Mihir M. Thacker, MD

Orthopedics

Primary Office

Nemours Children's Hospital, Delaware Nemours Children's Hospital, Delaware 1600 Rockland Road Wilmington, DE 19803 Appointment: (800) 416-4441

Other Offices

Get to Know Me

I was born in India to a family of doctors, so I did not have to look far for inspiration. I’m married to a pediatric cardiologist, also with duPont Hospital for Children, and I’m grateful for the opportunities I have every day to improve lives for kids and their families.

Why I Treat Children

As a father and surgeon, I have a soft spot for helping children in any way I can. It’s a privilege to be able to improve their lives even if there are challenges. I love to see kids getting back to enjoying life to its fullest and being able to help people deal with difficult issues.

What I'm Passionate About

One of my proudest professional moments was the day I walked into the operating room and had the privilege to start surgically caring for children. I’m still passionate about my work and the opportunities I have every day to improve the lives of kids, one child at a time.

How I Try to Make A Difference

The children I treat have serious medical problems, and it takes a whole team of professionals, working in lots of related medical and sociological fields, to make a difference in their lives, and the lives of their families. It’s an honor to be part of that team. At the end of the day, it’s all about the kids.

Education & Training

Fellowship

  • Musculoskeletal Oncology - University Of Miami/Jackson Memorial Medical Ctr., 2005
  • Pediatric Orthopedics - Nemours/Alfred I. duPont Hospital for Children, 2004
  • Pediatric Orthopedics - Hospital For Joint Diseases, 2003

Internship

  • Rotating - Seth G.S. Medical College, 1996

Residency

  • Orthopedics - Lokamanya Tilak Municipal Medical College Hospital, 1999

Medical/Dental School

  • MBBS - Seth G. S. Medical College, 1996

Board Certifications

  • American Board of Orthopaedic Surgery

Awards & Recognition

  • 2014 Best Doctors in America
  • 2014 Delaware Today magazine, Top Doctors
  • 2013 Best Doctors in America
  • 2011 Best Doctors in America

Insurance Accepted

  • Aetna Better Health PA Kids HMO
  • Aetna HMO
  • Aetna PPO/EPO/POS
  • Aetna PPO/POS/EPO
  • Amerihealth Caritas Delaware
  • Amerihealth Caritas Delaware NJ
  • Carefirst MD Community Health Plan Mcaid
  • Cigna/Great West HMO EPO POS
  • Cigna/Great West PPO
  • Delaware First Health
  • Delaware Medicaid/Diamond State
  • Delaware Medicare
  • Devon Health Services
  • Fidelis Care NJ Medicaid HMO
  • First Health PPO
  • First Health/Affordable PPO
  • Geisinger Health Plan Commercial
  • Global Medical Managment DE/PA
  • Global Medical Mangment NJ
  • Health Partners Medicaid/Kidz Partner HMO
  • Highmark Blue Cross Blue Shield of Delaware
  • Highmark Blue Cross Blue Shield of Delaware *PA Loc Contiguous to DE*
  • Highmark Blue Cross Blue Shield of Delaware *PA Loc NONContiguous to DE*
  • Highmark Medicaid Health Options
  • Horizon Blue Cross Blue Shield of New Jersey
  • Independance Blue Cross/Amerihealth/Keystone Health Plan
  • Insurance Administrators of America
  • INTEGRA Administrative Group (ClaimsBridge)
  • Interlink Transplant
  • Keystone First Medicaid HMO
  • Lifetrac Transplant
  • Maryland Medicaid
  • Multiplan PPO
  • National Transplant (Humana)
  • New Jersey Medicaid
  • Olympus Managed Healthcare PPO DE/PA
  • Olympus Managed Healthcare PPO NJ
  • Pennsylvania Medicaid
  • Plan Vista/NPPN PPO
  • Preferred Healthcare PPO
  • Private Health Care Systems (PHCS)
  • Qualcare HMO/POS/PPO
  • Star Healthcare Network
  • Three Rivers Provider Network
  • Tricare/Humana Military Health Services/CHAMPVA
  • United Healthcare of the Mid-Atlantic
  • UPMC MCAID/CHIP PA DE
  • UPMC Medicaid
  • US Family Health Plan
  • Wellpoint Maryland Medcaid

  • Bone Tumors
  • Fracture Management
  • Hip Conditions
  • Limb Length Discrepancy

Research Activities

Most of my research has centered on bone and soft tissue tumors, as well as pediatric hip disorders, limb length/growth abnormalities, and skeletal dysplasias. I recently completed a study on Morquio syndrome for publication in the Journal of Pediatric Orthopedics.

Medical Interests

  • Blount disease fractures
  • Bone and soft tissue tumors
  • Complex hip reconstructive procedures
  • Congenital anomalies or malformations
  • Costello syndrome
  • Growth plate disorders and growth abnormalities
  • Hip disorders in children and adolescents
  • Hip dysplasia
  • Hip impingement
  • Hip surgery
  • Leg length discrepancy and its correction
  • Limb deformity correction
  • Oncology
  • Pediatric and adolescent hip disorder
  • Perthes disease
  • Slipped capital femoral epiphysis

  • Minimally Displaced Lateral Humeral Condyle Fractures: Optimizing Follow-up and Minimizing Cost.; Journal of pediatric orthopedics; (2022).

