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Malcolm L. Ecker, MD

Attending surgeon

Associate professor of Orthopaedic Surgery, Perelman School of Medicine at the University of Pennsylvania


Roche Award for Outstanding Sophomore Medical Student
Alpha Omega Alpha Honorary Medical Society
Babcock Surgical Society




Ecker, ML. Spontaneous osteonecrosis of the distal femur. In: Sims FH, editor. Instructional course lectures. Vol. 50. Rosemont, IL: American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons; 2001.

Lotke PA, Ecker ML, Lonner J. Spontaneous steonecrosis. In: Insall JN, Scott WN, editors. Surgery of the knee. 3rd ed. Philadelphia, PA: Churchill Livingstone; 2001.


Ecker, ML. Back pain. In: Drummond DS, editor. Spine: state of the art reviews. Strategies in the pediatric spine. Vol. 14. Philadelphia, PA: Hanley & Belfus, Inc; Jan 2000. p 233-48.


Ecker ML. Arthrodesis: techniques and results. In: Lotke PA, Garino JP, editors. Revision total knee arthroplasty. Philadelphia, PA: Lippincott-Raven Publishers; 1999.


Lotke PA, Ecker ML. Deep venous thrombosis after total knee surgery. In: Rand JA, editor. Total knee arthroplasty. New York: Raven Press Ltd; 1993.
Ecker ML, Lotke PA. Wound healing complications. In: Rand JA. editor. Total knee arthroplasty. New York: Haven Press;1993.  


Ecker ML. Treatment of the infected total knee replacement. In: Lotke PA, editor. Postoperative infections in orthopaedic surgery: prevention and treatment. American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons Monograph Series; 1992.  


Ecker ML. Arthritis surgery sections on spine, ankle, foot, And soft tissue. In: Katz WA, editor. Diagnosis and management of rheumatic diseases. 2nd ed. Philadelphia, PA: J.B. Lippincott; 1988.  


Goll SR, Lotke PA, Ecker ML. Failure of continuous passive motion as prophylaxis against deep venous thrombosis after total knee arthroplasty. In: Rand JA, Dorr LO, editors. Total arthroplasty of the knee. Aspen: Rockville, MD; 1987: p 299 - 305.

Goll, SR, Lotke PA, Ecker ML. Failure of continuous passive motion as prophylaxis against deep venous thrombosis after total knee arthroplasty. In: Rand JA, Dorr LD, editors. Total arthroplasty of the knee, Proceedings of the Knee Society, 1985-1986. Rockville, Maryland: Aspen Publishers; 1987.  


Ecker ML. Surgery - introduction and surgery of the ankle and foot. In: Utsinger PZ, Zvaifler NJ, Ehrlich GE, editors. Rheumatoid arthritis. Philadelphia, PA: Lippincott;1985.

Ecker ML. Orthopaedic problems in pediatrics. In: Orthopaedics for the primary care physician, a self-instructional program by the Office for Continuing Medical Education of the University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine; 1979.

Editorial and Academic Positions

Editorial positions

1993-present, Associate Editor, The Journal of Bone and Joint Surgery


National societies

American Medical Association
American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgery
American College of Surgeons (fellow)
Eastern Orthopaedic Association
Scoliosis Research Society

Local societies

Philadelphia County Medical Society
Pennsylvania Medical Society
Philadelphia Orthopaedic Society
Philadelphia Rheumatism Society
Arthritis Foundation, Eastern Pennsylvania Chapter
Pennsylvania Orthopaedic Society
College of Physicians of Philadelphia 

Original Papers


Auerbach JD, Ahn J, Zgonis MH, Reddy SC, Ecker ML, Flynn JM. Streamlining the evaluation of low back pain in children. Clin Orthop Relat Res. 2008 Aug;466(8):1971-7. Epub 2008 Jun 16. Cited in PubMed: PMID 18553213.  Read the article

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