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Craig Eberson, M.D.

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Chief, Division of Pediatric Orthopedics
Associate Professor of Orthopaedic Surgery
Fellowship-Trained Orthopedic Surgeon

Appointment Information:

Patient Appointments, Surgical Scheduling & Administration
Call: 401-457-1550

Craig Eberson, M.D.

Chief, Division of Pediatric Orthopedics
Associate Professor of Orthopaedic Surgery
Fellowship-Trained Orthopedic Surgeon

Specialties:

Craig P. Eberson, M.D, specializes in the treatment of orthopaedic disorders in children. His main clinical interests lie in the treatment of scoliosis and other spinal disorders, congenital or acquired problems of the lower extremities in children, and pediatric fracture care.

Meet Dr. Eberson:

Dr. Eberson attended college at the University of Pennsylvania before completing his medical degree at the University of Medicine and Dentistry of New Jersey-Robert Wood Johnson Medical School in his native state of New Jersey. Dr. Eberson finished his orthopaedic residency at Brown University. He furthered his education and training with a fellowship in Pediatric and Adult Orthopaedic Trauma at Brown University followed by fellowship-training at the renowned Texas Scottish Rite Hospital for Children in Dallas, TX. At Scottish Rite Hospital, Dr. Eberson served as the Edwards Fellow in Pediatric Orthopaedics and Scoliosis.

Dr. Eberson is an Associate Professor of Orthopaedic Surgery at the Brown Medical School and an Attending Physician at Hasbro Children's Hospital and Rhode Island Hospital. He is the chief of Pediatric Orthopaedics, and is the author of numerous book chapters, scientific articles, and national presentations related to the orthopaedic care of children. His current research interests include the treatment of spinal disorders via a minimally invasive approach, improving the success of limb-lengthening procedures, and the treatment of pediatric musculoskeletal injuries.

On the personal side, Dr. Eberson and his wife Denise, a pediatrician, have three sons and live in Cumberland. In his free time, Dr. Eberson is active in coaching flag football, soccer and baseball. He also enjoys skiing, fly fishing, exercising and barbecuing.

Offices:

Dudley Street
2 Dudley St.
Providence, RI
02905

East Greenwich
1598 South County Trail
East Greenwich, RI

Kettle Point
1 Kettle Point Ave.
East Providence, RI
02914
02818

Undergraduate Degree:

University of Pennsylvania

Medical Degree:

University of Medicine and Dentistry of New Jersey-Robert Wood Johnson Medical School

Residency:

Orthopaedic residency at Brown University

Fellowship:

Fellowship in Pediatric and Adult Orthopaedic Trauma at Brown University. He completed his training within a year at the renowned Texas Scottish Rite Hospital for Children in Dallas, TX, where he served as the Edwards Fellow in Pediatric Orthopaedics and Scoliosis.

Professional Affiliations:

He was the 2000 recipient of the Haffenreffer award for Excellence in Orthopaedic Research.

kerry clark, pediatric orthopedics rhode islandMy Assistant

Kerry Clark, NP
Pediatric Orthopedics

Nurse Practitioner Clark specializes in the orthopedic care of children, including scoliosis and back pain, sports injuries, and fractures.

Patient Resources

Young scoliosis patient Emily Dugan shares her personal journey

Young scoliosis patient Emily Dugan shares her personal journey with the disease and her treatment she received by Dr. Craig Eberson at Hasbro Children’s Hospital in this patient-produced video.

Vermont Family’s Search for World-Class Pediatric Orthopedic Surgery Leads Them to Hasbro Children’s Hospital

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Phoebe was diagnosed with scoliosis, a sideways curvature of the spine, at the age of 12. Her condition developed quickly as Phoebe experienced a growth spurt. At first, Phoebe didn't complain of pain or realize anything was wrong. Her parents (Dana and Todd) understood the importance of finding a pediatric scoliosis specialists. After careful research, one name kept popping up, Dr. Craig Eberson. "Based on our research, Dr. Eberson was clearly our top choice,” Dana says. Click here to read Phoebe's complete success story.


