Dennis R. Wenger, M.D

Contact Information

  • Name: Dennis R. Wenger
  • Degree: MD
  • Title / Position: Director of Pediatric Orthopedic Training Program
  • Place of Employment / Office Name: Rady Children's Hospital
  • Street Address: 3030 Children's Way Suite 410
  • City: San Diego
  • State/Province: California
  • Zip/Postal code: 92123
  • Country: United States
  • Office phone number: 858-966-5822
  • Office fax number: 858-966-5822
  • Medical or Surgical Specialty: Pediatric Orthopaedics

Professional Education and Memberships

  • Medical School: University of Cincinnati College of Medicine
  • Residency: University of Iowa Hospitals and Clinics
  • Fellowship training:

    Pediatric Orthopaedic Fellowship – The Hospital for Sick Children University of Toronto

  • Certifications:

    American Board of Orthopaedic Surgeons

  • Society Memberships (list up to four only):

    American Orthopedic Association (AOA)

    Pediatric Orthopaedic Society of North America (POSNA)

    Scoliosis Research Society (SRS)

    American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons (AAOS)

  • Academic contributions for DDH research or education including publications:

    Lindstrom, J.R; Ponseti, I.V. and Wenger, Dennis R.: Acetabular Development After Reduction in Congenital Dislocation of the Hip. Journal of Bone and Joint Surgery 61 A:112-118, 1979.

    Burkhead, Wayne and Wenger, Dennis R.: Selective Use of the Anteromedial Approach for Congenital Dislocation of the Hip: Indications and Analysis of Failures. The Iowa Orthopedic Journal 2:250-256, 1982

    Congenital Dislocation of the Hip, Mihran O. Tachdjian (ed.) Churchill Livingstone, Inc., New York, 1982. Published in Journal of Pediatric Orthopedics 3(2):254, 1983.

    Mubarak, Scott J., Leach, Judy L, and Wenger, Dennis R.: Management of Congenital Dislocation of the Hip in the Infant. Contemp. Ortho., 15:29-44, 1987.

    Galpin, R.D.; Roach, J.W.; Wenger, D.R.; Herring, J.A. and Birch, J.G.: One Stage Treatment of Congenital Dislocation of the Hip in Older Children, Including Femoral Shortening. The Journal of Bone and Joint Surgery, American Volume, 71(5):734-741, 1989.

    Wenger, D.R.: Congenital Hip Dislocation: Techniques for Primary Open Reduction Including Femoral Shortening. AAOS Instructional Course Lectures, 38:343-54, 1989.

    Abel, Mark; Sutherland, David; Santore, Richard; Wenger, Dennis: Case Studies of Adolescent Hip Dysplasia: Biomechanical Considerations and Surgical Principles. In Journal of Pediatric Orthopedics (in press).

    Kim, Hui Taek and Wenger, Dennis R. Location of Acetabular Deficiency and Associated Hip Dislocation in Neuromuscular Hip Dysplasia: Three-Dimensional Computerized Tomographic Analysis. Journal of Pediatric Orthopedics 17:143-151, 1997.

    Kim, Hui Taek and Wenger, Dennis R: Morphology of Residual Acetabular Deficiency in Childhood Hip Dysplasia. Journal of Pediatric Orthopedics 17:637-647, 1997.

    Wenger, Dennis R; Kim, H.T. Frick, Steven L.. Advanced Imaging Methods for Assessment of Hip Dysplasia. Journal of Musculoskeletal Research ( Asian) 3:19-32, 1999

    Wenger, Dennis R.; Hahn Gregory V. Hip Dysplasia: Acetabular Analysis Using Three-Dimensional Computed Tomography (3D-CT) studies. Mapfre Medicina (Madrid), Vol. 10 (supl. 1)195-199, 1999.

    Wenger, Dennis R.; Hahn Gregory V. Triple Innominate Osteotomy for Hip Dysplasia: Lessons Learned from Three-Dimensional Computed tomography (3D-CT) Studies. Mapfre Medicina (Madrid), Vol. 10 (supl. 1):205-209.

    Kim, S.S., Frick, S.L., Wenger, Dennis. Anteversion of the Acetabulum in Developmental Dysplasia of the Hip: analysis with computed tomography. Journal of Pediatric Orthopedics, 19 (4):438-42 July-August 1999

    Gillingham, Bruce; Sanchez, Anthony; Wenger, Dennis R. Pelvic Osteotomies for the Treatment of Hip Dysplasia in Children and Young Adults. Journal of the American Academy of Orthopedic Surgeons: A Comprehensive Review, Vol. 7, No. 5 Sept/Oct 1999

    Wenger, Dennis R., Frick, S. L. Early Surgical Correction of Residual Hip Dysplasia: The San Diego Children’s Hospital Approach. Acta Orthopedica Belgica, Vol. 65 (3): 277-287 1999.

    Frick, Steven L., Kim Sung Soo, Wenger, Dennis R. Pre-and Postoperative Three-Dimensional Computed Tomography Analysis of Triple Innominate Osteotomy for Hip Dysplasia. Journal of Pediatric Orthopedics 20(1):116-123 2000.

    Lalonde, F.D., Frick, S.L., and Wenger, D.R.: Surgical Correction of Residual Hip Dysplasia in Two Pediatric Age-Groups. J Bone and Joint Surgery 84-A (7): 1148-1156, 2002

    Wenger, D.R. and Bomar, J.D.: Human Hip Dysplasia: Evolution of Current Treatment Concepts. J Orthop Sci (The Japanese Orthopaedic Association) 8:264-271, 2003.

    Weinstein, S.L., Mubarak, S.J., Wenger, D.R.: Developmental Hip Dysplasia and Dislocation, Part I. JBJS 85-A (9) 1824-1832, 2003.

    Weinstein, S.L., Mubarak, S.J., Wenger, D.R.: Developmental Hip Dysplasia and Dislocation, Part II. JBJS 85-A (10) 2024-2035, 2003.

    Aminian A, Mahar A, Yassir W, Newton P, and Wenger DR: Freedom of Acetabular Fragment Rotation Following Three Surgical Techniques for Correction of Congenital Deformities of the Hip. J Pediatr Orthop 25 (1):10-13, 2005

    Bittersohl B, Hosalkar HS, Wenger DR: Surgical treatment of hip dysplasia in children and adolescents.Orthop Clin North Am. 2012 Jul;43(3):301-15.

    Sex Differences in Cartilage Topography and Orientation of the Developing Acetabulum: Implications for Hip Preservation Surgery. Peterson JB, Doan J, Bomar JD, Wenger DR, Pennock AT, Upasani VV. Clin Orthop Relat Res. 2014 Dec 24. [Epub ahead of print] PMID: 25537807



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