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Lewis E. Zionts, M.D.

Professional Titles & Positions
Director, Clubfoot Program, Orthopaedic Institute for Children
Clinical Professor, UCLA/Orthopaedic Hospital Department of Orthopaedics, David Geffen School of Medicine at Univesity of Calfornia Los Angeles
Primary Area of Practice
Pediatric Orthopaedic Surgery
Language(s) Spoken
English
Practice Location(s)
Orthopaedic Institute for Children 403 West Adams Boulevard, Los Angeles, CA 90007 Appointments: Phone (213) 741-8330 Fax (213) 741-8338
Renee and Meyer Luskin Children's Clinic 1250 16th Street, Suite 2100, Santa Monica, CA 90404 Appointments: Phone (424) 259-6593 Fax (424) 259-6588
Hospital and Institute Affiliation(s)
Orthopaedic Institute for Children
Santa Monica-UCLA Medical Center and Orthopaedic Hospital
Shriners Hospital for Children, Los Angeles
Medical Board Certifications
American Board of Orthopaedic Surgery, 1987.
American Board of Orthopaedic Surgery, Recertification, 1996.
American Board of Orthopaedic Surgery, Recertification, 2006.
National Board of Medical Examiners, 1979.
State of California, 1979 (Certificate G39806).
Drug Enforcement Agency, 1979 (License AZ 8828761).
State of California Approved Supervisor of Physician Assistants, 1992 (License SA 20669).
State of California, X-Ray Supervisor and Operator, 1988 (License RHD 125692).
California Children Services / Genetically Handicapped Persons Program, 1999 (Provider Number 163577).
Education
Medical Degree: Northwestern University Medical School, 1978. Degree: MD.
Residency: Orthopaedic Surgery, Los Angeles County/University of Southern California Medical Center, July 1979 - June 1983,
Fellowship: Clinical Fellowship in Pediatric Orthopaedics, Orthopaedic Hospital, July 1983 - April 1984.
Fellowship: Clinical Fellowship in Pediatric Orthopaedics, Alfred I. duPont Institute, May 1984 - April 1985.
Clinical Interest
Clubfoot
Pediatric Foot and Ankle Disorders
Fractures in Children
Affiliations
Western Orthopaedic Association
American Orthopaedic Association
Pediatric Orthopaedic Society of North America
American Academy of Pediatrics
Ponseti International Association
Research Interest
Clubfoot Deformity
Pediatric Foot and Ankle Disorders
Pediatric Trauma
Awards and Recognition
Southern California Super Doctors 2013
America's Top Orthopedists 2012-2013
Who’s Who in America 2009, 63rd edition
Who’s Who in Science and Engineering 2011 – 2012, 11th edition
Who’s Who in America 2013, 67th edition
Professional Links
AAOS Webpage: http://www.orthodoc.aaos.org/LewisZiontsMD/
Ponseti Preferred Provider: http://www.ponseti.info/patients-and-parents/find-a-pia-preferred-provider/list-of-pia-preferred-providers.html#CA
Ponseti International Association: http://ponseti.bftempsite.com/clubfoot-and-the-ponseti-method/what-is-clubfoot/learn-about-clubfoot.html
UCLA Healthcare: http://www.uclahealth.org/body.cfm?xyzpdqabc=0&id=479&action=detail&ref=122558
UCLA Department of Orthopaedics: http://ortho.ucla.edu/
Publications
1. Zionts LE, McCampbell EJ, Szentfulopi T, Goodman RR, Harvey JP. Deep vein thrombosis in children following trauma: A report of two cases. J Bone Joint Surg Am 1983;65:839-840.
2. Zionts LE, Osterkamp JA, Crawford TO, Harvey JP. Congenital annular bands in identical twins: A case report. J Bone Joint Surg Am 1984;66:450-453.
3. Zionts LE, Leffers D, Oberto MR, Harvey JP. Plastic bowing of the femur in a neonate: A case report. J Pediatr Orthop 1984;4:749-751.
4. Zionts LE, Stoltz MR. Late fracture of the lateral condyle of the humerus: A trauma case study. Orthopedics 1984;7(3):540-545.
5. Zionts LE, MacEwen GD. Spontaneous improvement of post-traumatic tibia valga. J Bone Joint Surg Am 1986;68:680-687.
6. Zionts LE, MacEwen GD. The treatment of congenital dislocation of the hip in the child one to three years of age. J Bone Joint Surg Am 1986;68:829-846.
7. Zionts LE, Brooks KM, Harcke HT, MacEwen GD. Valgus deformity after fracture of the proximal tibia in a child: A case report demonstrating asymmetric activity at the proximal growth plate on technetium bone scan. J Pediatr Orthop 1987;7:458-462.
