Daniel J. Sucato, MD, MS

Contact Information

  • Name: Daniel J. Sucato
  • Degree: MD, MS
  • Title / Position: Chief of Staff / Member Hip Preservation Advisory Board
  • Place of Employment / Office Name: Texas Scottish Rite Hospital for Children
  • Street Address: 2222 Welborn Street
  • City: Dallas
  • State/Province: Texas
  • Zip/Postal code: 75219
  • Country: United States
  • Office phone number: 214. 559.8417
  • Office fax number: 214.559.7570
  • Medical or Surgical Specialty: Pediatric Orthopaedics

Professional Education and Memberships

  • Medical School: State University of New York School of Medicine
  • Residency: State University of New York School of Medicine
  • Fellowship training:
    • Edwards’ Pediatric Orthopaedic and Scoliosis Fellowship, Texas Scottish Rite Hospital for Children
    • Hip-Preserving Fellowship, Bern, Switzerland
    • Medtronic Scoliosis Research Society European Traveling Fellowship
  • Certifications:

    American Board of Orthopaedic Surgery

  • Society Memberships (list up to four only):
    • American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons
    • International Meeting on Advanced Spine Techniques
    • Pediatric Orthopaedic Society of North America
    • Scoliosis Research Society
  • Specific training in hip dysplasia:

    Dr. Sucato completed a traveling fellowship in hip preservation surgery in Bern, Switzerland with Professor Reinhold Ganz.  Dr.  Sucato has significant experience performing hip preservation surgery including the surgical hip dislocation approach and hip preservation osteotomies on the femoral and the acetabular side of the joint.  I have also published extensively in this area and am a member of the Academic Network for Conservational Hip Outcomes Research (ANCHOR) group – a multi-institutional study group of hip preservation surgeons.

