B. David Horn, MD

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B. David Horn, MD, is an attending surgeon at Children's Hospital with a focus on congenital orthopaedic conditions affecting the feet, legs, hips and spine.

Areas of Expertise: Disorders of the hip, Foot and ankle disorders including clubfoot, Cerebral palsy, Developmental dysplasia of the hip, Disorders of the hips and spine, Fractures and trauma, General Pediatric Orthopaedics, Limb deformity, Pediatric orthopaedic surgery
Locations: Buerger Center for Advanced Pediatric Care; Specialty Care, King of Prussia; Middleman Family Pavilion

Appointments, Referrals and Video Visits: 215-590-1527

Education and Training

Medical School

Medical College of Ohio, Toledo, Ohio


New York University Medical Center, New York, NY


Pediatric orthopaedic surgery, Shriner's Hospital for Children, Los Angeles, Calif.

Board Certification

Orthopaedic Surgery – American Board of Orthopaedic Surgery

Titles and Academic Titles

Attending Surgeon

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

Conditions Treated

Departments and Services




J Todd R Lawrence, Elle M MacAlpine, Matthew J Buczek, B David Horn, Brendan A Williams, Kassidy Manning, Apurva S Shah : Impact of Cost Information on Parental Decision Making: A Randomized Clinical Trial Evaluating Cast Versus Splint Selection for Pediatric Distal Radius Buckle Fractures. J Pediatr Orthop 42(1), January 2022.

Ishaan Swarup, Divya Talwar, Lori J Howell, N Scott Adzick, Bernard David Horn: Orthopaedic outcomes of prenatal versus postnatal repair of myelomeningocele. J Pediatr Orthop B 31(1): 87-92, January 2022.

Lacey C. Magee, MD, Calvin Chan, BA, Divya Talwar, PhD, MPH,Kathleen J. Maguire, MD, and B. David Horn, MD: A Comparison of Motorized and Nonmotorized Scooter Injuries in Pediatric Patients Seen in US Emergency Departments. Pediatric Emergency Care 38(6), June 2022.

Klyce W, Badin D, Ghandi J, Lee RJ, Horn DB, Honcharuk EM: Racial Differences in Late-Onset Blount Disease. J Child Orthop June 2022.


Hannah A Lee, Matthew J Buczek, Divya Talwar, B David Horn, Richard S Davidson: Post-Operative Splinting Versus Casting of Pediatric Supracondylar Humerus Fractures. Cureus 13(9): e17635, Sept 2021.


Brendan A Williams, Christopher A Makarewich, Diana C Montoya-Williams, Arielle Krakow, Janet Lioy, B David Horn: Epidemiology and Management of Appendicular Fractures Occurring in Neonatal Intensive Care Patients. Acta Pediatrica 110(2): 489-494, June 2020.

Brendan M Striano, Camila De Mattos, David E Ramski, Kelly R Flynn, B David Horn: Displaced Supracondylar Humerus Fractures in Toddlers. Orthopedics 43(5): e421-e424, September 2020.


Swarup I, Hughes MS, Bram JT, Horn BD, Ganley TJ.: Percutaneous Pinning of Pediatric Proximal Humeral Fractures. JBJS Essent Surg Tech. 9(4): 1-6, Oct 2019.


Ho M, Horn BD, Lin IC, Chang B, Carrigan RB, Shah A.: Musculoskeletal Injuries Resulting from Use of Hoverboards: Safety Concerns With an Unregulated Consumer Product. Clin Pediatr (Phila) 57(1): 31-35, Jan 2018.

Zelenty W, Yoon RS, Shabtai L, Choi P, Martin B, Horn D, Feldman DS, Otsuka NY, Godfried DH.: Percutaneous versus open reduction and fixation for Tillaux and triplane fractures: a multicenter cohort comparison study. J Pediatr Orthop B 27(6): 551-555, June 2018.


Anari JB, Neuwirth AL, Horn BD, Baldwin KD.: Ipsilateral femur and tibia fractures in pediatric patients: A systematic review. World J Orthop 18(8): 638-643, Aug 2017.


Gornitzky AL, Georgiadis AG, Seeley MA, Horn BD, Sankar WN.: Does Perfusion MRI After Closed Reduction of Developmental Dysplasia of the Hip Reduce the Incidence of Avascular Necrosis? Clin Orthop Relat Res 474(5): 1153-65, May 2016.


Emmanouil Grigoriou & Nariman Abol Oyoun &Indranil Kushare & Keith D. Baldwin & B. David Horn &Richard S. Davidson: Comparative results of percutaneous Achillestenotomy to combined open Achilles tenotomy with posteriorcapsulotomy in the correction of equinus deformity in congenitaltalipes equinovarus. International Orthopaedics 39(4): 721-5, April 2015.


Flynn JM, Garner MR, Jones KJ, D'Italia J, Davidson RS, Ganley TJ, Horn BD, Spiegel D, Wells L.: The treatment of low-energy femoral shaft fractures: a prospective study comparing the "walking spica" with the traditional spica cast. J Bone Joint Surg Am 93-A(23), December 2011.


Courtney PM, Flynn JM, Jaramillo D, Horn BD, Calabro K, Speigel DA. Clinical indications for repeat MRI in children with acute hematogenous osteomyelitis. J Pediatr Orthop. 2010 Dec;30(8):883-7. Cited in PubMed: PMID 21102217.

Horn B, Bales CB, Kamath BM, Munoz PS, Nguyen A, Piccoli DA, et al. Pathologic lower extremity fractures in children with Alagille syndrome. J Pediatr Gastroenterol Nutr. 2010 Jul;51(1):66-70. Cited in PubMed: PMID 20453673.  

