Keck School Faculty

Vernon T. Tolo, MD
Vernon T. Tolo, MD
Professor of Orthopaedic Surgery
Pediatric Orthopaedic Surgery
CHL Mail Stop 69 Off Campus Los Angeles

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

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

Preventing Distal Junctional Kyphosis by Applying the Stable Sagittal Vertebra Concept to Selective Thoracic Fusion in Adolescent Idiopathic Scoliosis Spine Deform. 2018 Jan; 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

Restricted Range of Motion and a Cold Upper Extremity in a Two-Year-Old Boy: Kaposiform Hemangioendothelioma of the Bone and the Brachial Plexus: A Case Report JBJS Case Connect. 2017 Oct-Dec; 7(4):e79. . View in PubMed

Comparison of Ponte Osteotomies and 3-Column Osteotomies in the Treatment of Congenital Spinal Deformity J Pediatr Orthop. 2017 Aug 02. . 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

SRS History From 1996 to Present Spine Deform. 2015 Sep; 3(5):409-416. . View in PubMed

J Bone Joint Surg Am. 2015 Jan 07; 97(1):e2. . View in PubMed

Are Research Publications Original and True? J Bone Joint Surg Am. 2014 Jun 18; 96(12):969.. View in PubMed

Studying and reporting sex and race differences in musculoskeletal health J Bone Joint Surg Am. 2014 Jan 15; 96(2):89. . View in PubMed

Simple steps to minimize spine infections in adolescent idiopathic scoliosis J Pediatr Orthop. 2014 Jan; 34(1):29-33. . View in PubMed

125 Years and Counting J Bone Joint Surg Am. 2014 06 04; 96(11):881. . View in PubMed

Now showing--video expansion at JBJS J Bone Joint Surg Am. 2013 Dec 18; 95(24):2169. . View in PubMed

The case report redefined with JBJS Case Connector J Bone Joint Surg Am. 2013 Jan 16; 95(2):97. . View in PubMed

An expression of concern J Bone Joint Surg Am. 2013 11 20; 95(22):2057. . 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

Meta-Analyses and Systematic Reviews: New Guidelines for JBJS J Bone Joint Surg Am. 2012 Sep 05; 94(17):1537. . View in PubMed

JBJS and evidence-based orthopaedics J Pediatr Orthop. 2012 Sep; 32 Suppl 2:S101-3. . View in PubMed

High long-term local control with sacrectomy for primary high-grade bone sarcoma in children Clin Orthop Relat Res. 2012 May; 470(5):1491-7. . View in PubMed

Stability and change in 2012 J Bone Joint Surg Am. 2012 Jan 04; 94(1):1. . View in PubMed

Spine problems in young athletes Instr Course Lect. 2012; 61:499-511. . View in PubMed

Orthopaedic journals and conflict of interest J Bone Joint Surg Am. 2011 Dec 07; 93(23):2145. . View in PubMed

Pediatric Chance fractures: a multicenter perspective J Pediatr Orthop. 2011 Oct-Nov; 31(7):741-4. . View in PubMed

Disclosure of conflict of interest Arthroscopy. 2011 Sep; 27(9):1167. . View in PubMed

Scoliosis and Chiari malformation Type I in children J Neurosurg Pediatr. 2011 Jan; 7(1):25-9. . View in PubMed

Shortening of growing-rod spinal instrumentation reverses cardiac failure in child with Marfan syndrome and scoliosisA case report. J Bone Joint Surg Am. 2008 Dec; 90(12):2745-50. . View in PubMed

Aprotinin in pediatric neuromuscular scoliosis surgery Eur Spine J. 2008 Dec; 17(12):1671-5. . View in PubMed

Femoral nerve palsy following iliacus hematoma Orthopedics. 2008 Feb; 31(2):178. . View in PubMed

Scoliosis in-brace curve correction and patient preference of CAD/CAM versus plaster molded TLSOs J Child Orthop. 2007 Dec; 1(6):345-9. . View in PubMed

Abduction pillow immobilization following hip surgery: a welcome alternative for selected patients J Child Orthop. 2007 Nov; 1(5):299-305. . View in PubMed

Cell Saver: is it beneficial in scoliosis surgery? J Child Orthop. 2007 Oct; 1(4):221-7.. View in PubMed

Back pain and backpacks in school children J Pediatr Orthop. 2006 May-Jun; 26(3):358-63. . View in PubMed

The delay in diagnosis of slipped capital femoral epiphysis: a review of 102 patients HSS J. 2005 Sep; 1(1):103-6. . View in PubMed

Pelvic fractures in children: an exploration of practice patterns and patient outcomes J Pediatr Orthop. 2005 Sep-Oct; 25(5):581-7. . View in PubMed

Effect of surgical delay on perioperative complications and need for open reduction in supracondylar humerus fractures in children J Pediatr Orthop. 2004 May-Jun; 24(3):245-8. . View in PubMed

Childhood diskitis J Am Acad Orthop Surg. 2003 Nov-Dec; 11(6):413-20. . View in PubMed

