Wudbhav N. Sankar, MD

Wudbhav N. Sankar, MD

Wudbhav N. Sankar, MD, is Director of the Young Adult Hip Preservation Program at CHOP. He specializes in treating hip conditions in children, adolescents and young adults, as well as scoliosis and other spinal disorders.

Areas of Expertise: Acetabular dysplasia, Developmental dysplasia of the hip, Down syndrome (trisomy 21), Femoroacetabular impingement, Legg-Calvé-Perthes disease, Scoliosis and other spine disorders, Slipped capital femoral epiphysis (SCFE), Trauma and fractures, Young adult hip preservation
Locations: Main Campus; Specialty Care, Virtua; Specialty Care & Surgery Center, Voorhees
Appointments and Referrals: 1-800-TRY-CHOP (1-800-879-2467)

Background

Wudbhav (Woody) N. Sankar is a nationally recognized leader in pediatric orthopaedic surgery. He serves as Director of the Young Adult Hip Preservation Program and heads up the Hip Disorders Program at the Children's Hospital of Philadelphia (CHOP) — programs that care for infants, children and young adults with all types of hip conditions including hip dysplasia (DDH), femoroacetabular impingement, Legg-Calvé-Perthes disease, and Slipped Capital Femoral Epiphysis. In addition, Dr. Sankar’s clinical area of expertise includes spine disorders such as scoliosis, kyphosis and spondylolisthesis, as well as pediatric orthopaedic trauma.

Dr. Sankar offers complex second opinions for families from around the region and across the country. If your family has been told they need surgery and you would like an expert second opinion, the CHOP Orthopaedics Nurse Navigator can quickly arrange VIP access, and offer travel, lodging and insurance advice. CHOP’s state-of-the-art facilities, nationally recognized low-complication rates, special recovery pathways, and world-class anesthesia/nursing/therapy make it one of America’s top-ranked destinations for pediatric orthopaedic surgery.

Since joining the faculty in 2009, Dr. Sankar has been committed to improving the care of patients with both hip and spinal disorders. As a leading national expert in hip dysplasia, he has pioneered the use of non-traditional braces for infants that fail standard Pavlik harness therapy, developed advanced techniques for evaluating blood flow during and after surgery for dislocated hips, and has optimized care for young children by offering ultrasound within his own clinic (which improves medical decision-making and streamlines appointments).

In the area of scoliosis and spinal deformity surgery, Dr. Sankar was an integral member of the development of CHOP’s Scoliosis Rapid Recovery Pathway (RRP) which was designed to maximize pain control and mobilization while minimizing opioid use, allowing most children and teens to go home to their families only two to three days after major spine deformity correction. He also was an early contributor to CHOP’s development of Dedicated Spine Teams, which have optimized team building in the operating room to dramatically reduce surgical times for patients undergoing surgery for scoliosis.

Dr. Sankar is one of a small group of surgeons in the country who perform complex hip procedures on adolescent and young adult patients, such as the Ganz periacetabular osteotomy, surgical dislocation of the hip, and head realignments following slipped epiphyses. 

He is the Associate Director of the International Hip Dysplasia Institute (IHDI) and a member of several other multi-center research groups, including the International Perthes Study Group (IPSG) and the Academic Network of Conservational Hip Outcomes Research (ANCHOR). He also serves on the board of directors for the Legg-Calvé-Perthes Foundation. His active areas of research include public health improvements in hip dysplasia, novel ultrasound techniques for infantile DDH, the optimal management of slipped epiphysis, and hip instability in trisomy 21.

Dr. Sankar is a graduate of Cornell University’s college of engineering and the University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine. He completed his orthopaedic surgical training at the University of Pennsylvania, followed by two pediatric orthopaedic fellowships at Children’s Hospital Los Angeles and the Shriners Hospitals for Children in Los Angeles. He then pursued advanced training in the area of adolescent and young adult hip reconstruction at Boston Children’s Hospital.

Dr. Sankar has published more than 90 peer-reviewed scientific articles, reviews or textbook chapters, and has written and edited two books.

He is happily married to his wonderful wife, and has three energetic (and tiring) young children. He enjoys distance running, gardening, and travel.

