and the Charles H. Hood Foundation Child Health Research Award. His research interests include outcome measurement in cerebral palsy, trauma outcomes and management of Legg-Calve-Perthes disease.”


  • American Board of Orthopaedic Surgery, General Orthopaedics


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  1. Changing practice patterns: the impact of a cost analysis project on surgeons' preference for treatment of pediatric displaced humeral lateral condyle fractures. J Pediatr Orthop B. 2021 Mar 01; 30(2):174-179. View abstract
  2. Inter-rater and Intrarater Reliabilities of the Identification of a "Gothic Arch" in the Acetabulum of Children With Cerebral Palsy. J Pediatr Orthop. 2021 Jan; 41(1):6-10. View abstract
  3. Is the modified Gartland classification system important in deciding the need for operative management of supracondylar humerus fractures? J Child Orthop. 2020 Dec 01; 14(6):502-507. View abstract
  4. Epidural catheter placement in children with baclofen pumps. Paediatr Anaesth. 2021 Feb; 31(2):178-185. View abstract
  5. Hospital resource use after hip reconstruction surgery in children with neurological complex chronic conditions. Dev Med Child Neurol. 2021 02; 63(2):204-210. View abstract
  6. Hip Reconstruction in Nonambulatory Children With Cerebral Palsy: Identifying Risk Factors Associated With Postoperative Complications and Prolonged Length of Stay. J Pediatr Orthop. 2020 Nov/Dec; 40(10):e972-e977. View abstract
  7. Indications for gastrocsoleus lengthening in ambulatory children with cerebral palsy: a Delphi consensus study. J Child Orthop. 2020 Oct 01; 14(5):405-414. View abstract
  8. The Use of Tranexamic Acid (TXA) in Neuromuscular Hip Reconstruction: Can We Alter the Need for Blood Transfusion? J Pediatr Orthop. 2020 Sep; 40(8):e766-e771. View abstract
  9. Current Variation in Joint Aspiration Practice for the Evaluation of Pediatric Septic Arthritis. J Am Acad Orthop Surg Glob Res Rev. 2020 09; 4(9):e2000133. View abstract
  10. Management of Gustilo-Anderson Type II and IIIA Open Long Bone Fractures in Children: Which Wounds Require a Second Washout? J Pediatr Orthop. 2020 Jul; 40(6):288-293. View abstract
  11. Team Approach: The Perioperative Management of Reconstructive Hip Surgery for the Non-Ambulatory Child with Cerebral Palsy and Spastic Hip Disease. JBJS Rev. 2020 Jul; 8(7):e1900185. View abstract
  12. Defining the volume of consultations for musculoskeletal infection encountered by pediatric orthopaedic services in the United States. PLoS One. 2020; 15(6):e0234055. View abstract
  13. Incidence of Pediatric Venous Thromboembolism After Elective Spine and Lower-Extremity Surgery in Children With Neuromuscular Complex Chronic Conditions: Do we Need Prophylaxis? J Pediatr Orthop. 2020 May/Jun; 40(5):e375-e379. View abstract
  14. Prophylaxis for Pediatric Venous Thromboembolism: Current Status and Changes Across Pediatric Orthopaedic Society of North America From 2011. J Am Acad Orthop Surg. 2020 May 01; 28(9):388-394. View abstract
  15. Diagnosing and treating native spinal and pelvic osteomyelitis in adolescents. Spine Deform. 2020 10; 8(5):1001-1008. View abstract
  16. Management of Fasciotomy Incisions After Acute Compartment Syndrome: Is Delayed Primary Closure More Feasible in Children Compared With Adults? J Pediatr Orthop. 2020 Apr; 40(4):e300-e305. View abstract
  17. State of the Evidence Traffic Lights 2019: Systematic Review of Interventions for Preventing and Treating Children with Cerebral Palsy. Curr Neurol Neurosci Rep. 2020 02 21; 20(2):3. View abstract
  18. Establishing surgical indications for hamstring lengthening and femoral derotational osteotomy in ambulatory children with cerebral palsy. J Child Orthop. 2020 Feb 01; 14(1):50-57. View abstract
