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John Todd R. Lawrence, MD, PhD

Assistant Professor of Orthopaedic Surgery at the Children's Hospital of Philadelphia
Attending Orthopaedic Surgeon, Children's Hospital of Philadelphia
Department: Orthopaedic Surgery

Contact information
The Children's Hospital of Philadelphia
Department of Orthopaedics
2nd Floor Wood Building
34th Street & Civic Center Boulevard
Philadelphia, PA 19104
Office: 215-590-1527
Fax: 215-590-1501
B.A. (Chemistry and Biology)
University of Virginia, 1995.
Ph.D. (Cell and Molecular Biology)
University of Pennsylvania, 2002.
University of Pennsylvania, 2003.
Post-Graduate Training
Intern in General Surgery, Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania, 2003-2004.
Resident in Orthopaedic Surgery, Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania, 2004-2008.
Fellowship in Pediatric Orthopaedic Surgery, The Children's Hospital of Philadelphia, 2008-2009.
Fellowship in Sports Medicine and Shoulder Surgery, Duke University, 2009-2010.
American Board of Orthopaedic Surgery- Orthopaedic Surgery, 2012.
American Board of Orthopaedic Surgery- Subspecialty Ceritifcate in Orthopaedic Sports Medicine, 2014.
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Description of Clinical Expertise

Sports related injuries in high level pediatric, adolescent and young adult athletes. Anterior cruciate ligament reconstruction. All-epiphyseal ALC reconstruction using techniques that not injure the growth plates. Meniscus repair. Treatment of Osteochondritis Dissecans (OCD) and other cartilage lesions in the knee, elbow, shoulder and ankle. Treatment of shoulder instabilty, rotator cuff tears and labral tears. Traumatic fractures of the extremities in children, adolescents and young adults.

Selected Publications

Neeraj M. Patel, MPH, MBS, Nakus S. Talathi, BS, Divya Talwar, MPH, Peter D. Fabricant, MD, MPH, Mininder S. Kocher, MD, MPH, Theodore J. Ganley, MD, J. Todd R. Lawrence, MD, PhD.: 'Factors Affecting the Preferred Surgical Technique in Pediatric Anterior Cruciate Ligament Reconstruction" SAGE Publishing & Orthopaedic Journal of Sports Medicine 6(9), September 2018.

Lakomkin, N., Cruz, A. I., Fabricant, P. D., Georgiadis, A., & Lawrence, J. T. : Glove Perforation in Orthopaedics. Journal of Pediatric Orthopaedics 2018.

Fabricant, P. D., Yen, Y., Kramer, D. E., Kocher, M. S., Micheli, L. J., Lawrence, J. T., Ganley, T. J. & Heyworth, B. E. : Fixation of Traumatic Chondral-Only Fragments of the Knee in Pediatric and Adolescent Athletes: A Retrospective Multicenter Report. Orthopaedic Journal of Sports Medicine/AOSSM 6(2), 2018.

Ranade, S. C., Refakis, C. A., Cruz, A. I., Leddy, K. L., Wells, L., Lawrence, J. T., & Ganley, T. J.: Validated Pediatric Functional Outcomes of All-epiphyseal ACL Reconstructions. Journal of Pediatric Orthopaedics 2018.

Ranade SC, Refakis CA, Cruz AL Jr, Leddy KL, Wells L, Lawrence JT, Ganley TJ: Validated Pediatric Functional Outcomes of All-epiphyseal ACL Reconstructions: Does Reinjury Affect Outcomes? J Pediatr Orthop(10.1097/BPO.0000000000001217), 2018.

Cruz, Aristides I. Jr; Fabricant, Peter D.; McGraw, Michael; Rozell, Joshua C.; Ganley, Theodore J.; Wells, Lawrence : "All-Epiphyseal ACL Reconstruction in Children: Review of Safety and Early Complications" Journal of Pediatric Orthopedics 37(3): 204-209, April/May 2017.

Argawal N, Ganley TJ, Lawrence JT: "A 10-year Retrospective Review of Functional Outcomes of Adolescent Anterior Cruciate Ligament Reconstruction" Journal of Pediatric Orthopaedics 37(2): 133-137, March 2017.

Brusalis CM, Lawrence JT, Ranade S, Kerr JC, HIller D, Pulos N, Wells L, Ganley TJ: Electronic Poster presentation at EPOSNA, Barcelona, Spain, May 2017 "Can a Novel, Low-Cost Simulation Model be Used to Teach Anterior Cruciate Ligament Graft Preparation?" Journal of Pediatric Orthopaedics March 2017.

Mingkun Wang, Chunxiao Cui, John Lawrence, Maurizio Pacifici, Li-Hsin Han: "Grow and Differentiate Stem Cells in Macroporous Scaffolds and the Application to Cartilage Repair" ORS Annual Meeting 2017, San Diego, CA March 2017.

Dua, Karan; Stein, Matthew K.; O’Hara, Nathan N.; Brighton, Brian K.; Hennrikus, William L.; Herman, Martin J.; Lawrence, J. Todd; Mehlman, Charles T.; Otsuka, Norman Y.; Shrader, M. Wade; Smith, Brian G.; Sponseller, Paul D.; Abzug, Joshua M.: "Variation Amongst Pediatric Orthopaedic Surgeons When Diagnosing and Treating Pediatric and Adolescent Distal Radius Fractures" Journal of Pediatric Orthopaedics February 2017.

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