Ira Zaltz, MD

Contact Information

  • Name: Ira Zaltz
  • Degree: MD
  • Title / Position: Orthopaedic Surgeon / Member Hip Preservation Advisory Board
  • Place of Employment / Office Name: Oakland Orthopaedic Surgeons
  • Street Address: 30575 Woodward Avenue
  • City: Royal Oak
  • State/Province: Michigan
  • Zip/Postal code: 48073
  • Country: United States
  • Office phone number: 248.280.8550
  • Medical or Surgical Specialty: Orthopaedic Surgery, Young Hip Disease

Professional Education and Memberships

  • Medical School: University of Pennsylavania School of Medicine
  • Residency: Massachusetts General Hospital, Harvard Combined Program
  • Fellowship training:

    Texas Scottish Rite Hospital for Children

  • Certifications:

    American Board of Orthopaedic Surgery

  • Society Memberships (list up to four only):
    • American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons
    • Pediatric Orthopaedic Society of North America
    • Michigan Orthopaedic Society
  • Specific training in hip dysplasia:

    Fellowship at Texas Scottish Rite Hospital

  • Academic contributions for DDH research or education including publications:
    • Castaneda P and Zaltz I, Hip, Pelvis, and Femur Disorders: Pediatrics, Orthopaedic Knowledge Update 10, AAOS , 2010

    • .Zaltz I and Kim YJ, Adolescent and Young Adult Hip, Orthopaedic Knowledge Update: Pediatrics 4, AAOS, 2010

    • .Zaltz I, “Single Incision Triple Innominate Osteotomy” Pediatric Orthopaedic Surgery: Operative Techniques. Kocher M, Millis M (ed). Elsevier, 2011

    • .Noonan K, Zaltz I, Wenger D. What’s New in Pediatric Orthopaedic Surgery, Journal of  Bone and Joint Surgery-Am. 2011 Mar;93(6):597-606

    • Zaltz I, Beaule P, Clohisy J, Schoenecker P, Sucato D, Podeszwa D, Sierra R,Trousdale R, Kim YJ, Millis MB. Incidence of deep vein thrombosis and pulmonary embolus following periacetabular osteotomy. J Bone Joint Surg Am. 2011 May;93 Suppl 2:62-5

    • .Sink EL, Beaule PE, Sucato D, Kim YJ, Millis MB, Dayton M, Trousdale RT, SierraRJ, Zaltz I, Schoenecker P, Monreal A, Clohisy J. Multicenter study of complications following surgical dislocation of the hip. J Bone Joint Surg Am. 2011 Jun 15;93(12):1132-6.

    • Bedi A, Zaltz I, De La Torre K, Kelly BT. Radiographic comparison of surgical hip dislocation and hip arthroscopy for treatment of cam deformity in femoroacetabular impingement. Am J Sports Med. 2011 Jul;39 Suppl:20S-8S

    • .Zaltz I, Winters J, Boone C: Spondylolysis and Spondylolisthesis in the Skeletally Immature Patient. American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons Web site: Orthopaedic Knowledge Online 2011;9(8): Accessed August 25, 2011

    • Ross JR, Zaltz I, Nepple JJ, Schoenecker PL, Clohisy JC. Arthroscopic disease classification and interventions as an adjunct in the treatment of acetabular dysplasia. Am J Sports Med. 2011 Jul;39 Suppl:72S-8S.

    • Zaltz I, Hosalkar H, Wenger D. What’s new in pediatric orthopaedic surgery. J Bone Joint Surg Am. 2012 Feb 15;94(4):375-81.

    • Sink EL, Leunig M, Zaltz I, Gilbert JC, Clohisy J; Academic Network forConservational Hip Outcomes Research Group. Reliability of a Complication Classification System for Orthopaedic Surgery. Clin Orthop Relat Res. 2012 Apr 19. [Epub ahead of print]

    • Zaltz I. The biomechanical case for labral débridement. Clin Orthop Relat Res. 2012 Dec;470(12):3398-405.

    • Zaltz I, Leunig M. Parafoveal chondral defects associated with femoroacetabular impingement. Clin Orthop Relat Res 2012 Dec;470(12):3383-9

    • Nepple JJ, Larson CM, Smith MV, Kim YJ, Zaltz I, Sierra RJ, Clohisy JC. The reliability of arthroscopic classification of acetabular rim labrochondral disease. Am J Sports Med. 2012 Oct;40(10):2224-9. Epub 2012 Aug 27

    • Nepple JJ, Martel JM, Kim YJ, Zaltz I, Clohisy JC; ANCHOR Study Group. Do plain radiographs correlate with CT for imaging of cam-type femoroacetabular impingement? Clin Orthop Relat Res. 2012 Dec;470(12):3313-20.

  • Optional Personal Statement: My goal as a pediatric orthopaedic surgeon is to evaluate each patient and family individually and to treat them respectfully and in accordance with the beliefs and customs of each family. I strive to apply sound clinical and basic scientific evidence in the care of each patient and to explain the rationale for treatment and course of therapy in understandable terms. I work as part of a team that is always available to answer questions and to support the family and the patients when we are called.

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  • Age groups you are accepting new hip dysplasia patients: Infants and children, Adolescents, Adults
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