Publications

Peer Reviewed

  • Eberson CP. Normative Data for Dermatomal-Mapped Cortical Somatosensory Evoked Potentials. University of Medicine and Dentistry of New Jersey Research Bulletin, 1992.
  • Eberson CP, Pacicca DM, Ehrlich, MG. The Role of Ketorolac in Decreasing Length of Stay and Narcotic Complications in the Postoperative Pediatric Orthopaedic Patient. J. Pediatric Orthop. Sep.-Oct;19(5):688-692, 1999.
  • Eberson CP, Ng T, Green A. Contralateral Intrathoracic Displacement of the Humeral Head. A Case Report. JBJS, Jan;82(1):105-108, 2000.
  • Ehrlich MG, Eberson CP. Childhood Musculoskeletal Disease Fact Sheet. AAOS Report to Congress, 2001.
  • Greisburg J, Bliss MJ, Eberson CP, Solga P, d'Amato, C. Social and economic Benefits of Flexible Intramedullary Nails in the Treatment of Pediatric Femoral Shaft Fractures. Orthopedics. Oct;225(10):1067-70; 2002.
  • Eberson CP, Hogan KA, Moore DC, Ehrlich MG. Effect of Low-Intensity Ultrasound Stimulation on Consolidation of the Regenerate Zone in a Rat Model of Distraction Osteogenesis. J Pediatric Orthop. Jan-Feb;23(1):46-51, 2003.
  • Lee MC, Eberson CP. Growth and Development of the Child's Hip. Orthop Clin N Amer. 37(2): 119-133, 2006
  • Constantine E, Steele DW, Eberson CP, Linakis JG. The Use of Local Anesthetic Techniques for Closed Forearm Fracture Reduction in Children: A Survey of Academic Pediatric Emergency Departments. Pediatric Emergency Care. 2006, in press
  • Lee M, Tashjian R, Eberson CP. Calcaneal osteomyelitis from community acquired methacillin resistant Staph aureus. Accepted for publication. Foot and Ankle International, 2006 Bradley M, Eberson CP. Traumatic dislocation of the radial head. Accepted for publication Orthopaedics, 2006
  • Eberson CP, Schiller J. Spinal Deformity in Sports. Arthroscopy Review, In press
  • Eberson CP. Scoliosis; an Update. Rhode Island medical journal. In press.
  • chiller JR, Thakur NA, Eberson CP. Brace Management in Adolescent Idiopathic Scoliosis. Clin Orthop Relat Res. 2009 May 30. [Epub ahead of print] PubMed PMID: 19484317.
  • Appleyard DV, Schiller JR, Eberson CP, Ehrlich MG. Idiopathic chondrolysis treated with etanercept. Orthopedics. 2009 Mar;32(3):214. PubMed PMID: 19309046.
  • Mulcahey M, Thakur N, Tocci S, Eberson C. Compartment syndrome in a child secondary to acute osteomyelitis of the ulna. Pediatr Infect Dis J. 2009 Mar;28(3):258-9. PubMed PMID: 19165127.
  • Ward WT, Eberson CP, Otis SA, Wallace CD, Wellisch M, Warman JR, Leitch KK, Epps HR, Richards BS. Pediatric orthopaedic practice management: the role of midlevel providers. J Pediatr Orthop. 2008 Dec;28(8):795-8. PubMed PMID: 19034167.
  • Patel A, Calfee R, Thakur N, Eberson C. Non-operative management of femoral neuropathy secondary to a traumatic iliacus haematoma in an adolescent. J Bone Joint Surg Br. 2008 Oct;90(10):1380-1. PubMed PMID: 18827251.
  • Henn RF 3rd, Crawford DC, Eberson CP, Ehrlich MG. Subtalar release in clubfeet: a retrospective study of 10-year outcomes. Foot Ankle Int. 2008 Apr;29(4):390-5. PubMed PMID: 18442453.
  • Schiller JR, Eberson CP. Spinal deformity and athletics. Sports Med Arthrosc. 2008 Mar;16(1):26-31. Review. PubMed PMID: 18277259.
