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Pediatric Orthopedic Surgeon

Specialty

Top Conditions

  • Scoliosis
  • Pediatric Hip and Knee Conditions
  • Trauma
  • Lower Extremity Alignment Concerns
  • Fractures
*This is not a complete list of conditions

Languages

English, Vietnamese, Chinese (Cantonese)

My Approach to Care

"Diagnosis begins with active listening, followed by detailed examination, then focused testing that takes into account the burden on the family and the long-term risks associated with those tests, such as radiation and anesthesia. Only when the diagnosis is accurate and the natural history is explained well, can the patient and family join me in a joint decision on treatment that maximizes outcomes and minimizes discomfort."

  • Education & Training

    Medical School: Ohio State University

    Residency: University of Minnesota

    Fellowship: University of Toronto, Hospital for Sick Children

    Board Certification(s): Orthopaedics, American Board of Orthopaedic Surgery; RCS(C) (Orthopaedics, Canada)

  • Professional Organizations

    American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons, Pediatric Orthopaedic Society Of North America, SRS, American Academy for Cerebral Palsy and Developmental Medicine, American Orthopaedic Association, COA, American Medical Association, MOS
  • Research & Publications

    Clinical outcomes research in Pediatric Orthopaedics focusing on Spine, Trauma, and Gait. * Accepted in JPO 2016. What's New in Pediatric Spine Growth Modulation and Implant Technology for Early Onset Scoliosis. Wessel N, Martus J, Halanski M, Snyder B, Truong WH. PMID: 27403917 * J Emerg Med. 2014 Aug;47(2):140-6. doi: 10.1016/j.jemermed.2014.04.036. Epub 2014 Jun 11. Patterns of injury and management of children with pelvic fractures at a non-trauma center. Ortega HW, Reid S, Velden HV, Truong W, Laine J, Weber L, Engels J. PMID: 24928540 * J Am Acad Orthop Surg 2013 Jun;21(6):323-31. Automobile safety in children: a review of north american evidence and recommendations. Truong WH, Hill BW, Cole PA. PMID: 23728957 * Spine (Phila Pa 1976). 2012 Jan 15;37(2):E119-25. The accuracy of intraoperative O-arm images for the assessment of pedicle screw position. Santos ER, Ledonio CG, Castro CA, Truong WH, Sembrano JN. PMID: 21673628 * J Pediatr Orthop. 2011 Jul-Aug;31(5):534-40. Evaluation of conventional selection criteria for psoas lengthening for individuals with cerebral palsy: a retrospective, case-controlled study. Truong WH, Rozumalski A, Novacheck TF, Beattie C, Schwartz MH. PMID: 21654462

  • Interests & Activities

    I enjoy basketball, snowboarding, Taekwon-Do and Muay Thai kickboxing.

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