Penn Orthopaedics

Orthopaedic Surgery Faculty

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Wudbhav N Sankar, MD

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

Contact information
Division of Orthopaedic Surgery
2nd Floor, Wood Building
Children's Hospital of Philadelphia
34th & Civic Center Boulevard
Philadelphia, PA 19104
Education:
BS (Materials Science and Engineering)
Cornell University, 1998.
MD (Medicine)
Perelman School of Medicine at the University of Pennsylvania, 2002.
Post-Graduate Training
Intern, General Surgery, University of Pennsylvania Health System, Philadelphia, PA, 2002-2003.
Resident, Orthopaedic Surgery, University of Pennsylvania Health System, Philadelphia, PA, 2003-2007.
Fellow, Pediatric Orthopaedic Surgery, Children's Hospital Los Angeles, Los Angeles, CA, 2007-2008.
Fellow, Pediatric Orthopaedic Surgery, Shriners Hospitals for Children, Los Angeles, CA, 2008-2008.
Fellow, Adolescent/Young Adult Hip Preservation Surgery, Boston Children's Hospital, Boston, MA, 2009-2009.
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Description of Clinical Expertise

adolescent and young-adult hip preservation, slipped capital femoral epiphysis, developmental dysplasia of the hip, Legg-Calve-Perthes disease, avascular necrosis, bracing and scoliosis, and pediatric trauma

Description of Research Expertise

adolescent and young-adult hip preservation, slipped capital femoral epiphysis, developmental dysplasia of the hip, Legg-Calve-Perthes disease, avascular necrosis, bracing and scoliosis, and pediatric trauma

Selected Publications

Sankar WN: Surgical Technique: Anterior Open Reduction for Developmental Dysplasia of the Hip and Salter Innominate Osteotomy (Chapter 30). Hip arthroscopy and Hip Joint Preservation Surgery. Nho SJ, Leunig M, Larson CM, Bedi A, Kelly BT (eds.). Springer, 1st Edition, 2015.

Goodbody CM, Lee RJ, Flynn JM, Sankar WN: Titanium elastic nailing for pediatric tibia fractures: Do older, heavier kids do worse? Pediatric Orthopaedic Society of North America, annual meeting, Atlanta, GA 2015 Notes: Oral presentation.

Nduaguba A, Flynn JM, Sankar WN: Ilfeld-style abduction orthosis: An effective alternative to closed reduction and spica casting. American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons, annual meeting, Las Vegas, NV 2015 Notes: Oral presentation.

Nduaguba AM, Baldwin KD, Sankar WN: Predictive factors for differentiating between septic arthritis and Lyme disease of the knee. Pediatric Orthopaedic Society of North America, annual meeting, Atlanta, GA 2015 Notes: Oral presentation.

Sankar WN, Nduaguba A, Flynn JM: Ilfeld abduction orthosis is an effective second line treatment following failure of Pavlik harness for Infants with DDH. Journal of Bone and Joint Surgery, American volume 97: 292-297, 2015.

McCarthy J, Herman ME, Sankar WN: Pelvic and Acetabular Fractures (Chapter 25). Rockwood and Green: Fractures in Children. Flynn JM, Skaggs DL, Waters PM (eds.). Wolters Kluwer Health, Philadelphia, 8th edition, 2015.

Sankar WN: Surgical Technique: Modified Bernese Triple Innominate Osteotomy (Chapter 31). Hip Arthroscopy and Hip Joint Preservation Surgery. Nho SJ, Leunig M, Larson CM, Bedi A, Kelly BT (eds.). Springer, 1st Edition, 2015.

Novais EN, Sankar WN, Wells L, Kim YJ: Epiphyseal drilling and marrow implantation for femoral head osteonecrosis after pediatric sickle cell disease. American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons, annual meeting, Las Vegas, NV 2015 Notes: Oral presentation.

Nduaguba A, Baldwin KD, Sankar WN: Predictive factors for differentiating between septic arthritis and Lyme disease of the knee. American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons, annual meeting, Las Vegas, NV 2015 Notes: Oral presentation.

Goodbody C, Lee RJ, Flynn JM, Sankar WN: Titanium elastic nailing for pediatric tibia fractures: Do older, heavier kids do worse? American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons, annual meeting, Las Vegas, NV 2015 Notes: Oral presentation.

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