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    Vernon T. Tolo, MD

    TitleProfessor of Orthopaedic Surgery
    SchoolKeck School of Medicine of USC
    DepartmentPediatric Orthopaedic Surgery
    AddressCHL Mail Stop 69
    Off Campus
    Los Angeles California 90089
    Phone+1 323 361 4658
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      1. Chan P, Andras LM, Nielsen E, Sousa T, Joiner E, Choi PD, Tolo V, Skaggs DL. Comparison of Ponte Osteotomies and 3-Column Osteotomies in the Treatment of Congenital Spinal Deformity. J Pediatr Orthop. 2017 Aug 02. PMID: 28777277.
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      2. 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. PMID: 28263228.
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      3. Sanders AE, Andras LM, Choi PD, Tolo V, Skaggs DL. Lateral Femoral Cutaneous Nerve Palsy After Spinal Fusion for Adolescent Idiopathic Scoliosis (AIS). Spine (Phila Pa 1976). 2016 Oct 01; 41(19):E1164-7. PMID: 27010998.
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      4. Shabtai L, Andras LM, Portman M, Harris LR, Choi PD, Tolo V, Skaggs DL. Sacral Alar Iliac (SAI) Screws Fail 75% Less Frequently Than Iliac Screws in Neuromuscular Scoliosis. J Pediatr Orthop. 2016 Jan 11. PMID: 26756987.
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      5. Tolo V. SRS History From 1996 to Present. Spine Deform. 2015 Sep; 3(5):409-416. PMID: 27927527.
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      6. Barrett KK, Andras LM, Tolo V, 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. PMID: 25379823.
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      7. Swiontkowski MF, Tolo V. Update to the retraction of "Skin-derived fibroblasts for the treatment of refractory Achilles tendinosis: preliminary short-term results" by H. Obaid, A. Clarke, P. Rosenfeld, C. Leach, and D. Connell. J Bone Joint Surg Am. 2012 Feb 1;94(3):193-200. J Bone Joint Surg Am. 2015 Jun 17; 97(12):1011. PMID: 26085535.
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      8. Buckwalter JA, Tolo V, O'Keefe RJ. How do you know it is true? Integrity in research and publications: AOA critical issues. J Bone Joint Surg Am. 2015 Jan 07; 97(1):e2. PMID: 25568400; PMCID: PMC4279030.
      9. Tolo V. Are Research Publications Original and True? J Bone Joint Surg Am. 2014 Jun 18; 96(12):969. PMID: 24951730.
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      10. Tolo V. 125 Years and Counting. J Bone Joint Surg Am. 2014 06 04; 96(11):881. PMID: 24897734.
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      11. James MA, Tolo V. Studying and reporting sex and race differences in musculoskeletal health. J Bone Joint Surg Am. 2014 Jan 15; 96(2):89. PMID: 24430406.
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      12. Myung KS, Glassman DM, Tolo V, Skaggs DL. Simple steps to minimize spine infections in adolescent idiopathic scoliosis. J Pediatr Orthop. 2014 Jan; 34(1):29-33. PMID: 23812142.
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      13. Thompson SR, Tolo V. Now showing--video expansion at JBJS. J Bone Joint Surg Am. 2013 Dec 18; 95(24):2169. PMID: 24352769.
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      14. Tolo V. An expression of concern. J Bone Joint Surg Am. 2013 11 20; 95(22):2057. PMID: 24257665.
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      15. Einhorn TA, Tolo V. Welcome to JBJS Reviews! JBJS Rev. 2013 Nov 19; 1(1). PMID: 27490395.
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      16. Swiontkowski MF, Tolo V. The case report redefined with JBJS Case Connector. J Bone Joint Surg Am. 2013 Jan 16; 95(2):97. PMID: 23324956.
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      17. Andras L, Yamaguchi KT, Skaggs DL, Tolo V. 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. PMID: 23147633.
