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Lindsay M. Andras, MD
Assistant Professor of Clinical Orthopaedic Surgery
Pediatric Orthopaedic Surgery
CHL Mail Stop 69 Off Campus Los Angeles
+1 323 361 2148

Awards

Pasadena Magazine: Top Doctor, 2012-2013

Publications

Fletcher ND, Andras LM, Lazarus DE, Owen RJ, Geddes BJ, Cao J, Skaggs DL, Oswald TS, Bruce RW. Use of a Novel Pathway for Early Discharge Was Associated With a 48% Shorter Length of Stay After Posterior Spinal Fusion for Adolescent Idiopathic Scoliosis. J Pediatr Orthop. 2017 Mar; 37(2):92-97. View in: PubMed

Sousa T, Skaggs DL, Chan P, Yamaguchi KT, Borgella J, Lee C, Sawyer J, Moisan A, Flynn JM, Gunderson M, Hresko MT, D'Hemecourt P, Andras LM. Benign Natural History of Spondylolysis in Adolescence With Midterm Follow-Up. Spine Deform. 2017 Mar; 5(2):134-138. View in: PubMed

Yang S, Andras L. Clavicle Shaft Fractures in Adolescents. Orthop Clin North Am. 2017 Jan; 48(1):47-58. View in: PubMed

Andras LM, Skaggs KF, Badkoobehi H, Choi PD, Skaggs DL. Chance Fractures in the Pediatric Population are Often Misdiagnosed. J Pediatr Orthop. 2016 Dec 23. View in: PubMed

Tilan J, Andras LM, Krieger MD, Skaggs DL. Return of motor evoked potentials after knee flexion in the setting of high-grade spondylolisthesis. Eur Spine J. 2016 Nov 17. View in: PubMed

Schur MD, Andras LM, Broom AM, Barrett KK, Bowman CA, Luther H, Goldstein RY, Fletcher ND, Millis MB, Runner R, Skaggs DL. Continuing Delay in the Diagnosis of Slipped Capital Femoral Epiphysis. J Pediatr. 2016 Oct; 177:250-4. View in: PubMed

Schur MD, Blumstein GW, Seehausen DA, Ross PA, Andras LM, Skaggs DL. Intraoperative Hypothermia is Common, but not Associated With Blood Loss or Transfusion in Pediatric Posterior Spinal Fusion. J Pediatr Orthop. 2016 Sep 03. View in: PubMed

Andras LM, Joiner ER, Skaggs K, Harris LR, Broom AM, Williams A, Skaggs DL. Removal of Infected Posterior Spinal Implants: Be Prepared to Transfuse. Spine Deform. 2016 Jul; 4(4):283-287. View in: PubMed

Iantorno SE, Andras LM, Skaggs DL. Variability of Reviewers' Comments in the Peer Review Process for Orthopaedic Research. Spine Deform. 2016 Jul; 4(4):268-271. View in: PubMed

Schell A, Rhee JM, Allen A, Andras L, Zhou F. Surgical management of Gorham disease involving the upper cervical spine with occipito-cervical-thoracic fusion: a case report. Spine J. 2016 Jul; 16(7):e467-72. View in: PubMed

Skaggs DL, Seehausen DA, Yamaguchi KT, Hah RJ, Wright ML, Bumpass DB, Kim HJ, Andras LM, Vitale MG, Lenke LG. Assessment of Lowest Instrumented Vertebra Tilt on Radiographic Measurements in Lenke "C" Modifier Curves Undergoing Selective Thoracic Fusion in Adolescent Idiopathic Scoliosis. Spine Deform. 2016 Mar; 4(2):125-130. View in: PubMed

Shabtai L, Andras LM, Portman M, Harris LR, Choi PD, Tolo VT, Skaggs DL. Sacral Alar Iliac (SAI) Screws Fail 75% Less Frequently Than Iliac Screws in Neuromuscular Scoliosis. J Pediatr Orthop. 2016 Jan 11. View in: PubMed

Yang S, Andras LM, Redding GJ, Skaggs DL. Early-Onset Scoliosis: A Review of History, Current Treatment, and Future Directions. Pediatrics. 2016 Jan; 137(1):1-12. View in: PubMed

Barrett KK, Andras LM, Tolo VT, Choi PD, Skaggs DL. Measurement Variability in the Evaluation of the Proximal Junction in Distraction-based Growing Rods Patients. J Pediatr Orthop. 2015 Sep; 35(6):624-7. View in: PubMed

Andras LM, Joiner ER, McCarthy RE, McCullough L, Luhmann SJ, Sponseller PD, Emans JB, Barrett KK, Skaggs DL. Growing Rods Versus Shilla Growth Guidance: Better Cobb Angle Correction and T1-S1 Length Increase But More Surgeries. Spine Deform. 2015 May; 3(3):246-252. View in: PubMed

Seehausen DA, Skaggs DL, Andras LM, Javidan Y. Safety and Efficacy of Power-Assisted Pedicle Tract Preparation and Screw Placement. Spine Deform. 2015 Mar; 3(2):159-165. View in: PubMed

Woon RP, Andras LM, Barrett KK, Skaggs DL. Cobalt Chrome Spinal Constructs Trigger Airport Security Screening in 24% of Pediatric Patients. Spine Deform. 2015 Mar; 3(2):188-191. View in: PubMed