  19. Vascular Supply to the Femoral Head in Patients With Healed Slipped Capital Femoral Epiphysis. J Pediatr Orthop. 2020 Jan; 40(1):e53-e57. View abstract
  20. The Pediatric "Floating Knee" Injury: A State-of-the-Art Multicenter Study. J Bone Joint Surg Am. 2019 Oct 02; 101(19):1761-1767. View abstract
  21. Recovery of Motor Nerve Injuries Associated With Displaced, Extension-type Pediatric Supracondylar Humerus Fractures. J Pediatr Orthop. 2019 Oct; 39(9):e652-e656. View abstract
  22. Management of Gustilo-Anderson Type II and IIIA Open Long Bone Fractures in Children: Which Wounds Require a Second Washout? J Pediatr Orthop. 2019 Sep 04. View abstract
  23. Reliability of Radiographic Assessments of the Hip in Cerebral Palsy. J Pediatr Orthop. 2019 08; 39(7):e536-e541. View abstract
  24. Wash, Rinse, Repeat: Which Patients Undergo Serial Joint Irrigation in Pediatric Septic Hip Arthritis? J Pediatr Orthop. 2019 Aug; 39(7):e494-e499. View abstract
  25. Maturation of Corticospinal Tracts in Children With Hemiplegic Cerebral Palsy Assessed by Diffusion Tensor Imaging and Transcranial Magnetic Stimulation. Front Hum Neurosci. 2019; 13:254. View abstract
  26. Prevalence of Cozen's Phenomenon of the Proximal Tibia. J Pediatr Orthop. 2019 Jul; 39(6):e417-e421. View abstract
  27. Natural History of Spastic Hip Disease. J Pediatr Orthop. 2019 Jul; 39(Issue 6, Supplement 1 Suppl 1):S33-S37. View abstract
  28. Hormonal Contraceptive Prescription in Young Women With Cerebral Palsy. J Adolesc Health. 2019 09; 65(3):405-409. View abstract
  29. Development and Validation of Equations to Link Pediatric Evaluation of Disability Inventory (PEDI) Functional Skills Scores to PEDI-Computer Adaptive Test Scores for Youth with Cerebral Palsy. Phys Occup Ther Pediatr. 2020; 40(1):106-120. View abstract
  30. Orthopedic Injuries Associated with Hoverboard Use in Children: A Multi-center Analysis. HSS J. 2020 Dec; 16(Suppl 2):221-225. View abstract
  31. Radiation Prophylaxis for Hip Salvage Surgery in Cerebral Palsy: Can We Reduce the Incidence of Heterotopic Ossification? J Pediatr Orthop. 2019 May/Jun; 39(5):e386-e391. View abstract
  32. Hip Surveillance is Important to Children with Cerebral Palsy: Stop Waiting, Start Now. J Am Acad Orthop Surg Glob Res Rev. 2019 Apr; 3(4):e021. View abstract
  33. Symptomatic Venous Thromboembolism After Adolescent Knee Arthroscopy. J Pediatr Orthop. 2019 Mar; 39(3):125-129. View abstract
  34. Determining Hinge Abduction in Legg-Calvé-Perthes Disease: Can We Reliably Make the Diagnosis? J Pediatr Orthop. 2019 Feb; 39(2):e95-e101. View abstract
  35. Predictability of Clinical Knowledge Through Mobile App-based Simulation for the Treatment of Pediatric Septic Arthritis: A Pilot Study. J Pediatr Orthop. 2018 Oct; 38(9):e541-e545. View abstract
  36. Measuring the Reliability and Construct Validity of the Pediatric Evaluation of Disability Inventory-Computer Adaptive Test (PEDI-CAT) in Children With Cerebral Palsy. Arch Phys Med Rehabil. 2019 01; 100(1):45-51. View abstract
  37. Acute Exertional Compartment Syndrome in Young Athletes: A Descriptive Case Series and Review of the Literature. Pediatr Emerg Care. 2018 Feb; 34(2):76-80. View abstract
  38. Management of Moderate to Severe Hip Displacement in Nonambulatory Children with Cerebral Palsy. JBJS Rev. 2017 Dec; 5(12):e4. View abstract
  39. Early Outcomes of Pediatric Elbow Dislocation-Risk Factors Associated With Morbidity. J Pediatr Orthop. 2017 Oct/Nov; 37(7):440-446. View abstract
  40. Hip Surveillance for Children With Cerebral Palsy: A Survey of the POSNA Membership. J Pediatr Orthop. 2017 Oct/Nov; 37(7):e409-e414. View abstract
