Richard S. Davidson

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Emeritus Professor CE of Orthopaedic Surgery
Department: Orthopaedic Surgery

Contact information
The Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia
Department of Orthopaedics
34th & Civic Center Boulevard
Philadelphia, PA 19104
Office: 2155901527
Fax: 2155901501
Columbia University , 1972.
New York University, School of Medicine, 1976.
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Description of Research Expertise

Clinical research in Pediatric Orthopaedic Surgery:
- Congenital deformities of the lowerextremity
- Limb length discrepencies
- Clubfoot
- External fixation in the treatment of limb length and angular
- Blount's disease
- Slipped capital femoral epiphysis
- Association between pes plannus and gastro-soleus contracture
- Accessory navicular and pes plannus

Description of Clinical Expertise

Clinical extertise in Pediatric Orthopaedic Surgery:
- Lower limb reconstruction with external fixation: Ilizarov, MAC
(MultiAxial correcting external fixation system)
- Congenital deformities of the lower extremity: length, angulation,
- Deformity correction with hemiepiphyseodesis ("8-plates", Peanut
- Growth plate disturbances (bars),
- Clubfoot
- Lower limb dysplasias: Proximal femoral focal deficiencies, fibular
hemimelia, tibial hemimelia.
- Growth disturbances
- Blounts disease (tibia vara)
- Congenital dislocation of the knee
- Tarsal coalitions of the foot
- Foot and ankle trauma/fractures
- Congenital deficiencies of the foot: Polydactyly, macrodactyly, ray
- Lower limb trauma/fractures
- Vertical talus
- Congenital diseases of the hip
- Slipped capital femoral epiphysis (SCFE)
- Congenital dislocation of the hip
- Legg Perthes disease
- Lower limb amputations: congenital and traumatic

Selected Publications

Cummings RJ, Davidson RS, Armstrong PF, Lehman WB: Congenital Clubfoot. J Bone Joint Surg AM. 84-A(2): 290-308, Feb 2002.

Flynn JM, Wong KL, Yeh GL, Meyer JS, Davidson RS.: Displaced fractures of the hip in children. Management by early operation and immobilization in a hip spica cast. J Bone Joint Surg Br. 84(1): 108-12, Jan 2002.

Davidson RS: Transverse Bisector Line. Distractions 8(4): 7, Oct 2002.

Davidson RS.: Metatarsal Lengthening. Foot Ankle Clinics. James Sammarco (eds.). 6(3): 499-518, Sep 2001.

McCarthy JJ, Betz RR, Davidson RS, Maus M, Spaeth GL: Early radiographic differentiation of infantile tibia vara from physiologic bowing using the femoral-tibial ratio. J.Pediatr Orthop. 21(4): 545-8, Jul-Aug 2001.

Sullivan RJ, Davidson RS: When does the flat-top talus lesion occur in Idiopathic clubfoot: evaluation with magnetic resonance imaging at three months of age. Foot Ankle Int. 22(5): 422-5, May 2001.

Hyman JE, Lee Francis, Dormans JP Davidson RS, Magnusson M. Roye DP: Metatarsal Lenghtening. Foot and Ankle Clinics:Osteotomy of the Foot and Ankle. Mary Myerson, M.D., g. J.Sammarco, M.D. (eds.). W,B, Sounders, Co. 6(3): 499-519, September 2001.

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