Dr. Simela is a board-certified orthopedic surgeon with fellowship training in spine surgery. His clinical interest includes minimally invasive neck and back surgery, orthopedic trauma and sports medicine. In addition, Dr. Simela has been appointed as Clinical Instructor of Orthopaedic Surgery. As an academic physician-scientist, he has numerous ongoing research projects focusing on motion preservation techniques. Dr. Simela completed his residency training at University Hospitals in Cleveland, Ohio and subsequently was awarded the prestigious fellowship in spinal surgery at Cedars Sinai in Los Angeles, California.
NYCOM - Medical Education
Cornell Universtiy - Pre-Professional Education
Pace University - Pre-Professional Education
Option for transverse midline incision and other factors that determine patient's decision to have cervical spine surgery
Other contributors also include Pencle FJR, Seale JA, Benny A, Salomon S, Chin KR.
Authors aim to determine patients' preference for surgical incision and factors affecting the decision for surgery to the anterior neck.
A questionnaire was presented prior to evaluation and if preceded to surgery followup given.
243 patients completed questionnaire, with 60% female population and younger than 50 years. 151 patients preferred a transverse midline incision with a statistically significant increase in outcomes and cosmesis importance and a decrease in the importance of board certification.
Findings of questionnaire demonstrate that patients' prefer a transverse midline anterior neck incision, with surgical outcomes being the overall factor affecting decision making.
A challenging case of limb salvage requiring a combination of composite fixation and masquelet technique to address significant segmental bone loss
Case Rep Orthop.
Other contributors include Blair C, Cross BJ.
Cases of limb salvage following skeletal trauma involving significant bone loss pose a particular challenge to the reconstructive surgeon. Certain techniques for addressing this complex issue have been advanced in recent years and have met with considerable success. The Masquelet technique involves a staged procedure in which a temporary skeletal stabilization is paired with implantation of an antibiotic spacer and left in place for 6-8 weeks, during which time a "pseudomembrane" forms around the cement spacer. During the second stage of the procedure, the pseudomembrane is incised, the antibiotic spacer removed, and bone graft is placed. We present a case of significant segmental femur loss in a 19-year-old male opting for limb salvage in which a 17-centimeter segmental loss of bone was essentially regrown using a combination of the Masquelet technique with supplemental endosteal fixation.
Inflammatory bowel disease, high-dose steroids, osteoporosis, or an oncological etiology for a pathological femoral neck fracture in a young adult: a case report
Open Orthop J.
Other contributors include Raudenbush B, Walton I, Retino M.
Femoral neck fractures occur in approximately 6,000 of young adults annually (ages 18-49) (1). Of these, a high-energy traumatic event is the typical cause. Although medications and chronic diseases have been implicated as confounding causes of hip fractures, clinicians should have a high index of suspicion for an oncologic etiology of hip fractures occurring in young patients without an inciting traumatic event.
A case report and literature search in the English language.
Trends in Inpatient versus Outpatient Anterior Cervical Discectomy and Fusion in the United States of America: An Epidemiologic and Economic Analysis
West Indian Medical Journal
Other contributors include Pencle FJR, Rosas S, Britton NT, Hothem EA, Chin KR.
What Specific Questions are Responsible in Driving NDI Superiority of Two-Level Anterior Disc Replacement over Two-Level Fusion: Post Hoc Item Analysis of Self-Reported Outcomes of Two-Level Cervical Disc Arthroplasty (CDA, Mobi-C®) versus Two-Level ACDF Treated Patients from the IDE US-RCT
The Spine Journal
Other contributors include Hyun W. Bae, Lea Kanim.
Keloids and Hypertrophic Scars: A Review of Risk Factors, Pathophysiology, Prevention, Management, and Treatments in Dermatology and Surgical Practice
Journal of Advances in Medicine and Medical Research
Other contributors include Tanasha Simela, Diana A. Rivers.
A Review of the evaluation, diagnosis, and nonsurgical treatment of adolescent idiopathic scoliosis
Osteopathic Family Physician Volume 5, Issue 4
Other contributors include Raudenbush B, Joseph H.
Low back pain, chronic
The 5-Minute Clinical Consult Standard 2016: Twenty Fourth Edition (2015)