Jeffrey E. Martus, M.D.

Associate Professor
Faculty Appointments
Associate Professor of Orthopaedic Surgery and Rehabilitation
M.D., Medicine, University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, MichiganM.S., Biomedical Engineering, University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, MichiganB.S.E., Chemical Engineering, University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, Michigan
Office Address
Vanderbilt Children's Hospital
2200 Children's Way, 4202 DOT
Nashville, TN 37232-9565
Clinical Description
Jeffrey E. Martus, M.D. received degrees in chemical engineering, biomedical engineering, and medicine from the University of Michigan. He completed orthopaedic surgery residency at the University of Michigan Medical Center and fellowship training in pediatric orthopaedics and scoliosis at the Texas Scottish Rite Hospital for Children in Dallas. He is a member of the American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons, the Pediatric Orthopaedic Society of North America, and the Scoliosis Research Society. His clinical interests include pediatric orthopaedics, trauma, and spinal deformity including scoliosis, kyphosis, and thoracic insufficiency syndrome.
Clinical Research Keywords
pediatric orthopaedics, trauma, spinal deformity, scoliosis, kyphosis, early onset scoliosis, thoracic insufficiency syndrome
Bauer JM, Stutz CM, Schoenecker JG, Lovejoy SA, Mencio GA, Martus JE. Internal Rotation Stress Testing Improves Radiographic Outcomes of Type 3 Supracondylar Humerus Fractures. J Pediatr Orthop [print-electronic]. 2016 Dec 12/13/2016; PMID: 27977497, DOI: 10.1097/BPO.0000000000000914, ISSN: 1539-2570.

Benvenuti MA, An TJ, Mignemi ME, Martus JE, Mencio GA, Lovejoy SA, Thomsen IP, Schoenecker JG, Williams DJ. A Clinical Prediction Algorithm to Stratify Pediatric Musculoskeletal Infection by Severity. J Pediatr Orthop [print-electronic]. 2016 Sep 9/27/2016; PMID: 27682512, DOI: 10.1097/BPO.0000000000000880, ISSN: 1539-2570.

Benvenuti MA, An TJ, Mignemi ME, Martus JE, Thomsen IP, Schoenecker JG. Effects of Antibiotic Timing on Culture Results and Clinical Outcomes in Pediatric Musculoskeletal Infection. J Pediatr Orthop [print-electronic]. 2016 Sep 9/22/2016; PMID: 27662389, DOI: 10.1097/BPO.0000000000000884, ISSN: 1539-2570.

Mignemi ME, Benvenuti MA, An TJ, Martus JE, Mencio GA, Lovejoy SA, Copley LA, Williams DJ, Thomsen IP, Schoenecker JG. A Novel Classification System Based on Dissemination of Musculoskeletal Infection is Predictive of Hospital Outcomes. J Pediatr Orthop [print-electronic]. 2016 Jun 6/13/2016; PMID: 27299780, DOI: 10.1097/BPO.0000000000000811, ISSN: 1539-2570.

Martus JE, Hilmes MA, Grice JV, Stutz CM, Schoenecker JG, Lovejoy SA, Mencio GA. Radiation Exposure During Operative Fixation of Pediatric Supracondylar Humerus Fractures: Is Lead Shielding Necessary?. J Pediatr Orthop [print-electronic]. 2016 Jun 6/8/2016; PMID: 27280894, DOI: 10.1097/BPO.0000000000000810, ISSN: 1539-2570.

Martus JE. Rigid Intramedullary Nailing of Femoral Shaft Fractures for Patients Age 12 and Younger: Indications and Technique. J Pediatr Orthop. 2016 Jun; 36 Suppl 1: S35-40. PMID: 27100036, DOI: 10.1097/BPO.0000000000000758, ISSN: 1539-2570.