  • Bradley MP, Tashjian RZ, Eberson CP. Irreducible radial head dislocation in a child: a case report. Am J Orthop. 2007 May;36(5):E76-9. PubMed PMID: 17657320.
  • Eberson CP. Idiopathic scoliosis in children: an update. Med Health R I. 2007 Apr;90(4):115-9. PubMed PMID: 17518151.
  • Constantine E, Steele DW, Eberson C, Boutis K, Amanullah S, Linakis JG. The use of local anesthetic techniques for closed forearm fracture reduction in children: a survey of academic pediatric emergency departments. Pediatr Emerg Care. 2007 Apr;23(4):209-11. PubMed PMID: 17438431.
  • Lee MC, Tashjian RZ, Eberson CP. Calcaneus osteomyelitis from community-acquired MRSA. Foot Ankle Int. 2007 Feb;28(2):276-80. PubMed PMID: 17296154.
  • Lee MC, Bier AD, Nickisch F, Eberson CP, Ehrlich MG, Chen Q. Epiphysiodesis with infusion of stromal cell-derived factor-1 in rabbit growth plates. J Bone Joint Surg Am. 2007 Jan;89(1):102-13. PubMed PMID: 17200317.
  • Lee MC, Eberson CP. Growth and development of the child's hip. Orthop Clin North Am. 2006 Apr;37(2):119-32, v. Review. PubMed PMID: 16638443.
  • Eberson CP, Hogan KA, Moore DC, Ehrlich MG. Effect of low-intensity ultrasound stimulation on consolidation of the regenerate zone in a rat model of distraction osteogenesis. J Pediatr Orthop. 2003 Jan-Feb;23(1):46-51. PubMed PMID: 12499942.
  • Greisberg J, Bliss MJ, Eberson CP, Solga P, d'Amato C. Social and economic benefits of flexible intramedullary nails in the treatment of pediatric femoral shaft fractures. Orthopedics. 2002 Oct;25(10):1067-70; discussion 1070. PubMed PMID: 12401013.
  • Eberson CP, Ng T, Green A. Contralateral intrathoracic displacement of the humeral head. A case report. J Bone Joint Surg Am. 2000 Jan;82(1):105-8. PubMed PMID: 10653090.
  • Eberson CP, Pacicca DM, Ehrlich MG. The role of ketorolac in decreasing length of stay and narcotic complications in the postoperative pediatric orthopaedic patient. J Pediatr Orthop. 1999 Sep-Oct;19(5):688-92. PubMed PMID:
    10488877.
  • Ehrlich MG, Eberson CP.  Childhood Musculoskeletal Disease Fact Sheet.  AAOS Report to Congress, 2001.
  • Eberson CP. Normative Data for Dermatomal-Mapped Cortical Somatosensory Evoked Potentials.  University of Medicine and Dentistry of New Jersey Research Bulletin, 1992
Books and Chapters
  • Ehrlich MG, Eberson CP. Legg-Calve Perthes Disease. In Oxford Textbook of Surgery, Second Edition. New York: Oxford University Press.
  • Eberson CP, Schiller J.. Pediatric Foot Disorders. In Current Knowledge in Orthopaedics: Foot and Ankle volume, Digiovanni and Greisberg, ed. In press.
  • Eberson CP. Operative treatment of Pediatric Tibial Fractures. In Operative Techniques in Orthopaedic Surgery, Weisel S, ed. In press.
  • Eberson CP. Operative treatment of Pediatric Shoulder Injuries. In Operative Techniques in Orthopaedic Surgery, Weisel S, ed. In press.
  • Eberson CP, Ehrlich MG. Orthopaedic Conditions. In Practical Guide to the Care of the Pediatric Patient, Alario AJ, Birnkrant J, ed. In press.
  • Eberson CP. Compartment Syndromes and Nerve Compression Syndromes in the Pediatric Foot and Ankle. In The Child's Foot and Ankle, Drennan JC, ed. In press.
  • hrlich MG, Eberson CP.  Legg-Calve Perthes Disease.  In Oxford Textbook of Surgery, Second Edition.  New York: Oxford University Press.
