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Daniel Hedequist, MD

Orthopedic Surgeon

Associate Professor of Orthopedic Surgery, Harvard Medical School

Medical Services

Specialties

  • Complex Spine
  • Kyphosis
  • Lordosis
  • Orthopedic Surgery
  • Orthopedics
  • Scoliosis
  • Spinal Deformity
  • Trauma

Departments

  • Orthopedic Center

Languages

  • English

Programs

  • General Orthopedic Program
  • Orthopedic Trauma Program
  • Spinal Program
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Experience and Education

Education

Medical School

Creighton University School of Medicine, 1995

Omaha, Nebraska

Internship

University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center, 1996

Dallas, TX

Residency

University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center, 2000

Dallas, TX

Fellowship

Boston Children's Hospital, 2001

Boston, MA

Certifications

  • Orthopedics

Publications

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  1. Tobert DG, Glotzbecker MP, Hresko MT, Karlin LI, Proctor MR, Emans JB, Miller PE, Hedequist DJ. Efficacy of Intraoperative Neurophysiologic Monitoring for Pediatric Cervical Spine Surgery. Spine (Phila Pa 1976). 2017 Jul 01; 42(13):974-978.
  2. Karlin L, Weinstock P, Hedequist D, Prabhu SP. The surgical treatment of spinal deformity in children with myelomeningocele: the role of personalized three-dimensional printed models. J Pediatr Orthop B. 2017 Jul; 26(4):375-382.
  3. Murphy RF, Emans JB, Troy M, Miller PE, Hresko MT, Karlin LI, Hedequist DJ, Glotzbecker MP. Sagittal plane parameters in growing rod patients following final fusion. J Pediatr Orthop B. 2017 Mar 23.
  4. Murphy RF, Glotzbecker MP, Hresko MT, Hedequist D. Allograft Bone Use in Pediatric Subaxial Cervical Spine Fusions. J Pediatr Orthop. 2017 Mar; 37(2):e140-e144.
  5. Gomez JA, Grzywna A, Hanstein R, Emans JB, Hresko MT, Hedequist D, Karlin LI, Glotzbecker MP. Staged Growing Rods With Preimplantation of Spinal Anchors for Complex Early Onset Scoliosis. J Pediatr Orthop. 2017 Feb 27.
  6. Shore BJ, DiMauro JP, Spence DD, Miller PE, Glotzbecker MP, Spencer S, Hedequist D. Uniplanar Versus Taylor Spatial Frame External Fixation For Pediatric Diaphyseal Tibia Fractures: A Comparison of Cost and Complications. J Pediatr Orthop. 2016 Dec; 36(8):821-828.
  7. Helenius IJ, Sponseller PD, Mackenzie W, Odent T, Dormans JP, Asghar J, Rathjen K, Pahys JM, Miyanji F, Hedequist D, Phillips JH. Outcomes of Spinal Fusion for Cervical Kyphosis in Children with Neurofibromatosis. J Bone Joint Surg Am. 2016 Nov 02; 98(21):e95.
  8. Livingston K, Glotzbecker M, Miller PE, Hresko MT, Hedequist D, Shore BJ. Pediatric Nonfracture Acute Compartment Syndrome: A Review of 39 Cases. J Pediatr Orthop. 2016 Oct-Nov; 36(7):685-90.
  9. Abd-El-Barr MM, Snyder BD, Emans JB, Proctor MR, Hedequist D. Combined preoperative traction with instrumented posterior occipitocervical fusion for severe ventral brainstem compression secondary to displaced os odontoideum: technical report of 2 cases. J Neurosurg Pediatr. 2016 Dec; 25(6):724-729.
  10. Allar BG, Hedequist DJ, Miller PE, Glotzbecker MP, Spencer SA, Shore BJ. Treatment outcomes after insufficiency femoral diaphyseal fractures in nonambulatory children. J Pediatr Orthop B. 2016 Jul; 25(4):331-7.
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  12. Glotzbecker MP, Gomez JA, Miller PE, Troy MJ, Skaggs DL, Vitale MG, Flynn JM, Barrett KK, Pace GI, Atuahene BN, Hedequist DJ. Management of Spinal Implants in Acute Pediatric Surgical Site Infections: A Multicenter Study. Spine Deform. 2016 Jul; 4(4):277-282.