Callan AK, Bauer JM, Martus JE. Deep Spine Infection After Acupuncture in the Setting of Spinal Instrumentation. Spine Deform [print-electronic]. 2016 Mar; 4(2): 156-61. PMID: 27927549, PII: S2212-134X(15)00294-4, DOI: 10.1016/j.jspd.2015.09.045, ISSN: 2212-1358.

Martus JE, Otsuka NM, Kelly DM. What's New in Pediatric Orthopaedics. J Bone Joint Surg Am. 2016 Feb 2/17/2016; 98(4): 317-24. PMID: 26888682, PII: 98/4/317, DOI: 10.2106/JBJS.15.01236, ISSN: 1535-1386.

Ramo BA, Martus JE, Tareen N, Hooe BS, Snoddy MC, Jo CH. Intramedullary Nailing Compared with Spica Casts for Isolated Femoral Fractures in Four and Five-Year-Old Children. J Bone Joint Surg Am. 2016 Feb 2/17/2016; 98(4): 267-75. PMID: 26888674, PII: 98/4/267, DOI: 10.2106/JBJS.O.00706, ISSN: 1535-1386.

Funk SS, Mignemi ME, Schoenecker JG, Lovejoy SA, Mencio GA, Martus JE. Hemiepiphysiodesis Implants for Late-onset Tibia Vara: A Comparison of Cost, Surgical Success, and Implant Failure. J Pediatr Orthop. 2016 Jan; 36(1): 29-35. PMID: 25551783, DOI: 10.1097/BPO.0000000000000388, ISSN: 1539-2570.

Funk S, Lovejoy S, Mencio G, Martus J. Rigid Instrumentation for Neuromuscular Scoliosis Improves Deformity Correction Without Increasing Complications. Spine. 2016 Jan; 41(1): 46-52. PMID: 26352742, DOI: 10.1097/BRS.0000000000001170, ISSN: 1528-1159.

Martus JE. Orthopaedic Knowledge Update: Pediatrics 5. Rosemont (United States): American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons; 2016.622 p.

Funk SS, Block JJ, Martus JE, Schoenecker JG. Symptomatic Accessory Medial Meniscus Associated With Popliteal Pterygium Syndrome. J Pediatr Orthop. 2015 Oct; 35(7): e76-9. PMID: 25992493, DOI: 10.1097/BPO.0000000000000522, ISSN: 1539-2570.

Taussig MD, Powell KP, Cole HA, Nwosu SK, Hunley T, Romine SE, Iwinski H, Talwalkar V, Warhoover T, Lovejoy SA, Mencio GA, Martus JE, Walker J, Milbrandt T, Schoenecker JG. Prevalence of Hypertension in Pediatric Tibia Vara and Slipped Capital Femoral Epiphysis. J Pediatr Orthop [print-electronic]. 2015 Jun 6/9/2015; PMID: 26090984, DOI: 10.1097/BPO.0000000000000569, ISSN: 1539-2570.

Sanders JO, Otsuka NY, Martus JE. What's new in pediatric orthopaedics. J Bone Joint Surg Am. 2015 Feb 2/18/2015; 97(4): 344-50. PMID: 25695990, PII: 97/4/344, DOI: 10.2106/JBJS.N.01085, ISSN: 1535-1386.

Grantham W, Raynor B, Martus JE. Articular Sinus Tract with Mycobacterium Fortuitum Osteomyelitis after Anterior Cruciate Ligament Reconstruction. JBJS Case Connector. 2015; 5(4): e105.

Armaghani SJ, Menge TJ, Lovejoy SA, Mencio GA, Martus JE. Safety of topical vancomycin for pediatric spinal deformity: nontoxic serum levels with supratherapeutic drain levels. Spine. 2014 Sep 9/15/2014; 39(20): 1683-7. PMID: 24921849, DOI: 10.1097/BRS.0000000000000465, ISSN: 1528-1159.