Blumstein GW, Andras LM, Seehausen DA, Harris L, Ross PA, Skaggs DL. Fever is common postoperatively following posterior spinal fusion: infection is an uncommon cause. J Pediatr. 2015 Mar; 166(3):751-5. View in: PubMed

Barrett KK, Skaggs DL, Sawyer JR, Andras L, Moisan A, Goodbody C, Flynn JM. Supracondylar humeral fractures with isolated anterior interosseous nerve injuries: is urgent treatment necessary? J Bone Joint Surg Am. 2014 Nov 5; 96(21):1793-7. View in: PubMed

Goldstein RY, Sunde CD, Assaad P, Grimm J, Skaggs DL, Andras L. Location of the vertebral artery at c1 in children: how far out laterally can one safely dissect? J Bone Joint Surg Am. 2014 Sep 17; 96(18):1552-6. View in: PubMed

Joiner ER, Skaggs DL, Arkader A, Andras LM, Lightdale-Miric NR, Pace JL, Ryan DD. Iatrogenic nerve injuries in the treatment of supracondylar humerus fractures: are we really just missing nerve injuries on preoperative examination? J Pediatr Orthop. 2014 Jun; 34(4):388-92. View in: PubMed

Andras L, Louie K, Skaggs DL. Weak or Absent Ankle Dorsiflexion: The Most Sensitive Indicator of Motor Deficits Following Spinal Deformity Surgery. Spine Deform. 2014 May; 2(3):198-202. View in: PubMed

Joiner ER, Andras LM, Skaggs DL. Screening for hip dysplasia in congenital muscular torticollis: is physical exam enough? J Child Orthop. 2014 Mar; 8(2):115-9. View in: PubMed

Joiner ER, Andras LM, Skaggs DL. Mechanisms and risk factors of brachial plexus injury in the treatment of early-onset scoliosis with distraction-based growing implants. J Bone Joint Surg Am. 2013 Nov 6; 95(21):e1611-7. View in: PubMed

Andras L, Yamaguchi KT, Skaggs DL, Tolo VT. Surgical technique for balancing posterior spinal fusions to the pelvis using the T square of Tolo. J Pediatr Orthop. 2012 Dec; 32(8):e63-6. View in: PubMed

Yamaguchi KT, Skaggs DL, Acevedo DC, Myung KS, Choi P, Andras L. Spondylolysis is frequently missed by MRI in adolescents with back pain. J Child Orthop. 2012 Jul; 6(3):237-40. View in: PubMed

Linn SC, Andras LM, Kim HS, Wei J, Nagiec MM, Dickson RC, Merrill AH. Functional characterization of the promoter for the mouse SPTLC2 gene, which encodes subunit 2 of serine palmitoyltransferase. FEBS Lett. 2006 Nov 13; 580(26):6217-23. View in: PubMed

Linn SC, Kim HS, Keane EM, Andras LM, Wang E, Merrill AH. Regulation of de novo sphingolipid biosynthesis and the toxic consequences of its disruption. Biochem Soc Trans. 2001 Nov; 29(Pt 6):831-5. View in: PubMed

Chan P, Skaggs D, Sanders A, Villamor GA, Choi PD, Tolo V, Andras LM. Pain is the Greatest Preoperative Concern for Patients and Parents Prior to Posterior Spinal Fusion for Adolescent Idiopathic Scoliosis. Spine (Phila Pa 1976). 2017 Mar 03. View in: PubMed

Sanders AE, Andras LM, Choi PD, Tolo VT, Skaggs DL. Lateral Femoral Cutaneous Nerve Palsy After Spinal Fusion for Adolescent Idiopathic Scoliosis (AIS). Spine (Phila Pa 1976). 2016 Oct 1; 41(19):E1164-7. View in: PubMed

Sanders AE, Andras LM, Sousa T, Kissinger C, Cucchiaro G, Skaggs DL. Accelerated Discharge Protocol for Posterior Spinal Fusion Patients With Adolescent Idiopathic Scoliosis Decreases Hospital Postoperative Charges 22. Spine (Phila Pa 1976). 2017 Jan 15; 42(2):92-97. View in: PubMed

Heffernan MJ, Seehausen DA, Andras LM, Skaggs DL. Comparison of Outcomes After Posterior Spinal Fusion for Adolescent Idiopathic and Neuromuscular Scoliosis: Does the Surgical First Assistant's Level of Training Matter? Spine (Phila Pa 1976). 2014 Apr 15; 39(8):648-55. View in: PubMed

Sanders A, Andras L, Lehman A, Bridges N, Skaggs DL. Dermal Discolorations and Burns at Neuromonitoring Electrodes in Pediatric Spine Surgery. Spine (Phila Pa 1976). 2017 Jan 01; 42(1):20-24. View in: PubMed

Sanders A, Andras L, Sousa T, Kissinger C, Cucchiaro G, Skaggs DL. Accelerated Discharge Protocol for Posterior Spinal Fusion (PSF) Patients with Adolescent Idiopathic Scoliosis (AIS) Decreases Hospital Post-operative Charges 22. Spine (Phila Pa 1976). 2016 Apr 26. View in: PubMed

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