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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

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.

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.

Aristides I. Cruz Jr, Mikita Lakomkin, Peter D. Fabricant, MD MPH, J. Todd Lawrence, MD, PhD: Transphyseal ACL Reconstruction in Skeletally Immature Patients. SAGE Jopurnals 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, 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.

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.

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? Orthopaedic Journal of Sports Medicine 2016 Notes: poster presentation at 2016 AOSSM Conference.

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Last updated: 06/17/2016
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