  • Eberson CP, Schiller J..  Pediatric Foot Disorders.   In Current Knowledge in Orthopaedics: Foot and Ankle volume, Digiovanni and Greisberg, ed.   Philadelphia: Elsevier/Mosby 2007
  • Eberson CP. Operative treatment of Pediatric Tibial Fractures. In Operative Techniques in Orthopaedic Surgery, Weisel S, ed. in Press
  • Eberson CP. Operative treatment of Pediatric Shoulder Injuries. In Operative Techniques in Orthopaedic Surgery, Weisel S, ed.   in Press
  • Eberson CP, Ehrlich MG.   Orthopaedic Conditions.  In Practical Guide to the Care of the Pediatric Patient, 2ND edition. Alario AJ, Birnkrant J, ed. Philadelphia: Elsevier/Mosby 2008..
  • Eberson CP.  Schiller J. Osteochondrosis of the Pediatric Foot and Ankle.  In The Child’s Foot and Ankle, Drennan JC, ed.  In press
  • Section Editor for Orthopedics, Clinical Pediatrics, in press
Abstracts
  • Eberson CP, Pacicca DM, Ehrlich, MG. The Role of Ketorolac in Decreasing Length of Stay and Narcotic Complications in the Postoperative Pediatric Orthopaedic Patient. Procedings of the Pediatric Orthopaedic Society of North America Annual Meeting, 1998
  • Eberson CP, Pacicca DM, Ehrlich, MG. Does Ketorolac Control Pain and Prevent Narcotic Complications in the Post Operative Patient?. Procedings of the American Acadamy of Orthopaedic Surgeons Annual Meeting, 1998
  • Eberson CP, Damato CR. A Modified Technique for Preventing Rotational Malreduction in displaced Supracondylar Fractures of the Elbow in Children. Procedings of the Pediatric Orthopaedic Society of North America Annual Meeting, 2000
  • Eberson CP, Hogan KA, Moore DC, Ehrlich MG. Effect of Low-Intensity Ultrasound Stimulation on Consolidation of the Regenerate Zone in a Rat Model of Distraction Osteogenesis. Procedings of the Pediatric Orthopaedic Society of North America Annual Meeting, 2000
  • Eberson CP, Hogan KA, Moore DC, Ehrlich MG. Effect of Low-Intensity Ultrasound Stimulation on Consolidation of the Regenerate Zone in a Rat Model of Distraction Osteogenesis. Procedings of the Orthopaedic Research Society Annual Meeting, 2000
  • Eberson CP, Herring TA. The effect of treatment on residual acetabular deformity in Perthes disease. Procedings of the Pediatric Orthopaedic Society of North America Annual Meeting, 2002
  • Nickish F, Eberson CP, Dupuy D, Ehrlich MG. Percutaneous Epiphyseodesis using Radiofrequency Ablation: An Experimental Study in Rabbits. Procedings of the Pediatric Orthopaedic Society of North America Annual Meeting, 2004
  • Henn F, Eberson CP, Crawfor D, Ehrlich MG. Prevention of Recurrence of Clubfoot by Aggressive Hindfoot Realignment: Ten Year Outcomes. Procedings of the Pediatric Orthopaedic Society of North America Annual Meeting, 2004
  • Eberson CP, Ehrlich MG. Capsasicin Treatment for Long Term Pain Control: Effect of Intraarticular Injection. Procedings of the Pediatric Orthopaedic Society of North America, Ottawa, Canada 2005
  • Lee MC, Bier AD, Chen Q, Nickish F, Eberson CP, Ehrlich MG. The feasibility of Biologic Epiphyseodesis. Procedings of the Pediatric Orthopaedic Society of North America Annual Meeting, 2006