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      18. Wright JG, Swiontkowski MF, Tolo V. Meta-Analyses and Systematic Reviews: New Guidelines for JBJS. J Bone Joint Surg Am. 2012 Sep 05; 94(17):1537. PMID: 22992845.
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      19. Wright JG, Tolo V. JBJS and evidence-based orthopaedics. J Pediatr Orthop. 2012 Sep; 32 Suppl 2:S101-3. PMID: 22890446.
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      20. Tolo V. Stability and change in 2012. J Bone Joint Surg Am. 2012 Jan 04; 94(1):1. PMID: 22218375.
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      21. Sucato DJ, Micheli LJ, Estes AR, Tolo V. Spine problems in young athletes. Instr Course Lect. 2012; 61:499-511. PMID: 22301257.
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      22. Tolo V. Orthopaedic journals and conflict of interest. J Bone Joint Surg Am. 2011 Dec 07; 93(23):2145. PMID: 22159848.
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      23. Arkader A, Yang CH, Tolo V. 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. PMID: 22139710; PMCID: PMC3314747.
      24. Arkader A, Warner WC, Tolo V, Sponseller PD, Skaggs DL. Pediatric Chance fractures: a multicenter perspective. J Pediatr Orthop. 2011 Oct-Nov; 31(7):741-4. PMID: 21926870.
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      25. Reider B, Poehling GG, Lubowitz JH, Provencher MT, Brand RA, Crenshaw AH, Thordarson DB, Fischgrund JS, Rothman RH, Tolo V, Sanders R, Hensinger RN, Thompson GH, Koman LA, Mallon WJ, Zdeblick T, Grana WA, D'Ambrosia R, Weinstein JN, Carragee EJ, Wojtys EM. Disclosure of conflict of interest. Arthroscopy. 2011 Sep; 27(9):1167. PMID: 21875524.
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      26. Ross PA, Smith BM, Tolo V, Khemani RG. 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. PMID: 20881514.
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      27. Krieger MD, Falkinstein Y, Bowen IE, Tolo V, McComb JG. Scoliosis and Chiari malformation Type I in children. J Neurosurg Pediatr. 2011 Jan; 7(1):25-9. PMID: 21194283.
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      28. Limpaphayom N, Skaggs DL, McComb G, Krieger M, Tolo V. Complications of halo use in children. Spine (Phila Pa 1976). 2009 Apr 15; 34(8):779-84. PMID: 19337133.
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      29. Skaggs DL, Bushman G, Grunander T, Wong PC, Sankar WN, Tolo V. Shortening of growing-rod spinal instrumentation reverses cardiac failure in child with Marfan syndrome and scoliosis. A case report. J Bone Joint Surg Am. 2008 Dec; 90(12):2745-50. PMID: 19047721.
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      30. Kasimian S, Skaggs DL, Sankar WN, Farlo J, Goodarzi M, Tolo V. Aprotinin in pediatric neuromuscular scoliosis surgery. Eur Spine J. 2008 Dec; 17(12):1671-5. PMID: 18820953; PMCID: PMC2587686.
      31. Skaggs DL, Lerman LD, Albrektson J, Lerman M, Stewart DG, Tolo V. Use of a noninvasive halo in children. Spine (Phila Pa 1976). 2008 Jul 01; 33(15):1650-4. PMID: 18594457.
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      32. Weiss JM, Tolo V. Femoral nerve palsy following iliacus hematoma. Orthopedics. 2008 Feb; 31(2):178. PMID: 19292190.
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      33. Sankar WN, Albrektson J, Lerman L, Tolo V, Skaggs DL. Scoliosis in-brace curve correction and patient preference of CAD/CAM versus plaster molded TLSOs. J Child Orthop. 2007 Dec; 1(6):345-9. PMID: 19308530; PMCID: PMC2656747.
      34. Ho C, Skaggs DL, Weiss JM, Tolo V. Management of infection after instrumented posterior spine fusion in pediatric scoliosis. Spine (Phila Pa 1976). 2007 Nov 15; 32(24):2739-44. PMID: 18007254.
