Richard C. Henderson, MD, PhD

Richard Henderson

Professor of Orthopaedics

Certified by the American Board of Orthopaedic Surgery

 

Education
  • BS: University of Illinois
  • MD, PhD (physiology): University of Chicago
  • Residency: University of Iowa
Selected Honors, Awards, and Recognitions
  • Reviewer: Journal of Bone & Joint Surgery; Journal of Pediatrics; Clinical Orthopaedics & Related Research
  • Member, Pediatric Orthopaedic Society
  • Member, American Academy of Pediatrics
  • Member, American Academy of Cerebral Palsy and Developmental Medicine
Clinical Interests
  • Pediatric orthopaedics, including
    • clubfoot
    • scoliosis
    • cerebral palsy
    • limb deformities
Research Interests
  • Growth and development of the immature skeleton
  • mineralization in normal and abnormal clinical conditions
  • interventional clinical studies regarding osteopenia in pediatric conditions
  • clinical studies of Legg-Perthes disease, Blount disease, and cerebral palsy
Academic Appointments
 1985-1992 Assistant Professor of Orthopaedics, UNC School of Medicine
1987-1992 Assistant Professor of Pediatrics (joint appointment); UNC School of Medicine
1992-1997 Associate Professor of Orthopaedics and Pediatrics; UNC School of Medicine
1997-present Professor of Orthopaedics and Pediatrics; UNC School of Medicine
Selected Publications (see entire list available at PubMed)
  • Harcke HT, Taylor A, Bachrach S, Miller F, Henderson RC: The lateral femoral scan: An alternative method for assessing bone mineral density in children with cerebral palsy. Pediatr Radiol 28:241-6, 1998.
  • Henderson RC, Madsen CD, Davis C, et al: Longitudinal evaluation of bone mineral density in children receiving chemotherapy. J Pediatr Hemat/Oncol 20:322-6, 1998.
  • Henderson RC, Madsen CD: Bone mineral content and body composition in children and young adults with cystic fibrosis. Pediatr Pulm 27:80-4, 1999.
  • Larson CM, Henderson RC: Bone mineral density and fractures in boys with Duchenne muscular dystrophy. J Pediatr Orthop 20:71-4, 2000.
  • Dirschl DR, Piedrahita L, Henderson RC: Bone mineral density 6 years after a hip fracture: A prospective, longitudinal study. Bone 26:95-8, 2000.
  • Lark RK, Fung EB, Conaway M, Renner JB, Stallings VA, Stevenson RD, Henderson RC: DXA assessment of body composition in children with altered body posture. J Clin Densit 4:325-35, 2001.
  • Liptak GS, O'Donnell M, Conaway M, Chumlea WC, Worley G, Henderson RC, et al: Health status of children with moderate to severe cerebral palsy. Dev Med Child Neurol 43:364-70, 2001.
  • Henderson RC, Lark RK, Newman JE, et al: Normal pediatric reference data for DXA measures of bone density in the distal femur. Am J Roent 178:439-43, 2002.
  • Fung EB, Samson-Fang L, Stallings VA, Conaway M, Liptak GS, Henderson RC, et al. Feeding dysfunction is associated with poor growth and health status in children with cerebral palsy. J Am Diet Assoc 102:361-73, 2002.
  • Henderson RC, Lark RK, Gurka MJ, et al. Bone density and metabolism in children and adolescents with moderate to severe cerebral palsy. Pediatr 110:e5, 2002.
  • Elder DA, Roper MG, Henderson RC, et al. Kyphosis and potential risk factors in a Turner syndrome population. Pediatr 109:e93, 2002.
  • Henderson RC, Lark RK, Kecskemethy H, et al. Bisphosphonates to treat osteoporosis in children with quadriplegic cerebral palsy: A randomized, placebo-controlled clinical trial. J Pediatr 141:644-51, 2002.
  • Samson-Fang L, Fung EB, Stallings VA, Conaway M, Worley G, Rosenbaum P, Calvert R, O’Donnell M, Henderson RC, et al. Relationship of nutritional status to health and societal participation in children with cerebral palsy. J Pediatr 141:637-43, 2002.
  • Worley G, Herman-Giddens ME, Houlihan CM, O’Donnell M, Conaway M, Stallings VA, Chumlea WC, Henderson RC, et al. Secondary sexual characteristics in children with cerebral palsy: a cross-sectional survey. Pediatr 110:897-902, 2002.
  • Houlihan CM, O’Donnell M, Conaway M, Worley G, Stallings VA, Chumlea WC, Henderson RC, et al. Bodily pain and health related quality of life in children with cerebral palsy. Dev Med Child Neurol 2004, in press.
  • Gilbert SR, Gilbert AC, Henderson RC. Skeletal maturation in children with quadriplegic cerebral palsy. J Pediatr Orthop 24:292-7, 2004.
  • Henderson RC, Kairalla J, Abbas A, et al. Predicting low bone density in children with quadriplegic cerebral palsy. Dev Med Child Neurol 46:416-9, 2004.
  • Henderson RC, Kairalla JA, Barrington JW, Abbas A, Stevenson RD:  Longitudinal changes in bone density in children and adolescents with moderate to severe cerebral palsy.  J. Pediatr. 146:769-775, 2005.
  • Lark RK, Williams CL, Stadler D, Simpson SL, Henderson RC, Samson-Fang L, Worley G.  Serum prealbumin and albumin concentrations do not reflect nutritional status in children with cerebral palsy.  J. Pediatri.  147:695-7, 2005.
  • Binkley T, Johnson J, Vogel L, Kecskemethy H, Henderson RC, Specker B.  Bone measurements by peripheral quantitative computed tomography (pQCT) in children with cerebral palsy.  J. Pediatri. 147:791-6, 2005.
  • Bachrach SJ, Kecskemethy HH, Harcke HT, Lark RK, Miller F, Henderson RC.  Pamidronate treatment and posttreatment bone density in children with spastic quadriplegic cerebral palsy.  J. Clin. Densitometry.  9:167-74, 2006.
  • Stevenson RD, Conaway M, Barrington JW, Cuthill SL, Henderson RC.  Fracture rate in children with cerebral palsy.  Pediatri. Rehab. 9:396-403, 2006.
  • Stevenson RD, Conaway M, Chumlea, WC, Rosenbaum P, Fung EB, Henderson RC, Worley G, Liptak G, O’Donnell M, Samson-Fang L, Stallings VA.  Growth and health in children with moderate-to-severe cerebral palsy.  Pediatri. 118:1010-1018, 2006.