8. Zionts LE, Simonian PT, Harvey JP. Transient penetration of the hip joint during in situ cannulated screw fixation of slipped capital femoral epiphysis. J Bone Joint Surg Am 1991;73:1054-1060.
9. Wiss DA, Schilz JL, Zionts LE. Type III fractures of the tibial tubercle in adolescents. J Orthop Trauma 1991;5:475-479.
10. Stott NS, Zionts LE. Displaced fractures of the olecranon apophysis in children who have osteogenesis imperfecta. J Bone Joint Surg Am 1993;75:1026-1033.
11. Zionts LE, McKellop HA, Hathaway R. Torsional strength of pin configurations used to fix supracondylar fractures of the humerus in children. J Bone Joint Surg Am 1994;76:253-256.
12. Zionts LE, Nash JP, Rude R, Ross T, Stott NS. Bone mineral density in children who have osteogenesis imperfecta. J Bone Joint Surg Br 1995;77:143-147.
13. Longjohn R, Zionts LE, Stott NS. Acute hematogenous osteomyelitis of the epiphysis: A report of two cases. Clin Orthop 1995;316:227-234.
14. Stott NS, Zionts LE, Holtom PD, Patzakis MJ. Osteomyelitis of the proximal fibula: An unusual cause of compartment syndrome in a child. Clin Orthop 1995;317: 219-222.
15. Stott NS, Zionts LE, Gronley J, Perry J. Transfer of the tibialis anterior tendon to the os calcis in patients who have spina bifida: An electromyographic gait analysis. J Pediatr Orthop 1996;16(6):792-798.
16. Mazur K, Stevanovic M, Schnall SB, Hannani K, Zionts LE. Scaphocapitate syndrome in a child associated with a distal radius and ulna fracture. J Orthop Trauma 1997;11(3):230-232.
17. Ross TK, Zionts LE. A comparison of different methods used to inhibit physeal growth. Clin Orthop 1997;340:236-243.
18. Zionts LE, Vachon LA. Demonstration of an avulsion of the triceps tendon in an adolescent by magnetic resonance imaging: A case report. Am J Orthop 1997;26(7):489-490.
19. Zionts LE, Shean CJ. Brace treatment of early infantile tibia vara. J Pediatr Orthop 1998;18(1):102-109.
20. Zionts LE, Ebramzadeh E, Stott NS. Complications in the use of the use of the Bailey-Dubow extensible nail Clin Orthop 1998;348:186-195.
21. Tuten RH, Keeler KA, Gabos PG, Zionts LE, Mackenzie WG. Post-traumatic tibia valga: A long term follow-up note. J Bone Joint Surg Am 1999;81:799-810.
22. Mirzayan R, Cepkinian V, Yu, J, Wellisch M, Zionts LE. Skewfoot in patients with osteogenesis imperfecta. Foot Ankle Int 2000;21(9):768-771.
23. Greenbaum B, Zionts LE, Ebramzadeh E. Open fractures of the forearm in children. J Orthop Trauma 2001;15(2):111-118.
24. Zionts LE. Infantile tibia vara in one of identical twins: A case report. Orthopedics 2001;24(7):691-693.
25. Mora S, Thordarson DB, Zionts LE, Reynolds RAK. Pediatric calcaneal fractures. Foot Ankle Int 2001;22(6):473-477.
26. Zionts LE, Mirzayan R. Elbow stiffness following malunion of a fracture of the lateral epicondyle of the humerus in a child: A case report. J Bone Joint Surg Am 2002;84:818-821.
27. Zionts LE, Moon C. Fractures of the apophysis of the olecranon in children who have mild osteogenesis imperfecta revisited. J Pediatr Orthop 2002;22:745-750.
28. Zionts LE. Fractures around the knee in children. J Am Acad Orthop Surg 2002;10(5):345-355.
29. Zalavras C, Nikolopoulou G, Essin D, Manjra N, Zionts, LE. Skateboarding, rollerskating, and scooter riding injuries in children and adolescents: an orthopaedic perspective Am J Sports Med 2005;33(4):568-573.
30. Zionts LE, Gerhardt M, Zalavras L. Closed treatment of forearm fractures in children and adolescents J Pediatric Orthop 2005;25(4):507-512.
31. Grippi M, Zionts LE, Ahlmann ER, Forrester DM, Patzakis MJ. The early diagnosis of sacroiliac joint infections in children. J Pediatric Orthop 2006;26(5):589-593.
32. Zalavras CG, Femino D, Triche R, Zionts L, Stevanovic M. Reconstruction of large skeletal defects due to osteomyelitis with the vascularized fibular graft in children. J Bone Joint Surg Am 2007;89: 2233-2240.