 

Education and Training

Medical School

MD - University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine, Philadelphia, PA

Internship

Surgery - Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia, PA

Residency

Orthopaedic Surgery - Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia, PA

Fellowship

Adolescent Hip Surgery, Boston Childrens Hospital, Boston, MA
Pediatric Orthopedic Surgery, Shriners Hospitals for Children, Los Angeles, CA
Pediatric Orthopedic Surgery, Children’s Hospital Los Angeles, Los Angeles, CA

Undergraduate Degree

BS in Materials Science and Engineering - Cornell University, Ithaca, NY

Titles and Academic Titles

Director, Young Adult Hip Preservation Program

Attending Surgeon, Division of Orthopaedic Surgery

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

Conditions Treated

Departments and Services

Publications

Papers

2017

Sankar WN, Duncan ST, Baca GR, Beaulé PE, Millis MB, Kim YJ, Peters CL, Podeszwa DA, Schoenecker PL, Sierra RJ, Sink EL, Sucato DJ, Trousdale RT, Zaltz I, Clohisy JC: Descriptive Epidemiology of Acetabular Dysplasia: The Academic Network of Conservational Hip Outcomes Research (ANCHOR) Periacetabular Osteotomy. Journal of the American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons 25: 150-159, 2017.

Refakis CA, Arkader A, Baldwin KD, Spiegel DA, Sankar WN: Predicting Periarticular Infection in Children With Septic Arthritis of the Hip: Regionally Derived Criteria May Not Apply to All Populations. Journal of Pediatric Orthopaedics Epub ahead of print, 2017.

Brusalis CM, Shah AS, Luan X, Lutts MK, Sankar WN: A Dedicated Orthopaedic Trauma Operating Room Improves Efficiency at a Pediatric Center. Journal of Bone and Joint Surgery, American 99: 42-47, 2017.

2016

Baldwin KD, Brusalis CM, Nduaguba AM, Sankar WN: Predictive factors for differentiating between septic arthritis and lyme disease of the knee in children. Journal of Bone and Joint Surgery, American volume 98: 721-728, 2016.

Fabricant PD, Sankar WN, Seeley MA, Beaulé PE, Clohisy JC, Kim YJ, Millis MB, Peters CL, Podeszwa DA, Schoenecker PL, Sierra RJ, Sink EL, Sucato DJ, Zaltz I: Femoral Deformity May Be More Predictive of Hip Range of Motion Than Severity of Acetabular Disease in Patients With Acetabular Dysplasia: An Analysis of the ANCHOR Cohort. Journal of the American Academy of Orthopedic Surgeons 24(7): 465-474, 2016.

Garg S, McCarthy JJ, Goodwin R, Kolmodin J, Sankar WN, Franklin C, Armstrong D, Fryzel D, Hassenbein S, Meder C: Complication Rates After Bone Morphogenetic Protein (BMP) Use in Orthopaedic Surgery in Children: A Concise Multicenter Retrospective Cohort Study. Journal of Pediatric Orthopaedics Epub ahead of print, 2016.

Georgiadis AG, Seeley MA, Chauvin NA, Sankar WN: Prevalence of acetabular labral tears in asymptomatic children. Journal of Children's Orthopaedics Epub ahead of print, 2016.

Goodbody CM, Asztalos IB, Sankar WN, Flynn JM: It's not just the big kids: both high and low BMI impact bracing success for adolescent idiopathic scoliosis. Journal of Children's Orthopaedics Epub ahead of print, 2016.

Gornitzky AL, Flynn JM, Muhly WT, Sankar WN: A Rapid Recovery Pathway for Adolescent Idiopathic Scoliosis That Improves Pain Control and Reduces Time to Inpatient Recovery After Posterior Spinal Fusion. Spine Deformity 4(4): 288-295, 2016.

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? Clinical Orthopaedics and Related Research 474(5): 1153-1165, 2016.

Gornitzky AL, Schaeffer EK, Price CT, Sankar WN; International Hip Dysplasia Institute: Pavlik Harness Disease Revisited: Does Prolonged Treatment of a Dislocated Hip in a Harness Adversely Affect the α Angle? Journal of Pediatric Orthopaedics Epub ahead of print, 2016.

Himebauch AS, Sankar WN, Flynn JM, Sisko MT, Moorthy GS, Gerber JS, Zuppa AF, Fox E, Dormans JP, Kilbaugh TJ: Skeletal muscle and plasma concentrations of cefazolin during complex paediatric spinal surgery. British Journal of Anaesthesia 117(1): 87-94, 2016.