Comparison of proximal and distal rotational femoral osteotomy in children with cerebral palsy J Pediatr Orthop. 2003 Mar-Apr; 23(2):150-4. . View in PubMed

Langerhans cell histiocytosis of bone in children and adolescents J Pediatr Orthop. 2003 Jan-Feb; 23(1):124-30. . View in PubMed

The challenges of change: is orthopaedics ready? J Bone Joint Surg Am. 2002 Sep; 84-A(9):1707-13.. View in PubMed

Fracture stability after pinning of displaced supracondylar distal humerus fractures in children J Pediatr Orthop. 2002 Sep-Oct; 22(5):697; author reply 697-8. . View in PubMed

Rib fixation for humeral lengthening following interscapulothoracic resection for malignant tumor J Pediatr Orthop B. 2002 Jul; 11(3):245-50. . View in PubMed

"Perthes-like" changes in a free riding untreated congenital dislocated hip J Med Liban. 2002 Jan-Apr; 50(1-2):63-6. . View in PubMed

Increased body weight and decreased radial cross-sectional dimensions in girls with forearm fractures J Bone Miner Res. 2001 Jul; 16(7):1337-42. . View in PubMed

Operative treatment of supracondylar fractures of the humerus in childrenThe consequences of pin placement. J Bone Joint Surg Am. 2001 May; 83-A(5):735-40. . View in PubMed

Radiographic findings and Gs-alpha bioactivity studies and mutation screening in acrodysostosis indicate a different etiology from pseudohypoparathyroidism Pediatr Radiol. 2001 Jan; 31(1):2-9. . View in PubMed

Impact of postoperative gait analysis on orthopaedic care Clin Orthop Relat Res. 2000 May; (374):259-64. . View in PubMed

A simplified valgus osteotomy of the proximal femur in children J Pediatr Orthop B. 2000 Apr; 9(2):114-8. . View in PubMed

Effect of delay of surgical treatment on rate of infection in open fractures in children J Pediatr Orthop. 2000 Jan-Feb; 20(1):19-22. . View in PubMed

Orthopaedic treatment of fractures of the long bones and pelvis in children who have multiple injuries Instr Course Lect. 2000; 49:415-23. . View in PubMed

Secondary fractures associated with external fixation in pediatric femur fractures J Pediatr Orthop. 1999 Sep-Oct; 19(5):582-6. . View in PubMed

Outcome of hamstring lengthening and distal rectus femoris transfer surgery J Pediatr Orthop B. 1999 Apr; 8(2):75-9. . View in PubMed

Orthopedics Curr Opin Pediatr. 1998 Feb; 10(1):71-2. . View in PubMed

Retroviral vector-mediated transfer of an antisense cyclin G1 construct inhibits osteosarcoma tumor growth in nude mice Hum Gene Ther. 1997 Sep 20; 8(14):1667-74. . View in PubMed

Soleus neurectomy for dynamic ankle equinus in children with cerebral palsy Am J Orthop (Belle Mead NJ). 1997 Sep; 26(9):613-6. . View in PubMed

Psoas over the brim lengtheningsAnatomic investigation and surgical technique. Clin Orthop Relat Res. 1997 Jun; (339):174-9. . View in PubMed

Early g1 induction of p21/waf1/cip1 in synchronized osteosarcoma cells is independent of p53 Oncol Rep. 1995 Mar; 2(2):227-31. . View in PubMed

Fractures of the femur in children Instr Course Lect. 1995; 44:255-73. . View in PubMed

Immunocytochemical detection of cyclin A and cyclin D in formalin-fixed, paraffin-embedded tissues: novel, pertinent markers of cell proliferation Mod Pathol. 1994 Oct; 7(8):846-52. . View in PubMed

Molecular-cloning of the human cycg1 gene encoding a g-type cyclin - overexpression in human osteosarcoma cells Oncol Rep. 1994 Jul; 1(4):705-11. . View in PubMed

Molecular cloning of the human CAK1 gene encoding a cyclin-dependent kinase-activating kinase Oncogene. 1994 Jul; 9(7):2089-96. . View in PubMed

Congenital dislocation of the hip Curr Opin Rheumatol. 1994 Mar; 6(2):183-6. . View in PubMed

Sequential and progressive cyclin expression in human osteosarcoma cells - diagnostic and therapeutic implications Int J Oncol. 1993 Nov; 3(5):859-67. . View in PubMed

Intraosseous infusions: effects on the immature physis--an experimental model in rabbits J Pediatr Orthop. 1993 Jul-Aug; 13(4):511-5. . View in PubMed

G1 expression and multistage dynamics of cyclin A in human osteosarcoma cells Oncogene. 1993 Jun; 8(6):1649-59. . View in PubMed

Identification of a novel cyclin-like protein in human tumor cells J Biol Chem. 1993 Apr 25; 268(12):8871-80. . View in PubMed

Peripheral congenital arteriovenous fistulae: observe, operate, or obturate? J Pediatr Surg. 1992 Jun; 27(6):714-9.. View in PubMed

Measurement of femoral head microcirculation by laser Doppler flowmetry J Pediatr Orthop. 1991 May-Jun; 11(3):307-13. . View in PubMed

