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Lawrence Lenke, MD

Dr. Lenke is the chief of spinal surgery in the Department of Orthopaedic Surgery at Washington University School of Medicine. He treats pediatric and adult patients requiring spinal surgery. His practice is devoted to spinal surgery, with an emphasis on complex reconstructive surgery and the treatment of various spinal deformities such as scoliosis, kyphosis, spondylolisthesis, and many other anomalies of the spine. You must have a referral from your primary care physician before you make your appointment with Dr. Lenke. Dr. Lenke is consistently recognized in "The Best Doctors in America" list.
Department Of Orthopedics
53
Male
1991
1991
Orthopedic Surgery - certified
Orthopedics-Pediatric
Barnes-Jewish Hospital
St. Louis Children's Hospital

For Patients:
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For Referring Physicians:
To refer a patient, call Children's Direct at 800.678.HELP (4357).

For Patients:
To request an appointment, call 800.678.KIDS (5437) or fill out our online form.

For Referring Physicians:
To refer a patient, call Children's Direct at 800.678.HELP (4357).

 

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St. Louis, MO 63110
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Education

Medical School: Northwestern University Medical School Chicago
Internship: Washington University School of Medicine St. Louis Missouri
Residency: Washington University School of Medicine St. Louis Missouri
Fellowship: Washington University School of Medicine St. Louis Missouri

Health Plans Accepted

Aetna Medicare HMO
Aetna Medicare Open Access (HMO/POS
Aetna PPO
Anthem BCBS Blue Access Choice PPO
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BCBS of IL HMO
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Health Alliance HMO & PPO
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Vertebral Column Resection in Children with Neuromuscular Spine Deformity.Sponseller PD, Jain A, Lenke LG, Shah SA, Sucato DJ, Emans JB, Newton PO.Spine (Phila Pa 1976). 2011 Dec 13. [Epub ahead of print]

PMID:
22166930
[PubMed - as supplied by publisher]

Related citationsShould Symptomatic Iliac Screws be Electively Removed in Adult Spinal Deformity Patients Fused to the Sacrum?O'Shaughnessy BA, Lenke LG, Bridwell KH, Cho W, Zebala LP, Chang MS, Auerbach JD, Crawford CH, Koester LA.Spine (Phila Pa 1976). 2011 Dec 3. [Epub ahead of print]

PMID:
22146291
[PubMed - as supplied by publisher]

Related citationsCulture and Ethnicity Influence Outcomes of the Scoliosis Research Society Instrument in Adolescent Idiopathic Scoliosis.Morse LJ, Kawakami N, Lenke LG, Sucato DJ, Sanders JO, Diab M.Spine (Phila Pa 1976). 2011 Nov 8. [Epub ahead of print]

PMID:
22076648
[PubMed - as supplied by publisher]

Related citationsUse and Outcomes of Wound Drain in Spinal Fusion for Adolescent Idiopathic Scoliosis.Diab M, Smucny M, Dormans JP, Erickson MA, Ibrahim K, Lenke LG, Sucato DJ, Sanders JO.Spine (Phila Pa 1976). 2011 Oct 27. [Epub ahead of print]

PMID:
22037527
[PubMed - as supplied by publisher]

Related citationsDoes a Long Fusion "T3-Sacrum" Portend a Worse Outcome than a Short Fusion "T10-Sacrum" in Primary Surgery for Adult Scoliosis?O'Shaughnessy BA, Bridwell KH, Lenke LG, Cho W, Baldus C, Chang MS, Auerbach JD, Crawford CH.Spine (Phila Pa 1976). 2011 Sep 30. [Epub ahead of print]

PMID:
21971131
[PubMed - as supplied by publisher]

Related citationsExtensive epidural abscess treated with a thoracic laminoplasty.Lehman RA Jr, Lenke LG.Spine J. 2011 Aug;11(8):798-9. Epub 2011 Jul 16. No abstract available.

PMID:
21763212
[PubMed - in process]

Related citationsMorphologic evaluation of the thoracic vertebrae for safe free-hand pedicle screw placement in adolescent idiopathic scoliosis: a CT-based anatomical study.Cui G, Watanabe K, Hosogane N, Tsuji T, Ishii K, Nakamura M, Toyama Y, Chiba K, Lenke LG, Matsumoto M.Surg Radiol Anat. 2011 Jul 8. [Epub ahead of print]

PMID:
21739245
[PubMed - as supplied by publisher]

Related citationsFixation points within the main thoracic curve: does more instrumentation produce greater curve correction and improved results?Sanders JO, Diab M, Richards SB, Lenke LG, Johnston CE, Emans JB, Sucato DJ, Erickson MA, Bridwell KH, McCarthy RE, Sarwark JF, Dormans JP; Spinal Deformity Study Group.Spine (Phila Pa 1976). 2011 Oct 1;36(21):E1402-6.

