Roger F. Widmann, MD – Pediatric Orthopedic Surgery, Spine Surgery


Publications of Dr. Widmann

Patient Education

Blog posts

Selected books/chapters

Lamont, LE, Garner, MR, and Widmann, RF, Salter-Harris Distal Femur and Proximal Tibia Fractures in Pediatric and Adolescent Knee Surgery. Cordasco, FA and Green, DW Editors, 2015. Wolters Kluwer.

Dodwell, ER, and Widmann, RF, Percutaneous Distal Femur or Proximal Tibial Epiphysiodesis for Leg Length Difference, in Operative Techniques in Orthopedic Surgery, Second Edition, Flynn, JM, and Sankar, WN Editors, 2015, Lippincott Williams & Wilkins: Philadelphia.

Spencer, S. and Widmann, RF, eds. Limb length discrepancy and limb elongation. 4th ed. Update of orthopedic knowledge: paediatrics. 2011, American Academy of Orthopedic Surgeons: Rosemont, IL.

Widmann, RF, Gholve, PA, and Blyakher, A., Limb Lengthening Using the Ilizarov Method or Monoplanar Fixator, in Operative Techniques in Orthopedic Surgery, JM Flynn, ed. 2011, Lippincott Williams & Wilkins: Philadelphia. p. 1258-1269.

Widmann, RF and Beaty, JH, Fractures of the Pelvis, in Fractures in Children, JH Beaty and JR Kasser, eds. 2005, Lippincott Williams & Wilkins: New York.

Kuo, CE and Widmann, RF, Reduction and percutaneous pin fixation of displaced supracondylar elbow fractures in children. Techniques of Shoulder and Elbow Surgery, 2004. 5(2): p. 90-102.

Widmann, RF and Micheli, LJ, Lower Extremity Sports Injuries in Children, in Lower Extremity Sports Medicine, SI Subotnick, ed. 1999, Churchill Livingstone: New York. p. 21-37.

8Schneider, R., Widmann, RF and Hayne, S., Femoral anteversion and tibial torsion, in Radiology: diagnosis-imaging-intervention, JM Taveras and AT Ferrucci, editors. 1997, Lippincott-Raven: New York. p. 1-11.

Selected journal articles

Warner SJ, Uppstrom TJ, Miller AO, O’Brien ST, Salvatore CM, Widmann RF, et al. The epidemiology of deep surgical site infections after pediatric spinal fusion surgery. Spine (Phila Pa 1976) June 14, 2016.

Manufacturer PD, Robles A, Downey-Zayas T, Do HT, Marx RG, Widmann RF, et al. Development and validation of a pediatric sports activity assessment scale: the Hospital for Special Surgery Pediatric Functional Activity Brief Scale (HSS Pedi-FABS). Am J Sports Med 2013 Oct;41(10):2421-9.

Manufacturer PD, Admoni S, Green DW, Ipp LS, Widmann RF. Resumption of sports activity after posterior arthrodesis for adolescent idiopathic scoliosis: analysis of independent predictive factors. J Pediatr Orthop 2012 Apr-May;32(3):259-65.

Green DW, Lawhorne TW, 3rd, Widmann RF, Kepler CK, Ahern C, Mintz DN, et al. Long-term follow-up magnetic resonance imaging demonstrates minimal lumbar disc degeneration at the transitional level after posterior spinal fusion for adolescent idiopathic scoliosis. Spine (Phila Pa 1976) 2011 Nov 1;36(23):1948-54.

Ipp L, Flynn P, Blanco J, Green D, Boachie-Adjei O, Kozich J, Widmann R, et al. Results of preoperative cardiac screening studies in adolescent idiopathic scoliosis. J Pediatr Orthop 2011 Oct-Nov;31(7):764-6.

Widmann RF, Amaral TD, Yildiz C, Yang X, Bostrom M. Percutaneous radiofrequency epiphysiodesis in a rabbit model: a pilot study. Clin Orthop Relat Res 2010 Jul;468(7):1943-8.

Bomback DA, Charles G, Widmann R, Boachie-Adjei O. Video-assisted thoracoscopic surgery compared to thoracotomy: early and late follow-up of radiographic and functional results. Spine J 2007 Jul-Aug;7(4):399-405.

Lim M, Green DW, Billinghurst JE, Huang RC, Rawlins BA, Widmann RF, et al. Scheuermann’s kyphosis: safe and effective surgical treatment using multisegmental instrumentation. Spine (Phila Pa 1976) 2004 Aug 15;29(16):1789-94.

Do T, Fras C, Burke S, Widmann RF, Rawlins B, Boachie-Adjei O. Clinical value of routine preoperative magnetic resonance imaging in adolescent idiopathic scoliosis. A prospective study of three hundred and twenty-seven patients. J Bone Joint Surg Am 2001 Apr;83-A(4):577-9.

Widmann RF, Bitan FD, Laplaza FJ, Burke SW, DiMaio MF, Schneider R. Spinal deformity, lung compromise, and quality of life in osteogenesis imperfecta. Spine (Phila Pa 1976) 1999 Aug 15;24(16):1673-8.

For more publications, please see the PubMed list.

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