Richard M. Schwend, MD

Contact Information

  • Name: Richard M. Schwend
  • Degree: MD
  • Title / Position: Professor of Orthopaedics and Pediatrics
  • Place of Employment / Office Name: Children's Mercy Hospital
  • Street Address: 2401 Gillham Road
  • City: Kansas City
  • State/Province: Missouri
  • Zip/Postal code: 64112
  • Country: United States
  • Office phone number: 816-234-3693
  • Office fax number: 816-855-1993
  • Medical or Surgical Specialty: Pediatric Orthopaedics

Professional Education and Memberships

  • Medical School: St. Louis University School of Medicine
  • Residency: Harvard University
  • Fellowship training:

    Harvard University, Children’s Hospital, Boston, MA

  • Certifications:

    National Board of Medical Examiners

    American Board of Pediatrics

    American Board of Orthopaedic Surgery

  • Society Memberships (list up to four only):

    Pediatric Orthopaedic Society of North America

    American Academy of Pediatrics

    American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons

    American Orthopaedic Association

  • Specific training in hip dysplasia:

    Harvard Cave Traveling Fellowship, Bern, Switzerland

  • Academic contributions for DDH research or education including publications:

    Henley E, Schwend RM. Developmental Hip Dysplasia. In Primary Care of Native American Patients: Diagnosis, Therapy, and Epidemiology, ed. James M. Galloway, Bruce W. Goldberg, Joseph S Alpert.  Silverchair Science and Communications, Inc. 1998.

    Schwend RM, Pratt WB, Fultz JF. Untreated acetabular dysplasia of the hip in the Navajo: A 34 year case series follow-up. Clin Orthop Related Research 1999;364:108-116.

    Schwend RM, Schoenecker P, Richards BS, Flynn JM, Vitale M; Pediatric Orthopaedic Society of North America.  Screening the newborn for developmental dysplasia of the hip:  Now what do we do? J. Pediatr Orthop. 2007 Sep; 27(6):607-10

    Schwend RM, Shaw BA, Segal LS. Evaluation and treatment of developing hip dysplasia in the newborn and infant.  Pediatr Clin North Am 2014 Dec;61(6):1095-107.

    61 Clinical Report. Evaluation and referral for developmental dysplasia of the hip in infants. Shaw BA, Segal LS and the Section on Orthopaedics. Pediatrics. December 2016;138(6):e20163107pp121-131.

    Schwend RM. Commentary: A Reappraisal of the Ortolani Examination for the Developmental Hip Dysplasia:  AAP Grand Rounds May 2007; 17(5): 57-58.

    Schwend RM.   Orthopaedics.  Developmental Dislocation of the Hip May Occur Late, Even After a Normal Exam.  AAP Grand Rounds July 2007;18 (1):8.

    Hennrikus, W., Schwend RM, Sarwark, J, Early Detection of DDH can lead to simple, effective treatment. AAP News, Sept. 2007; 28(9):10

    Henrickson M, Schwend RM, The Child’s Hip- An approach to physical examination.  AAP Pedialink. On Line Pediatric Education Module. 2008

    Schwend RM. What is the optimal strategy to screen for hip dysplasia?  AAP Grand Rounds.  October 2009;22:37.

    Schwend RM. Commentary: Immediate Treatment of Mild Hip Dysplasia May Not Be Necessary.  AAP Grand Rounds June 2010 23(6):65.

    Price CT, Schwend RM, Improper Swaddling:  A Risk Factor for Developmental Dysplasia of the Hip, AAP News 2011 Sept. 32(9)11.


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