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Sonia Chaudhry, MD, FACS, FAAOS

Orthopedic Surgeon

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Practice Name Connecticut Children's Specialty Group

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Meet Sonia Chaudhry, MD, FACS, FAAOS



BS, Pennsylvania State University, 2003
MD, Thomas Jefferson Medical College, 2007


Orthopaedic Surgery, New York University Hospital for Joint Diseases, 2007-2012


Pediatric Orthopaedics, The Hospital for Sick Children, 2012-2013
Upper Extremity and Microvascular Surgery, University of Colorado, 2016-2017
ASSH/AFSH International Hand Surgery Fellowship, Ganga Hospital, Coimbatore, 2019

Board Certifications

  • Orthopaedic Surgery
  • Surgery of the Hand
  • Faculty Appointment

    Associate Professor of Orthopaedics, University of Connecticut School of Medicine

    Clinical Expertise

    Dr. Chaudhry is experienced in the care of musculoskeletal conditions, with subspecialty interests in congenital hand differences and upper extremity injuries. She has authored several book chapters in Upper Extremity, Pediatric Orthopaedic and Orthopaedic Surgery textbooks. She is a Consultant Reviewer for the Journal of Hand Surgery and the Journal of Pediatric Orthopaedics. Her research recognition and scholarships include selection as a 2020 Young Leader in the American Society for Surgery of the Hand, the Riordan Scholarship for research presented at the American Society for Surgery of the Hand, Highlights Paper designation in the Orthopaedic Trauma Association, an International Pediatric Orthopaedic Symposium (IPOS) Scholarship, the Kauffmann Pediatric Research Award, Alpha Omega Alpha Honors Society Induction, Hobart Amory Hare Medicine Honors Society Induction, Association of Pathology Chairs Honors Society, a Beach Memorial Scholarship, NIH Cancer-Related Basic Science Research Program, and two Foerderer’s Scholarship Grants for international study. She serves on the Hand & Wrist Content Committee for the American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons, and holds multiple additional committee appointments in the American Society for Surgery of the Hand and the Pediatric Orthopaedic Society of North America. She chaired the Research Committee for JeffHOPE and completed a Himalayan Expedition to provide volunteer medical care abroad.

    Selected Publications

    • Chaudhry S. Unique Considerations for Paediatric Proximal Phalanx Fractures. Journal of Hand Surgery Asia Pacific. 2022 October;27(5):761-771. PMID: 36285762.

    • Bhardwaj P, *Chaudhry S, Venkatramani H, Sabapathy R. A Practical Guide to Exploration of the Injured Brachial Plexus. The Journal of Peripheral Nerve Surgery. November 2021. DOI:10.1055/s-0041-1731967.

    • Zeng F, Jorgensen A, *Chaudhry S. Late Flexor Entrapment in Neocortex After Pediatric Forearm Fracture. JBJS Case Connector. 2021 August 27;11(3). PMID: 34449442.

    • *Chaudhry S, Jorgensen A, and Pasternack J.  Pediatric Scaphoid Fracture Associated with Osteopetrosis. JBJS Case Connector. 2021 April 13;11(2). PMID: 33848276.

    • Patel H, *Chaudhry S, Lee M, Solomito M.  Streamlining postoperative care after pediatric supracondylar humerus fractures. Is follow-up after pin removal routinely needed?  Journal of Pediatric Orthopaedics.  2021 July 1;41(6):e464-e469. PMID: 34096552.

    • Chaudhry S, Bhardwaj P, Venkatramani H, Sabapathy R. The Spastic Upper Extremity in Children: Multilevel Surgical Decision-Making. The Journal of the American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons. Accepted for Publication Jan 2021.

    • Patel H, Lee M, Chaudhry S. Extensor pollicis longus tendon rupture following pediatric distal radius fracture: A case report and literature review. JBJS Case Connector. Jul-Sep 2020;10(3):e2000022. PMID: 32910621. DOI: 10.2106/JBJS.CC.20.00022

    • Chaudhry S. Upper Extremity Care for Children: Unique Medical and Psychosocial Aspects. J Hand Surg Am. 2019 July; 44(7):606-609. PMID: 30551917. DOI: 10.1016/j.jhsa.2018.10.020.

    • Chaudhry S, Ipaktchi KR, Ignatiuk A. Updates on and Controversies Related to Management of Radial Nerve Injuries. J Am Acad Orthop Surg. 2019 Mar 15;27(6):e280-e284. PMID:30856632, DOI: 10.5435/JAAOS-D-17-00325.

    • Chaudhry S. Tiny Hands, Tiny Bumps: Pediatric Ganglions, Trigger Thumbs, and Extra Fingers. Connecticut Medicine. 2018 Nov-Dec:82(10):581-588.