Muhly WT, Sankar WN, Ryan K, Norton A, Maxwell L, DiMaggio T, Farrell S, Hughes R, Gornitzky A, Keren R, McClosey R, Flynn JM: Rapid recovery pathway following spinal fusion for idiopathic scoliosis. Pediatrics Epub ahead of print, 2016.

Mulpuri K, Schaeffer EK, Andrade J, Sankar WN, Williams N, Matheney TH, Mubarak SJ, Cundy PJ, Price CT; IHDI Study Group: What Risk Factors and Characteristics Are Associated With Late-presenting Dislocations of the Hip in Infants? Clinical Orthopaedics and Related Research Epub ahead of print, 2016.

Nduaguba A, Flynn JM, Sankar WN: Septic arthritis of the elbow in children: clinical presentation and microbiological profile. Journal of Pediatric Orthopaedics 36: 75-79, 2016.

Novais EN, Carry PM, Kestel LA, Ketterman B, Brusalis CM, Sankar WN: Does Surgeon Experience Impact the Risk of Complications After Bernese Periacetabular Osteotomy? Clinical Orthopaedics and Related Research Epub ahead of print, 2016.

Refakis CA, Baldwin KD, Spiegel DA, Sankar WN: Treatment of the Dislocated Hip in Infants With Spasticity. Journal of Pediatric Orthopaedics Epub ahead of print, 2016.

Sankar WN, Gornitzky AL, Clarke NM, Herrera-Soto JA, Kelley SP, Matheney T, Mulpuri K, Schaeffer EK, Upasani VV, Williams N, Price CT; International Hip Dysplasia Institute: Closed Reduction for Developmental Dysplasia of the Hip: Early-term Results From a Prospective, Multicenter Cohort. Journal of Pediatric Orthopaedics Epub ahead of print, 2016.

Upasani VV, Bomar JD, Matheney TH, Sankar WN, Mulpuri K, Price CT, Moseley CF, Kelley SP, Narayanan U, Clarke NM, Wedge JH, Castañeda P, Kasser JR, Foster BK, Herrera-Soto JA, Cundy PJ, Williams N, Mubarak SJ: Evaluation of Brace Treatment for Infant Hip Dislocation in a Prospective Cohort: Defining the Success Rate and Variables Associated with Failure. Journal of Bone and Joint Surgery, American volume 98(14): 1215-1221, 2016.

2015

Georgiadis AG, Seeley MA, Yellin JL, Sankar WN: The presentation of Legg-Calvé-Perthes disease in females. Journal of Children's Orthopaedics 9(5): 243-247, 2015.

Goodbody CM, Lee RJ, Flynn JM, Sankar WN: Titanium elastic nailing for pediatric tibia fractures: do older, heavier kids do worse? Journal of Pediatric Orthopaedics Epub ahead of print, 2015.

Goodbody CM, Sankar WN, Flynn JM: Presentation of adolescent idiopathic scoliosis: the bigger the kid, the bigger the curve. Journal of Pediatric Orthopaedics Epub ahead of print, 2015.

Hyman JE, Trupia EP, Wright ML, Matsumoto H, Jo CH, Mulpuri K, Joseph B, Kim HK; International Perthes Study Group Members*: Interobserver and intraobserver reliability of the modified Waldenstrom classification system for staging Legg-Calve-Perthes disease. Journal of Bone and Joint Surgery,  American volume 97: 643-650, 2015.

Sankar WN, Beaule PE, Clohisy JC, Kim YJ, Millis MB, Peters CL, Podeszwa DA, Schoenecker PL, Sierra RJ, Sink EL, Sucato DJ, Zaltz I, ANCHOR study group: Labral morphology in symptomatic acetabular dysplasia. American Journal of Sports Medicine 43(9): 2152-2156, 2015.

Sankar WN, Nduaguba A, Flynn JM: Ilfeld abduction orthosis is an effective second line treatment following failure of Pavlik harness for Infants with DDH. Journal of Bone and Joint Surgery, American volume 97: 292-297, 2015.

