Ira Zaltz, MD

Ira Zaltz, MD

Ira Zaltz, MD

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, 1982Congenital 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, 1999Wenger, 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 1999Gillingham, 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 1999Wenger, 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, 2002Wenger, 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, 2005Bittersohl 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  

Practice Information

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