Jason James Howard, MD

Orthopaedic Surgeon

Nemours Children's Hospital, Delaware 1600 Rockland Road Wilmington, DE 19803

Biography

Pediatric Orthopedic Surgeon at Nemours Children's Health, Wilmington, Delaware Research Interests: Cerebral Palsy, Neuromuscular Disorders, Neuromuscular Hip Dysplasia, Spinal Muscular Atrophy, Duchenne Muscular Dystrophy, Basic Science Muscle Studies for Cerebral Palsy, Medical Devices

Fellowship

  • Ped. Hip Preservation Surgery - University of Bern/Inselspital, 2017
  • Orthopedics - Starship Children Hospital, 2005
  • Orthopedic Surgery - Royal Children's Hospital, 2004

Internship Residency

  • Orthopedic Surgery - University Of Calgary, 2003

Medical/Dental School

  • MD - Memorial Univ of Newfoundland Faculty of Medicine, 1998

Board Certifications

  • American Board of Orthopaedic Surgery

  • Cerebral Palsy
  • Duchenne Muscular Atrophy
  • Neuromuscular Disorders
  • Neuromuscular Scoliosis
  • Spastic Muscle Basic Science
  • Spinal Muscular Atrophy

  • Hip Displacement Does Not Change After Pelvic Obliquity Correction During Spinal Fusion in Children With Cerebral Palsy; Journal of pediatric orthopedics; (2023).

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  • Intrathecal baclofen therapy does not prevent hip displacement in children with cerebral palsy; Developmental Medicine & Child Neurology; (2023).

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  • Collagenase treatment decreases muscle stiffness in cerebral palsy: A preclinical ex vivo biomechanical analysis of hip adductor muscle fiber bundles; Developmental Medicine & Child Neurology; (2023).

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  • Hip Surveillance and Management of Hip Displacement in Children with Cerebral Palsy: Clinical and Ethical Dilemmas; Journal of Clinical Medicine; (2023).

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  • Hip Displacement after Triradiate Cartilage Closure in Nonambulatory Cerebral Palsy: Who Needs Continued Radiographic Surveillance?; Journal of Bone and Joint Surgery; (2023).

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  • Is Standing Function Improved after Orthopaedic Surgery in Children with Cerebral Palsy at GMFCS Levels III/IV?; Journal of Pediatric Orthopaedics; (2023).

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  • Body mass index affects outcomes after vertebral body tethering surgery; Spine Deformity; (2022).

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  • Does the Addition of Intrathecal Baclofen Along with or After Soft-Tissue Hip Adductor Surgery Decrease the Need for Hip Reconstruction Compared with Soft-Tissue Surgery Alone for Children with Nonambulatory Cerebral Palsy?; Indian Journal of Orthopaedics; (2022).

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  • Does the presence of programmable implanted devices in patients with early onset scoliosis alter typical operative and postoperative practices? A survey of spine surgeons; Spine Deformity; (2022).

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  • Lengthening Behavior of Magnetically Controlled Growing Rods in Early-Onset Scoliosis: A Multicenter Study; Journal of Bone and Joint Surgery; (2022).

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  • The Effect of Surgeon Experience on Outcomes Following Growth Friendly Instrumentation for Early Onset Scoliosis; Journal of Pediatric Orthopaedics; (2022).

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  • The influence of tone on proximal femoral and acetabular geometry in neuromuscular hip displacement: A comparison of cerebral palsy and spinal muscular atrophy; Journal of Children's Orthopaedics; (2022).

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  • Treatment of a Lisfranc Injury in a 7-Year-Old Boy: Case Report and Surgical Technique; JBJS Case Connector; (2022).

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  • Walking activity after multilevel orthopedic surgery in children with cerebral palsy; Developmental Medicine and Child Neurology; (2022).

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  • Prevalence and Risk Factors Associated with Pelvic Rod/Screw Radiographic Lucency Following Scoliosis Surgery in Spastic Cerebral Palsy: A Longitudinal Study; Journal of Pediatric Orthopaedics; (2022).

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  • Understanding skeletal muscle in cerebral palsy: a path to personalized medicine?; Developmental Medicine & Child Neurology; (2022).

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  • No Difference in the Rates of Unplanned Return to the Operating Room Between Magnetically Controlled Growing Rods and Traditional Growth Friendly Surgery for Children With Cerebral Palsy; Journal of Pediatric Orthopaedics; (2022).

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  • No difference in postoperative complication rates or cardiopulmonary function for early versus late scoliosis correction in Duchenne muscular dystrophy; Spine Deformity; (2022).

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  • Well-Being of Ambulatory Adults With Cerebral Palsy: Education, Employment, and Physical Function of a Cohort Who Received Specialized Pediatric Care; Frontiers in Neurology; (2021).

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  • Pain trajectories following adolescent idiopathic scoliosis correction analysis of predictors and functional outcomes; JBJS Open Access; (2021).

