Lindsay M. Andras, MD

Associate Professor of Clinical Orthopaedic Surgery

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Awards

  • Pasadena Magazine: Top Doctor, 2012-2013

Publications

  • Rib-to-spine and rib-to-pelvis magnetically controlled growing rods: does the law of diminishing returns still apply? Spine Deform. 2023 Nov; 11(6):1517-1527.. View in PubMed
  • Consensus-Based Best Practice Guidelines for the Management of Spinal Deformity and Associated Tumors in Pediatric Neurofibromatosis Type 1: Screening and Surveillance, Surgical Intervention, and Medical Therapy J Pediatr Orthop. 2023 Aug 01; 43(7):e531-e537. . View in PubMed
  • Physician collections are 71% less for early onset scoliosis casting than for growing rod instrumentation: A retrospective cohort study Medicine (Baltimore). 2023 Mar 31; 102(13):e33312. . View in PubMed
  • Adolescent idiopathic scoliosis patients treated with bracing, surgery, or observation showed no difference in behavioral and emotional function over a 2-year period Medicine (Baltimore). 2023 Jan 20; 102(3):e32610. . View in PubMed
  • Prescription Opioid Use for Adolescents With Neurocognitive Disability Undergoing Surgery: A Pilot Study J Surg Res. 2023 11; 291:237-244. . View in PubMed
  • Deformity angular ratio is associated with neuromonitoring changes without a vertebral column resection: spinal deformity is more influential than type of surgery Spine Deform. 2023 07; 11(4):951-956. . View in PubMed
  • Concave and convex growth do not differ over tethered vertebral segments, even with open tri-radiate cartilage Spine Deform. 2023 07; 11(4):881-886. . View in PubMed
  • Rate and risk factors for pediatric cervical spine fusion pseudarthrosis: opportunity for improvement Spine Deform. 2023 05; 11(3):627-633. . View in PubMed
  • What’s New in Pediatric Orthopaedics J Bone Joint Surg Am. 2023 02 15; 105(4):269-276. . View in PubMed
  • Treatments and Sequelae of Pediatric Pathologic Proximal Femur Fractures Due to Benign Bone Cyst J Pediatr Orthop. 2022 Jul 01; 42(6):e661-e666. . View in PubMed
  • Transforming Your Operating Room into a High Functioning Team: A Survival Guide for Junior Attendings in the OR J Pediatr Orthop. 2022 May-Jun 01; 42(Suppl 1):S25-S28. . View in PubMed
  • Scoliosis flexibility correlates with post-operative outcomes following growth friendly surgery Spine Deform. 2022 07; 10(4):933-941. . View in PubMed
  • Outcomes of Operatively Managed Lumbar and Sacral Facet Fractures in Pediatric Athletes: A Case Series J Pediatr Orthop. 2022 Jan 01; 42(1):e45-e49. . View in PubMed
  • What’s New in Pediatric Orthopaedics J Bone Joint Surg Am. 2022 02 16; 104(4):299-306. . View in PubMed
  • Matched Comparison of Magnetically Controlled Growing Rods with Traditional Growing Rods in Severe Early-Onset Scoliosis of =90°: An Interim Report on Outcomes 2 Years After Treatment J Bone Joint Surg Am. 2022 01 05; 104(1):41-48. . View in PubMed
  • Pre-operative nutrition assessments do not improve outcomes in cerebral palsy patients undergoing varus derotational osteotomy Medicine (Baltimore). 2021 Nov 24; 100(47):e27776. . View in PubMed
  • What’s New in Pain Management for Pediatric Orthopaedic Surgery J Pediatr Orthop. 2021 Nov-Dec 01; 41(10):e923-e928. . View in PubMed
  • Outcomes and Complications in Management of Congenital Myopathy Early-Onset Scoliosis J Pediatr Orthop. 2021 Oct 01; 41(9):531-536. . View in PubMed
  • Improved Bowel Function With Oral Methylnaltrexone Following Posterior Spinal Fusion for Adolescent Idiopathic Scoliosis J Pediatr Orthop. 2021 Aug 01; 41(7):417-421. . View in PubMed
  • Prospective Study on Tension Band Plating: Most Patients are Not Returning to Normal Activities 1 Month Following Surgery J Pediatr Orthop. 2021 Jul 01; 41(6):e417-e421. . View in PubMed
  • Pain for Greater Than 4 Days Is Highly Predictive of Concomitant Osteomyelitis in Children With Septic Arthritis J Pediatr Orthop. 2021 Apr 01; 41(4):255-259. . View in PubMed
  • Spine Deform. 2021 09; 9(5):1479-1488. . View in PubMed
  • Power versus manual pedicle tract preparation: a multi-center study of early adopters Spine Deform. 2021 09; 9(5):1395-1402. . View in PubMed