  13. Kelly BA, Shore BJ, Bae DS, Hedequist DJ, Glotzbecker MP. Pediatric forearm fractures with in situ intramedullary implants. J Child Orthop. 2016 Aug; 10(4):321-7.
  14. Porter DA, Glotzbecker MP, Timothy Hresko M, Hedequist DJ. Deep Surgical Site Infections Following Pediatric Cervical Spine Surgery. J Pediatr Orthop. 2016 Jun 08.
  15. Hedequist DJ, Emans JB. Cervical Spine Instrumentation in Children. J Am Acad Orthop Surg. 2016 Jun; 24(6):370-8.
  16. Lewine E, Kim JM, Miller PE, Waters PM, Mahan ST, Snyder B, Hedequist D, Bae DS. Closed Versus Open Supracondylar Fractures of the Humerus in Children: A Comparison of Clinical and Radiographic Presentation and Results. J Pediatr Orthop. 2016 Apr 20.
  17. Spence D, DiMauro JP, Miller PE, Glotzbecker MP, Hedequist DJ, Shore BJ. Osteonecrosis After Femoral Neck Fractures in Children and Adolescents: Analysis of Risk Factors. J Pediatr Orthop. 2016 Mar; 36(2):111-6.
  18. Kurgansky KE, Rodriguez ST, Kralj MS, Mooney JJ, Dinakar P, d'Hemecourt PA, Hedequist DJ, Proctor MR, Berde CB. Epidural Steroid Injections for Radiculopathy and/or Back Pain in Children and Adolescents: A Retrospective Cohort Study With a Prospective Follow-Up. Reg Anesth Pain Med. 2016 Jan-Feb; 41(1):86-92.
  19. Murphy RF, Hedequist D. Excision of symptomatic spinous process nonunion in adolescent athletes. Am J Orthop (Belle Mead NJ). 2015 Nov; 44(11):515-7.
  20. Hedequist D, Spencer S, Richards BS, Fishman S, Alomari A. Surgical Treatment of Spinal Deformity in Patients With CLOVES Syndrome: A Report of 4 Cases. J Pediatr Orthop. 2015 Oct-Nov; 35(7):682-6.
  21. Mahan ST, Hoellwarth JS, Spencer SA, Kramer DE, Hedequist DJ, Kasser JR. Likelihood of surgery in isolated pediatric fifth metatarsal fractures. J Pediatr Orthop. 2015 Apr-May; 35(3):296-302.
  22. Shore BJ, Hedequist DJ, Miller PE, Waters PM, Bae DS. Surgical management for displaced pediatric proximal humeral fractures: a cost analysis. J Child Orthop. 2015 Feb; 9(1):55-64.
  23. Helenius I, Crawford H, Sponseller PD, Odent T, Bernstein RM, Stans AA, Hedequist D, Phillips JH. Rigid fixation improves outcomes of spinal fusion for C1-C2 instability in children with skeletal dysplasias. J Bone Joint Surg Am. 2015 Feb 04; 97(3):232-40.
  24. Upasani VV, Hedequist DJ, Hresko MT, Karlin LI, Emans JB, Glotzbecker MP. Spinal deformity progression after posterior segmental instrumentation and fusion for idiopathic scoliosis. J Child Orthop. 2015 Feb; 9(1):29-37.
  25. Hedequist D. Modern instrumentation of the pediatric occiput and upper cervical spine: review article. HSS J. 2015 Feb; 11(1):9-14.
  26. Glotzbecker MP, Wasser AM, Hresko MT, Karlin LI, Emans JB, Hedequist DJ. Efficacy of nonfusion treatment for subacute and chronic atlanto-axial rotatory fixation in children. J Pediatr Orthop. 2014 Jul-Aug; 34(5):490-5.
  27. Hedequist DJ. Modern posterior screw techniques in the pediatric cervical spine. World J Orthop. 2014 Apr 18; 5(2):94-9.
  28. Spencer HT, Gold ME, Karlin LI, Hedequist DJ, Hresko MT. Gain in spinal height from surgical correction of idiopathic scoliosis. J Bone Joint Surg Am. 2014 Jan 01; 96(1):59-65.
  29. Kelly B, Heyworth B, Yen YM, Hedequist D. Adverse sequelae due to plate retention following submuscular plating for pediatric femur fractures. J Orthop Trauma. 2013 Dec; 27(12):726-9.
  30. Shore BJ, Glotzbecker MP, Zurakowski D, Gelbard E, Hedequist DJ, Matheney TH. Acute compartment syndrome in children and teenagers with tibial shaft fractures: incidence and multivariable risk factors. J Orthop Trauma. 2013 Nov; 27(11):616-21.
  31. May C, Yen YM, Nasreddine AY, Hedequist D, Hresko MT, Heyworth BE. Complications of plate fixation of femoral shaft fractures in children and adolescents. J Child Orthop. 2013 Jun; 7(3):235-43.
