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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

Waisman Center
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American Family Children's Hospital
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Regional Specialty Clinics

Aurora Children's Health (Green Bay) (Green Bay)
(920) 288-5500 |  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, Starship Children's Health, Auckland, New Zealand, 2006-2007

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

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PubMed Articles
Chaudhary R Lee MS Mubyana K Duenwald-Kuehl S Johnson L Kaiser J Vanderby R Jr Eliceiri KW Corr DT Chin MS Li WJ Campagnola PJ Halanski MA . Advanced quantitative imaging and biomechanical analyses of periosteal fibers in accelerated bone growth. Bone. 2016 Nov;92:201-213
[PubMed ID: 27612440]
Lenhart RL Youlo S Schroth MK Noonan KJ McCarthy J Mann D Hetzel S Sund SA Halanski MA . Radiographic and Respiratory Effects of Growing Rods in Children With Spinal Muscular Atrophy. J Pediatr Orthop. 2016 Sep 15;
[PubMed ID: 27636914]
Wessell NM Martus JE Halanski MA Snyder B Truong W . What's New in Pediatric Spine Growth Modulation and Implant Technology for Early-Onset Scoliosis? J Pediatr Orthop. 2016 Jul 11;
[PubMed ID: 27403917]
Stork NC Lenhart RL Nemeth BA Noonan KJ Halanski MA . To Cast, to Saw, and Not to Injure: Can Safety Strips Decrease Cast Saw Injuries? Clin Orthop Relat Res. 2016 Jul;474(7):1543-52
[PubMed ID: 26847455]
Noonan KJ Halanski MA Leiferman E Wilsman N . Growth Retardation (Hemiepiphyseal Stapling) and Growth Acceleration (Periosteal Resection) as a Method to Improve Guided Growth in a Lamb Model. J Pediatr Orthop. 2016 Jun;36(4):362-9
[PubMed ID: 27159337]
Halanski MA . How to Avoid Cast Saw Complications. J Pediatr Orthop. 2016 Jun;36 Suppl 1:S1-5
[PubMed ID: 27152901]
Halanski MA Yildirim T Chaudhary R Chin MS Leiferman E . Periosteal Fiber Transection During Periosteal Procedures Is Crucial to Accelerate Growth in the Rabbit Model. Clin Orthop Relat Res. 2016 Apr;474(4):1028-37
[PubMed ID: 26671040]
Clement AE Vanderby R Jr Halanski MA Noonan KJ . Guided Growth Implant Failure is a Result of Cyclic Fatigue: Explant Analysis With Scanning Electron Microscopy. J Pediatr Orthop. 2015 Oct 30;
[PubMed ID: 26523701]
Nemeth BA Montero RJ Halanski MA Noonan KJ . Epidural Baclofen for the Management of Postoperative Pain in Children With Cerebral Palsy. J Pediatr Orthop. 2015 Sep;35(6):571-5
[PubMed ID: 26251959]
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 Apr;9(2):99-104
[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. 2015 Oct-Nov;35(7):734-8
[PubMed ID: 25393569]
Handorf AM Zhou Y Halanski MA Li WJ . Tissue stiffness dictates development, homeostasis, and disease progression. Organogenesis. 2015;11(1):1-15
[PubMed ID: 25915734]
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]
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 Jun 15;10(2):54-8
[PubMed ID: 24403750]