PMID:
21681134
[PubMed - in process]

Related citationsSafety and accuracy of pedicle screws and constructs placed in infantile and juvenile patients.Harimaya K, Lenke LG, Son-Hing JP, Bridwell KH, Schwend RM, Luhmann SJ, Koester LA, Sides BA.Spine (Phila Pa 1976). 2011 Sep 15;36(20):1645-51.

PMID:
21673627
[PubMed - in process]

Related citationsEtiology and revision surgical strategies in failed lumbosacral fixation of adult spinal deformity constructs.Harimaya K, Mishiro T, Lenke LG, Bridwell KH, Koester LA, Sides BA.Spine (Phila Pa 1976). 2011 Sep 15;36(20):1701-10.

PMID:
21673615
[PubMed - in process]

Related citationsMinimum 5-year radiographic results of long scoliosis fusion in juvenile spinal muscular atrophy patients: major curve progression after instrumented fusion.Zebala LP, Bridwell KH, Baldus C, Richards SB, Dormans JP, Lenke LG, Auerbach JD, Lovejoy J.J Pediatr Orthop. 2011 Jul-Aug;31(5):480-8.

PMID:
21654453
[PubMed - indexed for MEDLINE]

Related citationsMajor Complications in Revision Adult Deformity Surgery: Risk Factors and Clinical Outcomes with Two- to Seven-Year Follow-Up.Cho SK, Bridwell KH, Lenke LG, Yi JS, Pahys JM, Zebala LP, Kang MM, Cho W, Baldus CR.Spine (Phila Pa 1976). 2011 May 14. [Epub ahead of print]

PMID:
21587110
[PubMed - as supplied by publisher]

Related citationsComparative Analysis of Clinical Outcome and Complications in Primary vs. Revision Adult Scoliosis Surgery.Cho SK, Bridwell KH, Lenke LG, Cho W, Zebala LP, Pahys JM, Kang MM, Yi JS, Baldus CR.Spine (Phila Pa 1976). 2011 May 2. [Epub ahead of print]

PMID:
21540777
[PubMed - as supplied by publisher]

Related citationsPulmonary function in adolescent idiopathic scoliosis relative to the surgical procedure: a 10-year follow-up analysis.Gitelman Y, Lenke LG, Bridwell KH, Auerbach JD, Sides BA.Spine (Phila Pa 1976). 2011 Sep 15;36(20):1665-72.

PMID:
21494198
[PubMed - in process]

Related citationsVertebral column decancellation for the management of sharp angular spinal deformity.Wang Y, Lenke LG.Eur Spine J. 2011 Oct;20(10):1703-10. Epub 2011 Mar 19.

PMID:
21424339
[PubMed - in process]

Related citationsDid the Lenke classification change scoliosis treatment?Clements DH, Marks M, Newton PO, Betz RR, Lenke L, Shufflebarger H; Harms Study Group.Spine (Phila Pa 1976). 2011 Jun 15;36(14):1142-5.

PMID:
21358471
[PubMed - indexed for MEDLINE]

Related citationsThe Scoliosis Research Society Health-Related Quality of Life (SRS-30) age-gender normative data: an analysis of 1346 adult subjects unaffected by scoliosis.Baldus C, Bridwell K, Harrast J, Shaffrey C, Ondra S, Lenke L, Schwab F, Mardjetko S, Glassman S, Edwards C 2nd, Lowe T, Horton W, Polly D Jr.Spine (Phila Pa 1976). 2011 Jun 15;36(14):1154-62.

PMID:
21289576
[PubMed - indexed for MEDLINE]

Related citationsCorrelation of preoperative deformity magnitude and pulmonary function tests in adolescent idiopathic scoliosis.Johnston CE, Richards BS, Sucato DJ, Bridwell KH, Lenke LG, Erickson M; Spinal Deformity Study Group.Spine (Phila Pa 1976). 2011 Jun 15;36(14):1096-102.

PMID:
21270699
[PubMed - indexed for MEDLINE]

Related citationsMale-female differences in Scoliosis Research Society-30 scores in adolescent idiopathic scoliosis.Roberts DW, Savage JW, Schwartz DG, Carreon LY, Sucato DJ, Sanders JO, Richards BS, Lenke LG, Emans JB, Parent S; Spinal Deformity Study Group, Sarwark JF.Spine (Phila Pa 1976). 2011 Jan 1;36(1):E53-9.

PMID:
21192215
[PubMed - indexed for MEDLINE]

Related citationsEfficacy of perioperative halo-gravity traction for treatment of severe scoliosis (≥100°).Watanabe K, Lenke LG, Bridwell KH, Kim YJ, Hensley M, Koester L.J Orthop Sci. 2010 Nov;15(6):720-30. Epub 2010 Nov 26.

PMID:
21116888
[PubMed - indexed for MEDLINE]

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