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Elke Regina Ahlmann, MD
Assistant Professor of Clinical Orthopaedic Surgery
Orthopaedic Surgery
GNH 3900 1200 N. State Street Off Campus Los Angeles
+1 323 226 8010


Dr. Elke Ahlmann is an assistant professor in the Department of Orthopaedic Surgery at LAC – USC Medical Center. Dr. Ahlmann is a graduate of the orthopaedic surgery residency at USC. She later completed a one year oncology fellowship at USC and LAC-USC Medical Center. Her clinical practice consists of caring for patients with musculoskeletal tumors and metastases at LAC – USC Medical Center. She is also an active member of the LAC – USC trauma team, with particular interest in fractures of the upper extremity. Dr. Ahlmann has been involved in clinical research for the past 15 years and has published peer review research articles and book chapters in the field of musculoskeletal oncology, bone grafting and clavicle fractures. She has a special interest in the long-term clinical outcome of endoprosthetic reconstructions, cryosurgery for chondrosarcoma, and the use of denosumab for the treatment of giant cell tumor of bone. She is a Fellow of the American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgery and member of the Connective Tissue Oncology Society. She is active in resident and medical student education.


Vaynrub M, Taheri N, Ahlmann ER, Yao C, Fedenko AN, Allison DC, Chawla SP, Menendez LR. Prognostic value of necrosis after neoadjuvant therapy for soft tissue sarcoma. J Surg Oncol. 2015 Feb; 111(2):152-7. View in: PubMed

Alexandrov T, Ahlmann ER, Menendez LR. Early clinical and radiographic results of minimally invasive anterior approach hip arthroplasty. Adv Orthop. 2014; 2014:954208. View in: PubMed

Hendifar AE, Ahlmann E, Allison DC, Hu J, Menendez L, Chawla SP. Moving beyond response criteria: new measures of success in the treatment of sarcomas. Curr Treat Options Oncol. 2012 Sep; 13(3):299-305. View in: PubMed

Harvey N, Ahlmann ER, Allison DC, Wang L, Menendez LR. Endoprostheses last longer than intramedullary devices in proximal femur metastases. Clin Orthop Relat Res. 2012 Mar; 470(3):684-91. View in: PubMed

Allison DC, Carney SC, Ahlmann ER, Hendifar A, Chawla S, Fedenko A, Angeles C, Menendez LR. A meta-analysis of osteosarcoma outcomes in the modern medical era. Sarcoma. 2012; 2012:704872. View in: PubMed

Ahlmann ER, Ma Y, Tunru-Dinh V. A Rare Case Report of Extensive Polyostotic Gorham's Disappearing Bone Disease Involving the Upper Extremity. Case Rep Orthop. 2011; 2011:486756. View in: PubMed

Kasraeian S, Allison DC, Ahlmann ER, Fedenko AN, Menendez LR. A comparison of fine-needle aspiration, core biopsy, and surgical biopsy in the diagnosis of extremity soft tissue masses. Clin Orthop Relat Res. 2010 Nov; 468(11):2992-3002. View in: PubMed

White E, Lu D, Eyer B, Gottsegen C, Ahlmann E, Allison C. Gallery of uncommon orthopedic implants: a guide for emergency radiologist. Emerg Radiol. 2010 May; 17(3):227-47. View in: PubMed

Ho L, Ahlmann ER, Menendez LR. Modified Harrington reconstruction for advanced periacetabular metastatic disease. J Surg Oncol. 2010 Feb 1; 101(2):170-4. View in: PubMed

Menendez LR, Ahlmann ER, Falkinstein Y, Allison DC. Periacetabular reconstruction with a new endoprosthesis. Clin Orthop Relat Res. 2009 Nov; 467(11):2831-7. View in: PubMed

Allison DC, Ahlmann ER, Xiang AH, Menendez LR. The linear cutting stapler may reduce surgical time and blood loss with muscle transection: a pilot study. Clin Orthop Relat Res. 2009 Nov; 467(11):2859-64. View in: PubMed

Zalavras CG, Rigopoulos N, Ahlmann E, Patzakis MJ. Hip disarticulation for severe lower extremity infections. Clin Orthop Relat Res. 2009 Jul; 467(7):1721-6. View in: PubMed

Ahlmann ER, Greene NW, Menendez LR, Stevanovic MV. Unusual locations for metastatic malignancy of the hand: a report of three cases. J Surg Orthop Adv. 2008; 17(4):267-70. View in: PubMed

Ahlmann ER, Falkinstein Y, Fedenko AN, Menendez LR. Cryoablation and resection influences patient survival for soft tissue sarcomas: impact on survivorship and local recurrence. Clin Orthop Relat Res. 2007 Jun; 459:174-81. View in: PubMed

Menendez LR, Ahlmann ER, Savage K, Cluck M, Fedenko AN. Tumor necrosis has no prognostic value in neoadjuvant chemotherapy for soft tissue sarcoma. Clin Orthop Relat Res. 2007 Feb; 455:219-24. View in: PubMed

Ahlmann ER, Menendez LR. Intercalary endoprosthetic reconstruction for diaphyseal bone tumours. J Bone Joint Surg Br. 2006 Nov; 88(11):1487-91. View in: PubMed

Ahlmann ER, Menendez LR, Fedenko AN, Learch T. Influence of cryosurgery on treatment outcome of low-grade chondrosarcoma. Clin Orthop Relat Res. 2006 Oct; 451:201-7. View in: PubMed

Menendez LR, Ahlmann ER, Kermani C, Gotha H. Endoprosthetic reconstruction for neoplasms of the proximal femur. Clin Orthop Relat Res. 2006 Sep; 450:46-51. View in: PubMed

Grippi M, Zionts LE, Ahlmann ER, Forrester DM, Patzakis MJ. The early diagnosis of sacroiliac joint infections in children. J Pediatr Orthop. 2006 Sep-Oct; 26(5):589-93. View in: PubMed

Ahlmann ER, Menendez LR, Kermani C, Gotha H. Survivorship and clinical outcome of modular endoprosthetic reconstruction for neoplastic disease of the lower limb. J Bone Joint Surg Br. 2006 Jun; 88(6):790-5. View in: PubMed

Ahlmann E, Patzakis M, Roidis N, Shepherd L, Holtom P. Comparison of anterior and posterior iliac crest bone grafts in terms of harvest-site morbidity and functional outcomes. J Bone Joint Surg Am. 2002 May; 84-A(5):716-20. View in: PubMed

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