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Wudbhav N Sankar, MD

Associate 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:
B.S. (Materials Science and Engineering)
Cornell University, 1998.
M.D. (Medicine)
Perelman School of Medicine at the University of Pennsylvania, 2002.
Post-Graduate Training
Intern in General Surgery, University of Pennsylvania Health System, Philadelphia, PA, 2002-2003.
Resident in Orthopaedic Surgery, University of Pennsylvania Health System, Philadelphia, PA, 2003-2007.
Fellow in Pediatric Orthopaedic Surgery, Children's Hospital Los Angeles, Los Angeles, CA, 2007-2008.
Fellow in Pediatric Orthopaedic Surgery, Shriners Hospitals for Children, Los Angeles, CA, 2008-2008.
Fellow in Adolescent/Young Adult Hip Preservation Surgery, Boston Children's Hospital, Boston, MA, 2009-2009.
Certifications
American Board of Orthopaedic Surgery, 2011.
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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

Jackson TJ, Blumberg TJ, Shah AS, Sankar WN: Inappropriately Timed Pediatric Orthopaedic Referrals From the Emergency Department Result in Unnecessary Appointments and Financial Burden for Patients. Journal of Pediatric Orthopaedics 38(3): e128-e132, 2018.

Cruz AI Jr, Anari JB, Ramirez JM, Sankar WN, Baldwin KD: Distinguishing Pediatric Lyme Arthritis of the Hip from Transient Synovitis and Acute Bacterial Septic Arthritis: A Systematic Review and Meta-analysis. Cureus 10(1): e2112, 2018.

Pasha S, Flynn JM, Sankar WN: Outcomes of selective thoracic fusion for Lenke 1 adolescent idiopathic scoliosis: predictors of success from the sagittal plane. European Spine Journal Epub ahead of print, 2018.

Hyman J, Matsumoto H, Minkara A, Callejo F, Dieckmann R, Shah H, Sankar WN, Choi P, Laine J, Janicki J, Thacker M, Schrader T, Kelly D, Mehlman C, Rosenfeld S, Kim H: Validity of Selected Patient-Reported Outcomes Measurements Information System (PROMIS) Measures in Patients with Legg-Calve-Perthes Disease. Pediatric Orthopaedic Society of North America, annual meeting, Austin, TX 2018.

Cruz A, Anari J, Ramirez J, Sankar WN, Baldwin K: Pediatric Lyme Arthritis of the Hip: Systematic Review and Meta-Analysis. Pediatric Orthopaedic Society of North America, annual meeting, Austin, TX 2018 Notes: E-poster.

Schaeffer E, Sankar WN, Kim H, Kelley S, Cundy P, Price C, Clarke N, Wedge J, IHDI Study Group, Mulpuri K: Inter- and Intraobserver Reliability of the Radiographic Diagnosis of Avascular Necrosis of the Femoral Head in Developmental Dysplasia of the Hip. Pediatric Orthopaedic Society of North America, annual meeting, Austin, TX 2018.

Schmitz MR, Blumberg TJ, Nelson SE, Sees JP, Sankar WN: What's New in Pediatric Hip? Journal of Pediatric Orthopaedics Epub ahead of print, 2018.

Hyman J, Matsumoto MA, Minkara A, Callejo F, Yoshimachi J, Dieckmann R, Shah H, Sankar WN, Choi P, Laine J, Janicki J, Thacker M, Schrader T, Kelly D, Mehlman C, Rosenfeld S, Kim H.: Patient-Reported Outcomes Measurement Information System (PROMIS) Measures in Patients with Legg-Calvé-Perthes Disease American Academy of Orthpaedic Surgeons, annual meeting, New Orleans, LA 2018 Notes: podium presentation.

Flynn JM, Striano B, Muhly WT, Kraus B, Sankar WN, Mehta V, Dezayas B, Feldman J, Keren R: A Dedicated Pediatric Spine Deformity Team Significantly Reduces Surgical Time and Cost. Pediatric Orthopaedic Society of North America, annual meeting, Austin, TX 2018.

Sankar WN, Duncan ST, Baca GR, Beaulé PE, Millis MB, Kim YJ, Peters CL, Podeszwa DA, Schoenecker PL, Sierra RJ, Sink EL, Sucato DJ, Trousdale RT, Zaltz I, Clohisy JC: Descriptive Epidemiology of Acetabular Dysplasia: The Academic Network of Conservational Hip Outcomes Research (ANCHOR) Periacetabular Osteotomy. Journal of the American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons 25: 150-159, 2017.

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