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1987 …2020

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Research interests

Dr. William Hennrikus' research interests center on pediatric fractures, pediatric sports medicine and musculoskeletal education for primary care physicians. He has published more than 150 scientific articles and book chapters and is a member of Penn State College of Medicine's Medical Student Research committee.

Teaching and educational interests

Dr. William Hennrikus teaches medical students and residents at Penn State College of Medicine. He serves as faculty adviser to Penn State medical students on military scholarships and to medical students on global health trips to Panama. 

Clinical interests

Dr. William Hennrikus is a pediatric orthopaedic surgeon with specialty certification in orthopaedic sports medicine. He sees pathology related to traumatic, athletic and congenital problems of the musculoskeletal system in children and adolescents. Dr. Hennrikus serves as medical director of Penn State Pediatric Bone and Joint Clinic.

Professional information

Subspecialty-certified in Sports Medicine, American Board of Orthopaedic Surgery, 2007

Fellow, American Academy of Pediatrics (FAAP), 1993

Board-certified in Orthopaedic Surgery, American Board of Orthopaedic Surgery, 1993

Education/Academic qualification

Pediatric Orthopaedics and Scoliosis, Fellowship, Harvard University


Residency, Balboa Naval Hospital


Internship, Balboa Naval Hospital


MD, Georgetown University

… → 1983

External positions

Editor-in-Chief, Pediatric Self-Assessment Examinations, American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons

2017 → …

Member, Education Committee, American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons

2016 → …

Trauma Editor, Journal of Pediatric Orthopaedics

2016 → …

Member, Research Committee, Pediatric Orthopaedic Society

2015 → …

Member, National Meeting Planning Committee, American Academy of Pediatrics

2014 → …

Orthopaedic Editor, American Academy of Pediatrics Grand Rounds

2013 → …

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Research Output

Attitude adjustments after global health inter-professional student team experiences

Skolka, M., Hennrikus, W., Khalid, M. F. & Hennrikus, E., Apr 2020, In : Medicine. 99, 16, e19633.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Open Access

Cast application techniques for common pediatric injuries: A review

Sabeh, K., Aiyer, A., Summers, S. & Hennrikus, W., Jan 1 2020, (Accepted/In press) In : Current Orthopaedic Practice.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

  • Overuse Injuries in Pediatric Athletes

    Ridenour, R. & Hennrikus, W., Aug 2020, Advances in Pediatrics. Berkowitz, C. D. (ed.). Academic Press Inc., p. 171-182 12 p. (Advances in Pediatrics; vol. 67).

    Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingChapter

    Physical activity assessment and counseling in pediatric clinical settings

    Council on Sports Medicine and Fitness & Section on Obesity, Mar 1 2020, In : Pediatrics. 145, 3, e20193992.

    Research output: Contribution to journalReview article

    Open Access
  • Prevalence of ulnar nerve palsy with flexion-type supracondylar fractures of the humerus

    Kim, K. Y., Conaway, W., Schell, R. & Hennrikus, W. L., 2020, (Accepted/In press) In : Journal of Pediatric Orthopaedics Part B. p. 133-136 4 p.

    Research output: Contribution to journalArticle