  • Using a dedicated spine radiology technologist is associated with reduced fluoroscopy time, radiation dose, and surgical time in pediatric spinal deformity surgery Spine Deform. 2021 01; 9(1):85-89. . View in PubMed
  • The Role of Axial Plane Correction in Scoliosis Bracing Remains Elusive: Commentary on an article by Kenny Yat Hong Kwan, BMBCh, FRCSEd, FHKCOS, FHKAM, et al: “Brace Effectiveness Is Related to 3-Dimensional Plane Parameters in Patients with Adolescent Idiopathic Scoliosis”. J Bone Joint Surg Am. 2021 01 06; 103(1):e4. . View in PubMed
  • C1-C2 Distraction Ligamentous Injury Treated with Halo-Vest Application: A Case Report JBJS Case Connect. 2021 03 17; 11(1). . View in PubMed
  • What’s New in Pediatric Orthopaedics J Bone Joint Surg Am. 2021 02 17; 103(4):287-294. . View in PubMed
  • Standing in Schroth trained position significantly changes Cobb angle and leg length discrepancy: a pilot study Spine Deform. 2020 Dec; 8(6):1185-1192. . View in PubMed
  • High Parental Anxiety Increases Narcotic Use in Adolescent Patients Following Spinal Fusion J Pediatr Orthop. 2020 Oct; 40(9):e794-e797. . View in PubMed
  • Prospective Evaluation of a Treatment Protocol Based on Fracture Displacement for Pediatric Lateral Condyle Humerus Fractures: A Preliminary Study J Pediatr Orthop. 2020 Aug; 40(7):e541-e546. . View in PubMed
  • Pre-operative methicillin resistant Staphylococcus aureus results do not predict surgical site infections in children undergoing varus derotational osteotomy Medicine (Baltimore). 2020 Jun 26; 99(26):e20517. . View in PubMed
  • Isolated femoral shaft fractures in children rarely require a blood transfusion Injury. 2020 Mar; 51(3):642-646. . View in PubMed
  • High Satisfaction in Adolescent Idiopathic Scoliosis Patients on Enhanced Discharge Pathway J Pediatr Orthop. 2020 Mar; 40(3):e166-e170. . View in PubMed
  • 40% reoperation rate in adolescents with spondylolisthesis Spine Deform. 2020 10; 8(5):1059-1067. . View in PubMed
  • Pin placement may be more important than fracture type in predicting failureResponse to: fracture obliquity is a predictor for loss of reduction in supracondylar humeral fractures in older children. J Pediatr Orthop B. 2020 09; 29(5):514. . View in PubMed
  • Five or more proximal anchors and including upper end vertebra protects against reoperation in distraction-based growing rods Spine Deform. 2020 08; 8(4):781-786. . View in PubMed
  • Growth guidance constructs with apical fusion and sliding pedicle screws (SHILLA) results in approximately 1/3rd of normal T1-S1 growth Spine Deform. 2020 06; 8(3):531-535. . View in PubMed
  • Two cases of paralysis secondary to aneurysmal bone cysts with complete neurologic recovery Spine Deform. 2020 04; 8(2):339-344. . View in PubMed
  • Dedicated spine nurses and scrub technicians improve intraoperative efficiency of surgery for adolescent idiopathic scoliosis Spine Deform. 2020 04; 8(2):171-176. . View in PubMed
  • Slipped Capital Femoral Epiphysis in Children without ObesityJ Pediatr. 2020 03; 218:192-197. e1. . View in PubMed
  • Operative fixation of medial epicondyle fractures: complication rates based on mode of fixation Medicine (Baltimore). 2020 05 22; 99(21):e20015. . View in PubMed
  • Intraoperative Ultrasound Provides Dynamic, Real-Time Evaluation of the Spinal Cord and Can Be Useful in Cases of Intraoperative Neuromonitoring Signal Changes: A Report of 3 Cases JBJS Case Connect. 2020 Jan-Mar; 10(1):e0501. . View in PubMed
  • Hoverboard injuries in children and adolescents: results of a multicenter study J Pediatr Orthop B. 2019 Nov; 28(6):555-558. . View in PubMed
  • Comparison of Ponte Osteotomies and 3-Column Osteotomies in the Treatment of Congenital Spinal Deformity J Pediatr Orthop. 2019 Nov/Dec; 39(10):495-499. . View in PubMed
  • Bilateral Congenital Posterior Hemivertebrae and Lumbar Spinal Stenosis Treated With Posterior Spinal Fusion and Instrumentation J Am Acad Orthop Surg Glob Res Rev. 2019 Oct; 3(10). . View in PubMed
  • Pediatric Femoral Shaft Fractures: A Multicenter Review of the AAOS Clinical Practice Guidelines Before and After 2009 J Pediatr Orthop. 2019 Sep; 39(8):394-399. . View in PubMed
  • Chance Fractures in the Pediatric Population Are Often Misdiagnosed J Pediatr Orthop. 2019 May/Jun; 39(5):222-225. . View in PubMed
