William Lack, MD

Orthopaedic Surgery and Rehabilitation

Orthopaedic Surgery
Assistant Professor

Languages Spoken

English, German-not fluent

Clinical Expertise

  • Broken Bones
  • Broken Bones In Children
  • Fracture Healing Problems
  • Limb Alignment Problems
  • Pediatric Trauma
  • limb Lengthening
  • limb Salvage

About Dr. Lack


Medical Education

Medical School
Harvard Medical School
University of Iowa - Orthopaedics
Carolinas Medical Center - Orthopaedic Traumatology

Board Certification

American Board of Orthopedic Surgery


  • Advanced Imaging Lacks Clinical Utility in Treating Geriatric Pelvic Ring Injuries Caused by Low-Energy Trauma Natoli, R. M.; Fogel, H. A.; Holt, D.; Schiff, A.; Bernstein, M.; Summers, H. D.; Lack, W., Journal of orthopaedic trauma
  • Any Cortical Bridging Predicts Healing of Supracondylar Femur Fractures After Treatment with Locked Plating Strotman, P. K.; Karunakar, M. A.; Seymour, R.; Lack, W. D., Journal of orthopaedic trauma
  • Effect of Tranexamic Acid on Transfusion: A Randomized Clinical Trial in Acetabular Fracture Surgery Lack, W. D.; Crist, B. D.; Seymour, R. B.; Harvin, W.; Karunakar, M. A.; TXA Study Group ; ; , Journal of orthopaedic trauma
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  • Motion Predicts Clinical Callus Formation: Construct-Specific Finite Element Analysis of Supracondylar Femoral Fractures Elkins, J.; Marsh, J. L.; Lujan, T.; Peindl, R.; Kellam, J.; Anderson, D. D.; Lack, W., The Journal of bone and joint surgery.American volume
  • Mechanism of Injury Differentiates Risk Factors for Mortality in Geriatric Trauma Patients Konda, S. R.; Lack, W. D.; Seymour, R. B.; Karunakar, M. A., Journal of orthopaedic trauma
  • Type III Open Tibia Fractures: Immediate Antibiotic Prophylaxis Minimizes Infection Lack, W. D.; Karunakar, M. A.; Angerame, M. R.; Seymour, R. B.; Sims, S.; Kellam, J. F.; Bosse, M. J., Journal of orthopaedic trauma
  • Any Cortical Bridging Predicts Healing of Tibial Shaft Fractures Lack, W. D.; Starman, J. S.; Seymour, R.; Bosse, M.; Karunakar, M.; Sims, S.; Kellam, J., The Journal of bone and joint surgery.American volume
  • Computational techniques for the assessment of fracture repair Anderson, D. D.; Thomas, T. P.; Campos Marin, A.; Elkins, J. M.; Lack, W. D.; Lacroix, D., Injury
  • Posterior iliac offset: description of a new radiological measurement of sacroiliac joint instability Tonne, B. M.; Kempton, L. B.; Lack, W. D.; Karunakar, M. A., The bone & joint journal
  • Risk of radiation-induced malignancy with heterotopic ossification prophylaxis: a case-control analysis Sheybani, A.; TenNapel, M. J.; Lack, W. D.; Clerkin, P.; Hyer, D. E.; Sun, W.; Jacobson, G. M., International journal of radiation oncology, biology, physics
  • Effect of aspirin on bone healing in a rabbit ulnar osteotomy model Lack, W. D.; Fredericks, D.; Petersen, E.; Donovan, M.; George, M.; Nepola, J.; Smucker, J.; Femino, J. E., The Journal of bone and joint surgery.American volume
  • Payer status and increased distance traveled for fracture care in a rural state Lack, W. D.; Carlo, J. O.; Marsh, J. L., Journal of orthopaedic trauma
  • Sliding direction dependence of polyethylene wear for metal counterface traverse of severe scratches Glennon, L. P.; Baer, T. E.; Martin, J. A.; Lack, W. D.; Brown, T. D., Journal of Biomechanical Engineering