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
Children's Hospital of Philadelphia
34th & Civic Center Boulevard
3rd Floor, Wood Building
Philadelphia, PA 19104
Education:
BS (Materials Science and Engineering)
Cornell University, 1998.
MD (Medicine)
University of Pennsylvania Hospital, Philadelphia, PA, 2002.
Post-Graduate Training
Intern, General Surgery, Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia, PA, 2002-2003.
Resident, Orthopaedic Surgery, Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia, PA, 2003-2007.
Fellow, Pediatric Orthopaedic Surgery, Children's Hospital, Los Angeles, CA, 2007-2008.
Fellow, Pediatric Orthopaedic Surgery, Shriners Hospitals for Children, 2008-2008.
Fellow, Adolescent Hip Surgery, Boston Children's Hospital, Boston, MD, 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

Sarkissian EJ, Sankar WN, Zhu X, Wu CH, Flynn JM: Hip Dysplasia Follow-up After 6 Months: Why Order X-rays Later if Ultrasound has Normalized? American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons, annual meeting 2014.

Ruzbarsky JJ, Beck NA, Baldwin KD, Sankar WN, Flynn JM, Spiegel DA: Risk factors and complications in hip reconstruction for nonambulatory patients with cerebral palsy. Journal of Childrens Orthopaedics 7(6): 487-500, December 2013.

Sankar WN, Matheney TH, Zaltz I: Femoroacetabular impingement: current concepts and controversies. Orthopedic Clinics of North America 44(4), October 2013.

Gans I, Sankar WN, Angsanuntsukh C, Flynn JM: Abduction bracing for infants with residual acetabular dysplasia: practice dogma or effective treatment? Pediatric Orthopaedic Society of North America, annual meeting 2013.

Sankar WN, Nevitt M, Parvizi J, Felson DT, Agricola R, Leunig M: Femoroacetabular impingement: Defining the condition and its role in the pathophysiology of osteoarthritis. Journal of American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons 21: S7-S15, 2013.

Gans I, Flynn JM, Sankar WN: Abduction bracing for residual acetabular dysplasia in DDH. Journal of Pediatric Orthopaedcs 33(7): 714-718, 2013.

Sankar WN, Vanderhave KL, Matheny T, Herrera-Soto JA, Karlen JD: The modified Dunn procedure of unstable slipped capital femoral epiphysis. Pediatric Orthopaedic Society of North America, annual meeting 2013.

Sankar WN, Novais EN, Lee C, Al-Omari AA, Choi PD, Shore BJ: What Are the Risks of Prophylactic Pinning to Prevent Contralateral Slipped Capital Femoral Epiphysis? Clinical Orthopedics and Related Research 471(7): 2118-2123, 2013.

Sankar WN, Vanderhave KL, Matheny T, Herrera-Soto JA, Karlen JD: The modified Dunn procedure of unstable slipped capital femoral epiphysis. Journal of Bone and Joint Surgery 95: 585-591, 2013.

McPartland TG, Sankar WN, Kim YJ, Millis MB: Patients With Unstable Slipped Capital Femoral Epiphysis Have Antecedent Symptoms. Clinical Orthopedics and Related Research 471(7): 2132-2136, 2013.

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