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  • Congenital scoliosis of the pediatric cervical spine: Characterization of a 17-patient operative cohort; Journal of Pediatric Orthopaedics; (2021).

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  • Growth-preserving instrumentation in early-onset scoliosis patients with multi-level congenital anomalies; Spine Deformity; (2021).

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  • Growth-friendly spinal instrumentation in marfan syndrome achieves sustained gains in thoracic height amidst high rates of implant failure; Journal of Pediatric Orthopaedics; (2021).

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  • Hip Displacement in MECP2 Disorders: Prevalence and Risk Factors; Journal of Pediatric Orthopaedics; (2021).

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  • Orthopaedic Manifestations of Transverse Myelitis in Children; Journal of Pediatric Orthopaedics; (2021).

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  • The change in sagittal plane gait patterns from childhood to maturity in bilateral cerebral palsy; Gait and Posture; (2021).

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  • The impact of scoliosis surgery on pulmonary function in spinal muscular atrophy: a systematic review; Spine Deformity; (2021).

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  • The role of traditional growing rods in the era of magnetically controlled growing rods for the treatment of early-onset scoliosis; Spine Deformity; (2021).

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  • Skeletal Muscle in Cerebral Palsy: From Belly to Myofibril; Frontiers in Neurology; (2021).

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  • Relationship of muscle morphology to hip displacement in cerebral palsy: a pilot study investigating changes intrinsic to the sarcomere; Journal of Orthopaedic Surgery and Research; (2019).

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  • Stiffness of hip adductor myofibrils is decreased in children with spastic cerebral palsy; Journal of Biomechanics; (2019).

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  • Intramuscular injection of collagenase clostridium histolyticum may decrease spastic muscle contracture for children with cerebral palsy; Medical Hypotheses; (2019).

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  • Kyphectomy in Myelomeningocele for Severe Early-Onset Kyphosis Using Distal Intravertebral Fixation and Thoracic Growing Rods; Journal of the American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons Global Research and Reviews; (2019).

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  • Sarcopenia, cerebral palsy, and botulinum toxin type a; JBJS Reviews; (2019).

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  • Comparison of motor-evoked potentials versus somatosensory-evoked potentials as early indicators of neural compromise in rat model of spinal cord compression; Spine; (2017).

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  • Robotic-assisted minimally invasive surgery of the spine (RAMISS): a proof-of-concept study using carbon dioxide insufflation for multilevel posterior vertebral exposure via a sub-paraspinal muscle working space; International Journal of Medical Robotics and Computer Assisted Surgery; (2017).

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  • Treatment of flexion-Type supracondylar fractures in children: The 'push-pull' method for closed reduction and percutaneous K-wire fixation; Journal of Pediatric Orthopaedics Part B; (2016).

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  • Balancing innovation and medical device regulation: The case of modern metal-on-metal hip replacements; Medical Devices: Evidence and Research; (2016).

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  • QUESTION 2: What is the predictive value of an antenatal ultrasound showing apparently isolated talipes equinovarus?; Archives of Disease in Childhood; (2016).

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  • Validity of Transcranial Motor Evoked Potentials as Early Indicators of Neural Compromise in Rat Model of Spinal Cord Compression; Spine; (2015).

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  • Medical devices and the Middle East: Market, regulation, and reimbursement in Gulf Cooperation Council states; Medical Devices: Evidence and Research; (2014).

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  • Comparison of cast materials for the treatment of congenital idiopathic clubfoot using the Ponseti method: A prospective randomized controlled trial; Canadian Journal of Surgery; (2014).

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  • Nerve blocks for initial pain management of femoral fractures in children; Cochrane Database of Systematic Reviews; (2013).

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  • Sagittal spinopelvic parameters of young children with scoliosis; Spine Deformity; (2013).

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  • The effectiveness of scoliosis screening programs: Methods for systematic review and expert panel recommendations formulation; Scoliosis; (2013).

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  • Validity of somatosensory evoked potentials as early indicators of neural compromise in rat model of spinal cord compression; Clinical Neurophysiology; (2013).

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  • Thoracic myelopathy secondary to seizure following scoliosis surgery; Journal of Child Neurology; (2012).

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  • Deep wound infection following pediatric scoliosis surgery: Incidence and analysis of risk factors; Canadian Journal of Surgery; (2011).

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  • Perioperative blood transfusion requirements in pediatric scoliosis surgery: The efficacy of tranexamic acid; Journal of Pediatric Orthopaedics; (2009).

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  • Femoral fractures in children younger than three years: The role of nonaccidental injury; Journal of Pediatric Orthopaedics; (2008).

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  • Hip displacement in cerebral palsy; Journal of Bone and Joint Surgery; (2006).

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  • Cerebral palsy in Victoria: Motor types, topography and gross motor function; Journal of Paediatrics and Child Health; (2005).

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  • Posterolateral dislocation of the C1-C2 articulation associated with fracture of the anterior arch of C1: a case report.; Spine; (2004).

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