Dr. Rab specializes in pediatric orthopaedic surgery and neuromuscular disorders. He sees patients with developmental hip dysplasia, clubfeet, slipped epiphyses, Perthes disease and a wide variety of other general pediatric orthopaedic problems. His research interests are in gait analysis(kinematics), joint biomechanics and computer modeling.
Philosophy of Care
Orthopedic care of children requires extensive knowledge and experience, and a sensitive interaction between the child and medical team, that every family of a patient expects and deserves. However, I believe that many factors beyond simple medical issues affect the outcomes of children with orthopedic conditions, injuries, and deformities. Children exist within environments such as family, school, and friends. When these are taken into account, and parents can become part of the "team" rather than just worried adults, the child always benefits.
4860 Y St., Suite 1700
Sacramento, CA 95817
University of Minnesota
American Academy of Pediatrics
American Board of Orthopaedic Surgery
American Orthopaedic Association
American Society of Biomechanics
California Medical Association
Orthopaedic Research Society
Pediatric Orthopaedic Society of North America
Sierra Sacramento Valley Medical Society
Select Recent Publications:
Rab GT. Oblique tibial osteotomy revisited. J Child Orthop. 2010 Apr;4(2):169-72. Epub 2009 Dec 20.
Shea, K.G, Rab, G.T., Dufurrena M. Pathological Fracture After Migration of Cement Used to Treat Distal Femur Physeal Arrest. Journal of Pediatric Orthopaedics, 18(4):185-187 (2009).
Rab, G.T,: Shoulder Motion Description: The ISB and Global Methods are Identical. Gait & Posture, 27(4): 702-5 (2008).
Wang, J.S., Petuskey, K, Bagley, A, James, M.A., Rab, G.T., The Contralateral Unimpaired Arm as a Control for Upper Extremity Kinematic Analysis in Children with Brachial Plexus Birth Palsy, Journal of Pediatric Orthopaedics, 27(6): 709-11 (2007).
Petuskey, K, Abdala, E., Bagley, A. James, M, Rab, G.T., Upper Extremity Kinematics During Functional Activities: Three Dimensional Studies in a Normal Pediatric Population. Gait & Posture, 25(4): 573-579 (2007).
Rab, G.T., Lateral Acetabular Rotation Improves Anterior Hip Subluxation, Clinical Orthopaedics and Related Research, 456: 170-175 (2007).
Boakes, J., Rab, G.T., Chapter 6: Muscle Activity During Walking, IN Rose, J & Gamble, J. (Eds) Human Walking, Lippincott, Williams & Wilkins, Philadelphia, 103-118 (2006).
Rab, G.T., Pediatric Orthopaedics. IN Skinner, H. (Ed), Current Diagnosis and Treatment In Orthopaedics (4rd Ed), McGraw Hill, New York, 597-644 (2006).