33. Zionts LE, Woodson CJ, Manjra N, Zalavras C. Return of elbow joint motion following supracondylar fractures of the humerus in children. Clin Orthop Relat Res 2009;467(8):2007-2010.
34. Zionts LE, Zhao G, Hitchcock K, Maewal J, Ebramzadeh E Has the rate of extensive surgery to treat idiopathic clubfoot declined in the United States? J Bone Joint Surg Am 2010;92:882-889.
35. Zionts LE, Dietz FC Post-corrective bracing in the treatment of idiopathic clubfeet using the Ponseti method. J Am Acad Orthop Surg 2010;18:486-493.
36. Vyas S, Ebramzadeh E, Berhrend C, Sliva M, Zionts LE Flexion-type Fracture of the proximal tibial physis: classification and mechanism of injury J Pediatr Orthop B 2010;19:492-496.
37. Bales JG, Spencer HT, Wong MA, Fong Y, Zionts LE, Silva M The effects of surgical delay on the outcome of pediatric supracondylar humeral fractures. J Pediatr Orthop 2010;30:785-791.
38. Zionts LE, Morcuende JA, Ebramzadeh E, Sangiorgio SN. The current management of idiopathic clubfoot revisited: Results of a survey of the POSNA membership. J Pediatr Orthop 2012;32:515–520.
39. Spencer HT, Dorey F, Zionts LE, Dichter D, Wong MA, Moazzaz P, Silva M. Type II supracondylar humerus fractures: can some be treated nonoperatively? J Pediatr Orthop 2012;32:675-681.
40. Zionts LE, Frost N, Kim R, Ebramzadeh E, Sangiorgio S. Treatment of idiopathic clubfoot: Experience with the Mitchell-Ponseti brace. J Pediatr Orthop 2012;32:706-713.
41. Lovejoy SA, Weiss J, Gaffney J, Epps H, Shilt J, Zionts LE. Preventable childhood injuries. J Pediatr Orthop 2012;32:741-747.
42. Silva M, Eagan MJ, Wong MA, Dichter DH, Ebramzadeh E, Zionts LE. Early weight-bearing in the closed treatment of tibial shaft fractures in children. JBJS Am 2012;94:1853-1860.
43. Iravani M, Chalabi J, Kim R, Ebramzadeh E, Zionts LE. The use of general anesthesia for infants with idiopathic clubfoot undergoing percutaneous tendoAchilles tenotomy. J Pediatr Orthop 2013;33:59-62.
44. Zionts LE, Habell B. The Ponseti method in the treatment of clubfoot deformity associated with congenital annular band syndrome. J Pediatr Orthop 2013;33:563-568.
Papers in Press
1. Jayawardena A, Zionts LE, Morcuende, JA. Management of idiopathic clubfoot after formal training in the Ponseti method: A multi-year, international survey. Iowa Ortho J, in press.
Papers Published (Non-peer Reviewed)
1. Zionts LE, Nash JP, Rude R, Ross T, Stott NS. Bone mineral density in children with mild osteogenesis imperfecta. Year Book of Diagnostic Radiology 1996:460-462.
2. Zionts LE, Shean CJ. Brace treatment of infantile tibia vara. Year Book of Orthopedics 1998:55-56.
3. Mirzayan R, Cepkinian V, Yu J, Wellisch M, Zionts LE. Skewfoot in patients with osteogenesis imperfecta. Year Book of Orthopedics 2001:26-27.
4. Zionts LE. Infantile tibia vara in one of identical twins: A case report. Year Book of Orthopedics 2002:32-37.
Book Chapters
1. MacEwen GD, Zionts LE. Proximal tibial fractures in children. In: Behavior of the Growth Plate. New York: Raven Press, 1988:141-152.
2. Zionts LE. Developmental dysplasia of the hip. In: Craig EV., ed. Textbook of Orthopaedic Surgery. Baltimore: Lippincott-Raven, 1999:1013-1028.
3. Zionts LE. Fractures and dislocations around the knee. In: Green NE, Swinokowski MF, eds. Skeletal Trauma in Children, Third Edition. Philadelphia: W.B. Saunders Company, 2002:439-471.
4. Zionts LE, Ebramzadeh E. Bone fixation in patients with osteogenesis imperfecta. In: An YH, ed. Internal Fixation in Osteoporotic Bone. New York: Thieme, 2002:162-177.
5. Zionts LE. Fractures and dislocations around the knee. In: Green NE, Swinokowski MF, eds. Skeletal Trauma in Children, Fourth Edition, Philadelphia: W.B. Saunders Company, 2009:425-469.
6. Zionts LE, Bowen R. Treatment of fractures and non-unions in children with osteogenesis imperfecta. In: Shapiro JR, ed. Osteognesis Imperfecta: A Translational Approach to Brittle Bone Disease New York: Elsevier, in press.