  • Academic contributions for DDH research or education including publications:
    • Sucato DJ, Schwend R, Gillespie R.  Septic Arthritis of the Hip in Children.  Journal of the American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons 5(5): 249-260, 1997 
    • Sucato DJ, Johnston CE II, Birch JG, Herring JA, Mack P.  Outcome of Ultrasonographic Hip Abnormalities in Clinically Stable Hips.  Journal of Pediatric Orthopaedics 19(6): 754-759, 1999
    • Adolfsen SE, Sucato DJ.  Surgical Technique: Open Reduction and Internal Fixation for Unstable Slipped Capital Femoral Epiphysis.  Operative Techniques in Orthopaedics, 19 (1): 6-12, 2009
    • Allen LA, Sucato DJ.  Unstable Slipped Capital Femoral Epiphysis.  Current Orthopaedic Practice 20 (2): 175-179, 2009
    • Lee M, Sucato DJ.  Familial Bilateral Osteochondritis Dissecans of the Femoral Head: A Case Series.  J Bone Joint Surgery, 91-A (11):2700-2707, 2009
    • White K, Sucato DJ, Agrawal S, Browne R.  Ultrasonographic Findings in Hips with a Positive Ortolani Sign and Their Relationship to Pavlik Harness Failure.  J Bone Joint Surgery, 92 (1): 113‑120, 2010
    • Sucato DJ, Tulchin K, Shrader MW, et al.  Gait, Hip Strength and Functional Outcomes After a Ganz Periacetabular Osteotomy for Adolescent Hip Dysplasia. Journal of Pediatric Orthopedics, 30 (4): 344-50, 2010.  (PMID:  20502234)
    • Thawrani D, Sucato DJ, Podeszwa DA, and DeLaRocha A.  Complications Associated with the Bernese Periacetabular Osteotomy for Hip Dysplasia in Adolescents.  J Bone Joint Surgery, 92 (7): 1707-1714, 2010.  (PMID:  20660233)
    • Murnaghan ML, Browne RH, Sucato DJ, Birch JG.  Femoral Nerve Palsy in Pavlik Harness Treatment for Developmental Dysplasia of the Hip.   J Bone Joint Surgery, 93 (5): 493-499, 2011.  (PMID:  21368082)
    • Rhee PC, Woodcock JA, Clohisy JC, Millis M, Sucato DJ, Beaulé P, Trousdale RT, Sierra RJ, for the Academic Network for Conservational Hip Outcomes Research (ANCHOR) Group.  The Shenton Line in the Diagnosis of Acetabular Dysplasia in the Skeletally Mature Patient.  J Bone Joint Surgery, 93-A (Suppl 2): 35-39, 2011.  (PMID:  21543686)
    • Zaltz I, Beaulé P, Clohisy JC, Schoenecker P, Sucato DJ, Podeszwa DA, Sierra R, Trousdale R, Kim YJ, Millis MB.  Incidence of Deep Vein Thrombosis and Pulmonary Embolus Following Periacetabular Osteotomy.  J Bone Joint Surgery, 93-A (Suppl 2): 62-65, 2011.  PMID:  21543691)
    • Sink EL, Beaulé PE, Sucato DJ, Kim YJ, Millis MB, Dayton M, Trousdale RT, Sierra RJ, Zaltz I, Schoenecker P, Monreal A, and Clohisy J.  Multicenter Study of Complications Following Surgical Dislocation of the Hip.  J Bone Joint Surgery, 93-A (12): 1132-1136, 2011.  (PMID:  21571987)
    • Novais, EN.; Clohisy J.; Siebenrock, K.; Podeszwa, D.; Sucato, DJ.; Kim YJ.  Treatment of the Symptomatic Healed Perthes Hip.  The Orthopedic Clinics of North America, 42(3): 401-417, 2011
    • Larson AN, Sucato DJ, Herring JA, Adolfsen SE, Kelly DM, Martus JE, Lovejoy JF, Browne R, De La Rocha A.   A Prospective Multicenter Study of Legg-Calvé-Perthes Disease: Functional and Radiographic Outcomes of Non-operative Treatment at a Mean Follow-up of Twenty Years. The Journal of Bone and Joint Surgery A, 94 (7): 584-592, 2012.  (PMID:  22488614)
    • Larson AN, Rabenhorst B, De La Rocha A, Sucato DJ.  Limited Intraobserver and Interobserver Reliability for the Common Measures of Hip Joint Congruency Used in Hip Dysplasia.  Clinical Orthopaedics and Related Research, 470(5): 1414-20, 2012.  (PMID:  22125269
    • De La Rocha A, Sucato DJ, Tulchin K, Podeszwa DA. Treatment of Adolescents With a Periacetabular Osteotomy After Previous Pelvic Surgery.  Clinical Orthopaedics and Related Research, 470(9): 2583-90, 2012.  (PMID:  22456947)
    • Standefer KD, Pierce WA, Sucato DJ, Kim KW.  Detecting a Disruption of Blood Flow to the Femoral Head After Ischemic Injury Using 4 Different Techniques: A Preliminary Study.  Journal of Pediatric Orthopedics, 32 (1): 75–80, 2012.  (PMID:  22173392)
    • Podeszwa DA, Gurd D, Riccio A, De La Rocha A, Sucato DJ.  Increased Acetabular Depth May Influence Physical Stability in Slipped Capital Femoral Epiphysis. Clinical Orthopaedics and Related Research, 471 (7): 2151-5, 2013.  (PMID:  23354466)
    • Clohisy JC, Baca G, Beaulé PE, Kim YJ, Larson CM, Millis MB, Podeszwa, DA, Schoenecker PL, Sierra RJ, Sink EL, Sucato DJ, Trousdale RT, Zalta I; ANCHOR Study Group.  Descriptive Epidemiology of Femoroacetabular Impingement: a North American Cohort of Patients Undergoing Surgery.  American Journal of Sports Medicine, 41 (6): 1348-56, 2013.  (PMID:  23669751)
    • Sucato, DJ.  Role of Femoral Head Surgery in Skeletally Mature Perthes Disease.  Journal of Pediatric Orthopaedics, 33 (Suppl 1): S70-5, 2013.  (PMID:  23764796)
    • Stover, MD, Podeszwa, DA, DeLaRocha A, Sucato, DJ.  “Early Results of the Bernese Periacetabular Osteotomy for Symptomatic Dysplasia in Charcot-Marie-Tooth Disease.”  Hip International, August, 23 ( Suppl9): S2-S7, 2013  (PMID:  24062221)

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