Gregory A. Mencio, M.D.

Faculty Appointments
Professor of Orthopaedic Surgery and Rehabilitation Neil E. Green, M.D. Chair in Pediatric Orthopaedics
M.D., Duke University, Durham, North CarolinaA.B., Duke University, Durham, North Carolina
Office Address
4200 MCE ST
Nashville, TN 8774
Research Description
Dr. Mencio graduated from the Duke University School of Medicine in 1981. He completed his surgical residency at the University of Pittsburgh in 1983 and his orthopaedic residency at Duke University in 1987. He completed his Fellowship in pediatric orthopaedics from Newington Children's Hospital from 1987-88. He is currently the head of Pediatric Orthopaedics. His clinical interests include: Pediatric orthopaedic trauma, scoliosis & spinal deformity, limb lengthening, cerebral palsy and gait analysis.
Research Keywords
Pediatric orthopaedic trauma, scoliosis & spinal deformity, limb lengthening, cerebral palsy and gait analysis.
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.

Morris BJ, Fletcher N, Davis RA, Mencio GA. Bacterial meningitis after traumatic thoracic fracture-dislocation: two case reports and review of the literature. J Orthop Trauma. 2010 May; 24(5): e49-53. PMID: 20418729, PII: 00005131-201005000-00014, DOI: 10.1097/BOT.0b013e3181b7f708, ISSN: 1531-2291.

Bennett DL, Mencio GA, Hernanz-Schulman M, Nealy BJ, Damon B, Kan JH. Buckle fractures in children: Is urgent treatment necessary?. J Fam Pract. 2009 Oct; 58(10): E1-6. PMID: 19874727, PII: jfp_5810i, ISSN: 1533-7294.

Throckmorton TW, Hilibrand AS, Mencio GA, Hodge A, Spengler DM. The impact of adjacent level disc degeneration on health status outcomes following lumbar fusion. Spine. 2003 Nov 11/15/2003; 28(22): 2546-50. PMID: 14624093, DOI: 10.1097/01.BRS.0000092340.24070.F3, ISSN: 1528-1159.

Holt GE, Mencio GA. Pelvic C-clamp in a pediatric patient. J Orthop Trauma. 2003 Aug; 17(7): 525-7. PMID: 12902792, ISSN: 0890-5339.

McCarty EC, Mencio GA, Walker LA, Green NE. Ketamine sedation for the reduction of children's fractures in the emergency department. J Bone Joint Surg Am. 2000 Jul; 82-A(7): 912-8. PMID: 10901305, ISSN: 0021-9355.

Meyers LL, Dobson SR, Wiegand D, Webb JD, Mencio GA. Mechanical instability as a cause of gait disturbance in high-grade spondylolisthesis: a pre- and postoperative three-dimensional gait analysis. J Pediatr Orthop. 1999 Sep; 19(5): 672-6. PMID: 10488874, ISSN: 0271-6798.

McCarty EC, Mencio GA, Green NE. Anesthesia and analgesia for the ambulatory management of fractures in children. J Am Acad Orthop Surg. 1999 Mar; 7(2): 81-91. PMID: 10217816, ISSN: 1067-151X.

Tobias JD, Mencio GA. Regional Anesthesia for Clubfoot Surgery in Children. Am J Therapeutics. 1998; ((5)): 273-7.

Bowerman SG, Green NE, Mencio GA. Decline of bone and joint infections attributable to haemophilus influenzae type b. Clin. Orthop. Relat. Res. 1997 Aug; (341): 128-33. PMID: 9269165, ISSN: 0009-921X.

Holcomb GW, Mencio GA, Green NE. Video-assisted thoracoscopic diskectomy and fusion. J. Pediatr. Surg. 1997 Jul; 32(7): 1120-2. PMID: 9247247, PII: S0022-3468(97)90412-7, ISSN: 0022-3468.

Klekamp J, Green NE, Mencio GA. Osteochondritis dissecans as a cause of developmental dislocation of the radial head. Clin. Orthop. Relat. Res. 1997 May; (338): 36-41. PMID: 9170360, ISSN: 0009-921X.