  32. Li Y, Heyworth BE, Glotzbecker M, Seeley M, Suppan CA, Gagnier J, VanderHave KL, Caird MS, Farley FA, Hedequist D. Comparison of titanium elastic nail and plate fixation of pediatric subtrochanteric femur fractures. J Pediatr Orthop. 2013 Apr-May; 33(3):232-8.
  33. Li Y, Spencer SA, Hedequist D. Proximal tibial osteotomy and Taylor Spatial Frame application for correction of tibia vara in morbidly obese adolescents. J Pediatr Orthop. 2013 Apr-May; 33(3):276-81.
  34. Child Z, Hedequist D. Surgical management of giant multilevel aneurysmal bone cyst of cervical spine in a 10-year-old child: case report with review of literature (evid based spine care j 2012;3(4):55-59). Evid Based Spine Care J. 2013 Apr; 4(1):63-4.
  35. Heyworth BE, Hedequist DJ, Nasreddine AY, Stamoulis C, Hresko MT, Yen YM. Distal femoral valgus deformity following plate fixation of pediatric femoral shaft fractures. J Bone Joint Surg Am. 2013 Mar 20; 95(6):526-33.
  36. Li Y, Hedequist DJ. Submuscular plating of pediatric femur fracture. J Am Acad Orthop Surg. 2012 Sep; 20(9):596-603.
  37. Glotzbecker MP, Shore B, Matheney T, Gold M, Hedequist D. Alternative technique for open reduction and fixation of displaced pediatric medial epicondyle fractures: author response to letter to the editor. J Child Orthop. 2012 Jul; 6(3):257.
  38. Glotzbecker MP, Shore B, Matheney T, Gold M, Hedequist D. Alternative technique for open reduction and fixation of displaced pediatric medial epicondyle fractures. J Child Orthop. 2012 Jun; 6(2):105-9.
  39. Zenonos G, Jamil O, Governale LS, Jernigan S, Hedequist D, Proctor MR. Surgical treatment for primary spinal aneurysmal bone cysts: experience from Children's Hospital Boston. J Neurosurg Pediatr. 2012 Mar; 9(3):305-15.
  40. Li Y, Glotzbecker M, Hedequist D. Surgical site infection after pediatric spinal deformity surgery. Curr Rev Musculoskelet Med. 2012 Feb 09.
  41. Alomari AI, Burrows PE, Lee EY, Hedequist DJ, Mulliken JB, Fishman SJ. CLOVES syndrome with thoracic and central phlebectasia: increased risk of pulmonary embolism. J Thorac Cardiovasc Surg. 2010 Aug; 140(2):459-63.
  42. Hedequist D, Proctor M, Hresko T. Lateral mass screw fixation in children. J Child Orthop. 2010 Jun; 4(3):197-201.
  43. Hedequist D, Bekelis K, Emans J, Proctor MR. Single stage reduction and stabilization of basilar invagination after failed prior fusion surgery in children with Down's syndrome. Spine (Phila Pa 1976). 2010 Feb 15; 35(4):E128-33.
  44. Pate O, Hedequist D, Leong N, Hresko T. Implant removal after submuscular plating for pediatric femur fractures. J Pediatr Orthop. 2009 Oct-Nov; 29(7):709-12.
  45. Blaskiewicz DJ, Sure DR, Hedequist DJ, Emans JB, Grant F, Proctor MR. Osteoid osteomas: intraoperative bone scan-assisted resection. Clinical article. J Neurosurg Pediatr. 2009 Sep; 4(3):237-44.
  46. Hedequist DJ. Instrumentation and fusion for congenital spine deformities. Spine (Phila Pa 1976). 2009 Aug 01; 34(17):1783-90.
  47. Hedequist D, Emans J, Proctor M. Three rod technique facilitates hemivertebra wedge excision in young children through a posterior only approach. Spine (Phila Pa 1976). 2009 Mar 15; 34(6):E225-9.
  48. Hedequist D, Proctor M. Screw fixation to C2 in children: a case series and technical report. J Pediatr Orthop. 2009 Jan-Feb; 29(1):21-5.
  49. Hedequist D, Haugen A, Hresko T, Emans J. Failure of attempted implant retention in spinal deformity delayed surgical site infections. Spine (Phila Pa 1976). 2009 Jan 01; 34(1):60-4.
  50. Hedequist D, Hresko T, Proctor M. Modern cervical spine instrumentation in children. Spine (Phila Pa 1976). 2008 Feb 15; 33(4):379-83.
