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

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.

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.

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.

Striano B, Matheney T, Mulpuri K, Price C, Schaeffer E, Upasani V, Williams N, Sankar W: Ultrasound Characteristics of Clinically Dislocated but Reducible Hips in Infantile DDH. Pediatric Orthopaedic Society of North America, annual meeting, Barcelona, Spain 2017 Notes: E-poster presentation.

Zaltz I, Novais E, Nepple J, Clohisy J, Sink E, Sankar W: An Analysis of Femoral Version in Patients undergoing Periacetabular Osteotomy. Pediatric Orthopaedic Society of North America, annual meeting, Barcelona, Spain 2017 Notes: Poster Presentation.

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.

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Last updated: 04/10/2018
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