Specialty

, Orthopaedic Surgery, Orthopedic Surgery-Hip, Orthopedic Surgery-Spine, Orthopedic Surgery-Trauma

Specialty

Orthopaedic Surgery, Orthopedic Surgery-Hip, Orthopedic Surgery-Spine, Orthopedic Surgery-Trauma

Organization

Rady Children's Specialists of San Diego

Medical Group / IPA

CPMG/RCHN/RCSSD

Medical School

University of California - San Diego

Internship

University Calif. San Diego

Residency

University Calif. San Diego

Fellowship

Childrens Hospital of Boston

Board Certifications

Orthopaedic Surgery

Gender

M

Bio

Dr. V. Salil Upasani is director of the International Center for Pediatric and Adolescent Hip Disorders at Rady Children's Hospital-San Diego and an associate clinical professor at UC San Diego School of Medicine.

Dr. Upasani graduated summa cum laude from the University of California, Los Angeles with highest departmental honors in physiological sciences and a specialization in business administration. He subsequently attended medical school and completed his orthopedic surgery residency at UC San Diego. During this time, he received funding from the National Institutes of Health to be the Ruth L. Kirschstein research fellow at Rady Children's, where he developed a passion for pediatric hip and spine conditions. Dr. Upasani then completed his fellowship in pediatric orthopedics at Boston Children's Hospital.

Dr. Upasani treats all general pediatric orthopedic conditions, with a special interest in hip and spine disorders in children, adolescents and young adults. He is also working to develop a center at Rady Children's to treat congenital and developmental hip and spine disorders in physiologically young and active adult patients. Dr. Upasani's research areas include scoliosis, spondylolysis, hip dysplasia, slipped capital femoral epiphysis, femoroacetabular impingement and hip preservation. His work has been published in orthopedic journals, and he has received numerous research grants and awards from national and international organizations.

Dr. Upasani is a member of the Pediatric Orthopedic Society of North America, the American Orthopedic Association Emerging Leaders Program (AOA-ELP), the American Academy of Orthopedic Surgeons, and Scoliosis Research Society.

His interests outside of medicine include golf, hiking and travelling, but he spends most of his free time running after his three children.

Publications

Reliability of Low-dose Biplanar Radiography in Assessing Pediatric Torsional Pathology.
Brooks JT, Bomar JD, Jeffords ME, Farnsworth CL, Pennock AT, Upasani VV

3D cone-beam tomosynthesis provides axial imaging of the spine with lower radiation compared to computed tomography.
Upasani VV, Bandaralage H, Farnsworth CL

Three-dimensional analysis of spinal deformity correction in adolescent idiopathic scoliosis: comparison of two distinct techniques.
Sikora-Klak J, Upasani VV, Ilharreborde B, Cross M, Bastrom TP, Mazda K, Yaszay B, Newton PO

Acetabular labral tears in the adolescent athlete: results of a graduated management protocol from therapy to arthroscopy.
Murtha AS, Bomar JD, Johnson KP, Upasani VV, Pennock AT

Three-dimensional analysis of the sagittal profile in surgically treated Lenke 5 curves in adolescent idiopathic scoliosis.
Shen K, Clement RC, Yaszay B, Bastrom T, Upasani VV, Newton PO

Minimally displaced pediatric humerus lateral condyle fractures: risk factors for displacement and outcomes of delayed surgery.
Edmonds EW, Bland DC, Bastrom TP, Smith MM, Upasani VV, Yaszay B, Pennock AT

Medial Epicondyle Fractures: Biomechanical Evaluation and Clinical Comparison of 3 Fixation Methods Used in Pediatric Patients.
Rickert KD, Sarrel KL, Sanders JS, Jeffords ME, Hughes JL, Upasani VV, Farnsworth CL, Edmonds EW, Pennock AT

Defining the volume of consultations for musculoskeletal infection encountered by pediatric orthopaedic services in the United States.
Koehler RJ, Shore BJ, Hedequest D, Heyworth BE, May C, Miller PE, Rademacher ES, Sanborn RM, Murphy JS, Roseman A, Stoneback JW, Trizno AA, Goldstein RY, Harris L, Nielsen E, Talwar D, Denning JR, Saaed N, Kutz B, Laine JC, Naas M, Truong WH, Rotando M, Spence DD, Brighton BK, Churchill C, Janicki JA, King K, Wild J, Beebe AC, Crouse S, Rough T, Rowan M, Singh S, Davis-Juarez A, Gould A, Hughes O, Rickert KD, Upasani VV, Blumberg TJ, Bompadre V, Lindberg AW, Miller ML, Hill JF, Peoples H, Rosenfeld SB, Turner R, Copley LA, Lindsay EA, Ramo BA, Tareen N, Winberly RL, Li GY, Sessel J, Johnson ME, Johnson S, Moore-Lotridge SN, Shelton J, Baldwin KD, Schoenecker JG, Children’s Orthopaedic Trauma and Infection Consortium for Evidence Based Study (CORTICES) Group.

