Wudbhav N Sankar

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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
B.S. (Materials Science and Engineering)
Cornell University, 1998.
M.D. (Medicine)
Perelman School of Medicine at the University of Pennsylvania, 2002.
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Description of Itmat Expertise

Pediatric hip disorders

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, 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.

Refakis CA, Arkader A, Baldwin KD, Spiegel DA, Sankar WN: Predicting Periarticular Infection in Children With Septic Arthritis of the Hip: Regionally Derived Criteria May Not Apply to All Populations. Journal of Pediatric Orthopaedics Epub ahead of print, 2017.

Brusalis CM, Shah AS, Luan X, Lutts MK, Sankar WN: A Dedicated Orthopaedic Trauma Operating Room Improves Efficiency at a Pediatric Center. Journal of Bone and Joint Surgery, American 99: 42-47, 2017.

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.

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.

Gornitzky AL, Schaeffer EK, Price CT, Sankar WN; International Hip Dysplasia Institute: Pavlik Harness Disease Revisited: Does Prolonged Treatment of a Dislocated Hip in a Harness Adversely Affect the α Angle? Journal of Pediatric Orthopaedics Epub ahead of print, 2016.

Sankar WN, Gornitzky AL, Clarke NM, Herrera-Soto JA, Kelley SP, Matheney T, Mulpuri K, Schaeffer EK, Upasani VV, Williams N, Price CT; International Hip Dysplasia Institute: Closed Reduction for Developmental Dysplasia of the Hip: Early-term Results From a Prospective, Multicenter Cohort. Journal of Pediatric Orthopaedics Epub ahead of print, 2016.

Novais EN, Carry PM, Kestel LA, Ketterman B, Brusalis CM, Sankar WN: Does Surgeon Experience Impact the Risk of Complications After Bernese Periacetabular Osteotomy? Clinical Orthopaedics and Related Research Epub ahead of print, 2016.

Goodbody CM, Asztalos IB, Sankar WN, Flynn JM: It's not just the big kids: both high and low BMI impact bracing success for adolescent idiopathic scoliosis. Journal of Children's Orthopaedics Epub ahead of print, 2016.

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Last updated: 02/03/2017
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