Elke Regina Ahlmann, MD

Assistant Professor of Clinical Orthopaedic Surgery

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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.


  • Prognostic value of necrosis after neoadjuvant therapy for soft tissue sarcoma J Surg Oncol. 2015 Feb; 111(2):152-7. . View in PubMed
  • Early clinical and radiographic results of minimally invasive anterior approach hip arthroplasty Adv Orthop. 2014; 2014:954208. . View in PubMed
  • 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
  • Near Complete Necrosis of a Giant Cell Tumor After Treatment with Denosumab: A Case Report JBJS Case Connect. 2012 Jul-Sep; 2(3):e37. . View in PubMed
  • Endoprostheses last longer than intramedullary devices in proximal femur metastases Clin Orthop Relat Res. 2012 Mar; 470(3):684-91. . View in PubMed
  • A meta-analysis of osteosarcoma outcomes in the modern medical era Sarcoma. 2012; 2012:704872. . View in PubMed
  • 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
  • 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
  • Gallery of uncommon orthopedic implants: a guide for emergency radiologist Emerg Radiol. 2010 May; 17(3):227-47. . View in PubMed
  • Modified Harrington reconstruction for advanced periacetabular metastatic disease J Surg Oncol. 2010 Feb 01; 101(2):170-4. . View in PubMed
  • Periacetabular reconstruction with a new endoprosthesis Clin Orthop Relat Res. 2009 Nov; 467(11):2831-7. . View in PubMed
  • 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
  • Hip disarticulation for severe lower extremity infections Clin Orthop Relat Res. 2009 Jul; 467(7):1721-6. . View in PubMed
  • Reconstruction of type II pelvic resection with a new peri-acetabular reconstruction endoprosthesis J Bone Joint Surg Br. 2008 Mar; 90(3):371-6. . View in PubMed
  • 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
  • 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
  • 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
  • Intercalary endoprosthetic reconstruction for diaphyseal bone tumours J Bone Joint Surg Br. 2006 Nov; 88(11):1487-91. . View in PubMed
  • Influence of cryosurgery on treatment outcome of low-grade chondrosarcoma Clin Orthop Relat Res. 2006 Oct; 451:201-7. . View in PubMed
  • The early diagnosis of sacroiliac joint infections in children J Pediatr Orthop. 2006 Sep-Oct; 26(5):589-93. . View in PubMed
  • Endoprosthetic reconstruction for neoplasms of the proximal femur Clin Orthop Relat Res. 2006 Sep; 450:46-51. . View in PubMed
  • 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
  • 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(5):716-20. . View in PubMed
  • Mucormycosis of the tibia: a case report and review of the literature Clin Orthop Relat Res. 2000 Dec; (381):222-8. . View in PubMed
  • Sepsis and osteomyelitis about the ankle joint Foot Ankle Clin. 2000 Dec; 5(4):913-28vii-viii. . View in PubMed