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Gregory A. Schmale, MD

Gregory A. Schmale, MD

Sports Medicine, Orthopedics, Vascular Anomalies

On staff since September 2000

Children's Title: Chief, Orthopedic Medical Education; Program Director, Orthopedics Residency; Clinic Chief, Sports

Academic Title: Associate Professor

Research Center: Center for Clinical and Translational Research

Recommendations

  • Ramirez Outlook WA 08.09.13

    My son was reffered to Dr. Schamale at 3 months of birth for a femur fracture that he suffered just whithin a week of his birth while still in NICU at another hospital. As a firsts time parent I was terrified, had no trust in medical facilities since my sons leg injury, I was angry, bitter, doubtful, had no sympathy or respect for anyone in the medical field. My son had been evaluated by another medical hospital to asses injury and future treatment. We were informed he might never walk or crawl or even sit due to his injury and a short right leg femur. When we met Dr. Schamle we were skeptical at first, but the more we talked to him the more we were assured that this would not be my sons future. He explain possible treatments and surgeries he would have to undergo through, the stages and age he would be when these took place, the out come from each individual procedure. While it did take some time for us to re gain our trust in anyone in the medical field I can honestly say that he patiently demonstrated to us with every treatment and surgery that not all doctors work in the same manner. I am very happy to share that my son is as normal and as active as any 8 year old boy. Dr. Schamle Thank you for being so passionate about what you do. For taking the time to calm our nerves and making this as easy as possible. You deleted any doubt we have, we feel truly blessed to have had the pleasure of having you as our son's doctor. We feel we are in great hands while at Children's and this is all in big part because of you. We still have a long jurney ahead of us but we will for ever be greatful for all you've done for our family.

  • Christina Renton, WA 03.06.11

    I have the pleasure of highly recommending Dr. Schmale as a hip doctor. I had a SCFE back in April of 2001 and needed emergency surgery to correct my condition. Dr. Schmale performed the initial surgery as well as 2 follow up surgeries to fix the injury. He scheduled multiple doctor visits afterwards to keep track of my progress and make sure that the hip was healing correctly. Through these appointments, I never felt rushed at all and Dr. Shmale took the time to explain everything to me; even in words that a 12 year old could understand. Throughout my time as Dr. Schmale's patient, I greatly appreciated his expertise in the field and felt very confident in his ability to diagnose and treat my case. I would highly recommend Dr. Schmale. Thank you!

Overview

Board Certification(s)

Orthopedic Surgery
Sports Medicine

Medical/Professional School

University of Washington School of Medicine, Seattle

Residency

Orthopedic Surgery, University of North Carolina Hospitals Surgery, Chapel Hill

Fellowship

Orthopedic Surgery, Children's Hospital Denver, Denver

Clinical Interests

Pediatric and adolescent sports medicine; general pediatric orthopedics including trauma; diseases and deformities of the upper and lower extremities, including Multiple Osteochondromas

Research Description

Translational Research: recovery after infection and trauma, and particularly recovery after sports injury in children and adolescents

Research Focus Area

Translational Research

Awards and Honors

Award Name Award Description Awarded By Award Date
U.S. News Top Doctor U.S. News and World Report 2012
Seattle Magazine Top Doctor - 2012 Seattle Magazine Top Doctor - 2012 Seattle Magazine Top Doctor - 2012 2012
"Guide to America's Top Pediatricians" Consumer's Research Council of America 2009

