William J.J. Ertl, MD

Contact Information:
William J.J. Ertl, MD


Ertl, William J. (HSC)

Department of:

College Of Medicine/Orthopaedic Surgery -Associate Professor

Center of:


Iowa State University of Science and Technology   Bachelor of Science Distributed Studies   1986
University of Miami School of Medicine   Doctor of Medicine   1992
North Shore University Hospital/Cornell University Medical College   General Surgery Internship/Surgical Research Fellow   1996
Hospital for Special Surgery   Orthopaedic Surgery Residency   2000
Harborview Medical Center, University of Washington   Orthopaedic Trauma Advanced Clinical Experience   2001

Professional Interest/Expertise/Specializations:
Dr. Ertl is a Board Certified Orthopedic Surgeon and has been a member of the Trauma Level 1 Team at OUHSC specializing in Orthopedic Traumatology since 2002. The focus of his work in research and clinical practice centers on outcomes of trauma surgery, limb amputation and re-construction, specifically the Osteomyoplastic Surgical Limb Reconstruction, and collaboration with basic scientists researching bone healing.


Research Projects:

Progression of Bone Changes After Lower Limb Amputation, DOD, Principal Investigator: Bemben D, OUHSC Principal Investigator: Ertl WJ, DOD (Dept of Defense, US Army Medical Research and Material Command), Grant In Progress: 9/01/2009 to 8/30/2012 IRB # 15131
Residual limb weight bearing pressures and myoelectric activity during gait of an individual with an osteomyoplastic trans-tibial amputation, Ertl WJ, Commuri S, Day J, Dionne C, In Progress: 1/2008 to present, IRB # 13822, University of Oklahoma Health Sciences Center
Bone Physiology and Mechanics in Osteomyoplasty Amputation, Co-investigators: Jonelle Wright, Ertl WJ Sub-investigators: Tompkins JF, White CB, Puckett TA, Jacocks A 2006 IRB # 12391, University of Oklahoma Health Sciences Center
Follow-up MRV in acetabular/pelvic fracture patients: 2 year or more follow-up, Principle Investigator: Helfet D, Co-Investigator: Ertl WJ, Completed 1999-2000, Hospital for Special Surgery
Alternative cell sources for meniscal tissue engineering, Principle Investigator: Ertl WJ, Sub-Investigators: Grande D, Paulino C, Schwartz R, Completed 1993-1995, North Shore University Hospital

Selected Publications:

Economic Evaluation of Reamed versus Unreamed Intramedullary Nailing in Patients with Closed and Open Tibial Fractures: Results from the Study to Prospectively Evaluate Reamed Intramedullary Nails in Patients with Tibial Fractures (S.P.R.I.N.T.)
2011    S.P.R.I.N.T. Investigators. Teague DC, Davey J, Sullivan JA., Ertl WJ, Puckett TA, Pasque CB, Puffinbarger WR, Tompkins JF, Gruel C, Kammerlocher PA, Carl K
Value in Health
Assessment of Pressures within the Prosthetic Socket of a Person with Osteomyoplastic Amputation during Varied Walking Tasks
2010    Commuri S, Day J, Dionne CP, Ertl WJ
J of Prosthetics and Orthotics. 2,22, 127-137
Rehabilitation for Those with Transtibial Osteomyoplastic Amputation
2008    Ertl WJ, Dionne CP, Day J
J. Prosthetics Ortho 21,1, 64-70
Long Term Consequences of Pelvic Trauma Patients with Thromboembolic Disease Treated With Inferior Vena Cava Filters
2008    Toro J, Hierholzer C, Sama D, Kosi C, Ertl WJ, Helfet D
J Trauma Jul;65(1):25-9
Intestinal Perforation from Blunt Abdominal Trauma
1996    McKenney M, Rumalla V, Martin L, Ertl WJ
Contemporary Surgery Vol. 48(6), 351-354
The In Vitro Characterization of Alternative Cell Sources in Meniscal Tissue Engineering and Their Potential Use In Vivo
1995    Ertl WJ, Paulino C, Manji R, Grande D
Surgical Forum Volume, Volume XLVI, 606-609
Meniscal Fibrochondrocytes: In vitro characterization in a polymer scaffold, response to cytokines, and the potential for meniscal repair/grafting
1994    Ertl WJ, Grande D, Schwartz R, Manji R, Paulino C
Surgical Forum Volume XLV, 624-627
Tissue Engineering Approaches of Knee Injuries
1994    Grande D, Schwartz R, Freed L, Ertl WJ
Journal of Cellular Biochemistry, Supplement 18C, 268