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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

Talathi NS, Chauvin NA, Sankar WN: Docking of the Femoral Head Following Closed Reduction for DDH: Does it Really Occur? Journal of Pediatric Orthopaedics 38(8): e440-445, 2018.

Hyman J, Matsumoto H, Minkara A, Callejo F, Dieckmann R, Shah H, Sankar WN, Choi P, Laine J, Janicki J, Thacker M, Schrader T, Kelly D, Mehlman C, Rosenfeld S, Kim H: Validity of Selected Patient-Reported Outcomes Measurements Information System (PROMIS) Measures in Patients with Legg-Calve-Perthes Disease. Pediatric Orthopaedic Society of North America, annual meeting, Austin, TX 2018.

Cruz A, Anari J, Ramirez J, Sankar WN, Baldwin K: Pediatric Lyme Arthritis of the Hip: Systematic Review and Meta-Analysis. Pediatric Orthopaedic Society of North America, annual meeting, Austin, TX 2018 Notes: E-poster.

Schaeffer E, Sankar WN, Kim H, Kelley S, Cundy P, Price C, Clarke N, Wedge J, IHDI Study Group, Mulpuri K: Inter- and Intraobserver Reliability of the Radiographic Diagnosis of Avascular Necrosis of the Femoral Head in Developmental Dysplasia of the Hip. Pediatric Orthopaedic Society of North America, annual meeting, Austin, TX 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.

Sankar WN, Novais E, Koueiter D, Refakis C, Sink E, Millis MB, Kim YJ, Clohisy J, Wells J, Nepple J, Zaltz I: Analysis of Femoral Version in Patients Undergoing Periacetabular Osteotomy for Symptomatic Acetabular Dysplasia. Journal of American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons 26(15): 545-551, 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.

Flynn JM, Striano B, Muhly WT, Kraus B, Sankar WN, Mehta V, Dezayas B, Feldman J, Keren R: A Dedicated Pediatric Spine Deformity Team Significantly Reduces Surgical Time and Cost. Pediatric Orthopaedic Society of North America, annual meeting, Austin, TX 2018.

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.

Flynn JM, Striano BM, Muhly WT, Kraus B, Sankar WN, Mehta V, Blum M, DeZayas B, Feldman J, Keren R: A Dedicated Pediatric Spine Deformity Team Significantly Reduces Surgical Time and Cost. Journal of Bone and Joint Surgery, American volume 100(18), 2018.

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Last updated: 11/06/2018
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