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  • Risk Factors for Rebound After Correction of Genu Valgum in Skeletal Dysplasia Patients Treated by Tension Band Plates.; Journal of pediatric orthopedics; (2022).

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  • Neuromonitoring for Proximal Fibular Osteochondroma Excision.; Journal of pediatric orthopedics; (2022).

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  • Outcomes of medial patellofemoral ligament reconstruction and tibial tubercle osteotomy in syndromic adolescents with patellar dislocation.; Journal of clinical orthopaedics and trauma; (2022).

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  • Risk Factors for Failure of Pavlik Harness Treatment in Infants With Dislocated Hips That Are Evaluated by Dynamic Sonography.; Journal of pediatric orthopedics; (2021).

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  • Cervical spine radiculopathy epidemiology: A systematic review.; Musculoskeletal care; (2020).

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  • Pediatric Chondroblastoma and the Need for Lung Staging at Presentation.; Journal of pediatric orthopedics; (2020).

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  • SUN-476 Risk of Thyroid Cancer in McCune-Albright Syndrome; Journal of the Endocrine Society; (2020).

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  • Validation of Pediatric Self-Report Patient-Reported Outcomes Measurement Information System (PROMIS) Measures in Different Stages of Legg-Calvé-Perthes Disease.; Journal of pediatric orthopedics; (2020).

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  • Infantile Tibia Vara (Blount Disease) with Iatrogenic Changes Causing Residual Tibial Deformities.; Journal of surgical orthopaedic advances; (2020).

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  • Costello syndrome: Clinical phenotype, genotype, and management guidelines.; American journal of medical genetics. Part A; (2019).

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  • Radiographic Analysis of the Pediatric Hip Patients With Hereditary Multiple Exostoses (HME).; Journal of pediatric orthopedics; (2018).

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  • Molecular genetics and metabolism, special edition: Diagnosis, diagnosis and prognosis of Mucopolysaccharidosis IVA.; Molecular genetics and metabolism; (2018).

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  • Magnetic Resonance Imaging in Symptomatic Children With Hereditary Multiple Exostoses of the Hip.; Journal of pediatric orthopedics; (2018).

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  • Comparing Percutaneous Physeal Epiphysiodesis and Eight-Plate Epiphysiodesis for the Treatment of Limb Length Discrepancy.; Journal of pediatric orthopedics; (2017).

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  • Oral glucocorticoid use and osteonecrosis in children and adults with chronic inflammatory diseases: a population-based cohort study.; BMJ open; (2017).

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  • Aneurysmal bone cysts and pathologic fracture associated with supernumerary ring chromosome 6 in two unrelated patients.; American journal of medical genetics. Part A; (2017).

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  • Unicameral Bone Cysts in the Humerus: Treatment Outcomes.; Journal of pediatric orthopedics; (2016).

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  • Popliteal cysts in children: another look.; Journal of pediatric orthopedics. Part B; (2016).

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  • CORR Insights (®) : Higher Pavlik Harness Treatment Failure Is Seen in Graf Type IV Ortolani-Positive Hips in Males.; Clinical orthopaedics and related research; (2016).

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  • Nephroblastomatosis or Wilms tumor in a fourth patient with a somatic PIK3CA mutation.; American journal of medical genetics. Part A; (2016).

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  • Inter-observer reliability of the ankle-brachial index in a pediatric setting.; Delaware medical journal; (2015).

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  • Molecular Genetics and Metabolism Report Long-term follow-up of post hematopoietic stem cell transplantation for Hurler syndrome: clinical, biochemical, and pathological improvements.; Molecular genetics and metabolism reports; (2015).

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  • Patient satisfaction surveys: an evaluation of POSNA members' knowledge and experience.; Journal of pediatric orthopedics; (2015).

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  • Function and disability in children with Costello syndrome and Cardiofaciocutaneous syndrome.; American journal of medical genetics. Part A; (2014).

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  • Correction of lower extremity angular deformities in skeletal dysplasia with hemiepiphysiodesis: a preliminary report.; Journal of pediatric orthopedics; (2014).

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  • Orthopedic management of the extremities in patients with Morquio A syndrome.; Journal of children's orthopaedics; (2014).

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  • Occipitocervical fusion in skeletal dysplasia: a new surgical technique.; Spine; (2014).

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  • Morquio A syndrome: diagnosis and current and future therapies.; Pediatric endocrinology reviews : PER; (2014).

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  • Cervicothoracic myelopathy in children with Morquio syndrome A: a report of 4 cases.; Journal of pediatric orthopedics; (2014).

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  • Treatment of unicameral bone cyst: systematic review and meta analysis.; Journal of children's orthopaedics; (2014).