Crosby SN, Kim EJ, Koehler DM, Rohmiller MT, Mencio GA, Green NE, Lovejoy SA, Schoenecker JG, Martus JE. Twenty-Year Experience with Rigid Intramedullary Nailing of Femoral Shaft Fractures in Skeletally Immature Patients. J Bone Joint Surg Am [print-electronic]. 2014 Jul 7/2/2014; 96(13): 1080-9. PMID: 24990973, PII: 96/13/1080, DOI: 10.2106/JBJS.M.01128, ISSN: 1535-1386.

Menge TJ, Cole HA, Mignemi ME, Corn WC, Martus JE, Lovejoy SA, Stutz CM, Mencio GA, Schoenecker JG. Medial approach for drainage of the obturator musculature in children. J Pediatr Orthop. 2014 Apr; 34(3): 307-15. PMID: 24276231, DOI: 10.1097/BPO.0000000000000118, ISSN: 1539-2570.

Mignemi ME, Menge TJ, Cole HA, Mencio GA, Martus JE, Lovejoy S, Stutz CM, Schoenecker JG. Epidemiology, diagnosis, and treatment of pericapsular pyomyositis of the hip in children. J Pediatr Orthop. 2014 Apr; 34(3): 316-25. PMID: 24172679, DOI: 10.1097/BPO.0000000000000106, ISSN: 1539-2570.

Kim EJ, Crosby SN, Mencio GA, Green NE, Lovejoy SA, Schoenecker JG, Martus JE. Rigid Intramedullary Nailing of Skeletally Immature Femur Fractures Using a Lateral Trochanteric Entry Portal. JBJS Essent Surg Tech. 2014; 4(4): e19.

Martus JE, Preston RK, Schoenecker JG, Lovejoy SA, Green NE, Mencio GA. Complications and outcomes of diaphyseal forearm fracture intramedullary nailing: a comparison of pediatric and adolescent age groups. J Pediatr Orthop. 2013 Sep; 33(6): 598-607. PMID: 23872805, DOI: 10.1097/BPO.0b013e3182a11d3b, ISSN: 1539-2570.

Mansour AA, Watson JT, Martus JE. Displaced dorsal metaphyseal cortex associated with delayed extensor pollicis longus tendon entrapment in a pediatric Smith's fracture. J Surg Orthop Adv. 2013; 22(2): 173-5. PMID: 23628574, PII: 22-2-14.pdf?T=open_article,50068609, ISSN: 1548-825X.

Mignemi ME, Martus JE. Mechanical failure of the OrthoPediatrics PediPlate in Late-Onset Tibia Vara with Moderate Deformity. JBJS Case Connector. 2013; 3(2): 1-6.

Mignemi ME, Martus JE, Bracikowski AC, Lovejoy SA, Mencio GA, Schoenecker JG. The spectrum of group A streptococcal joint pathology in the acute care setting. Pediatr Emerg Care. 2012 Nov; 28(11): 1185-9. PMID: 23114245, DOI: 10.1097/PEC.0b013e318271a658, ISSN: 1535-1815.

Kan JH, Miller LS, Martus JE, Yu C, Hernanz-Schulman M. Does subspecialty referral affect the pretest probability for an abnormal finding on knee MRI of pediatric patients?. AJR Am J Roentgenol. 2011 Nov; 197(5): W931-3. PMID: 22021544, PII: 197/5/W931, DOI: 10.2214/AJR.11.6506, ISSN: 1546-3141.

Martus JE, Griffith TE, Dear JC, Rathjen KE. Pediatric cervical kyphosis: a comparison of arthrodesis techniques. Spine. 2011 Aug 8/1/2011; 36(17): E1145-53. PMID: 21343865, DOI: 10.1097/BRS.0b013e3182039844, ISSN: 1528-1159.

Desai AA, Martus JE, Schoenecker J, Kan JH. Spica MRI after closed reduction for developmental dysplasia of the hip. Pediatr Radiol [print-electronic]. 2011 Apr; 41(4): 525-9. PMID: 21279341, DOI: 10.1007/s00247-010-1965-3, ISSN: 1432-1998.

