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John Todd R. Lawrence, MD, PhD

John Todd R. Lawrence, MD, PhD

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Assistant Professor of Orthopaedic Surgery at the Children's Hospital of Philadelphia
Department: Orthopaedic Surgery

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The Children's Hospital of Philadelphia
Department of Orthopaedics
2nd Floor Wood Building
34th Street & Civic Center Boulevard
Philadelphia, PA 19104
Office: 215-590-1527
Fax: 215-590-1501
B.A. (Chemistry and Biology)
University of Virginia, 1995.
Ph.D. (Cell and Molecular Biology)
University of Pennsylvania, 2002.
University of Pennsylvania, 2003.
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Description of Clinical Expertise

Sports related injuries in high level pediatric, adolescent and young adult athletes. Anterior cruciate ligament reconstruction. All-epiphyseal ALC reconstruction using techniques that not injure the growth plates. Meniscus repair. Treatment of Osteochondritis Dissecans (OCD) and other cartilage lesions in the knee, elbow, shoulder and ankle. Treatment of shoulder instabilty, rotator cuff tears and labral tears. Traumatic fractures of the extremities in children, adolescents and young adults.

Selected Publications

Aristides I. Cruz, Jr., MD, Nikita Lakomkin, BS(c), Peter Fabricant, MD, MPH, J. Todd Lawrence, MD, PhD: Transphyseal ACL Reconstruction in Skeletally Immature Patients: Does Independent Femoral Tunnel Drilling Place the Physis at Greater Risk Compared to Transtibial Drilling? Arthroscopy Association of North America Annual Meeting Orthopedic Journal Sports Medicine 4: 6, June 2016.

Cruz AI Jr, Lakomkin N, Fabricant PD, Lawrence JT: Physeal Disruption During ACL Reconstruction in Skeletally Immature Patients: Does Independent Femoral Tunnel Drilling Place the Physis at Greater Risk? Orthopaedic Journal of Sports Medicine 4(6), June 2016.

Aristides I. Cruz, Jr., MD, J. Todd R. Lawrence, MD, PhD., Theodore J. Ganley, MD: Prone Positioning for Open Reduction Internal Fixation of Pediatric Medial Epicondyle Fractures. The University of Pennsylvania Orthopaedic Journal 26: 34, June 2016.

Joshua Abzug, Karan Dua, Matthew Stein, Brian Brighton, William Hennrikus, Martin Herman, J. Todd Lawrence, Charles Mehlman, Norman Atsuka, M. Wade Shrader, Brian Smith, Paul Sponseller: Variation Amongst Pediatric Orthopaedic Surgeons When Diagnosing and Treating Pediatric Distal Radius Fractures. Pediatric Orthopaedic Society of North America, Annual meeting April 2016.

Aristides I. Cruz, Jr., Peter D. Fabricant, Mark A. Seeley, Theodore J. Ganley, Todd R. Lawrence: Change in Size of Hamstring Grafts During Preparation for ACL Reconstruction: Effect of Tension and Circumferential Compression on Graft Diameter. J Bone Joint Surgery AM 98(6): 484-489, March 2016.

Greenberg E, McKenna C, Rowan M, Kim JM, Fernandez A, Lawrence JT, McClure P: Factors Associated with Shoulder and Elbow Pain in Youth Baseball Players. APTA Combined Sections Meeting, Anaheim CA February 2016 Notes: poster presentation.

Fabricant PD, Lakomkin N, Cruz Jr AI, Spitzer E, J Todd R Lawrence, Robert G Marx : Early ACL Reconstruction in Children Leads to Less Meniscal and Articular Cartilage Damage when Compared With Conservative or Delayed Treatment. Journal of ISAKOS Page: 10-15, February 2016 Notes: DOI: 10-1136/jisakos-2015-000012.

J. Todd Lawrence, R. Jay Lee, Mininder S. Kocher: Chapter 27: Anterior Cruciate Ligament Reconstruction in the Skeletally Immature Patient. Operative Techniques in Orthopaedic Surgery. Wolters Kluwer, 2: 405-417, 2016.

John Todd R. Lawrence, MD, PhD.: Hand-spun micro/Nano fibers for cartilage regeneration. BMES (Biomedical Engineering Society, 2016 Annual Meeting, October 5-8, 2016, Minneapolis, MN(2159), 2016 Notes: Abstract Track: Biomaterials Abstract Sub Track: Biomaterial Scaffolds.

Gornitzky AL, Lott A, Yellin JL, Fabricant PD, Lawrence JT, Ganley TJ: Sport-Specific Yearly Risk and Incidence of Anterior Cruciate Ligament Tears in High School Athletes: A Systematic Review and Meta-analysis. American Journal of Sports Medicine December 2015.

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Last updated: 09/14/2016
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