  51. Hedequist D, Bishop J, Hresko T. Locking plate fixation for pediatric femur fractures. J Pediatr Orthop. 2008 Jan-Feb; 28(1):6-9.
  52. Hedequist D, Emans J. Anterior exposures of the pediatric spine and posterior pedicle screw instrumentation. Neurosurg Clin N Am. 2007 Oct; 18(4):681-95.
  53. Hedequist DJ. Surgical treatment of congenital scoliosis. Orthop Clin North Am. 2007 Oct; 38(4):497-509, vi.
  54. Hedequist D, Yeon H, Emans J. The use of allograft as a bone graft substitute in patients with congenital spine deformities. J Pediatr Orthop. 2007 Sep; 27(6):686-9.
  55. Kocher MS, Kasser JR, Waters PM, Bae D, Snyder BD, Hresko MT, Hedequist D, Karlin L, Kim YJ, Murray MM, Millis MB, Emans JB, Dichtel L, Matheney T, Lee BM. Lateral entry compared with medial and lateral entry pin fixation for completely displaced supracondylar humeral fractures in children. A randomized clinical trial. J Bone Joint Surg Am. 2007 Apr; 89(4):706-12.
  56. Zhang H, Sucato DJ, Hedequist DJ, Welch RD. Histomorphometric assessment of thoracoscopically assisted anterior release in a porcine model: safety and completeness of disc discectomy with surgeon learning curve. Spine (Phila Pa 1976). 2007 Jan 15; 32(2):188-92.
  57. Hedequist D, Emans J. Congenital scoliosis: a review and update. J Pediatr Orthop. 2007 Jan-Feb; 27(1):106-16.
  58. Sink EL, Hedequist D, Morgan SJ, Hresko T. Results and technique of unstable pediatric femoral fractures treated with submuscular bridge plating. J Pediatr Orthop. 2006 Mar-Apr; 26(2):177-81.
  59. Hedequist DJ, Emans JB, Hall JE. Operative treatment of scoliosis in patients with a Fontan circulation. Spine (Phila Pa 1976). 2006 Jan 15; 31(2):202-5.
  60. Hedequist DJ, Sink E. Technical aspects of bridge plating for pediatric femur fractures. J Orthop Trauma. 2005 Apr; 19(4):276-9.
  61. Hedequist DJ, Hall JE, Emans JB. Hemivertebra excision in children via simultaneous anterior and posterior exposures. J Pediatr Orthop. 2005 Jan-Feb; 25(1):60-3.
  62. Ponce BA, Hedequist DJ, Zurakowski D, Atkinson CC, Waters PM. Complications and timing of follow-up after closed reduction and percutaneous pinning of supracondylar humerus fractures: follow-up after percutaneous pinning of supracondylar humerus fractures. J Pediatr Orthop. 2004 Nov-Dec; 24(6):610-4.
  63. Hedequist DJ, Hall JE, Emans JB. The safety and efficacy of spinal instrumentation in children with congenital spine deformities. Spine (Phila Pa 1976). 2004 Sep 15; 29(18):2081-6; discussion 2087.
  64. Sucato DJ, Hedequist D, Karol LA. Operative correction of adolescent idiopathic scoliosis in male patients. A radiographic and functional outcome comparison with female patients. J Bone Joint Surg Am. 2004 Sep; 86-A(9):2005-14.
  65. Hedequist D, Emans J. Congenital scoliosis. J Am Acad Orthop Surg. 2004 Jul-Aug; 12(4):266-75.
  66. Sucato DJ, Hedequist D, Zhang H, Pierce WA, O'Brien SE, Welch RD. Recombinant human bone morphogenetic protein-2 enhances anterior spinal fusion in a thoracoscopically instrumented animal model. J Bone Joint Surg Am. 2004 Apr; 86-A(4):752-62.
  67. Hedequist DJ, Emans JB. The correlation of preoperative three-dimensional computed tomography reconstructions with operative findings in congenital scoliosis. Spine (Phila Pa 1976). 2003 Nov 15; 28(22):2531-4; discussion 1.
  68. Hedequist D, Kasser J, Emans J. Use of an abduction brace for developmental dysplasia of the hip after failure of Pavlik harness use. J Pediatr Orthop. 2003 Mar-Apr; 23(2):175-7.
  69. Hedequist D, Starr AJ, Wilson P, Walker J. Early versus delayed stabilization of pediatric femur fractures: analysis of 387 patients. J Orthop Trauma. 1999 Sep-Oct; 13(7):490-3.
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