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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
B.A. (Chemistry and Biology)
University of Virginia, 1995.
Ph.D. (Cell and Molecular Biology)
University of Pennsylvania, 2002.
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.
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

Cruz, Aristides I. Jr; Fabricant, Peter D.; McGraw, Michael; Rozell, Joshua C.; Ganley, Theodore J.; Wells, Lawrence : "All-Epiphyseal ACL Reconstruction in Children: Review of Safety and Early Complications" Journal of Pediatric Orthopedics 37(3): 204-209, April/May 2017.

Argawal N, Ganley TJ, Lawrence JT: "A 10-year Retrospective Review of Functional Outcomes of Adolescent Anterior Cruciate Ligament Reconstruction" Journal of Pediatric Orthopaedics 37(2): 133-137, March 2017.

Brusalis CM, Lawrence JT, Ranade S, Kerr JC, HIller D, Pulos N, Wells L, Ganley TJ: Electronic Poster presentation at EPOSNA, Barcelona, Spain, May 2017 "Can a Novel, Low-Cost Simulation Model be Used to Teach Anterior Cruciate Ligament Graft Preparation?" Journal of Pediatric Orthopaedics March 2017.

Mingkun Wang, Chunxiao Cui, John Lawrence, Maurizio Pacifici, Li-Hsin Han: "Grow and Differentiate Stem Cells in Macroporous Scaffolds and the Application to Cartilage Repair" ORS Annual Meeting 2017, San Diego, CA March 2017.

Dua, Karan; Stein, Matthew K.; O’Hara, Nathan N.; Brighton, Brian K.; Hennrikus, William L.; Herman, Martin J.; Lawrence, J. Todd; Mehlman, Charles T.; Otsuka, Norman Y.; Shrader, M. Wade; Smith, Brian G.; Sponseller, Paul D.; Abzug, Joshua M.: "Variation Amongst Pediatric Orthopaedic Surgeons When Diagnosing and Treating Pediatric and Adolescent Distal Radius Fractures" Journal of Pediatric Orthopaedics February 2017.

Beck, NA, Lawrence, JT, Nordin JD, DeFor, TA, Tomplins M: "ACL tears in school-aged children and adolescents over 20 years" Pediatrics 2017.

M.K. Wang, C.X. Cui, M. Ibrahim, J.T. Lawrence, M. Pacifici, L.H. Han,: “Hand-spinning Crosslinkable fibers with micron to nanometer-range diameters: Manufacturing and Application to Cartilage Tissue Engineering,” 2016 International Mechanical Engineering Congress & Exposition, Phoenix, AZ. November 2016.

M.K. Wang, C.X. Cui, M. Ibrahim, J.T. Lawrence, M. Pacifici, L.H. Han: "Hand-spun micro/nanofibers for cartilage regeneration," Biomedical Engineering Society (BMES) Annual Meeting, Minneapolis, Minnesota. October 2016.

Lawrence JT, Bowers AL, Belding J, : "Temperature Change When Drilling Near the Distal Femoral Physis in a Skeletally Immature Ovine Model" Journal of Pediatric Orthopaedics 36(7): 762-767, October/November 2016.

Dua K, Stein MK, O'Hara n, Brighton BK, Hennrikus WH, Herman MJ, Lawrence TJ, Mehlman CT, Otsuka NY, Shrader MW, Smith BG, Sponseller PD, Abzug JM: "The Inter-observer Reliability of Diagnosing and Treating Pediatric Distal Radius Fractures" 71st Annual Meeting of the American Society for Surgery of the Hand. Austin, Texas September 2016.

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