  • Eberson CP, Fitzgibbons P, Arcand N, Solga P, Katarincic J. Predictors of successful closed treatment of type 2 supracondylar humeral fractures. Proceedings of the Pediatric Orthopaedic Society of North America Annual Meeting, 2007
  • Park M, Weiss-Laxer N, Katarincic J, Mello M, Eberson CP.  Pediatric Supracondylar Fractures:  Association with improper Equipment Use Zones. Proceedings of the Pediatric Orthopaedic Society of North America Annual Meeting, 2008
Invited Lectures and National Presentations
  • Fractures in Children, Pediatric Surgery Grand Rounds, Rhode Island Hospital, Providence, RI 1996
  • Fractures of the Pelvis and Acetabulum. Brown University Department of Orthopaedics Trauma Conference, Providence, RI 1997
  • Dislocations around the Elbow. Brown University Department of Orthopaedics Trauma Conference, Providence, RI 1997
  • Reduction, Casting, and Splinting techniques, Emergency Medicine Teaching Conference, Hasbro Children's Hospital, Providence, RI, 1997
  • Common Injuries in Orthopaedics, Brown Medical School, Providence, RI, 1999-2001
  • Thrombophilia and Hypofibrinolysis as Etiologic Factors in Perthes Disease, Orthopaedic Grand Rounds, Rhode Island Hospital, 1998
  • The Role of Ketorolac in Decreasing Narcotic Complications and Length of Stay in the Pediatric Orthopaedic Patient. POSNA, Poster Presentation, Cleveland, Ohio, 1998
  • Does Ketorolac Control Pain and Prevent Narcotic Complications in the Post Operative Patient? AAOS, Poster Presentation, New Orleans, LA, 1998
  • The Argument for Reamed Intramedullary Fixation of Femoral Shaft Fractures. New England Fracture Forum, Rhode Island Hospital, Providence, RI, 1999
  • A Modified Technique for Preventing Rotational Malreduction in displaced Supracondylar Fractures of the Elbow in Children. Poster and Video Presentation. POSNA, Vancouver, BC, 2000
  • The Use of Low Intensity Ultrasound in a Rat Model of Distraction Osteogenesis, Poster Presentation. POSNA, Vancouver, BC, 2000
  • A Modified Technique for Preventing Rotational Malreduction in displaced Supracondylar Fractures of the Elbow in Children. Poster Presentation. AAOS, Orlando, Florida, 2000
  • The Effect of Low Intensity Ultrasound on Consolidation of Regenerate Bone in a Rat Model of Distraction Osteogenesis, Poster Presentation. ORS, Orlando, Florida, 2000
  • The Effect of Treatment on Residual Acetabular Deformity in Perthes Disease. POSNA, Amelia Island, FL 2003
  • The Effect of Treatment on Residual Acetabular Deformity in Perthes Disease. Brandon Carrell Lectureship, Dallas, Texas, 2002
  • Spinal Cord Injury in the Pediatric Patient. Southcoast Health System Pediatric Symposium, North Attleboro, Massachusetts, 2002
  • Scoliosis: A Pediatrician's Guide. Pediatric Grand Rounds, Brown University Medical School, Providence, RI, 2002
  • Orthopedic Management of Cerebral Palsy. New England Spasticity Management Symposium. Providence, RI 2003
  • Management of Spinal Deformities in Children. Colby College Problems in Pediatrics Course. Colby College, Waterville, ME, 2003
  • Unusual Causes of Radicular Pain. Colby College Problems in Pediatrics Course. Colby College, Waterville, ME, 2003
  • Spinal Deformity in Sports. National Athletic Trainer's Association Annual Meeting, St. Louis, MO, 2003