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      35. Albrektson J, Kay RM, Tolo V, Skaggs DL. Abduction pillow immobilization following hip surgery: a welcome alternative for selected patients. J Child Orthop. 2007 Nov; 1(5):299-305. PMID: 19308524; PMCID: PMC2656736.
      36. Weiss JM, Skaggs D, Tanner J, Tolo V. Cell Saver: is it beneficial in scoliosis surgery? J Child Orthop. 2007 Oct; 1(4):221-7. PMID: 19308514; PMCID: PMC2656732.
      37. Skaggs DL, Early SD, D'Ambra P, Tolo V, Kay RM. Back pain and backpacks in school children. J Pediatr Orthop. 2006 May-Jun; 26(3):358-63. PMID: 16670549.
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      38. Yuan N, Fraire JA, Margetis MM, Skaggs DL, Tolo V, Keens TG. The effect of scoliosis surgery on lung function in the immediate postoperative period. Spine (Phila Pa 1976). 2005 Oct 01; 30(19):2182-5. PMID: 16205344.
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      39. Green DW, Reynolds RA, Khan SN, Tolo V. The delay in diagnosis of slipped capital femoral epiphysis: a review of 102 patients. HSS J. 2005 Sep; 1(1):103-6. PMID: 18751817; PMCID: PMC2504123.
      40. Vitale MG, Kessler MW, Choe JC, Hwang MW, Tolo V, Skaggs DL. Pelvic fractures in children: an exploration of practice patterns and patient outcomes. J Pediatr Orthop. 2005 Sep-Oct; 25(5):581-7. PMID: 16199935.
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      41. Gupta N, Kay RM, Leitch K, Femino JD, Tolo V, Skaggs DL. 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. PMID: 15105716.
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      42. Early SD, Kay RM, Tolo V. Childhood diskitis. J Am Acad Orthop Surg. 2003 Nov-Dec; 11(6):413-20. PMID: 14686826.
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      43. Kay RM, Rethlefsen SA, Hale JM, Skaggs DL, Tolo V. Comparison of proximal and distal rotational femoral osteotomy in children with cerebral palsy. J Pediatr Orthop. 2003 Mar-Apr; 23(2):150-4. PMID: 12604941.
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      44. Watkins RG, Reynolds RA, McComb JG, Tolo V. Lymphangiomatosis of the spine: two cases requiring surgical intervention. Spine (Phila Pa 1976). 2003 Feb 01; 28(3):E45-50. PMID: 12567040.
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      45. Ghanem I, Tolo V, D'Ambra P, Malogalowkin MH. Langerhans cell histiocytosis of bone in children and adolescents. J Pediatr Orthop. 2003 Jan-Feb; 23(1):124-30. PMID: 12499958.
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      46. Huang EY, Acosta JM, Gardocki RJ, Danielson PD, Skaggs DL, Reynolds RA, Tolo V, Stein JE. Thoracoscopic anterior spinal release and fusion: evolution of a faster, improved approach. J Pediatr Surg. 2002 Dec; 37(12):1732-5. PMID: 12483643.
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      47. Skaggs DL, Kay RM, Tolo V. 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. PMID: 12198477.
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      48. Tolo V. The challenges of change: is orthopaedics ready? J Bone Joint Surg Am. 2002 Sep; 84-A(9):1707-13. PMID: 12208930.
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      49. Ghanem IB, Tolo V, Reynolds RA. Rib fixation for humeral lengthening following interscapulothoracic resection for malignant tumor. J Pediatr Orthop B. 2002 Jul; 11(3):245-50. PMID: 12089502.
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      50. Ghanem IB, Tolo V. "Perthes-like" changes in a free riding untreated congenital dislocated hip. J Med Liban. 2002 Jan-Apr; 50(1-2):63-6. PMID: 12841317.
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