Professor and Vice Chair
Chief, Pediatric Orthopaedics and Scoliosis Surgery
Dr. Yngve’s areas of expertise include:
Minimally Invasive Surgery
1972 B.S., Antioch College
1976 M.D., Indiana University
1976-1977 Internship: St. Vincent Hospital, Indianapolis
1977-1981 Residency: Indiana University, Orthopaedic Surgery
1981-1982 Fellowship: Louisiana State University, Pediatric Orthopaedic Surgery
1984 American Board of Orthopaedic Surgery
Dr. Yngve is a Professor of Orthopaedics and Rehabilitation and
Chief of the Division of Pediatric Orthopaedics
and Scoliosis at UTMB. He earned his medical degree and
completed his orthopaedic residency at Indiana University, and a
fellowship in pediatric orthopaedic surgery at Louisiana State
University. He is board-certified by the American Board of
Orthopaedic Surgery, and is a member of the Pediatric
Orthopaedic Society of North America.
Dr. Yngve, who came to UTMB in 1992, has been in practice for
more than 20 years and says his goal is to treat his patients
in a careful, caring and understanding manner. This includes
remaining up-to-date in his field, which has resulted in his
publication of more than 30 peer reviewed papers.
Dr. Yngve has a special interest in cerebral palsy, scoliosis
and pediatric spine problems. He is doing a new type of minimally
invasive cerebral palsy surgery called Selective Percutaneous
Myofascial Lengthening (SPML) otherwise known as percutaneous surgery,
or PERCS. He welcomes patients from 0-18 years with orthopaedic
problems, including those of the back, hip, leg, ankle, foot, knee,
arm, elbow, wrist, and hand. For more information on SPML,
please see this SPML FAQ.
For information on hip issues in children with cerebral palsy, please see Hip issues in children with CP.
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Role in Residency Program
Chief Pediatric Orthopaedic Service
Director of Medical Student Education
Dr. Yngve trains orthopaedic residents as they rotate on his
service, in the clinics, on the inpatient floors, and in the operating
Abstracts and Presentations
- Wu L, Isidro T, Yngve DA. "Impact of Selective Percutaneous Myofascial Lengthening on Quality of Life." Podium presentation and “Top Five” poster presentation,
American Academy of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation, October 20-23, 2016, New Orleans, LA.
- Kriel H, Richburg K, Yngve D. "Multimodal Pain Control Following Scoliosis Surgery." Podium presentation, American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons. March 14-18, 2017, San Diego, CA.
- Yngve DA, Wilson WK. "Reoperation Rates after Minimally Invasive Muscle-Tendon Lengthening for Cerebral Palsy." Western Orthopaedic
Association 78th Annual Meeting, July 30 - Aug. 2, 2014, Big Island, HI.
- Patton AG, Gray AM, De La Cruz M, Nuzzo RM, Yngve DA. "Pain Reduction In Non-Verbal Children With Cerebral Palsy Following
Minimally Invasive Surgery And Ethanol Injections." Western Orthopaedic Association 78th Annual Meeting, July 30 - Aug. 2, 2014, Big Island, HI.
- Yngve DA, Turnbow B, Rodriquez, A. "Complications Associated with Minimally Invasive
Surgery for Children with Cerebral Palsy." Symposium
podium presentation, Pediatric Orthopaedic Society of North America 2012
Annual Meeting, May 16, 2012, Denver, Colorado.
- Yngve DA, Taylor B. "Measured Spasticity and Function do not Correlate in Children with
Cerebral Palsy." e-Poster presentation, Pediatric Orthopaedic Society of North America 2012 Annual Meeting, May 16-19, 2012, Denver, Colorado.
- Yngve DA, Lu A, Dasgupta R, Masel B, Navejas E, Mckissack M, Elkon D. "Post Operative Emergence
Agitation Following Surgery in Children with Cerebral Palsy." e-Poster presentation, Pediatric Orthopaedic Society of North America 2012 Annual Meeting, May 16-19, 2012, Denver, Colorado.
- Yngve DA, Wild D, Shani RH, Carmichael KD, Baker CP. "Outcomes of Minimally Invasive Multilevel
Surgery for Children with Cerebral Palsy." AAOS Annual Meeting, San Francisco, CA, 2011.
- Yngve DA, Butt E. "How Successful are Percutaneous Techniques in Correcting Equinus in Patients with Cerebral Palsy?" AAOS Annual Meeting, Las Vegas, NV, 2019.
- Wild DL, Stegink-Jansen CW, Baker CP, Carmichael KD, Yngve DA. Minimally
Invasive SPML Surgery for Children with Cerebral Palsy: Program
Development. Minim Invasive Surg. 2020 Aug 19;2020:5124952. doi:
10.1155/2020/5124952. PMID: 32922995; PMCID: PMC7453246.
- Yngve DA, Chambers C, "Vulpius and Z Lengthening," Journal of Pediatric Orthopaedics, 16:759-764, 1996.
- Yngve DA, "Abdominal Reflexes," Journal of Pediatric Orthopaedics,17:105-108, 1997.
- Herndon WA, Sullivan JA, Gruel CR, Yngve DA, "A
comparison of Wisconsin instrumentation and Cotrel-Dubousset
instrumentation," Journal of Pediatric Orthopaedics, 13:615-621, 1993.
- Yngve DA, Gross RH, "Late diagnosis of hip dislocation in infants," Journal of Pediatric Orthopaedics, 10:777-779, 1990.
- Yngve DA, "Foot-progression angle in clubfoot," Journal of Pediatric Orthopaedics, 10:467-472, 1990.