  • Serial Casting in Children. New England Society of Orthopedic Technologists Annual Meeting. Warwick, RI 2003
  • Traumatic Sports Injuries in Children. Kiwanis Pediatric Trauma Symposium. Providence, RI, 2003
  • Pediatric Sports Injuries. Department of Pediatrics Grand Rounds, Brown University. Providence, RI 2004
  • Percutaneous Epiphyseodesis using Radiofrequency Ablation: An Experimental Study in Rabbits. Pediatric Orthopedic Society of North America, St. Louis, MO 2004
  • The Use of Radiofrequency Ablation for Induction of Growth Arrest in a Rabbit Model, Orthopaedic Research Society, San Francisco, CA 2004
  • Prevention of Recurrence of Clubfoot by Aggressive Hindfoot Realignment: Ten Year Outcomes. Pediatric Orthopaedic Society of North America, St. Louis, MO 2004
  • Capsasicin Treatment for Long Term Pain Control: Effect of Intraarticular Injection. Pediatric Orthopaedic Society of North America, Ottawa, Canada 2005
  • Scoliosis for the Practicing Orthopedist. Grand Rounds, Memorial Hospital of RI, Pawtucket,RI, March 2005
  • Update on Pediatric Spinal Deformity. Department of Pediatrics Grand Rounds. Providence, RI August 2005
  • Back Pain in Children. Rhode Island Primary Care Society meeting. Warwick, RI 2006
  • Neonatal Orthopaedics. Women and Infants Hospital Grand Rounds, Providence, RI 2006
  • Pediatric Sports Medicine. Current Concepts in Prevention and treatment of Sports Injuries. Sponsored by RIH Dept. of Rehabilitation, Warwick, RI April 2006
  • "Hip and Knee Physeal Injuries", "Treatment of Pediatric Tibial Fractures", "Elastic Nailing of Tibial Fractures", "Distal Tibial Physeal Injuries", "Non Accidental Trauma" at American Acadamy of Orthopaedic Surgery/Orthopaedic Trauma Association 6th Annual Orthopaedic Trauma Course. St Augustine, Florida, April 2006
  • The Feasibility of Biologic Epiphyseodesis. Pediatric Orthopaedic Society of North America Annual Meeting, 2006
  • The Preparticipation Sports Examination. Meeting of the Rhode Island chapter of the American Acadamy of Pediatrics, September, 2006
  • Scoliosis in the Young Child. Colby College Problems in Pediatrics Course.  Colby College, Waterville, ME, 2007
  • Pediatric Supracondylar Fractures: Association with improper Equipment Use Zones. Pediatric Orthopaedic Society of North America Annual Meeting, 2008
  • Spinal Deformities in Children.  Annual Meeting of the RI society of Osteopathic Physicians. Newport, RI 2008
National/International Teaching
  • Management of Spinal Deformities in Children. Colby College Problems in Pediatrics Course.  Colby College, Waterville, ME, 2003
  • Unusual Causes of Radicular Pain. Colby College Problems in Pediatrics Course.  Colby College, Waterville, ME, 2003
  • Spinal Deformity in Sports.  National Athletic Trainer’s Association Annual Meeting, St. Louis, MO, 2003
  • Hip and Knee Physeal Injuries”, “Treatment of Pediatric Tibial Fractures”, “Elastic Nailing of Tibial Fractures”, “Distal Tibial Physeal Injuries”, “Non Accidental Trauma” at American Acadamy of Orthopaedic Surgery/Orthopaedic Trauma Association 6th Annual Orthopaedic Trauma Course. St Augustine, Florida, April 2006
  • Scoliosis in the Young Child. Colby College Problems in Pediatrics Course.  Colby College, Waterville, ME, 2007