Malcolm L. Ecker, MD

Malcolm L. Ecker, MD, is an attending surgeon at CHOP with a focus on spine disorders in children, fractures and general orthopedics.

Areas of Expertise: Disorders of the Pediatric spine, Fractures, General Pediatric Orthopaedics, Scoliosis
Locations: Main Campus; Specialty Care & Surgery Center, Bucks County
Appointments and Referrals: 1-800-TRY-CHOP

  • Education and Training

    Medical School

    Temple University School of Medicine, Philadelphia, Pa.

    Internship

    Albert Einstein Medical Center, Philadelphia, Pa.

    Residency

    Boston City Hospital, Boston, Mass.The Hospital for Special Surgery, New York, N.Y.

    Board Certification

    American Board of Orthopaedic Surgery

  • Titles and Academic Titles

    Attending surgeon

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

  • Conditions Treated
  • Centers and Programs
  • Publications

    Books

    Chapters

    2001

    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 osteonecrosis. In: Insall JN, Scott WN, editors. Surgery of the knee. 3rd ed. Philadelphia, PA: Churchill Livingstone; 2001.

    2000

    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.

    1999

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

    1993

    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.  

    1992

    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.  

    1988

    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.  

    1987

    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.  

    1985

    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.

    Papers

    2008

    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

  • Editorial and Academic Positions

    Editorial positions

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