  41. Fracture Table Application for Pediatric Femur Fractures: Incidence and Risk Factors Associated With Adverse Outcomes. J Pediatr Orthop. 2017 Sep; 37(6):e353-e356. View abstract
  42. Recovery of Motor Nerve Injuries Associated With Displaced, Extension-type Pediatric Supracondylar Humerus Fractures. J Pediatr Orthop. 2017 Aug 02. View abstract
  43. Television or unrestricted, unmonitored internet access in the bedroom and body mass index in youth athletes. Acta Paediatr. 2017 Aug; 106(8):1331-1335. View abstract
  44. Evaluating the Discriminant Validity of the Pediatric Evaluation of Disability Inventory: Computer Adaptive Test in Children With Cerebral Palsy. Phys Ther. 2017 Jun 01; 97(6):669-676. View abstract
  45. Pediatric Acute Compartment Syndrome. J Am Acad Orthop Surg. 2017 May; 25(5):358-364. View abstract
  46. Uniplanar Versus Taylor Spatial Frame External Fixation For Pediatric Diaphyseal Tibia Fractures: A Comparison of Cost and Complications. J Pediatr Orthop. 2016 Dec; 36(8):821-828. View abstract
  47. Symptomatic Venous Thromboembolism After Adolescent Knee Arthroscopy. J Pediatr Orthop. 2016 Nov 17. View abstract
  48. Pediatric Nonfracture Acute Compartment Syndrome: A Review of 39 Cases. J Pediatr Orthop. 2016 Oct-Nov; 36(7):685-90. View abstract
  49. Effect of Hip Reconstructive Surgery on Health-Related Quality of Life of Non-Ambulatory Children with Cerebral Palsy. J Bone Joint Surg Am. 2016 Jul 20; 98(14):1190-8. View abstract
  50. Acetabular and femoral remodeling after varus derotational osteotomy in cerebral palsy: the effect of age and Gross Motor Function Classification Level. J Pediatr Orthop B. 2016 Jul; 25(4):322-30. View abstract
  51. Treatment outcomes after insufficiency femoral diaphyseal fractures in nonambulatory children. J Pediatr Orthop B. 2016 Jul; 25(4):331-7. View abstract
  52. Hip health at skeletal maturity: a population-based study of young adults with cerebral palsy. Dev Med Child Neurol. 2016 Dec; 58(12):1273-1280. View abstract
  53. Evaluation of postural stability in youth athletes: the relationship between two rating systems. Phys Sportsmed. 2016 Sep; 44(3):304-10. View abstract
  54. Pediatric forearm fractures with in situ intramedullary implants. J Child Orthop. 2016 Aug; 10(4):321-7. View abstract
  55. Management of Syndesmotic Ankle Injuries in Children and Adolescents. J Pediatr Orthop. 2016 Jun; 36 Suppl 1:S11-4. View abstract
  56. Variation of Syndesmosis Anatomy With Growth. J Pediatr Orthop. 2016 Jun; 36(4):e41-4. View abstract
  57. Early Career Experience of Pediatric Orthopaedic Fellows: What to Expect and Need for Their Services. J Pediatr Orthop. 2016 Jun; 36(4):429-32. View abstract
  58. Osteonecrosis After Femoral Neck Fractures in Children and Adolescents: Analysis of Risk Factors. J Pediatr Orthop. 2016 Mar; 36(2):111-6. View abstract
  59. Proximal Femoral Varus Derotation Osteotomy in Children with Cerebral Palsy: The Effect of Age, Gross Motor Function Classification System Level, and Surgeon Volume on Surgical Success. J Bone Joint Surg Am. 2015 Dec 16; 97(24):2024-31. View abstract
  60. Pediatric orthopaedic lower extremity trauma and venous thromboembolism. J Child Orthop. 2015 Oct; 9(5):381-4. View abstract
  61. Results of Surgical Management of Osteochondritis Dissecans of the Ankle in the Pediatric and Adolescent Population. J Pediatr Orthop. 2015 Oct-Nov; 35(7):725-33. View abstract
  62. Quality, Safety, Value: From Theory to Practice Management What Should We Measure? J Pediatr Orthop. 2015 Jul-Aug; 35(5 Suppl 1):S61-6. View abstract
  63. Management of pediatric patients with synovial fluid white blood-cell counts of 25,000 to 75,000 cells/mm³ after aspiration of the hip. J Bone Joint Surg Am. 2015 Mar 04; 97(5):389-95. View abstract