Pediatric atlantoaxial instability presenting as cerebral and cerebellar infarcts J Pediatr Orthop. 1991 Jan-Feb; 11(1):103-7. . View in PubMed

External fixation in multiply injured children Orthop Clin North Am. 1990 Apr; 21(2):393-400. . View in PubMed

Spinal deformity in short-stature syndromes Instr Course Lect. 1990; 39:399-405. . View in PubMed

Chondromyxoid fibroma of the fibula J Pediatr Orthop. 1989 Jul-Aug; 9(4):468-71. . View in PubMed

Radial nerve laceration and retraction associated with a supracondylar fracture of the humerus J Hand Surg Am. 1989 May; 14(3):542-5. . View in PubMed

Electrophysiological recordings during spinal surgery Stereotact Funct Neurosurg. 1989; 52(2-4):145-56. . View in PubMed

Surgical treatment of adolescent idiopathic scoliosis Instr Course Lect. 1989; 38:143-56. . View in PubMed

Nutritional deficiencies after staged anterior and posterior spinal reconstructive surgery Clin Orthop Relat Res. 1988 Sep; (234):5-11. . View in PubMed

Spinal cord monitoring during posterior spinal instrumentation and fusion Clin Orthop Relat Res. 1988 Apr; (229):121-4. . View in PubMed

Surgical treatment of kyphosis in achondroplasia Basic Life Sci. 1988; 48:257-9. . View in PubMed

Pseudopseudohypoparathyroidism with spinal cord compression Pediatr Radiol. 1988; 18(5):429-31. . View in PubMed

Case report 446Multicentric, metachronous, low-grade, sclerosing osteogenic sarcoma. Skeletal Radiol. 1987; 16(7):592-6. . View in PubMed

A comparison of nitroglycerin and nitroprusside for inducing hypotension in children: a double-blind study Anesthesiology. 1986 Aug; 65(2):175-9. . View in PubMed

Painful subluxation of the carpometacarpal joint of the thumb in Ehlers-Danlos syndrome J Hand Surg Am. 1985 Sep; 10(5):661-3. . View in PubMed

Macrodactyly J Pediatr Orthop. 1984 Aug; 4(4):503-6. . View in PubMed

External skeletal fixation in children's fractures J Pediatr Orthop. 1983 Sep; 3(4):435-42. . View in PubMed

Cervical anomaly simulating hangman's fracture in a childCase report. J Bone Joint Surg Am. 1982 Feb; 64(2):299-300. . View in PubMed

Congenital absence of the menisci and cruciate ligaments of the kneeA case report. J Bone Joint Surg Am. 1981 Jul; 63(6):1022-4. . View in PubMed

Recording of the somatosensory evoked potentials during surgery for scoliosis and midline myelotomy to monitor spinal cord function Electromyogr Clin Neurophysiol. 1981 Feb-Mar; 21(2-3):253-66. . View in PubMed

Surgical treatment of displaced supracondylar fractures of the humerus in childrenAnalysis of fifty-two cases followed for five to fifteen years. J Bone Joint Surg Am. 1978 Jul; 60(5):657-61. . View in PubMed

The characteristics of juvenile idiopathic scoliosis and results of its treatment J Bone Joint Surg Br. 1978 May; 60-B(2):181-8. . 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):E1164-7. . View in PubMed

Progression in scoliosisA 360 degrees change in 75 years. Spine (Phila Pa 1976). 1983 May-Jun; 8(4):373-7. . View in PubMed

Continuous infusion of bupivacaine reduces postoperative morphine use in adolescent idiopathic scoliosis after posterior spine fusion Spine (Phila Pa 1976). 2011 Aug 15; 36(18):1478-83. . View in PubMed

Complications of halo use in children Spine (Phila Pa 1976). 2009 Apr 15; 34(8):779-84. . 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

Avoiding paraplegia during anterior spinal surgeryThe role of somatosensory evoked potential monitoring with temporary occlusion of segmental spinal arteries. Spine (Phila Pa 1976). 1991 Aug; 16(8 Suppl):S365-70. . View in PubMed

Complications of posterior iliac crest bone grafting in spine surgery in children Spine (Phila Pa 1976). 2000 Sep 15; 25(18):2400-2. . View in PubMed

Lymphangiomatosis of the spine: two cases requiring surgical intervention Spine (Phila Pa 1976). 2003 Feb 01; 28(3):E45-50. . View in PubMed

Management of infection after instrumented posterior spine fusion in pediatric scoliosis Spine (Phila Pa 1976). 2007 Nov 15; 32(24):2739-44. . View in PubMed

Outcome of Wisconsin instrumentation in idiopathic scoliosisMinimum 5-year follow-up. Spine (Phila Pa 1976). 1993 Sep 15; 18(12):1584-90. . View in PubMed

Management of fractured femora in acute amputeesResults of early ambulation in a cast-brace and pylon. J Bone Joint Surg Am. 1973 Dec; 55(8):1600-13. . View in PubMed

Evaluation of isolated perfused segments of dog ileum as a means of growing tumor J Surg Res. 1968 Sep; 8(9):458-61. . View in PubMed

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