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Lawrence Wells, MD

Attending Surgeon

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

Abstracts

2009

Wells L, Dyke J, Albaugh J, Ganley TJ. Pediatric ACL reconstruction: analysis of hamstring recovery after surgery [abstract]. Proceedings of the American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgery Annual Meeting; Las Vegas, 2009 Feb; NV. p. 107.

Goebel J, Abel K, Ganley TJ, Wells L, Winell JJ. ACL injuries in the pediatric population: a report of our center's experience [abstract]. Proceedings of Pediatric Society of North America Annual Meeting; 2009 Apr. p. 89.

Winell J, Goebel J, Abel K, Ganley T, Wells L. ACL injuries in the pediatric population: a report of our center's experience [abstract]. Proceedings of European Pediatric Orthopaedic Society 2009 Annual Meeting, 2009 Apr; Lisboa, Portugal.

Flynn JM, Garner MR, Jones KJ, Wolfgruber HC, D'Italia J, Davidson RS, et al. A "walking spica" cast is better than a traditional spica cast for low-energy femur fractures: results of a prospective cohort trial [abstract]. Proceedings of Pediatric Orthopaedic Society of North America 2009 Annual Meeting. 2009, Apr.

Wells L, Dyke JA, Albaugh J, Ganley TJ. Pediatric anterior cruciate ligament reconstruction: a retrospective analysis of hamstring strength recovery after surgery [abstract]. Proceedings of Pediatric Orthopaedic Society of North America 2009 Annual Meeting. 2009 Apr. p. 203.

Goebel JA, Abel K, Ganley T, Wells L, Winell JJ. ACL injuries in the pediatric population: a report of our center's experience [abstract]. Proceedings 2009 American Academy of Pediatrics National Conference and Exhibition; 2009 Oct.

Flynn JM, Garner MR, Jones KJ, Wolfgruber HC, D'Italia J, Davidson RS, et al. A "walking spica" cast is better than a traditional spica cast for low-energy femur fractures: results of a prospective cohort trial proceedings [abstract]. 2009 American Academy of Pediatrics National Conference and Exhibition; 2009 Oct. 

Park SD, Hsu JE, Rendon NN, Wolfgruber HC, Wells L. The utility of posterior sloping angle in predicting contralateral slipped capital femoral epiphysis [abstract]. Proceedings 2009 American Academy of Pediatrics National Conference and Exhibition. 2009 Oct.

Awards

2009, SJ Magazine Top Docs for Kids-Issue 3/2009

2009, Our Thanks For Caring Salute from The Comprehensive Sickle Cell Center at The Children's Hospital of Philadelphia

2007, Raymond T. Morrissy Scientific E-Poster Award, outstanding scientific E-poster presentation, Pediatric Orthopaedic Society of North America Annual Meeting Hollywood, Fla., May 2007

2004-2005, America Top Physician, Guide to America Top Physicians, Consumers Research Council of America

2004, Great Doctors for Kids, Main Line Today Philadelphia Magazine

1981, President, Black Premedical Society

Books

Chapters

2010

Wells L, Sehgal K, Dormans JP. Common fractures. In: Kliegman RM, editor. Nelson's textbook of pediatrics. Philadelphia: W.B. Saunders; 2010. ch. 682.

Wells L, Sehgal K. The knee. In: Kliegman RM, editor. Nelson's textbook of pediatrics. Philadelphia: W.B. Saunders; 2010. ch. 676.

Wells L, Sehgal K, Dormans JP. Evaluation of child. In: Kliegman RM, editor. Nelson's textbook of pediatrics. Philadelphia: W.B. Saunders; 2010. ch. 672.

Wells L, Sehgal K. Torsional and angular deformities. In Kliegman RM, editor. Nelson's textbook of pediatrics. Philadelphia: W.B. Saunders; 2010. ch. 674.

2004

Wells L. Lower extremity trauma. In: Dormans J, editor. Requisites in pediatrics: pediatric orthopaedics & sports medicine. Philadelphia: Elsevier; 2004.

2003

Wells L. Sports medicine knee pain. In: Dormans J, editor. Essentials of pediatric orthopaedics. Philadelphia: Elsevier; 2003. ch. 24.

1994

Wells L. A cost analysis of patient controlled analgesia in patients undergoing outpatient rotator cuff surgery. Leroy Abbott Orthopaedic Society Proceedings 25, 1994.