  64. Surgical management for displaced pediatric proximal humeral fractures: a cost analysis. J Child Orthop. 2015 Feb; 9(1):55-64. View abstract
  65. Exposed versus buried intramedullary implants for pediatric forearm fractures: a comparison of complications. J Pediatr Orthop. 2014 Dec; 34(8):749-55. View abstract
  66. Feasibility and safety of perfusion MRI for Legg-Calvé-Perthes disease. J Pediatr Orthop. 2014 Oct-Nov; 34(7):679-82. View abstract
  67. A critical appraisal of the first-year experience of 5 pediatric orthopaedic surgeons. J Pediatr Orthop. 2014 Sep; 34(6):655-9. View abstract
  68. Epidemiology and prevention of cast saw injuries: results of a quality improvement program at a single institution. J Bone Joint Surg Am. 2014 Feb 19; 96(4):e31. View abstract
  69. Acute compartment syndrome in children and teenagers with tibial shaft fractures: incidence and multivariable risk factors. J Orthop Trauma. 2013 Nov; 27(11):616-21. View abstract
  70. 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
  71. Subtalar fusion for pes valgus in cerebral palsy: results of a modified technique in the setting of single event multilevel surgery. J Pediatr Orthop. 2013 Jun; 33(4):431-8. View abstract
  72. An in-vitro study of rotator cuff tear and repair kinematics using single- and double-row suture anchor fixation. Int J Shoulder Surg. 2013 Apr; 7(2):46-51. View abstract
  73. 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
  74. Overcoming the funding challenge: the cost of randomized controlled trials in the next decade. J Bone Joint Surg Am. 2012 Jul 18; 94 Suppl 1:101-6. View abstract
  75. Alternative technique for open reduction and fixation of displaced pediatric medial epicondyle fractures: author response to letter to the editor. J Child Orthop. 2012 Jul; 6(3):257. View abstract
  76. The role for hip surveillance in children with cerebral palsy. Curr Rev Musculoskelet Med. 2012 Jun; 5(2):126-34. View abstract
  77. Vascular safe zones for surgical dislocation in children with healed Legg-Calvé-Perthes disease. J Bone Joint Surg Am. 2012 Apr 18; 94(8):721-7. View abstract
  78. Alternative technique for open reduction and fixation of displaced pediatric medial epicondyle fractures. J Child Orthop. 2012 Jun; 6(2):105-9. View abstract
  79. Pediatric pelvic fracture: a modification of a preexisting classification. J Pediatr Orthop. 2012 Mar; 32(2):162-8. View abstract
  80. Adductor surgery to prevent hip displacement in children with cerebral palsy: the predictive role of the Gross Motor Function Classification System. J Bone Joint Surg Am. 2012 Feb 15; 94(4):326-34. View abstract
  81. Single-event multilevel surgery for children with cerebral palsy: a systematic review. Dev Med Child Neurol. 2012 Feb; 54(2):117-28. View abstract
  82. Primary lyme arthritis of the pediatric hip. J Pediatr Orthop. 2011 Oct-Nov; 31(7):787-90. View abstract
  83. Surgical correction of equinus deformity in children with cerebral palsy: a systematic review. J Child Orthop. 2010 Aug; 4(4):277-90. View abstract
  84. The efficacy of periarticular multimodal drug infiltration in total hip arthroplasty. Clin Orthop Relat Res. 2010 Aug; 468(8):2152-9. View abstract
  85. Chronic posttraumatic elbow disorders treated with metallic radial head arthroplasty. J Bone Joint Surg Am. 2008 Feb; 90(2):271-80. View abstract
  86. Efficacy of periarticular multimodal drug injection in total knee arthroplasty. A randomized trial. J Bone Joint Surg Am. 2006 May; 88(5):959-63. View abstract
  87. Does hydrogen bonding matter in crystal engineering? Crystal structures of salts of isomeric ions. Chemistry. 2004 Aug 06; 10(15):3783-91. View abstract