Gregory A Schmale, MD

Gregory A Schmale, MD

Sports Medicine, Orthopedics, Fracture Program, Foot and Ankle Deformities

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

    • Madison Arlington, Washington 05.14.18

      Dr S was my surgeon for a posterior sternoclavicular dislocation due to a wrestling fall. He did amazing work and I’m happy to say that I am recovering well. The thing, however, that really stood out to me about him is his knowledge of my injury. I was walking around with a serious injury that was emergent and honestly needed surgery ASAP but due to many- and I mean many- misdiagnoses from other doctors. I believe I had 5 doctors before I was sent to him for discussion about surgery. He was to the point, smart, well informed. It was unlike the other doctors I saw beforehand. His certifications are well earned and his hard work and skills really do show. I would recommend him to any one of my friends who get injured in any other sports season.

    • 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!

  • Award Name Award Description Awarded By Award Date
    ABOS WLA selected Knowledge Source, 2020, 2021 Schmale, G.A., Mazor, S. Mercer, L., Bompadre, V.: Lack of Benefit of Physiotherapy on Function and Mobility after Supracondylar Humeral Fracture: A Randomized Controlled Trial. Journal of Bone and Joint Surgery, American, 96(11):944-950, June 2014. ABOS 2020 - 2021
    “Top Nine While You Dine” Poster Pediatric Research in Sports Medicine 7th Annual Meeting 2020
    Bosenberg Award Winning Presentation Pediatric Anesthesiology Annual Meeting 2018
    SEATTLE MAGAZINE TOP DOCTOR - 2016 Seattle Magazine 2016
    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
    Teacher of the Quarter, Winter 2005 University of Washington School of Medicine 2005
    Resident of the Year Department of Orthopaedics, Wake Area Health Education Center, Raleigh, NC 1998 - 1999
  • Manuscripts in Refereed Journals