  • Impact of tranexamic acid use on blood loss and transfusion rates following femoral varus derotational osteotomy in children with cerebral palsy J Child Orthop. 2019 Apr 01; 13(2):190-195. . View in PubMed
  • J Pediatr Orthop. 2019 Mar; 39(3):e227-e231. . View in PubMed
  • Pelvic Obliquity Correction in Distraction-Based Growth Friendly Implants Spine Deform. 2019 11; 7(6):985-991. . View in PubMed
  • A Comparison of Maximal Voluntary Ventilation and Forced Vital Capacity in Adolescent Idiopathic Scoliosis Patients Spine Deform. 2019 09; 7(5):729-733. . View in PubMed
  • Pediatric Sports Medicine, A New Subspeciality in Orthopedics: An Analysis of the Surgical Volume of Candidates for the American Board of Orthopaedic Surgery Part II Certification Exam Over the Past Decade J Pediatr Orthop. 2019 Jan; 39(1):e71-e76. . View in PubMed
  • A Pilot Study on Resident and Pediatrician Knowledge and Confidence in the Diagnosis of Slipped Capital Femoral Epiphysis Glob Pediatr Health. 2019; 6:2333794X19862127. . View in PubMed
  • Side Plank Pose Exercises for Adolescent Idiopathic Scoliosis Patients Glob Adv Health Med. 2019; 8:2164956119887720. . View in PubMed
  • Psychological Effects of the SRS-22 on Girls With Adolescent Idiopathic Scoliosis Spine Deform. 2018 Nov – Dec; 6(6):699-703. . View in PubMed
  • Intraoperative Hypothermia is Common, but not Associated With Blood Loss or Transfusion in Pediatric Posterior Spinal Fusion J Pediatr Orthop. 2018 Oct; 38(9):450-454. . View in PubMed
  • Stomaching the pain of spinal fusion: gastrointestinal discomfort is as severe as back pain in 50% of adolescent idiopathic scoliosis patients following posterior spinal fusion J Child Orthop. 2018 Oct 01; 12(5):539-543. . View in PubMed
  • Methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus Swab Results Did Not Change Treatment or Outcome in Pediatric Spinal Fusion Patients J Am Acad Orthop Surg. 2018 Sep 01; 26(17):617-623. . View in PubMed
  • Clinically Significant Psychological and Emotional Distress in 32% of Adolescent Idiopathic Scoliosis Patients Spine Deform. 2018 Jul – Aug; 6(4):435-440. . View in PubMed
  • Molding Spica Casts to Maintain Alignment of Femur Fractures J Pediatr Orthop. 2018 May/Jun; 38(5):e267-e270. . View in PubMed
  • Quantifying the Location of the Radial Nerve in Children for Intraoperative Use J Pediatr Orthop. 2018 May/Jun; 38(5):e292-e295. . View in PubMed
  • Diagnosis of Spondylolysis and Spondylolisthesis Is Delayed Six Months After Seeing Nonorthopedic Providers Spine Deform. 2018 May – Jun; 6(3):263-266. . View in PubMed
  • Surgeon Survey Shows No Adverse Events With MRI in Patients With Magnetically Controlled Growing Rods (MCGRs) Spine Deform. 2018 May – Jun; 6(3):299-302. . View in PubMed
  • Transfer Time After Acceptance to a Level I Trauma Center J Am Acad Orthop Surg Glob Res Rev. 2018 Feb; 2(2):e081. . View in PubMed
  • The effect of canal fill on paediatric femur fractures treated with titanium elastic nails J Child Orthop. 2018 Feb 01; 12(1):15-19. . View in PubMed
  • Comparison of Percentile Weight Gain of Growth-Friendly Constructs in Early-Onset Scoliosis Spine Deform. 2018 01; 6(1):43-47. . View in PubMed
  • Preventing Distal Junctional Kyphosis by Applying the Stable Sagittal Vertebra Concept to Selective Thoracic Fusion in Adolescent Idiopathic Scoliosis Spine Deform. 2018 01; 6(1):38-42. . View in PubMed
  • Sacral Alar Iliac (SAI) Screws Fail 75% Less Frequently Than Iliac Screws in Neuromuscular Scoliosis J Pediatr Orthop. 2017 Dec; 37(8):e470-e475. . View in PubMed
  • The effects of body mass index on treatment of paediatric femur fractures managed with flexible intramedullary nails J Child Orthop. 2017 Oct 01; 11(5):393-397. . View in PubMed
  • 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
  • Periosteal turndown flap for posterior occipitocervical fusion: a technique review Eur Spine J. 2017 09; 26(9):2303-2307. . View in PubMed
  • Benign Natural History of Spondylolysis in Adolescence With Midterm Follow-Up Spine Deform. 2017 03; 5(2):134-138. . View in PubMed
  • Return of motor evoked potentials after knee flexion in the setting of high-grade spondylolisthesis Eur Spine J. 2017 03; 26(3):619-622. . View in PubMed
