Ascension Macomb-Oakland

Orthopedic Surgery Residency

Resident Research and Publications


Blumenthal A, Bou-akl T, Rossi M, Wu B, Ren WP, Markel D. Comparison of Bacterial Adherence Between High-Tensile Strength Suture Wire and Suture Tape Using a Murine Air Pouch Wound Model. PubMed

Knapp P, Pizzimenti N, Markel D. Assessment of Numerous Risk Factors for Manipulation Under Anesthesia after Total Knee Arthroplasty.  PubMed

Frane N, Bandovic I, Hu V, Bitterman A, Returning-to-Driving Recommendations After Lower-Extremity Orthopaedic Procedures. PubMed

Published textbook Chapter by Allison Blumenthal: “The DO student” in the book “Medical Student Guide for Orthopaedic Surgery.” Link

Markel J, Bou-Akl, T, Dietz P, Afsari A. The Effect of Different Irrigation Solutions on the Cytotoxicity and Recovery Potential of Human Osteoblast Cells In Vitro.  PubMed

Knapp P, Powell D, Bandovich I, Coon M, Best B. High-energy blast injury with associated Essex Lopresti and Terrible Triad injuries of the elbow: A rare presentation. PubMed

Knapp P, Keller R, Mabee K, Pillai R, Frisch NB. Quantifying Patient Engagement in Total Joint Arthroplasty Using Digital Application-Based Technology. PubMed

Coon M, Best B. Distal Femur Fractures. StatPearls PubMed

Layson J, Best BJ. Elbow Dislocation. StatPearls PubMed

Denisiuk, M, Afsari, A. Femoral Shaft Fractures. StatPearls PubMed

Pencle F, Doehrmann R, Waseem M. Fingertip Injuries. StatPearls PubMed

Best B, Afsari A, Sharma R, Layson J, Denisiuk M. Can Implementation of the Opioid Start Talking form Impact the Amount of Opioid Use in Patients After Ankle Fracture Repair? PubMed pending

Provenzano G, Best B, Afsari A. Categorization of Adverse Events Reported to the FDA Pertaining to Tibia Intramedullary Nailing. PubMed pending

Knapp P, Layson J, Mohammad W, Markel D, Pizzimenti N.  The Effects of Depression and Anxiety on 90-day Readmission Rates after Total Hip and Knee Arthroplasty. 

Doehrmann R, Chatterji R, Diedring B, Comer B, Knapp P, Afsari A,  Accuracy of Limb Length and Hip Offset Measurements with a Custom-Made Flouroscopic Grid In Anterior Approach Total Hip Arthroplasty.

Coon M, Layson J, Sharma R, Diedring B, Afsari A, Best B. Comparing Post-operative Leg Length Discrepancy and Femoral Offset Using Two Different Approaches for Hemiarthroplasty of the Hip.

Bandovic I, Diedring B, Sharma R, Powell D, Provenzano G, Coon M, Fahs A, Best B. Midline Longitudinal Sacral Fracture with Associated Sacroiliac Ligament Disruption: A Case Report.

Layson J, Markel D, Frisch N. Hughes R. Michigan Arthroplasty Registry Collaborative Quality Initiative’s Pain-Control Optimization Pathway: Impact of Registry Data and Education on Opioid Utilization.

Knapp P, Diedring B, Bandovic I, Druskovich K, Best B, Afsari A. Does a difference in hospital admitting service affect rates of proper thromboembolic prophylaxis in hip fracture patients? An investigation at a Level 1 trauma center.

Waldron J, Sharma R, Denisiuk M, Afsari A, Best B. Implications of Seasonal Variations in Orthopedic Trauma Volume.

Jackson M, Layson J, Mohammed W, Frisch N, Wells A, DeClaire J. Single Shot Bupivacaine Spinal in Outpatient Joint Arthroplasty.

Coon M, Jackson M, Denisiuk M, Afsari A, Best B. Functional Outcomes after Anterolateral Acromial Approach for Open Reduction Internal Fixation of Proximal Humerus Fractures


Knapp P, Doehrmann R, Yokhana S, Rizvi S, Boura J, Knesek. D. Incidence of Heterotopic Ossification in Direct Anterior Approach to Total Hip Arthroplasty with use of Aspirin as Thromboembolic Prophylaxis. PubMed

Knapp P, Best B, Afsari A, Schramski M.  Anterior Knee Pain After Intramedullary Nailing Of Tibial Shaft Fractures Using Suprapatellar Approach Versus Infrapatellar Approach.

Knapp P, Constant D. Posterior Tibial Tendon Dysfunction StatPearls PubMed


Knapp P, Aviles A, Najarian C. Low-Grade Chondrosarcoma of the Proximal Phalanx: A Rare Presentation. PubMed