    • O'Donnell R, Bokshan S, Brown K, Aoyama JT, Ganley TJ, Fabricant PD, Patel NM, Ellis HB Jr, Green DW, Kushare I, Lee RJ, McKay S, Rhodes J, Sachleben B, Sargent C, Schmale GA, Yen YM, Mistovich RJ, Cruz AI Jr
      Anterior Cruciate Ligament Tear Following Operative Treatment of Pediatric Tibial Eminence Fractures in a Multicenter Cohort
      33654026 Journal of Pediatric Orthopedics, 2021 May : 41(5)284-289
    • Hinkle A, Dickason CQ, Jinguji T, Shenoi S, Thapa M, Saper MG, Bompadre V, Schmale GA
      Prevalence and Severity of Juvenile Osteochondritis Dissecans in Patients With Juvenile Idiopathic Arthritis
      33718500 Orthopaedic Journal of Sports Medicine, 2021 Feb. : 9(2)2325967120984139 PMCID:PMC7917878
    • Tibial Spine Research Group., Prasad N, Aoyama JT, Ganley TJ, Ellis HB Jr, Mistovich RJ, Yen YM, Fabricant PD, Green DW, Cruz AI Jr, McKay S, Kushare I, Schmale GA, Rhodes JT, Jagodzinski J, Sachleben BC, Sargent MC, Lee RJ
      A Comparison of Nonoperative and Operative Treatment of Type 2 Tibial Spine Fractures
      33553452 Orthopaedic Journal of Sports Medicine, 2021 Jan. : 9(1)2325967120975410 PMCID:PMC7841676
    • Ellis HB, Zynda AJ, Cruz AI Jr, Sachleben B, Sargent C, Green D, Schmale G, Jagodzinski J, Rhodes J, Mistovich J, Fabricant PD, McKay S, Lee RJ, Yen YM, Ganley T
      Classification and Treatment of Pediatric Tibial Spine Fractures: Assessing Reliability Among a Tibial Spine Research Interest Group
      32991493 Journal of Pediatric Orthopedics, 2021 Jan. : 41(1)e20-e25
    • Shimberg JL, Aoyama JT, Leska TM, Ganley TJ, Fabricant PD, Patel NM, Cruz AI Jr, Ellis HB Jr, Schmale GA, Tibial Spine Research Interest Group., Green DW, Jagodzinski JE, Kushare I, Lee RJ, McKay S, Rhodes J, Sachleben B, Sargent C, Yen YM, Mistovich RJ
      Tibial Spine Fractures: How Much Are We Missing Without Pretreatment Advanced Imaging? A Multicenter Study
      32970957 The American Journal of Sports Medicine, 2020 Nov. : 48(13)3208-3213
    • Bram JT, Aoyama JT, Mistovich RJ, Ellis HB Jr, Schmale GA, Yen YM, McKay SD, Fabricant PD, Green DW, Lee RJ, Cruz AI Jr, Kushare IV, Shea KG, Ganley TJ
      Four Risk Factors for Arthrofibrosis in Tibial Spine Fractures: A National 10-Site Multicenter Study
      32898426 The American Journal of Sports Medicine, 2020 Oct. : 48(12)2986-2993
    • Kushare, I., Lee, J.R., Ellis, H.B., Fabricant, P.D., Ganley, T.J., Green, D.W., McKay, S., Patel, N.M., Schmale, G.A., Weber, M.B., Tibial Spine Research Interest Group (PRiSM), Mistovich, R.J
      Tibial Spine Fracture Management - Surgical & Technical Tips from the Tibial Spine Fracture Research Interest Group
      Journal of POSNA, 2020 May : 2(1)
    • Holland EL, Robbins RE, Low DK, Bosenberg AT, Bompadre V, Schmale GA
      Comparison of Continuous Adductor Canal and Femoral Nerve Blocks for Analgesia and Return of Quadriceps Function After Anterior Cruciate Ligament Reconstruction in Adolescent Patients
      32368748 Arthroscopy, sports medicine, and rehabilitation, 2020 April : 2(2)e121-128 PMCID:PMC7190540
    • Adams AJ, O'Hara NN, Abzug JM, Aoyama JT, Tibial Spine Research Group., Ganley TJ, Carey JL, Cruz AI Jr, Ellis HB Jr, Fabricant PD, Green DW, Heyworth BE, Janicki JA, Kocher MS, Lawrence JTR, Lee RJ, McKay SD, Mistovich RJ, Patel NM, Polousky JD, Rhodes JT, Sachleben BC, Sargent MC, Schmale GA, Shea KG, Yen YM
      Pediatric Type II Tibial Spine Fractures: Addressing the Treatment Controversy With a Mixed-Effects Model
      31489334 Orthopaedic Journal of Sports Medicine, 2019 Aug. : 7(8)2325967119866162 PMCID:PMC6713965
    • O'Brien AO, Stokes J, Bompadre V, Schmale GA
      Concomitant Anterior Cruciate Ligament Reconstruction and Temporary Hemiepiphysiodesis in the Skeletally Immature: A Combined Technique
      30628975 Journal of Pediatric Orthopedics, 2019 Aug. : 39(7)e500-e505
    • Schmale G.A., Bayomy A.F., O’Brien A.O., Bompadre V
      The Reliability of Full-Length Lower Limb Radiographic Alignment Measurements in Skeletally Immature Youth
      Journal of Children's Orthopaedics, 2019 : 1367-72
    • Bayomy AF, Bompadre V, Schmale GA
      The Impact of Transphyseal Anterior Cruciate Ligament Reconstruction on Lower Extremity Growth and Alignment