Associations between three-dimensional measurements of the spinal deformity and preoperative SRS-22 scores in patients undergoing surgery for major thoracic adolescent idiopathic scoliosis.
Ohashi M, Bastrom TP, Bartley CE, Yaszay B, Upasani VV, Newton PO, Harms Study Group.

Defining a new three-dimensional method for determining femoral torsional pathology in children.
Brooks JT, Bomar JD, Jeffords ME, Farnsworth CL, Pennock AT, Upasani VV

Comparison of Staged Versus Same-day Bilateral Hip Surgery in Nonambulatory Children With Cerebral Palsy.
Louer CR, Nunez J, Bomar JD, Fischer-Colbrie ME, Chambers HG, Upasani VV

Predicting epiphyseal stability of slipped capital femoral epiphysis with preoperative CT imaging.
Fischer-Colbrie ME, Louer CR, Bomar JD, Hahn P, Edmonds EW, Pennock AT, Upasani VV

Increased Hip Intracapsular Pressure Decreases Perfusion of the Capital Femoral Epiphysis in a Skeletally Immature Porcine Model.
Upasani VV, Badrinath R, Farnsworth CL, Jeffords ME, Hallare JA, Ahmed SI, Schrader T

Femoral derotational osteotomy level does not effect resulting torsion.
Edmonds EW, Fuller CB, Jeffords ME, Farnsworth CL, Lindgren AM, Pennock AT, Upasani VV

What are normal radiographic spine and shoulder balance parameters among adolescent patients?
Clement RC, Anari J, Bartley CE, Bastrom TP, Shah R, Talwar D, Upasani VV

Functional Outcomes of Tillaux and Triplane Fractures with 2 to 5 Millimeters of Intra-Articular Gap.
Lurie B, Van Rysselberghe N, Pennock AT, Upasani VV

The Reliability of the AOSpine Thoracolumbar Classification System in Children: Results of a Multicenter Study.
Mo AZ, Miller PE, Glotzbecker MP, Li Y, Fletcher ND, Upasani VV, Riccio AI, Hresko MT, Krengel WF, Spence D, Garg S, Hedequist DJ

Spinal rod gripping capacity: how do 5.5/6.0-mm dual-diameter screws compare?
Kluck DG, Farnsworth CL, Jeffords ME, Marino NE, Yaszay B, Upasani VV, Newton PO

Quality improvement in post-operative opioid and benzodiazepine regimen in adolescent patients after posterior spinal fusion.
Lindgren AM, Bennett R, Yaszay B, Newton PO, Upasani VV

Should paediatricians initiate orthopaedic hip dysplasia referrals for infants with isolated asymmetric skin folds?
Louer CR, Bomar JD, Pring ME, Mubarak SJ, Upasani VV, Wenger DR

Assessing the reliability of the modified Gartland classification system for extension-type supracondylar humerus fractures.
Teo TL, Schaeffer EK, Habib E, Cherukupalli A, Cooper AP, Aroojis A, Sankar WN, Upasani VV, Carsen S, Mulpuri K, Reilly C

Ultrasonography in the Diagnosis and Management of Developmental Dysplasia of the Hip.
Edmonds EW, Hughes JL, Bomar JD, Brooks JT, Upasani VV

Functional Outcomes of Unstable Ankle Fractures in Adolescents.
Lurie BM, Bomar JD, Edmonds EW, Pennock AT, Upasani VV

Evaluation of the Three-Dimensional Translational and Angular Deformity in Slipped Capital Femoral Epiphysis.
Bland DC, Valdovino AG, Jeffords ME, Bomar JD, Newton PO, Upasani VV

Obesity Is Associated With Increased Thoracic Kyphosis in Adolescent Idiopathic Scoliosis Patients and Nonscoliotic Adolescents.
Valdovino AG, Bastrom TP, Reighard FG, Cross M, Bartley CE, Shah SA, Yaszay B, Newton PO, Upasani VV

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