Klekamp J, Mencio G, Green N. Osteochondrities Dissecans as a Cause of Developmental Dislocation of the Radial Head. Clin Orthop. 1997; ((338)): 36-41.

Hersey S, O Dell, Tobias J, Lowe S, Rasmusser G, Deshpande J, Mencio G, Green N. Nicardipine Versus Nitroprusside for Controlled Hypotension During Spinal Surgery in Adolescents. Anesth Analg. 1997; ((84)): 1239-44.

Bowerman S, Green N, Mencio G. The Decline of Bone and Joint Infections Due to Haemophilus Influenzae Type b in the Post-Vaccination Era. Clin Orthop. 1997; ((341)): 128-33.

Holcomb GW, Mencio GA, Green NE. Video-Assisted Thoracoscopic Diskectomy and Fusion. J. Pediatr. Surg. 1997; ((32)): 1120-2.

Wyrsch B, Mencio GA, Green NE. Open reduction and internal fixation of pediatric forearm fractures. J Pediatr Orthop. 1996 Sep; 16(5): 644-50. PMID: 8865052, ISSN: 0271-6798.

Tobias J, Hersey S, Mencio G, Green N. Nicardipine for Controlled Hypotension During Spinal Surgery. J. Pediatric Orthop. 1996; 16((3)): 370-3.

Wyrsch B, Mencio G, Green N. Open Reduction and Internal Fixation of Pediatric Forearm Fractures. J Pediatric Orthop. 1996; 16: 644-50.

White GR, Mencio GA. Genu Valgum in Children: Diagnostic and Therapeutic Alternatives. J Am Acad Orthop Surg. 1995 Oct; 3(5): 275-83. PMID: 10795033, ISSN: 1940-5480.

McCullen G, Banta J, Mencio G, Smith B. Cotrel Dubousset and Texas Scottish Rite Instrumentations in Adolescent Idiopathic Scoliosis: A Comparison of Operative Correction and Perioperative Variables. Techniques in Orthop. 1995; 10((1)).

White G, Mencio G:. Genu Valgum: Diagnostic and Therapeutic Alternatives. Journal of the American Academy of Orthoped Surgeo. 1995; 3((5)).

Cramer K, Glasson S, Mencio G, Green N. Reduction of Forearm Fractures in Children Using Axillary Block Anesthesia. Journal of Orthop Trauma. 1995; 9((5)): 407-10.

Tobias JD, Mencio GA, Atwood R, Gurwitz GS. Intraoperative cardiopulmonary resuscitation in the prone position. J. Pediatr. Surg. 1994 Dec; 29(12): 1537-8. PMID: 7877020, PII: 0022-3468(94)90208-9, ISSN: 0022-3468.

Tobias J, Mencio G, Atwood R. Intraoperative Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation in the Prone Position. Journal of Pediatric Surg. 1994; 29((12)): 1537-8.

Haasbeek J, Gurwitz G, Milek M, Mencio G, Green N. Simultaneous Fractures of the Ipsilateral Scaphoid, Capitate, Radius and Ulna in a Child. Journal of the Southern Orthopaedic Association. 1993; 2((1)): 57-60.

Simard S, Marchant M, Mencio G. Overview: The Ilizarov Procedure. Limb Lengthening and Its Implications. Physical Therapy. 1992; 72((1)).

Simard S, Marchant M, Mencio G. The Ilizarov Procedure: Limb Lengthening and Its Implications. in Pediatric Orthopaedics. American Physical Therapy Association Monograph. 1992.

Mencio G. Acute Hematogenous Osteomyelitis: Pathogenesis as a Rationale for Diagnosis and Treatment. Surgical Rounds. Surgical Rounds. 1991; 14((12)).

Mencio G, Bassett F. Clinical Diagnosis of Anterior Cruciate Ligament Instability. North Carolina Medical Journal. 1982; 43((5)).

McCarty E, Mencio G, Green N. Methods of Anesthesia and Analgesia for the Ambulatory Management of Fractures In Children. Journal of the American Acad of Orthopaedic Surg.