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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

Gornitzky A, Sankar WN: Varus derotation osteotomy of the proximal femur. Master Techniques in Orthopaedic Surgery: Pediatrics. Skaggs DL, Kocher MS (eds.). Wolter Kluwer Health, Philadelphia, 2nd Edition, 2016.

Gornitzky AL, Georgiadis AG, Seeley MA, Horn BD, Sankar WN: Does Perfusion MRI Following Closed Reduction of DDH Reduce the Incidence of Avascular Necrosis? American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons, annual meeting, Orlando, FL 2016 Notes: Oral presentation.

Gornitzky AL, Flynn JM, Muhly WT, Sankar WN: A Rapid Recovery Pathway for Adolescent Idiopathic Scoliosis That Improves Pain Control and Reduces Time to Inpatient Recovery After Posterior Spinal Fusion. Spine Deformity 4(4): 288-295, 2016.

Refakis CA, Sankar WN: Coexisting DDH and spastic hip disease? The treatment of dislocated hips in infants with spasticity. Pediatric Orthopaedic Society of North America, annual meeting, Indianapolis, IN 2016 Notes: E-poster presentation.

Sankar WN, Gorntizky AL, Clarke N, Herrera-Soto JA, Kelley SP, Matheney TH, Mulpuri K, Upasani VS, Williams N, Price CT, International Hip Dysplasia Study Group: Closed reduction for developmental dysplasia of the hip: outcomes from a multi-center, prospective study group. Pediatric Orthopaedic Society of North America, annual meeting, Indianapolis, IN 2016 Notes: Oral presentation.

Coobs BR, Clohisy JC, Baca G, Schoenecker PL, Nepple JL, Millis MB, Kim YJ, Zaltz I, Sierra RJ, Sankar WN, Sink EL, Podeszwa DA, Sucato DJ, Trousdale RT, Beaule PE, ANCHOR study group: Does previous hip arthroscopy impact the clinical outcomes of PAO surgery? an ANCHOR cohort study. Pediatric Orthopaedic Society of North America, annual meeting, Indianapolis, IN 2016 Notes: Oral presentation.

Fabricant PD, Sankar WN, Seeley M, Clohisy JC, Kim YJ, Millis MB, Podeszwa DA, Schoenecker PL, Sink EL, Sucato DJ, Zaltz I: Is There an Association Between Hip Motion and Severity of Acetabular Dysplasia? Analysis of the ANCHOR PAO Cohort. Pediatric Orthopaedic Society of North America, annual meeting, Indianapolis, IN 2016 Notes: E-poster.

Baldwin KD, Brusalis CM, Nduaguba AM, Sankar WN: Predictive factors for differentiating between septic arthritis and lyme disease of the knee in children. Journal of Bone and Joint Surgery, American volume 98: 721-728, 2016.

Fabricant PD, Seeley M, Clohisy JC, Zaltz I, Sankar WN, ANCHOR study group: Is There an Association Between Hip Motion and Severity of Acetabular Dysplasia? Analysis of the ANCHOR PAO Cohort. American Academy of Orthopedic Surgeons, annual meeting, Orlando, FL 2016 Notes: Oral presentation.

Georgiadis AG, Seeley MA, Chauvin NA, Sankar WN: Prevalence of acetabular labral tears in asymptomatic children. Journal of Children's Orthopaedics Epub ahead of print, 2016.

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