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Matthew A. Halanski, MD

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Faculty, University of Wisconsin School of Medicine and Public Health

Dr. Halanski earned his medical degree from Wayne State University, Detroit, Mich., in 2001. He completed his orthopedic surgery residency at the University of Wisconsin, Madison. He completed his pediatric orthopedic surgery fellowship at Starship Children's Health in Auckland, New Zealand. Dr. Halanski's interests include clinical medicine and orthopedic research. He enjoys treating all areas of pediatric orthopedics, with special interests including spinal and lower-extremity deformities. His recent research interests have focused on limiting patient morbidity by studying alternatives to invasive procedures, minimizing operative time and blood loss in spinal deformity surgery and limiting radiation exposure in children with hip dysplasia. He is board certified by the American Board of Orthopedic Surgery (ABOS).


Pediatric Orthopedic Surgery

Pediatric Spine Medicine

UW Health Clinics

American Family Children's Hospital
(608) 263-6420 | (800) 323-8942 | Map
American Family Children's Hospital
(608) 263-6420 | (800) 323-8942 | Map
American Family Children's Hospital
(608) 263-6420 | (800) 323-8942 | Map

Hospital Affiliation(s)

American Family Children's Hospital (primary)

UW School of Medicine and Public Health

Department of Orthopedics and Rehabilitation

Professional Certifications and Education

Board Certification Orthopedic Surgery

Pediatric Orthopedic and Spinal Deformity Fellowship, Starship Children's Health, Auckland, New Zealand, 2006-2007

Residency Wayne State University, Detroit, MI
University of Wisconsin Hospital and Clinics, Madison, WI
Medical School Wayne State University School of Medicine, Detroit, MI, 2001

Medical interpreters are available to help patients communicate with hospital and clinic staff. For more information, please contact interpreter services at (608) 262-9000.
PubMed Articles
Zimmerman CC Nemeth BA Noonan KJ Vanderbilt TP Winston MJ O'Halloran CP Sund SA Hetzel SJ Halanski MA . Reliability of radiographic measures in infants with clubfoot treated with the Ponseti method. J Child Orthop. 2015 Mar 17;
[PubMed ID: 25777178]
O'Halloran CP Halanski MA Nemeth BA Zimmermann CC Noonan KJ . Can Radiographs Predict Outcome in Patients With Idiopathic Clubfeet Treated With the Ponseti Method? J Pediatr Orthop. 2014 Nov 12;
[PubMed ID: 25393569]
Morris MR Harper BL Hetzel S Shaheen M Davis A Nemeth B Halanski MA . The effect of focused instruction on orthopaedic surgery residents' ability to objectively measure intracompartmental pressures in a compartment syndrome model. J Bone Joint Surg Am. 2014 Oct 1;96(19):e171
[PubMed ID: 25274799]
Luo J Halanski MA Noonan KJ . The M├ętaizeau technique for pediatric radial neck fracture with elbow dislocation: intraoperative pitfalls and associated forearm compartment syndrome. Am J Orthop (Belle Mead NJ). 2014 Mar;43(3):137-40
[PubMed ID: 24660180]
Monroe KC Sund SA Nemeth BA Noonan KJ Halanski MA . Cast-saw injuries: assessing blade-to-skin contact during cast removal. Does experience or education matter? Phys Sportsmed. 2014 Feb;42(1):36-44
[PubMed ID: 24565820]
Maag AL Laufer S Kwan C Cohen ER Lenhart RL Stork NC Halanski MA Pugh CM . Sensor-based assessment of cast placement and removal. Stud Health Technol Inform. 2014;196:259-61
[PubMed ID: 24732518]
Youlo ST Merrick MT Cassidy JA Halanski MA . Cervical spinal cord injury after thoracic spinal instrumentation: a case series. Spine (Phila Pa 1976). 2013 Dec 15;38(26):E1704-8
[PubMed ID: 24335639]
Halanski MA Harper BL Cassidy JA Crawford HA . Three solutions to a single problem: alternative casting frames for treating infantile idiopathic scoliosis. J Spinal Disord Tech. 2013 Jul;26(5):274-80
[PubMed ID: 22228212]
Halanski MA Cassidy JA . Do multilevel Ponte osteotomies in thoracic idiopathic scoliosis surgery improve curve correction and restore thoracic kyphosis? J Spinal Disord Tech. 2013 Jul;26(5):252-5
[PubMed ID: 22198324]
Patthanacharoenphon C Maples DL Saad C Forness MJ Halanski MA . The effects of patellar tendon advancement on the immature proximal tibia. J Child Orthop. 2013 Mar;7(2):139-46
[PubMed ID: 24432072]
Halanski MA Elfman CM Cassidy JA Hassan NE Sund SA Noonan KJ . Comparing results of posterior spine fusion in patients with AIS: Are two surgeons better than one? J Orthop. 2013;10(2):54-8
[PubMed ID: 24403750]
Chin MS Shoemaker A Reinhart DM Betz BW Maples DL Halanski MA . Use of 1.5 Tesla and 3 Tesla MRI to evaluate femoral head reduction in hip dysplasia. J Pediatr Orthop. 2011 Sep;31(6):633-7
[PubMed ID: 21841437]
Chin MS Betz BW Halanski MA . Comparison of hip reduction using magnetic resonance imaging or computed tomography in hip dysplasia. J Pediatr Orthop. 2011 Jul-Aug;31(5):525-9
[PubMed ID: 21654460]
Halanski MA Davison JE Huang JC Walker CG Walsh SJ Crawford HA . Ponseti method compared with surgical treatment of clubfoot: a prospective comparison. J Bone Joint Surg Am. 2010 Feb;92(2):270-8
[PubMed ID: 20124052]
Halanski MA Maples DL Davison JE Huang JC Crawford HA . Separating the chicken from the egg: an attempt to discern between clubfoot recurrences and incomplete corrections. Iowa Orthop J. 2010;30:29-34
[PubMed ID: 21045968]
Halanski MA Huang JC Walsh SJ Crawford HA . Resource utilization in clubfoot management. Clin Orthop Relat Res. 2009 May;467(5):1171-9
[PubMed ID: 19172369]
Halanski MA Corden TE . Wisconsin firearm deer hunting season: injuries at a level I trauma center, 1999-2004. WMJ. 2008 Feb;107(1):20-4
[PubMed ID: 18416365]
Halanski MA Halanski AD Oza A Vanderby R Munoz A Noonan KJ . Thermal injury with contemporary cast-application techniques and methods to circumvent morbidity. J Bone Joint Surg Am. 2007 Nov;89(11):2369-77
[PubMed ID: 17974878]
Halanski MA Noonan KJ Hebert M Nemeth BA Mann DC Leverson G . Manual versus digital radiographic measurements in acetabular dysplasia. Orthopedics. 2006 Aug;29(8):724-6
[PubMed ID: 16924867]
Halanski MA Iskandar B Nemeth B Noonan KJ . The coconut condyle: occipital condylar dysplasia causing torticollis and leading to c1 fracture. J Spinal Disord Tech. 2006 Jun;19(4):295-8
[PubMed ID: 16778667]
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