Title / Position: IHDI Associate Director, Pediatric Orthopaedic Surgeon, Associate Professor Orthopaedic Surgery University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine / IHDI Medical Advisory Board Member / Member Hip Preservation Advisory Board
Place of Employment / Office Name: Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia
Street Address: 34th and Civic Center, 2nd Floor, Wood Bldg.
Zip/Postal code: 19104
Country: United States
Office phone number: 215.590.1527
Office fax number: 215.590.1501
Medical or Surgical Specialty: Orthopaedic Surgery, Pediatric Orthopaedics
Professional Education and Memberships
Medical School: University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine
Residency: Hospital of the University of Pennylvania
Fellowship training:Shriners Hospitals for Children Los Angeles, Boston Children’s Hospital
Certifications:American Board of Orthopedic SurgeryChildren’s Hospital of Philadelphia: view profile here
Society Memberships (list up to four only):
Pediatric Orthopaedic Society of North America
American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons
Scoliosis Research Society
Academic contributions for DDH research or education including publications:
Gans I, Flynn JM, Sankar WN. Abduction bracing for residual acetabular dysplasia in infantile DDH. J Pediatr Orthop. 2013 Oct-Nov;33(7):714-8. doi: 10.1097/BPO.0b013e31829d5704.
Sankar WN, Nevitt M, Parvizi J, Felson DT, Agricola R, Leunig M. Femoroacetabular impingement: Defining the condition and its role in the pathophysiology of osteoarthritis. Journal of American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons. 21:S7-S15, 2013
Sankar WN. Complete redirectional acetabular osteotomies for neurogenic and syndromic hip dysplasia. Journal of Pediatric Orthopaedics. 33 Suppl 1:S39-S44, 2013
Baldwin KD, Bernstein J, Ahn J, McKay SD, Sankar WN. Level of evidence gap in orthopedic research. Orthopedics, 35(9):1416-1419, 2012
Sankar WN, Laird CT, Baldwin KD. Hip Range of Motion in Children: What is the Norm? Journal of Pediatric Orthopaedics, 32(4):399-405, 2012.
Sankar WN, Beck NA, Brewer JM, Baldwin KD, Pretell JA. Isolated distal radial metaphyseal fractures with an intact ulna: risk factors for loss of reduction. Journal of Children’s Orthopaedics 5(6):459-464, 2011.
Sankar WN, Millis MB, Kim YJ. The unstable Down syndrome hip: improved results with complete redirectional acetabular osteotomy. Journal of Bone and Joint Surgery Am, 93(20):1924-33, 2011.
Sankar WN, Young CR, Lin AG, Crow SA, Baldwin KD, Moseley CF. Risk factors for failure after open reduction for DDH: a matched cohort analysis. Journal of Pediatric Orthopaedics, 31(3):232-239, 2011.
Sankar WN, Neubuerger CO, Moseley CF. Femoral head sphericity in untreated developmental dislocation of the hip. Journal of Pediatric Orthopaedics, 30(6):558-561, 2010
Sankar WN, Tang E, Moseley CF. Predictors of the need for femoral shortening osteotomy during open treatment of DDH. Journal of Pediatric Orthopaedics, 29(8):868-871, 2009.
Sankar WN, Weiss J, Skaggs DL. Orthopaedic conditions in the newborn. Journal of the American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons, 17:112-122, 2009.
Sankar WN, Spiegel DA, Gregg JR, Sennett BJ. Long-term follow-up after one-stage reconstruction of dislocated hips in patients with cerebral palsy. Journal of Pediatric Orthopaedics 26(1):1-7, 2006.
Al-Omari A, Sankar WN, Dormans J. Avascular (Aseptic) necrosis of the femoral head (hip) in Schwartz W, Ed. The 5-minute pediatric consult. 6th edition. Lippincott Williams & Wilkins, Philadelphia, 2012.
Sankar WN, Horn BD, Wells L, Dormans JP. The Hip (Chapter 670) in Behrman RE, Kliegman R, and Jenson HB Eds. Nelson’s Textbook of Pediatrics. 19th edition, Elsevier, Philadelphia, 2011.
Sankar WN, Millis MB. Surgical dislocation of the hip (Chapter 17) in Kocher MS, Millis MB Eds. Operative Techniques: Pediatric Orthopaedic Surgery. 1st Edition, Elsevier, Philadelphia, 2011.
Age groups you are accepting new hip dysplasia patients: Infants and children, Adolescents, Adults