7. Zionts LE, Gamradt S, Silva M, Fractures and dislocations around the knee. In: Green NE, Swinokowski MF, eds. Skeletal Trauma in Children, Fifth Edition, Philadelphia: W.B. Saunders Company, in press.
Letters To The Editor
1. Zionts LE, Ebramzadeh E, Stott NS. Reply to Oznur et al. Clin. Orthop 1999;366:286-287.
2. Mirzayan R, Zionts LE. Reply to McKee J Bone Joint Surg Am 2003; 85:1165-1166.
3. Zionts LE. Are we really that busy? J Bone Joint Surg Am 2009; http://www.ejbjs.org/cgi/eletters/91/5/1101#10810
Reviews
1. Zionts LE. Fractures around the knee in children. J Am Acad Orthop Surg 2002;10(5):345-355.
2. Zionts LE, Dietz FC Post-corrective bracing in the treatment of idiopathic clubfeet using the Ponseti method. J Am Acad Orthop Surg 2010;18:486-493.
Published Abstracts
1. Zionts LE, MacEwen GD. The treatment of congenital dislocation of the hip in the child one to three years of age. Orthop Trans 1986;10(3):439.
2. Zionts LE, Sharps CM, MacEwen GD. Spontaneous correction of post-traumatic tibia valga. Orthop Trans 1986;10(3):499.
3. Zionts LE, MacEwen GD. The treatment of congenital dislocation of the hip in the child one to three years of age. J Pediatr Orthop 1986;6:502.
4. Zionts LE, Sharps CM, MacEwen GD. Spontaneous correction of post-traumatic tibia valga. J Pediatr Orthop 1986;6:507.
5. Zionts LE, MacEwen GD. Spontaneous improvement of post-traumatic tibia valga. In: Coventry, M.B., ed., 1987 Year Book of Orthopaedics. Chicago:Year Book Medical Publishers,1987:39-40.
6. Dicesare P, Zionts LE. Bernstein S. The use of intramedullary rods in children with osteogenesis imperfecta. Orthop Trans 1990;14(3):614.
7. Zionts LE, Simonian BA, Harvey JP. Transient penetration of the hip joint during in situ cannulated screw fixation of slipped capital femoral epiphysis. Orthop Trans 1991;15(3):817.
8. Hathaway R, Zionts LE, McKellop HA. The strength of pin configurations used to fix supracondylar fractures of the humerus in children. Orthop Trans 1992;16(1):82.
9. Zionts, L.E. and Bales, P. Brace treatment of infantile tibia vara. Orthop Trans 16(3): 653-654, 1993.
10. Stott NS, Zionts LE, Gronley JK, Perry J. Tibialis anterior transfer for calcaneal deformity: A postoperative gait analysis. J Bone Joint Surg Br 1994;76:Supp II & III:100.
11. Zionts LE, Nash JP, Rude R, Ross T, Stott NS. Bone mineral density in children who have osteogenesis imperfecta. Orthop Trans 1994;18(3):877.
12. Stott NS, Zionts LE, Gronley JK, Perry J. Tibialis anterior transfer for calcaneal deformity: A postoperative gait analysis. Orthop Trans 1994;18(4):877.
13. Stott NS, Zionts LE, Gronley JK, Perry J. Tibialis anterior transfer to the calcaneus in children who have spina bifida: A gait analysis study. J Pediatr Orthop 1995;15(1):128-129.
14. Zionts LE, Shean CJ. Brace treatment of infantile tibia vara. Orthop Trans 1996-1997;20(4):901.
15. Perlman M, Patzakis MJ, Kumar J, Zionts LE, Holtom P. The incidence of joint involvement with adjacent osteomyelitis in pediatric patients. Orthop Trans 1997;21(1):78-79.
16. Ishak AM, Zionts LE, Patzakis MJ. Open joint injuries in children. Pediatrics 1998;102(3) (Suppl):736.
17. Krull H, Zionts LE, Ebramzadeh E, Helmstedder C. Open tibia fractures in children. Pediatrics 1998;102(3) (Suppl):736-737.
18. Ishak AM, Zionts LE, Ebramzadeh E. Non- and minimally displaced lateral humeral condyle fractures: a clinical review and meta analysis. Pediatrics 1998;102(3) (Suppl):739.
19. Greenbaum B, Zionts LE, Ebramzadeh E. Open forearm fractures in children. Pediatrics 1998;102(3) (Suppl):740.
20. Tuten HR, Keeler KA, Gabo PG, Zionts LE, MacKenzie WG. Post-traumatic tibia valga: a long term follow-up. Orthop Trans 1998;22(4):1130.