  • Clavicle Shaft Fractures in Adolescents Orthop Clin North Am. 2017 Jan; 48(1):47-58. . View in PubMed
  • Removal of Infected Posterior Spinal Implants: Be Prepared to Transfuse Spine Deform. 2016 Jul; 4(4):283-287. . View in PubMed
  • Variability of Reviewers’ Comments in the Peer Review Process for Orthopaedic Research Spine Deform. 2016 Jul; 4(4):268-271. . View in PubMed
  • 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
  • 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
  • Continuing Delay in the Diagnosis of Slipped Capital Femoral Epiphysis J Pediatr. 2016 10; 177:250-254. . View in PubMed
  • Surgical management of Gorham disease involving the upper cervical spine with occipito-cervical-thoracic fusion: a case report Spine J. 2016 07; 16(7):e467-72. . View in PubMed
  • Early-Onset Scoliosis: A Review of History, Current Treatment, and Future Directions Pediatrics. 2016 Jan; 137(1). . View in PubMed
  • 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
  • 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
  • Cobalt Chrome Spinal Constructs Trigger Airport Security Screening in 24% of Pediatric Patients Spine Deform. 2015 Mar; 3(2):188-191. . View in PubMed
  • Safety and Efficacy of Power-Assisted Pedicle Tract Preparation and Screw Placement Spine Deform. 2015 Mar; 3(2):159-165. . View in PubMed
  • Fever is common postoperatively following posterior spinal fusion: infection is an uncommon cause J Pediatr. 2015 Mar; 166(3):751-5. . View in PubMed
  • Supracondylar humeral fractures with isolated anterior interosseous nerve injuries: is urgent treatment necessary? J Bone Joint Surg Am. 2014 Nov 05; 96(21):1793-7.. View in PubMed
  • 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
  • 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
  • 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
  • Screening for hip dysplasia in congenital muscular torticollis: is physical exam enough? J Child Orthop. 2014 Mar; 8(2):115-9.. View in PubMed
  • 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 06; 95(21):e161. . View in PubMed
  • Congenital Cervicothoracic Scoliosis Treated with Hemiepiphysiodesis and Placement of Distraction-Based Instrumentation: A Case Report JBJS Case Connect. 2013 Jun 12; 3(2 Suppl 8):e56. . View in PubMed
  • 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
  • Spondylolysis is frequently missed by MRI in adolescents with back pain J Child Orthop. 2012 Jul; 6(3):237-40. . View in PubMed
  • 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
  • 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
  • Lateral Femoral Cutaneous Nerve Palsy After Spinal Fusion for Adolescent Idiopathic Scoliosis (AIS) Spine (Phila Pa 1976). 2016 Oct 01; 41(19):E1164-E1167. . View in PubMed
  • Don’t You Wish You Had Fused to the Pelvis the First Time: A Comparison of Reoperation Rate and Correction of Pelvic Obliquity Spine (Phila Pa 1976). 2019 Apr 15; 44(8):E465-E469. . View in PubMed
  • Limited Sequence MRIs for Early Onset Scoliosis Patients Detected 100% of Neural Axis Abnormalities While Reducing MRI Time by 68 Spine (Phila Pa 1976). 2019 Jun 15; 44(12):866-871. . View in PubMed
  • 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
  • Changes in Pediatric Spine Surgery Patterns Over the Last 10 Years Among ABOS Part II Candidates Spine (Phila Pa 1976). 2019 Sep; 44(18):E1103-E1107. . View in PubMed
  • Surgical Site Infection Following Neuromuscular Posterior Spinal Fusion Fell 72% After Adopting the 2013 Best Practice Guidelines Spine (Phila Pa 1976). 2021 Sep 01; 46(17):1147-1153. . View in PubMed
  • Raising Mean Arterial Pressure Alone Restores 20% of Intraoperative Neuromonitoring Losses Spine (Phila Pa 1976). 2018 07 01; 43(13):890-894. . View in PubMed
  • 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
  • Pain is the Greatest Preoperative Concern for Patients and Parents Before Posterior Spinal Fusion for Adolescent Idiopathic Scoliosis Spine (Phila Pa 1976). 2017 Nov 01; 42(21):E1245-E1250. . View in PubMed
  • Increasing Cervical Kyphosis Correlates With Cervical Degenerative Disc Disease in Patients With Adolescent Idiopathic Scoliosis Spine (Phila Pa 1976). 2023 Sep 11. . View in PubMed
  • 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