Dr. Shepherd is an Associate Professor of Clinical Orthopaedic Surgery. He specializes in the treatment of orthopaedic trauma and fracture care. Dr. Shepherd has special interest in the management of large bone fractures and fractures that fail to heal. His practice is located at LAC+USC Medical Center, which is one of the busiest trauma centers in the nation.
Papadakis SA, Zalavras C, Mirzayan R, Shepherd L. Undetected iatrogenic lesions of the anterior femoral shaft during intramedullary nailing: a cadaveric study. J Orthop Surg Res. 2008; 3:30. View in: PubMed
Papadakis SA, Shepherd L, Babourda EC, Papadakis S. A drawing mismatch or a terminology error? A review. Surg Radiol Anat. 2005 Aug; 27(3):223-6. View in: PubMed
Papadakis SA, Shepherd L. Controversies in intramedullary nailing of femoral shaft fractures. J Bone Joint Surg Am. 2003 Jun; 85-A(6):1162; author reply 1162. View in: PubMed
Shepherd LE, Zalavras CG, Jaki K, Shean C, Patzakis MJ. Gunshot femoral shaft fractures: is the current classification system reliable? Clin Orthop Relat Res. 2003 Mar; (408):101-9. View in: PubMed
Shepherd L, Abdollahi K, Lee J, Vangsness CT. The prevalence of soft tissue injuries in nonoperative tibial plateau fractures as determined by magnetic resonance imaging. J Orthop Trauma. 2002 Oct; 16(9):628-31. 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