      30733028 Arthroscopy: The Journal of Arthroscopic & Related Surgery, 2019 March : 35(3)940-949
    • Saper MG, Fantozzi P, Bompadre V, Racicot M, Schmale GA
      Return-to-Sport Testing After Medial Patellofemoral Ligament Reconstruction in Adolescent Athletes
      30854403 Orthopaedic Journal of Sports Medicine, 2019 March : 7(3)2325967119828953 PMCID:PMC6399765
    • Khorsand D, Khwaja A, Schmale GA
      Early Musculoskeletal Classroom Education Confers Little Advantage to Medical Student Knowledge and Competency in the Absence of Clinical Experiences: A Retrospective Comparison Study
      29580252 BMC Medical Education, 2018 March : 18(1)46 PMCID:PMC5870478
    • Kerr D.L., Loraas E.K., Links A.C., Brogan T.V., Schmale G.A.
      Toxic Shock in Children with Bone and Joint Infections: a Review of Seven Years of Patients Admitted to One Intensive Care Unit
      Journal of Children's Orthopaedics, 2017 : 11387-392
    • Walker BJ, Schmale GA, McCreary F, McFadyen JG, Bompadre V, Flack SH, Bosenberg AT
      Regional Anesthesia for Anterior Cruciate Ligament Reconstruction in Adolescents
      27119304 Pediatric Anesthesia, 2016 June : 26(6)668-669
    • Schmale, GA, Bompadre, V
      Aspirations of the Ilium and Proximal Femur Increase the Likelihood of Culturing an Organism in Patients with Presumed Septic Arthritis of the Hip
      J Child Orthop, 2015 July : 9(4)313-318
    • Schmale GA, Kweon C, Larson RV, Bompadre V
      High Satisfaction Yet Decreased Activity 4 Years After Transphyseal ACL Reconstruction
      Clinical Orthopaedics and Related Research, 2014 July : 472(7)2168-2174
    • Schmale, G.A., Mazor, S., Mercer, L., Bompadre, V.
      Lack of Benefit of Physiotherapy on Function and Mobility after Supracondylar Humerus Fracture: A Randomized Controlled Trial
      Journal of Bone and Joint Surgery, American, 2014 June : 96(11)944-950 PMCID:24897743
    • Pace, J.L., Wiater, B.P., Shank, C.F., Jinguji, T.M., Schmale, G.A., Bittner, R.C.L., Bompadre, V., Stults, J.K., and Krengel III, W.F.
      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
    • Krengel III, W.F., Wiater, B.P., Pace, J.L., Jinguji, T.M., Bittner, R.C.L., Bompadre, V., Stults, J.K., and Schmale, G.A.
      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
    • Loraas, E.K. and Schmale, G.A.
      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
    • Shank, C.F., Wiater, B.P., Pace, J.L., Jinguji, T.M., Schmale, G.A., Bittner, R.C.L., Bompadre, V., Stults, J.K., and Krengel III, W.F.
      The Lateral Capitellohumeral Angle in Normal Children: Mean, Variation and Reliability in Comparison to Baumanns Angle
      Journal of Pediatric Orthopaedics, 2011 April - 2011 May : 31(3)266-271
    • Schmale GA, Hawkins DS, Rutledge J, Conrad EU
      Malignant Degeneration in Two Children with Multiple Hereditary Osteochondromas
      20467466 Sarcoma, 2010 : Article ID 417105
    • Bushnell BD, May R, Campion ER, Schmale GA, Henderson RC
      Hemiepiphysiodesis for Late-Onset Tibia Vara
      19305281 Journal of Pediatric Orthopedics, 2009 April - 2009 May : 29(3)285-289
    • Woodhouse E, Schmale GA, Simonian P, Tencer A, Huber P, Seidel K
      Reproductive Hormone Effects on Strength of the Rat Anterior Cruciate Ligament
      17187283 Knee Surgery, Sports Traumatology, Arthroscopy, 2007 April : 15453-460
    • Bjornson KF, Schmale GA, Adamczyk-Foster A, McLaughlin J
      The Effect of Dynamic Ankle Foot Orthoses on Function in Children with Cerebral Palsy
      17065944 Journal of Pediatric Orthopedics, 2006 Nov. : 26(6)773-776
    • Schmale GA, Eilert RE, Chang F, Seidel K
      High Re-operation Rates Following Early Treatment of the Subluxating Hip in Children with Spastic Cerebral Palsy
      16932101 Journal of Pediatric Orthopedics, 2006 Sept. : 26(5)617-623
    • Lynch JR, Schmale GA, Schaad DC, Leopold SS
      Important Demographic Variables Impact Musculoskeletal Knowledge and Confidence of Academic Primary Care Physicians
      16818986 The Journal of Bone and Joint Surgery, American, 2006 July : 88(7)1589-1595
    • Lee, M.B., Schmale, G.A., and Leopold, S. S
      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
      16056057 Clinical Orthopaedics and Related Research, 2005 Aug. : 437251-259