Johnson DP, Hernanz-Schulman M, Martus JE, Lovejoy SA, Yu C, Kan JH. Significance of epiphyseal cartilage enhancement defects in pediatric osteomyelitis identified by MRI with surgical correlation. Pediatr Radiol [print-electronic]. 2011 Mar; 41(3): 355-61. PMID: 20936273, DOI: 10.1007/s00247-010-1849-6, ISSN: 1432-1998.

Mansour AA, Wilmoth JC, Mansour AS, Lovejoy SA, Mencio GA, Martus JE. Immediate spica casting of pediatric femoral fractures in the operating room versus the emergency department: comparison of reduction, complications, and hospital charges. J Pediatr Orthop. 2010 Dec; 30(8): 813-7. PMID: 21102206, PII: 01241398-201012000-00010, DOI: 10.1097/BPO.0b013e3181fcb613, ISSN: 1539-2570.

Young RS, Martus JE, Hilmes MA, Kan JH. Langerhans Cell Histiocytosis Presenting as a Pre-Tibial Mass in a Child. Journal of Orthopaedics. 2010; 7(1): e2.

Martus JE, Johnston CE. Isolated congenital pseudoarthrosis of the fibula: a comparison of fibular osteosynthesis with distal tibiofibular synostosis. J Pediatr Orthop. 2008 Dec; 28(8): 825-30. PMID: 19034172, PII: 01241398-200812000-00007, DOI: 10.1097/BPO.0b013e31818e192d, ISSN: 1539-2570.

Martus JE, Femino JE, Caird MS, Hughes RE, Browne RH, Farley FA. Accessory anterolateral facet of the pediatric talus. An anatomic study. J Bone Joint Surg Am. 2008 Nov; 90(11): 2452-9. PMID: 18978415, PII: 90/11/2452, DOI: 10.2106/JBJS.G.01230, ISSN: 1535-1386.

Kan JH, Hilmes MA, Martus JE, Yu C, Hernanz-Schulman M. Value of MRI after recent diagnostic or surgical intervention in children with suspected osteomyelitis. AJR Am J Roentgenol. 2008 Nov; 191(5): 1595-600. PMID: 18941107, PII: 191/5/1595, DOI: 10.2214/AJR.08.1115, ISSN: 1546-3141.

Martus JE, Femino JE, Caird MS, Kuhns LR, Craig CL, Farley FA. Accessory anterolateral talar facet as an etiology of painful talocalcaneal impingement in the rigid flatfoot: a new diagnosis. Iowa Orthop J. 2008; 28: 1-8. PMID: 19223941, PMCID: PMC2603342, ISSN: 1541-5457.

Martus JE, Femino JE, Caird MS, Kuhns LR, Craig CL, Farley FA. Accessory Anterolateral Talar Facet as an Etiology of Painful Talocalcaneal Impingement in the Rigid Flatfoot: A New Diagnosis. Iowa Orthopaedic Journal. 2008; 28: 1-8.

Bedi A, Jebson PJ, Hayden RJ, Jacobson JA, Martus JE. Internal fixation of acute, nondisplaced scaphoid waist fractures via a limited dorsal approach: an assessment of radiographic and functional outcomes. J Hand Surg Am. 2007 Mar; 32(3): 326-33. PMID: 17336838, PII: S0363-5023(07)00051-2, DOI: 10.1016/j.jhsa.2007.01.002, ISSN: 0363-5023.

Martus JE, Sucato DJ. Developmental disorders of the hip, age 0-8 years. Curr Opin Orthop. 2007; 18((6)): 529-35.

Martus JE, Bedi A, Jebson PJ. Cannulated variable pitch compression screw fixation of scaphoid fractures using a limited dorsal approach. Tech Hand Up Extrem Surg. 2005 Dec; 9(4): 202-6. PMID: 16340581, PII: 00130911-200512000-00005, ISSN: 1089-3393.