Yellin JL, Wiggins CR, Franco AJ, Sankar WN: Safe transcranial electric stimulation motor evoked potential monitoring during posterior spinal fusion in two patients with cochlear implants. Journal of Clinical Monitoring and Computing Epub ahead of print, 2015.

2014

Basmajian HG, Choi PD, Huh K, Sankar WN, Wells L, Arkader A.  Radial neck fractures in children: experience from two level-1 trauma centers.  Journal of  Pediatric Orthopaedics B.  23(4):367-374, 2014.

Nduaguba AM, Sankar WN.  Osteonecrosis in adolescent girls involved in high-impact activities: Could repetitive microtrauma be the cause? A report of three cases.  J Bone Joint Surg Case Connect.  2014 May 14;4(2):e35.

Gans I, Sankar WN.  The medial dye pool revisited: correlation between arthrography and MRI in closed reductions for DDH.  J Pediatr Orthop. 2014 Apr 29 epub.

Sankar WN, Thomas S, Castaneda P, Hong T, Shore BJ, Kim HK.  Feasibility and Safety of Perfusion MRI for Legg-Calve-Perthes disease.  J Pediatr Orthop.  34(7):679-682, 2014. PMID 24590346.

Sarkissian EJ, Sankar WN, Baldwin K, Flynn JM.  Is there a predilection for breech infants to demonstrate spontaneous stabilization of DDH instability?  J Pediatr Orthop.  34(5);509-513, 2014.

2013

Ruzbarsky JJ, Beck NA, Baldwin KD, Sankar WN, Flynn JM, Spiegel DA.  Risk factors and complications in hip reconstruction for nonambulatory patients with cerebral palsy.  Journal of Childrens Orthopaedics.  7(6):487-500, 2013.

Sankar WN, Matheney TH, Zaltz I.  Femoroacetabular impingement: current concepts and controversies.  Orthopedic Clinics of North America  44(4):575-589, 2013.

Gans I, Flynn JM, Sankar WN.  Abduction bracing for residual acetabular dysplasia in DDH.  Journal of Pediatric Orthopaedcs.  33(7):714-718, 2013.

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, Arden N, Kim YJ, Grodzinsky AJ, Sandell L, Scanzello C, Siebenrock KA.  Staging of hip osteoarthritis for clinical trials on femoroacetabular impingement. Journal of American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons.  21:S33-S38, 2013.

Sankar WN.  Complete redirectional acetabular osteotomies for neurogenic and syndromic hip dysplasia.  Journal of Pediatric Orthopaedics.  33 Suppl 1:S39-S44, 2013.

Gans I, Dormans JP, Spiegel DA, Flynn JM, Sankar WN, Campbell RM, Baldwin KD.  Adjunctive vancomycin powder in pediatric spine surgery is safe.  Spine.  38(19):1703-1707, 2013.

Beck NA, Miller R, Baldwin K, Zhu X, Spiegel D, Drummond D, Sankar WN, Flynn JM Do oblique views add value in the diagnosis of spondylolysis in adolescents? Journal of Bone and Joint Surgery 95:651-657, 2013.

McPartland TG, Sankar WN, Kim YJ, Millis MB.  Patients With Unstable Slipped Capital Femoral Epiphysis Have Antecedent Symptoms. Clinical Orthopedics and Related Research.  471(7):2132-2136, 2013.

Sankar WN, Vanderhave KL, Matheny T, Herrera-Soto JA, Karlen JD.  The modified Dunn procedure of unstable slipped capital femoral epiphysis: a multicenter perspective.  Journal of Bone and Joint Surgery 95:585-591, 2013.

Kanj WW, Gunderson MA, Carrigan RB, Sankar WN. Acute compartment syndrome of the upper extremity in children: diagnosis, management, and outcomes. Journal of Children’s Orthopaedics, 7(3):225-233, 2013.

Sankar WN, Novais EN, Lee C, Al-Omari AA, Choi PD, Shore BJ.  What are the risks of prophylactic pinning to prevent contralateral slipped capital femoral epiphysis?  Clinical Orthopedics and Related Research.  471(7):2118-2123, 2013.

2012

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.

Baldwin KD, Kovatch K, Namdari S, Sankar W, Flynn JM, Dormans JP.  The 50 most cited articles in pediatric orthopaedic surgery.  Journal of Pediatric Orthopaedics B.  21(5):463-468, 2012.