Publications

  • Gregory A. Schmale, MD
    Lack of Benefit of Physiotherapy on Function and Mobility after Supracondylar Humerus Fracture: A Randomized Controlled Trial
    Journal of Bone and Joint Surgery, American , 2013 Feb. : Conditionally Accepted
  • Gregory A. Schmale, MD
    Baumanns angle and radial-ulnar overlap: a surrogate measure to correct for variation in the angle of the x-ray beam
    Journal of Pediatric Orthopaedics , 2012 July : 32(5)467-472
  • Gregory A. Schmale, MD
    Does Using the Medial or Lateral Capitellar Line Improve Reliability of Baumanns Angle Measurement on Plain X-Ray
    Journal of Pediatric Orthopaedics , 2012 June : 32(4)372-377
  • Gregory A. Schmale, MD
    Endoscopically-aided physeal bar take-down and guided growth for treatment of angular limb deformity
    Journal of Pediatric Orthopaedics B , 2012 : 21(4)348-351
  • Gregory A. Schmale, MD
    The Lateral Capitellohumeral Angle in Normal Children: Mean, Variation and Reliability in Comparison to Baumanns Angle
    Journal of Pediatric Orthopaedics , 2011 Apr, - 2011 May : 31(3)266-271
  • Schmale GA, Hawkins DS, Rutledge J, Conrad EU
    Malignant progression in two children with multiple osteochondromas.
    Sarcoma , 2010 : Article ID 417105
  • Bushnell BD, May R, Campion ER, Schmale GA, Henderson RC
    Hemiepiphyseodesis for late-onset tibia vara.
    Journal of pediatric orthopedics , 2009 Apr, - 2009 May : 29(3)285-289
  • Gregory A. Schmale, MD
    Journal Scan: Journal of Pediatric Orthopaedics: January December 2007
    Clinical Orthopaedics and Related Research , 2009 : 467(2)590-595
  • Woodhouse E, Schmale GA, Simonian P, Tencer A, Huber P, Seidel K
    Reproductive hormone effects on strength of the rat anterior cruciate ligament.
    Knee surgery, sports traumatology, arthroscopy : official journal of the ESSKA , 2007 Apr, : 453-60
  • Gregory A. Schmale, MD
    Journal Scan: Journal of Pediatric Orthopaedics: June December 2006
    Clinical Orthopaedics and Related Research , 2007 : 464256-261
  • Gregory A. Schmale, MD
    Journal Scan: Journal of Pediatric Orthopaedics: January - June 2006
    Clinical Orthopaedics and Related Research , 2007 : 457264-269
  • Bjornson KF, Schmale GA, Adamczyk-Foster A, McLaughlin J
    The effect of dynamic ankle foot orthoses on function in children with cerebral palsy.
    Journal of pediatric orthopedics , 2006 Nov. - 2006 Feb. : 26(6)773-776
  • Schmale GA, Eilert RE, Chang F, Seidel K
    High reoperation rates after early treatment of the subluxating hip in children with spastic cerebral palsy.
    Journal of pediatric orthopedics , 2006 Sept. - 2006 : 26(5)617-623
  • Lynch JR, Schmale GA, Schaad DC, Leopold SS
    Important demographic variables impact the musculoskeletal knowledge and confidence of academic primary care physicians.
    The Journal of bone and joint surgery. American volume , 2006 July : 88(7)1589-1595
  • Gregory A. Schmale, MD
    Total Hip Arthroplasty in the Osteoporotic Patient
    Advances in Osteoporotic Fracture Management , 2006 : 4(3)
  • Schmale GA
    More evidence of educational inadequacies in musculoskeletal medicine.
    Clinical orthopaedics and related research , 2005 Aug. : 437251-259
  • Gregory A. Schmale, MD
    Lateral and Posterior Injuries of the Knee in Children, DeLee and Dreezs Orthopaedic Sports Medicine, Principles and Practice
    DeLee, J., Dreez, D., and Miller, M., Editors, Saunders, Philadelphia , 2003
  • Gregory A. Schmale, MD
    Medial Ligament Injuries in Children, DeLee and Dreezs Orthopaedic Sports Medicine, Principles and Practice
    DeLee, J., Dreez, D., and Miller, M., Editors, Saunders, Philadelphia , 2003
  • Gregory A. Schmale, MD
    High Satisfaction Yet Decreased Activity 4 Years After Transphyseal ACL Reconstruction
    CORR. Accepted for publication February 2014
  • Gregory A. Schmale, MD
    High Satisfaction Yet Decreased Activity 4 Years After Transphyseal ACL Reconstruction
    CORR. : Accepted for publication February 2014

Presentations

Presentations Title Event Location Date
Common Pediatric Disorders of the Lower Extremity, Knee Pain in Children and Adolescents, Foot Pain in Children and Adolescents Orthopaedic Grand Rounds Rosales Hospital, Leon, Nicaragua March 2013
Evaluation and Management of the Dislocating Patella Orthopaedic Grand Rounds, Rosales Hospital Leon, Nicaragua April 2012
Lack of Benefit of Physiotherapy on Function and Mobility after Supracondylar Humerus Fracture: A Randomized Controlled Trial Pediatric Orthopaedic Society of North America Denver, CO 2012
Treatment Recommendations for Pediatric Femur Fractures Orthopaedic Grand Rounds, Rosales Hospital Leon, Nicaragua April 2011
Hip and Knee Injuries in Children and Adolescents L.T. Staheli Pediatric Orthopaedic Update Seattle, WA Jan. 2011
Pediatric Femur Fractures Surgical Implant Generation Network Richland, Washington Sept. 2010
Pediatric Femur Fractures Washington State Orthopaedic Association Annual Meeting 2010
Paralysis Cerebral: a brief overview Combined Pediatric and Orthopaedic Grand Rounds, Hospital Fernando Velez Paiz Managua, Nicaragua Oct. 2009
Common Fractures in Children and Adolescents, Pediatric Hip Disorders: DDH Orthopaedic Grand Rounds, Rosales Hospital Leon, Nicaragua Oct. 2009
Sports Injuries about the Hip L.T. Staheli Pediatric Orthopaedic Update Seattle, WA Jan. 2009