Editorial and Academic Positions

Editorial positions

2009-present, Reviewer, University of Pennsylvania Orthopaedic Journal
2009-present, Co-editor, Pediatric section, AAOS Essentials of Musculoskeletal Care
2009-present, Reviewer, Journal of Children's Orthopaedics
2007-present, Reviewer, Orthopedics
2005-present, Reviewer, Society of Critical Care Medicine
2005-present, Reviewer, Journal of Bone and Joint Surgery
2005-present, Reviewer, Journal of Pediatric Orthopaedics
2005-present, Reviewer, Journal of Arthroscopy and Related Research
2004-present,  Reviewer, Clinical Orthopaedics and Related Research
2003-present, Reviewer, Annals of Internal Medicine

Leadership

Memberships in professional organizations

2008-2010 Section on Orthopaedics, American Academy of Pediatrics, Member, Nominating Committee

2007-present, American Orthopaedic Association

1997-present, American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons, Scientific Program Committee

2006-present, American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons, Mentor Program 

2005-present, American Academy of Pediatrics, Section on Sports Medicine and Fitness

2005-present, Orthopaedic Research Education Fund (OREF) Alfred R. Shands, Jr. Circle

2004-present,  Societe Internationale de Chirurgie Orthopedique et de Traumatologie a.i.s.b.l.

2004-present, American Academy of Pediatrics, Section on Orthopaedics

2004-present, National Osteonecrosis Foundation

2004-present, Pediatric Orthopaedic Society of North America

2003-present, American College of Sports

2003-present,  National Medical Association, Academic Program Coordinator, Pediatric Orthopaedic Section

2003-present, Orthopaedic Trauma Association

2002-present, Arthroscopy Association of North America

2001-present, J Gladden Orthopaedic Society

1997-present,  National Medical Association

1991-present,  American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons

1986-present, National Board of Medical Examiners

American Board of Orthopaedic Surgeons

National Medical Association

Perioperative/Cardiology/Radiology Value Analysis

San Mateo County Medical Association

Original Papers

2011

Namdari S, Ganley TJ, Baldwin K, Rendon SN, Hosalkar H, Nikci V, et al. Fixation of displaced midshaft clavicle fractures in skeletally immature patients. J Pediatr Orthop. 2011 Jul-Aug;31(5):507-11. Cited in PubMed: PMID 21654457. Read the abstract

2010

Greenberg E, Wells L. Hip joint capsule disruption in a young female gymnast. J Orthop Sports Phys Ther. 2010 Nov;40(11):761. Cited in PubMed: PMID 21041967. No abstract available

Park S, Hsu JE, Rendon N, Wolfgruber H, Wells L. The utility of posterior sloping angle in predicting contralateral slipped capital femoral epiphysis. J Pediatr Orthop. 2010 Oct-Nov;30(7):683-9. Cited in PubMed: PMID 20864853. Read the abstract

2009 

Wells L, Dyke J, Albaugh J, Ganley TJ. Adolescent anterior cruciate ligament reconstruction: a retrospective analysis of quadriceps strength recovery and return to full activity after surgery. J Pediatric Orthop. 2009 Jul-Aug;29(5):486-9. Cited in PubMed: PMID 19568022. Read the abstract

Kleposki RW, Wells L, Wilson M, Sehgal K. Rotator cuff injuries in skeletally immature patients: prevention and indications for the orthopaedic nurse. Orthop Nurs. 2009 May-Jun;28(3):134-8; quiz 139-40. Cited in PubMed: PMID 19494761. Read the abstract 

Cameron D, Wells L. Hemiepiphyseal stapling for treatment of genu valgum: a case report, University of Pennsylvania Orthopaedic Journal. 2009 Apr;19: 27. 

Posters and Presentations

2009

Wells L. Pediatric ACL reconstruction: analysis of hamstring recovery after surgery [presentation]. 2009 American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgery Annual Meeting; 2009 Feb; Las Vegas, NV.

Wells L. ACL injuries in the pediatric population: a report of our center's experience [presentation]. European Pediatric Orthopaedic Society 28th Annual Meeting; 2009 Apr; Lisboa, Portugal.

Wells L. Management of osteochondral defects in children [presentation]. National Medical Association 2009 Annual Meeting; 2009 Jul; Las Vegas, NV.

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