Sankar WN, Schoenecker JG, Mayfield ME, Kim YJ, Millis MB.  Acetabular retroversion in Down syndrome.  Journal of Pediatric Orthopaedics  32(3):277-281, 2012.

Books

Chapters
2012

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.

Al-Omari A, Sankar WN, Dormans J.  Perthes disease in Schwartz W, Ed. The 5-minute pediatric consult.  6th edition.  Lipincott Williams & Wilkins, Philadelphia, 2012.

2011

Sankar WN, Skaggs DL.  Rib anchors in distraction-based growing spine implants (Chapter 37) in Wang J, Ed. Advanced Reconstruction: Spine.  1st edition, American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons, Rosemont, 2011.

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.

2008

Sankar WN, Horn BD. Closed reduction & percutaneous pinning of supracondylar humerus fractures (Chapter 32) in Sheth NP, Lonner JL. Eds. Gowned and Gloved Orthopaedics: Introduction to Common Procedures.  1st Edition, Elsevier, Philadelphia, 2008.

Sankar WN, Flynn JM. Titanium elastic nails for pediatric femur fractures (Chapter 5) in Skaggs DL, Tolo VT. Eds. Master Techniques in Orthopaedic Surgery: Pediatrics  1st Edition, Lippincott, Philadelphia, 2008.

2006

Sankar WN, Esterhai JL. Sepsis of the Shoulder (Chapter 34) in Williams GR, Iannotti J. Eds. Shoulder disorders: Diagnosis and Management. 2nd Edition, Lippincott, Philadelphia, 2006.

Edited Books
2011

Wiesel BB, Sankar WN, Delahay J, Wiesel S eds. Orthopaedic Surgery: Principles of Diagnosis and Management.  1st Edition, Lippincott, Philadelphia, 2011.

2005

Mehta S, Sankar WN, Born CT.  Handbook of External Fixation.  1st Edition, Lippincott, Philadelphia, 2005.

Posters and Presentations

2016

Coobs BR, Clohisy JC, Baca G, Schoenecker PL, Nepple JL, Millis MB, Kim YJ, Zaltz I, Sierra RJ, Sankar WN, Sink EL, Podeszwa DA, Sucato DJ, Trousdale RT, Beaule PE, ANCHOR study group: Does previous hip arthroscopy impact the clinical outcomes of PAO surgery? an ANCHOR cohort study. Pediatric Orthopaedic Society of North America, annual meeting, Indianapolis, IN 2016 Notes: Oral presentation.

Fabricant PD, Sankar WN, Seeley M, Clohisy JC, Kim YJ, Millis MB, Podeszwa DA, Schoenecker PL, Sink EL, Sucato DJ, Zaltz I: Is There an Association Between Hip Motion and Severity of Acetabular Dysplasia? Analysis of the ANCHOR PAO Cohort. Pediatric Orthopaedic Society of North America, annual meeting, Indianapolis, IN 2016 Notes: E-poster.

Fabricant PD, Seeley M, Clohisy JC, Zaltz I, Sankar WN, ANCHOR study group: Is There an Association Between Hip Motion and Severity of Acetabular Dysplasia? Analysis of the ANCHOR PAO Cohort. American Academy of Orthopedic Surgeons, annual meeting, Orlando, FL 2016 Notes: Oral presentation.

Fabricant PD, Seeley MA, Clohisy JC, Zaltz I, Sankar WN, The ANCHOR Study Group: Is There an Association Between Hip Motion and Severity of Acetabular Dysplasia? Analysis of the ANCHOR PAO Cohort. American Academy of Pediatrics, annual meeting, San Francisco, CA 2016 Notes: Poster Presentation.

Gornitzky AL, Flynn JM, Muhly WT, Sankar WN: More Than Just Early Discharge: Improving the Value and Quality of Care Post Spinal Fusion for Idiopathic Scoliosis. American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons, annual meeting, Orlando, FL 2016 Notes: Oral presentation.

Gornitzky AL, Georgiadis AG, Seeley MA, Horn BD, Sankar WN: Does Perfusion MRI Following Closed Reduction of DDH Reduce the Incidence of Avascular Necrosis? American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons, annual meeting, Orlando, FL 2016 Notes: Oral presentation.