    Book Chapters

    • Erickson, M.A., Schmale, G.A
      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
    • Erickson, M.A., Schmale, G.A.
      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

    Other Publications

    • Schmale, G.A.
      Journal Scan: Journal of Pediatric Orthopaedics: January - December 2007
      Clinical Orthopaedics and Related Research, 2009 : 467(2)590-595
    • Schmale, G.A.
      Journal Scan: Journal of Pediatric Orthopaedics: June - December 2006
      Clinical Orthopaedics and Related Research, 2007 : 464256-261
    • Schmale, G.A.
      Journal Scan: Journal of Pediatric Orthopaedics: January - June 2006
      Clinical Orthopaedics and Related Research, 2007 : 457264-269

  • Presentations Title Event Location Date
    Pediatric Long Bone Fractures: Using Intramedullary Fixation while Staying out of Trouble Surgical Implant Generation Network Richland, WA Sept. 2016
    Treatment of Pediatric Femoral Fractures Orthopaedic Grand Rounds, Rosales Hospital Leon, Nicaragua Oct. 2015
    Treatment Alternatives for Pediatric Femoral Fractures Surgical Implant Generation Network Richland, WA Sept. 2015
    Pediatric ACL Injuries Invited Guest Lecture, Seoul National University Bundang Hospital Seoul, South Korea Feb. 2015
    The SIGN Program and the Pediatric Nail Pediatric Orthopaedic Society of North America Los Angeles, CA May 2014
    The Painful Pediatric and Adolescent Knee; Common Pediatric Fractures Orthopaedic Grand Rounds, Rosales Hospital Leon, Nicaragua April 2014
    Aspirations of the Ilium and Proximal Femur Increase the Likelihood of Culturing an Organism in Patients with Presumed Septic Arthritis of the Hip Pediatric Orthopaedic Society of North America Toronto, Canada May 2013
    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, WA Sept. 2010
    Pediatric Femur Fractures Washington State Orthopaedic Association Annual Meeting Bellevue, WA 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
  • Grant Title Grantor Amount Award Date
    Surgeon Experience and Complications in Two Commonly Treated Orthopedic Conditions Seattle Children’s Hospital Faculty Research Support Fund $4,500 April 2020 - Sept. 2020
    Surgeon Experience and Complications in Two Commonly Treated Orthopedic Conditions Seattle Children’s Hospital Faculty Research Support Fund $3,622 April 2019 - Sept. 2019
    Return to Motion After Supracondylar Humerus Fracture: A Randomized Controlled Trial Seattle Childrens Hospital Academic Enrichment Fund $50,000 2007 - 2011
    Anterior Cruciate Ligament Reconstruction in the Skeletally Immature Childrens Hospital and Regional Medical Center L.T. Staheli Endowment $15,000 2004 - 2006

Overview

Board Certification(s)

Orthopaedic Surgery
Sports Medicine

Medical/Professional School

University of Washington School of Medicine, Seattle, WA

Residency

University of North Carolina Healthcare, Chapel Hill, NC

Fellowship

Children's Hospital, Denver, CO

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