Horn BD, Davidson RS. Current treatment of clubfoot in infancy and childhood. Foot Ankle Clin. 2010 Jun;15(2):235-43. Cited in PubMed: PMID 20534353.

Bales CB, Kamath BM, Munoz PS, Nguyen A, Piccoli DA, Spinner NB, Horn D,Shults J, Leonard MB, Grimberg A, Loomes KM: Pathologic Lower Extremity Fracturesin Children With Alagille Syndrome. J Pediatr Gastroenterol Nutr 51(1): 66-70, July 2010.

Courtney PM, Flynn JM, Jaramillo D, Horn BD, Calabro K, Spiegel DA.: Clinical indications for repeat MRI in children with acute hematogenous osteomyelitis. J Pediatr Orthop 30(8): 883-7, December 2010.


Bhat SB, Kamath AF, Sehgal K, Horn BD, Hosalkar HS. Multi-axial correction system in the treatment of radial club hand. J Child Orthop. Epub 2009 Sep 4. Cited in PubMed: PMID 19730917.

Pandya NK, Clarke SE, McCarthy JJ, Horn BD, Hosalkar HS. Correction of Blount's disease by a multi-axial external fixation system. J Child Orthop. 2009 Aug;3(4):291-9. Epub 2009 Apr 16. Cited in PubMed: PMID 19370370.

Kramer GA, Albina JE, Andrieu SC, Hendricson WD, Henson L, Horn BD, et al. Dental student assessment toolbox. J Dent Educ. 2009 Jan;73(1):12-35. Cited in PubMed: PMID 19126764.






Glanzman AM, Jones J, Thompson CZ, Pendergast EA, Beam M, Hughes AL, King M, Brandsema J, Horn B.: Rehabilitation Following Fracture in Dystrophinopathy, ACase Series. J Neuromuscul Dis. 7(3): 31-33, June 2020.


Horn BD, Milbrandt TA, Young E, Herman MJ, Parikh D, Dasgupta R, Mody KS.: Office Pediatric Orthopaedics for the General Orthopaedic Surgeon: Staying Current and Avoiding Mistakes. Instr Course Lect. 67: 605, 2018.

Jones B, Berent AC, Weisse CW, Hart R, Alvarez L, Fischetti A, Horn BD, Canning D.: Surgical and endoscopic treatment of bladder exstrophy-epispadias complex in a female dog. J Am Vet Med Assoc 252(6): 732-743, March 2018.


B. David Horn And Andrew Gambone: Medial Epicondyle Fractures. Pediatric Orthopedic Trauma Care Atlas. C. Iobst, S.L. Frick (eds.). Springer International Publishing, 2017.


Pannu GS, Eberson CP, Abzug J, Horn BD, Bae DS, Herman M: Common Errors in the Management of Pediatric Supracondylar Humerus Fractures and Lateral Condyle Fractures. Instr Course Lect. 65: 385-97, 2016.

Mik G, Drummond DS, Horn, BD: Release of the Sternocleidomastoid Muscle. Operative Techniques in Orthopaedic Surgery, 2nd Ed. 2016.

Kenneth Chin, Scott H Kozin, Martin Herman, Bernard D Horn, Craig P Eberson, Donald S Bae, Joshua Abzug: Pediatric Monteggia Fracture-Dislocations: Avoiding Problems and Managing Complications. Instr Course Lect. 65: 399, 2016.

Chin K, Kozin SH, Herman M, Horn BD, Eberson CP, Bae DS, Abzug J: Pediatric Monteggia Fracture-Dislocations: Avoiding Problems and Managing Complications. Instr Course Lect. 65: 399-407, 2016.

Chin K, Abzug J, Bae DS, Horn BD, Herman M, Eberson CP: Avoiding Errors in the Management of Pediatric Polytrauma Patients. Instr Course Lect. 65: 345-52, 2016.

B. David Horn: Butler Procedure for Overlapping Fifth Toe Operative Techniques in Orthopaedic Surgery, 2nd Ed. 2016.

B. David Horn: Surgical Correction of the Juvenile Bunion. Operative Techniques in Orthopaedic Surgery, 2nd Ed. 2016.


Horn BD. Bowed legs: common pediatric orthopaedic problems. In: Lotke PA, Aboud JA, Ende J, editors. Lippincott’s primary care orthopaedics. Philadelphia: Lippincott Williams & Wilkins; 2008.

Horn BD, Spiegel DA. Intoeing, flatfoot, Perthes disease, slipped capital femoral epiphysis, septic arthritis of the hip: common pediatric orthopaedic problems. In: Lotke PA, Aboud JA, Ende J, editors. Lippincott’s primary care orthopaedics. Philadelphia: Lippincott Williams & Wilkins; 2008.


Horn DB, Spiegel DA. Orthopaedics. In: Zaoutis, Chiang, editors. Comprehensive pediatric hospital medicine. Philadelphia: Mosby/Elsevier; 2007.

Hosalkar H, Horn D, Friedman JE, Dormans JP. The hip. In: Nelson textbook of pediatrics. 18th ed. Philadelphia: Saunders; 2007.


Horn BD, Dormans JP.  Evaluation of the cervical spine in children. In: Clark CR, editor. The cervical spine. 4th ed. Philadelphia: Lippincott, Williams & Wilkins;  2005.


Horn BD. Clubfoot. In: Cramer KE, Scherl SA, editors. Pediatrics. Philadelphia: Lippincott, Williams & Wilkins; 2003.

Awards and Honors

2022, Philadelphia Magazine's Top Doctors in Orthopaedic Surgery