Gornitzky AL, Schaeffer EK, Price CT, International Hip Dysplasia Institute, Sankar WN: Perspective on Pavlik Harness Disease: Does Prolonged Treatment of a Dislocated Hip Adversely Affect Acetabular Alpha Angle? American Academy of Pediatrics, annual meeting, San Francisco, CA 2016 Notes: Oral Presentation.

Muhly W, Sankar W, Ryan K, Norton A, Maxwell L, DiMaggio T, Farrell S,Hughes R, Gornitzky A, Keren R, Flynn J, McCloskey J: Rapid Recovery Pathway Following Spinal Fusion for Idiopathic Scoliosis: A Quality Report. Society for Pediatric Anesthesia, annual meeting, Colorado Springs, CO 2016 Notes: Poster presentation.

Refakis CA, Sankar WN: Coexisting DDH and spastic hip disease? The treatment of dislocated hips in infants with spasticity. Pediatric Orthopaedic Society of North America, annual meeting, Indianapolis, IN 2016 Notes: E-poster presentation.

Sankar WN, Gorntizky AL, Clarke N, Herrera-Soto JA, Kelley SP, Matheney TH, Mulpuri K, Upasani VS, Williams N, Price CT, International Hip Dysplasia Study Group: Closed reduction for developmental dysplasia of the hip: outcomes from a multi-center, prospective study group. Pediatric Orthopaedic Society of North America, annual meeting, Indianapolis, IN 2016 Notes: Oral presentation.

2015

Flynn JM, Gornitzky AL, Sankar WN, Muhly WT: More than just early discharge: a rapid recovery pathway (RRP) that improves pain control and speeds recovery following posterior spinal fusion (PSF) for Adolescent Idiopathic Scoliosis (AIS). Scoliosis Research Society, annual meeting, Minneapolis, MN 2015 Notes: E-poster presentation.

Goodbody C, Asztalos I, Sankar WN, Flynn JM: It's not just the big kids: Both high and low BMI impact bracing success for adolescent idiopathic scoliosis. American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons, annual meeting, Las Vegas, NV 2015 Notes: Poster presentation.

Goodbody C, Lee RJ, Flynn JM, Sankar WN: Titanium elastic nailing for pediatric tibia fractures: do older, heavier kids do worse? American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons, annual meeting, Las Vegas, NV 2015 Notes: Oral presentation.

Goodbody CM, Asztalos IB, Sankar WN, Flynn JM: It's not just the big kids: Both high and low BMI impact bracing success for AIS. Pediatric Orthopaedic Society of North America, annual meeting, Atlanta, GA 2015 Notes: Oral presentation.

Goodbody CM, Lee RJ, Flynn JM, Sankar WN: Titanium elastic nailing for pediatric tibia fractures: Do older, heavier kids do worse? Pediatric Orthopaedic Society of North America, annual meeting, Atlanta, GA 2015 Notes: Oral presentation.

Goodbody CM, Sankar WN, Flynn JM: Presentation of adolescent idiopathic scoliosis: the bigger the kid, the bigger the curve. Pediatric Orthopaedic Society of North America, annual meeting, Atlanta, GA 2015 Notes: E-poster presentation.

Gornitzky AL, Flynn JM, Muhly WT, Sankar WN: More than just early discharge: a rapid recovery pathway (RRP) that improves pain control and reduces time to inpatient recovery following posterior spinal fusion (PSF) for Adolescent Idiopathic Scoliosis (AIS). American Academy of Pediatrics, annual meeting, Washington, DC 2015 Notes: Oral presentation.

Gornitzky AL, Georgiadis AG, Seeley MA, Horn BD, Sankar WN: Does Perfusion MRI Following Closed Reduction of DDH Reduce the Incidence of Avascular Necrosis? American Academy of Pediatrics, annual meeting, Washington, DC 2015 Notes: Oral presentation.

Mulpuri K, Andrade J, Williams N, Sankar WN, Matheney TH, Cataneda P, Clarke NMP, Price CT: Risk factors for late presenting developmental dysplasia of the hip from a multi-centre prospective study group. Pediatric Orthopaedic Society of North America, annual meeting, Atlanta, GA 2015 Notes: Oral presentation.

Nduaguba A, Baldwin KD, Sankar WN: Predictive factors for differentiating between septic arthritis and Lyme disease of the knee. American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons, annual meeting, Las Vegas, NV 2015 Notes: Oral presentation.