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  • Malignant soft tissue tumors in children.; The Orthopedic clinics of North America; (2013).

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  • High failure rate of the Pavlik harness in dislocated hips: is it bilaterality?; Journal of pediatric orthopedics; (2013).

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  • Orthopedic manifestations and implications for individuals with Costello syndrome.; American journal of medical genetics. Part A; (2013).

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  • Upper cervical fusion in children with Morquio syndrome: intermediate to long-term results.; The Journal of bone and joint surgery. American volume; (2013).

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  • Benign soft tissue tumors in children.; The Orthopedic clinics of North America; (2013).

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  • Gait pattern and lower extremity alignment in children with Morquio syndrome.; Journal of pediatric orthopedics. Part B; (2013).

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  • Distal tibial physeal bridge: a complication from a tension band plate and screw construct. Report of a case.; Journal of pediatric orthopedics. Part B; (2013).

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  • Current and emerging treatments and surgical interventions for Morquio A syndrome: a review.; Research and reports in endocrine disorders; (2012).

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  • The lower extremity in Morquio syndrome.; Journal of pediatric orthopedics; (2012).

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  • Adolescent Blount disease in obese children treated by eight-plate hemiepiphysiodesis.; Eklem hastaliklari ve cerrahisi = Joint diseases & related surgery; (2012).

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  • Spinal fusion for scoliosis in Rett syndrome with an emphasis on early postoperative complications.; Spine; (2012).

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  • Osteochondritis dissecans of the talar head: natural history and review of literature.; Journal of pediatric orthopedics. Part B; (2012).

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  • Reliability and necessity of computerized tomography in distal tibial physeal injuries.; Journal of pediatric orthopedics; (2011).

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  • Subtalar fusion in cerebral palsy patients: results of a new technique using corticocancellous allograft.; Journal of pediatric orthopedics; (2011).

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  • Mucopolysaccharidosis type IVA (Morquio A disease): clinical review and current treatment.; Current pharmaceutical biotechnology; (2011).

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  • Cervical spinal canal compromise in a 14-year-old girl with hereditary multiple exostoses.; Pediatric radiology; (2010).

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  • Limb length discrepancy and congenital limb anomalies in fibular hemimelia.; Journal of pediatric orthopedics. Part B; (2010).

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  • Bilaterally dislocated hips treated with the Pavlik harness are not at a higher risk for failure.; Journal of pediatric orthopedics; (2009).

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  • Imaging in the surgical management of developmental dislocation of the hip.; Clinical orthopaedics and related research; (2008).

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  • Soft tissue sarcomas of the foot and ankle: impact of unplanned excision, limb salvage, and multimodality therapy.; Foot & ankle international; (2008).

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  • Intraarticular knee mass in a 30-year-old woman.; Clinical orthopaedics and related research; (2007).

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  • The use of computed tomography to assess acetabular morphology in Morquio-Brailsford syndrome.; Journal of pediatric orthopedics; (2007).

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  • Case report. Granular cell tumors of extremities: comparison of benign and malignant variants.; Clinical orthopaedics and related research; (2007).

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  • Recurrent intracortical mass causing elbow pain.; Clinical orthopaedics and related research; (2006).

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  • Dynamic lower extremity alignment in children with achondroplasia.; Journal of pediatric orthopedics; (2006).

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  • Coxa vara: a novel measurement technique in skeletal dysplasias.; Clinical orthopaedics and related research; (2006).

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  • Buttock mass in a 37-year-old woman.; Clinical orthopaedics and related research; (2006).

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  • Distal femur replacement is useful in complex total knee arthroplasty revisions.; Clinical orthopaedics and related research; (2006).

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  • A safe technique for sternoclavicular stabilization.; American journal of orthopedics (Belle Mead, N.J.); (2006).

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  • Forearm mass in an 11-year-old.; Clinical orthopaedics and related research; (2006).

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  • Use of the foot abduction orthosis following Ponseti casts: is it essential?; Journal of pediatric orthopedics; (2005).

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  • Dysplasia epiphysealis hemimelica of the tibial tubercle.; Pediatric radiology; (2005).

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  • Ganglioneuromas of the sacrum-a report of two cases with radiologic-pathologic correlation.; Skeletal radiology; (2005).

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  • Minimalistic approach to treating wrist torus fractures.; Journal of pediatric orthopedics; (2005).

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  • Current treatment for Ewing's sarcoma.; Expert review of anticancer therapy; (2005).

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  • Hinged distraction of the adolescent arthritic hip.; Journal of pediatric orthopedics; (2005).

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  • Concurrent intra-medullary and intra-cranial tuberculomas.; Journal of postgraduate medicine; (2004).

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  • Ochronotic arthropathy: arthroscopic findings in the shoulder and the knee.; Arthroscopy : the journal of arthroscopic & related surgery : official publication of the Arthroscopy Association of North America and the International Arthroscopy Association; (2003).

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  • Spinal fusion and instrumentation for paediatric neuromuscular scoliosis: retrospective review.; Journal of orthopaedic surgery (Hong Kong); (2002).

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