Lindsay M. Andras, MD

Associate Professor of Clinical Orthopaedic Surgery

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Awards

  • Pasadena Magazine: Top Doctor, 2012-2013

Publications

  • Proximal foundation anchor variations and their correlation with unplanned return to the operating room (UPROR) in children with EOS treated with magnetically controlled growing rods (MCGR) Spine Deform. 2024 Jul 13. . View in PubMed
  • Rib-on-Pelvis Deformity and Reported Pain in Neuromuscular Early-Onset Scoliosis J Pediatr Orthop. 2024 Jul 11. . View in PubMed
  • How Many Imaging Studies Do Patients With Neuromuscular Early Onset Scoliosis (EOS) Receive? J Pediatr Orthop. 2024 Jun 28.. View in PubMed
  • Hip Surgery is Not More Painful Than Spine Surgery in Children With Cerebral Palsy J Pediatr Orthop. 2024 Jun 27. . View in PubMed
  • J Pediatr Orthop B. 2024 Jun 19. . View in PubMed
  • Incidental dural tears during pediatric posterior spinal fusions Spine Deform. 2024 May 23. . View in PubMed
  • Opioid consumption before discharge predicts outpatient opioid use in adolescents undergoing surgery Surgery. 2024 May 18. . View in PubMed
  • How do implants overlying the spine influence “The Law of Diminishing Returns” in early-onset scoliosis patients? Spine Deform. 2024 May 08.. View in PubMed
  • Timing of intraoperative neurophysiological monitoring (IONM) recovery and clinical recovery after termination of pediatric spinal deformity surgery due to loss of IONM signals Spine J. 2024 Apr 12. . View in PubMed
  • Analysis of three-dimensional spine growth for vertebral body tethering patients at 2 and 5 years post operatively Spine Deform. 2024 Apr 03. . View in PubMed
  • Coronal decompensation following thoracic vertebral body tethering in idiopathic scoliosis Spine Deform. 2024 Mar 31. . View in PubMed
  • Lowest instrumented vertebrae in early onset scoliosis: is there a role for a more selective approach? Spine Deform. 2024 Mar 21.. View in PubMed
  • Spinal Manifestations of Skeletal Dysplasia: A Practical Guide for Clinical Diagnosis J Am Acad Orthop Surg. 2024 Mar 12. . View in PubMed
  • Paediatric syndromic scoliosis: proceedings of the half-day course at the 57th annual meeting of the Scoliosis Research Society Spine Deform. 2024 Feb 16. . View in PubMed
  • 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
  • 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
  • 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
  • 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
  • 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
  • What’s New in Pediatric Orthopaedics J Bone Joint Surg Am. 2022 02 16; 104(4):299-306. . 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
  • Power versus manual pedicle tract preparation: a multi-center study of early adopters Spine Deform. 2021 09; 9(5):1395-1402. . View in PubMed
  • Spine Deform. 2021 09; 9(5):1479-1488. . 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
  • What’s New in Pediatric Orthopaedics J Bone Joint Surg Am. 2021 02 17; 103(4):287-294. . 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
  • 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
  • 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
  • Operative fixation of medial epicondyle fractures: complication rates based on mode of fixation Medicine (Baltimore). 2020 05 22; 99(21):e20015. . 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
  • Hoverboard injuries in children and adolescents: results of a multicenter study J Pediatr Orthop B. 2019 Nov; 28(6):555-558. . 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
  • Side Plank Pose Exercises for Adolescent Idiopathic Scoliosis Patients Glob Adv Health Med. 2019; 8:2164956119887720. . 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
  • Psychological Effects of the SRS-22 on Girls With Adolescent Idiopathic Scoliosis Spine Deform. 2018 Nov – Dec; 6(6):699-703. . 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
  • 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
  • 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
  • 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
  • Comparison of Percentile Weight Gain of Growth-Friendly Constructs in Early-Onset Scoliosis Spine Deform. 2018 01; 6(1):43-47. . 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
  • 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
  • Benign Natural History of Spondylolysis in Adolescence With Midterm Follow-Up Spine Deform. 2017 03; 5(2):134-138. . 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
  • 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
  • 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
  • Development of Consensus-Based Best Practice Guidelines for the Peri- and Post-operative Care of Pediatric Patients with Spinal Deformity and Programmable Implanted Devices Spine (Phila Pa 1976). 2024 Jun 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
  • 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
  • The Fate of The Broken Tether: How Do Curves Treated with Vertebral Body Tethering Behave After Tether Breakage? Spine (Phila Pa 1976). 2024 Jun 12.. 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
  • 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
  • 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
  • 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 Disk Disease in Patients With Adolescent Idiopathic Scoliosis Spine (Phila Pa 1976). 2024 Apr 01; 49(7):486-491. . 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