Nduaguba A, Flynn JM, Sankar WN: Ilfeld-style abduction orthosis: An effective alternative to closed reduction and spica casting. American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons, annual meeting, Las Vegas, NV 2015 Notes: Oral presentation.

Nduaguba AM, Baldwin KD, Sankar WN: Predictive factors for differentiating between septic arthritis and Lyme disease of the knee. Pediatric Orthopaedic Society of North America, annual meeting, Atlanta, GA 2015 Notes: Oral presentation.

Nduaguba AM, Flynn JM, Sankar WN: Ilfeld abduction orthosis is an effective second line treatment following failure of Pavlik harness for infants with DDH. Pediatric Orthopaedic Society of North America, annual meeting, Atlanta, GA 2015 Notes: Oral presentation.

Novais EN, Sankar WN, Wells L, Kim YJ: Epiphyseal drilling and marrow implantation for femoral head osteonecrosis after pediatric sickle cell disease. American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons, annual meeting, Las Vegas, NV 2015 Notes: Oral presentation.

2014

Sarkissian EJ, Sankar WN, Zhu X, Wu CH, Flynn JM. Hip Dysplasia Follow-up After 6 Months: Why Order X-rays Later if Ultrasound has Normalized?  Presented at the American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons, New Orleans, LA 2014.

Sarkissian EJ, Sankar WN, Zhu X, Wu CH, Flynn JM.  Hip Dysplasia Follow-up After 6 Months: Why Order X-rays Later if Ultrasound has Normalized? Presented at the Pediatric Orthopaedic Society of North America, Los Angeles, CA 2014.

Gans I, Sankar WN. Medial dye pool revisited: correlation between arthrography and MRI in closed reduction for DDH.  Presented at the Pediatric Orthopaedic Society of North America, Los Angeles, CA 2014.

2013

Sarkissian EJ, Sankar WN, Zhu X, Wu CH, Flynn JM. Hip Dysplasia Follow-up After 6 Months: Why Order X-rays Later if Ultrasound has Normalized? Presented at the American Academy of Pediatrics, Orlando, FL 2013.

Gans I, Sankar WN. Medial dye pool revisited: correlation between arthrography and MRI in closed reduction for DDH.  Presented at the American Academy of Pediatrics, Orlando, FL 2013.

Sankar WN, Vanderhave KL, Matheny T, Herrera-Soto JA, Karlen JD. The modified Dunn procedure of unstable slipped capital femoral epiphysis. Presented at the Pediatric Orthopaedic Society of North America, Toronto, Canada, 2013

2012

Gans I, Sankar WN, Angsanuntsukh C, Flynn JM.; Abduction bracing for infants with residual acetabular dysplasia: practice dogma or effective treatment? Presented at the Pediatric Orthopaedic Society of North America, Toronto, Canada, 2013 and Poster at the International Pediatric Orthopaedic Symposium, Orlando, FL, 2012.

Kanj WW, Carrigan RB, Sankar WN. Acute compartment syndrome of the upper extremity in children [E-poster]. Pediatric Orthopaedic Society of North America, Denver, CO, 2012

Sankar WN, Al-Omari AA, Lee C, Choi PD, Novais EN, Shore BJ. Safety of prophylactic pinning for slipped capital femoral epiphysis: a multicenter report [abstract]. Presented at the Pediatric Orthopaedic Society of North America, Denver, CO, 2012.

Ramski D, Kanj W, Sankar WN, Ganley TJ.  Optimal operating room setup for common pediatric orthopaedic procedures [scientific exhibit]. Presented at the American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons, San Francisco, CA, 2012.

Awards and Honors

2012, Young investigator award, AAOS/ORS Femoroacetabular impingement research symposium          
2010, AAOS Clinician-Scientist Development Program
2010, Stuart L. Weinstein Award for best E-poster POSNA
2007, Forrest Whittaker Award
2007, Stanley Chung Resident Research Award
2006, AOA-OREF-Zimmer Resident Leader
2006, OREF-Orthopaedic Overseas traveling fellowship
2001, William G. Munns prize
2002, Alpha Omega Alpha
1998, Magna Cum Laude
1997, Tau Beta Pi Engineering Honor Society