Penn Orthopaedics

Orthopaedic Surgery Faculty

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John Todd R. Lawrence, MD, PhD

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

Contact information
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
Education:
B.A. (Chemistry and Biology)
University of Virginia, 1995.
Ph.D. (Cell and Molecular Biology)
University of Pennsylvania, 2002.
M.D.
University of Pennsylvania, 2003.
Post-Graduate Training
Intern in General Surgery, Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania, 2003-2004.
Resident in Orthopaedic Surgery, Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania, 2004-2008.
Fellowship in Pediatric Orthopaedic Surgery, The Children's Hospital of Philadelphia, 2008-2009.
Fellowship in Sports Medicine and Shoulder Surgery, Duke University, 2009-2010.
Certifications
American Board of Orthopaedic Surgery- Orthopaedic Surgery, 2012.
American Board of Orthopaedic Surgery- Subspecialty Ceritifcate in Orthopaedic Sports Medicine, 2014.
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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

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, Lawrence JTR, Marx RG : Early ACL Reconstruction in Children Leads to Less Meniscal and Articular Cartilage Damage when Compared With Conservative or Delayed Treatment. Journal of ISAKOS January 2016.

Cruz AI, Lakomkin N, Fabricant PD, Lawrence JTR: Physeal Disruption During ACL Reconstruction in Skeletally Immature Patients: Does Independent Femoral Tunnel Drilling Place the Physis at Greater Risk? The American Journal of Sports Medicine 2016 Notes: poster presentation at 2016 AOSSM Conference.

Lawrence JTR, Fabricant P: Early ACL Reconstruction in Children Leads to Less Meniscal and Articular Cartilage Damage when Compared to Conservative or Delayed Treatment. Journal of ISAKOS December 2015.

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.

Greenberg EM, Fernandez-Fernandez A, Lawrence JT, McClure P: The Development of Humeral Retrotorsion and Its Relationship to Throwing Sports. Sports Health November 2015.

Lawrence JTR, Sarkissian EJ: Chapter 677.5: Patellofemoral Pain Syndrome Nelson Textbook of Pediatrics. Elsevier, 20th Edition, May 2015.

Lawrence JTR, Sarkissian EJ: Chapter 677.1: Discoid Lateral Meniscus. Nelson Textbook of Pediatrics. Elsevier, 20th Edition, May 2015.

Lawrence JTR, Sarkissian EJ: Chapter 677.0: Normal Development of the Knee. Nelson Textbook of Pediatrics. Elsevier, 20th Edition, May 2015.

Lawrence JTR, Sarkissian EJ: Chapter 677.7: Anterior Cruciate Ligament Rupture. Nelson Textbook of Pediatrics. Elsevier, 20th Edition, May 2015.

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