Penn Orthopaedics

Orthopaedic Surgery Faculty

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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, Flynn JM, Muhly WT, Sankar WN: More Than Just Early Discharge: Improving the Value and Quality of Care Post Spinal Fusion for Idiopathic Scoliosis. American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons, annual meeting, Orlando, FL 2016 Notes: Oral presentation.

Nduaguba A, Flynn JM, Sankar WN: Septic arthritis of the elbow in children: clinical presentation and microbiological profile. Journal of Pediatric Orthopaedics 36: 75-79, 2016.

Mulpuri K, Schaeffer EK, Andrade J, Sankar WN, Williams N, Matheney TH, Mubarak SJ, Cundy PJ, Price CT; IHDI Study Group: What Risk Factors and Characteristics Are Associated With Late-presenting Dislocations of the Hip in Infants? Clin Orthop Relat Res Epub ahead of print, 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.

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.

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.

Flynn JM, Sankar WN eds: \{Operative Techniques in Orthopaedic Surgery: Pediatrics}. Wolters Kluwer Health, Philadelphia, 2nd Edition, 2015.

Sankar WN, Flynn JM: Posterior exposure of the thoracic and lumbar spine (Chapter 84). Operative Techniques in Orthopaedic Surgery. Flynn JM, Sankar WN (eds.). Wolters Kluwer Health, Philadelphia, 2nd Edition, 2015.

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