    • Steven Deimling, Christopher Sotiropolous, Kimberly Lau, Sonia Chaudhry, Kendra Sturgeon, Simon Kelley, Unni Narayanan, Andrew Howard, Chi-chung Hui, Sevan Hopyan.  Tibial hemimelia associated with GLI3 truncation.  Accepted to Journal of Human Genetics 2015.

    • Chaudhry S.  Pediatric Posterior Sternoclavicular Joint Injuries.  Journal of the American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons.  August 2015.

    • Chaudhry S, Kang K, Lee M. Reinforcement of a Spica Cast with a Fiberglass Bar.  American Journal of Orthopedics.  Accepted for Publication December 2014.

    • Chu A, Chaudhry S, Sala D, Atar D, Lehman W. Calcaneocuboid Arthrodesis for Recurrent Clubfeet: What is the Outcome at 17-Year Follow-up? Journal of Children’s Orthopaedics. 2014(8):43-48.

    • Chaudhry S, Phillips D, and Feldman D.  Legg-Calvé-Perthes Disease: An Overview with Recent Literature.  The Bulletin of the Hospital for Joint Diseases.  2014; 72(1).

    • Chaudhry S and Hopyan S.  Bipolar Latissimus Transfer for Restoration of Elbow Flexion.  Journal of Orthopaedics. 10 (2013), pp. 133-138.  DOI 10.1016/j.jor.2013.06.004.

    • Chaudhry S, DelSole E, and Egol K.  Post-Splinting Xrays of Minimally Displaced Fractures: Good Medicine or Medicolegal?  Journal of Bone and Joint Surgery American.  2012 Sep 05;94(17). PMID: 22992857

    • Chaudhry S, Gould S, and Gupta S.  High Pressure Paintgun Injection to the Hand:  A Case Report and Literature Review.  American Journal of Orthopedics. 2013 Volume: 42 Issue: 8 Pages: 379-382.

    • Chaudhry S, Chu A, Labar A, Sala D, VanBosse H, and Lehman W.  Progression of Idiopathic Clubfoot Correction Using the Ponseti Method.  Journal of Pediatric Orthopaedics B.  2012;21(1): 73-78.

    • Feldman D and Chaudhry S.  Distraction Osteogenesis: Lengthening with External Fixators.  AAOS Monograph Series 2011;45(8):45-56.

    • Parvizi J, Chaudhry S, Rasouli M, Pulido L, Joshi A, Herman J, and Rothman R.  Who Needs Autologous Blood Donation in Joint Replacement?  The Journal of Knee Surgery.  2011 March; 24(1): 25-32.

    • Chaudhry S and Egol K.  Ankle Injuries and Fractures in the Obese Patient.  Orthopaedic Clinics of North America.  2010 October 01.

    • Schwarzkopf R, Chaudhry S, and Marwin S.  Failure of the Tibial Insert in a Rotating Hinged Total Knee Arthroplasty.  The Journal of Arthroplasty. 2010 Sept 24.

    • Steve K. Lee and Sonia Chaudhry. Open Reduction and Internal Fixation Through Fracture Fragment Specific Fixation Methods.  Operative Techniques in Orthopaedics. Elsevier. April 2009. Vol 19 issue 2 Pages 70-76.

    • Smith HE, Kerr SM, Maltenfort M, Chaudhry S, Norton R, Albert TJ, Harrop J, Hilibrand AS, Anderson DG, Kopjar B, Brodke DS, Wang JC, Fehlings MG, Chapman JR, Patel A, Arnold PM, Vaccaro AR. Early Complications of Surgical vs. Conservative Treatment of Isolated Type II Odontoid Fractures in Octogenarians: A Retrospective Cohort Study . J Spinal Disord Tech. 2008 Dec;21(8):535-9.

    • Chaudhry S, Sharan A, Ratliff J, and Harrop J. Geriatric Spinal Injury. Seminars in Spine Surgery 2007; 19:4(229-234).

    • Ipaktchi K, Dimachkieh O, and Chaudhry S. Sports-related Fractures, Dislocations and Trauma: Advanced On- and Off- Field Management, 1st Edition. Chapter 18: Carpus. Springer 202. ISBN-10: 3030367894.

    • Chaudhry S, Little K. Pediatric Hand and Wrist Fractures and Dislocations. American Society for Surgery of the Hand Textbook of Hand and Upper Extremity Surgery, 2nd Edition. 2019. Chapter 62.

    • Chaudhry S. Hand and Wrist Injuries in the Adolescent Athlete. DeLee & Drez’s Orthopaedic Sports Medicine: Principles and Practice, 5th Edition. 2019 March. Chapter 135 pg 1677-1687.

    • Chaudhry S and Banaszkiewicz P. What is the Best Treatment for Blount’s Disease? Paediatric Orthopaedics. S. Alshryda et al. Springer 2017. DOI 10.1007/978-3-319-41142-2_14.

    • Feldman D and Chaudhry S. Distraction Osteogenesis: Lengthening with External Fixators. AAOS Monograph Series. 2011;45(8):45-56.

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