Orthopaedic Surgery

at New York Medical College and Westchester Medical Center
Macy Pavilion Rm. 008
Valhalla, NY 10595


Phone: 914-493-8743
Fax: 914-493-1230



































































Research and Publications


Hip Replacement

Paul Lucas, Ph.D. is an associate professor of orthopaedics and pathology who focuses on research in the field of orthopedics.  Whether designing and executing research projects or assisting residents and faculty, Dr. Lucas is a valuable asset to the department.  The department of orthopaedics has access to a fully equipped laboratory in which to perform experimental testing.  One publishable project is required of each resident but residents are encouraged to be actively involved in research; the resources are certainly available to do so.


Recent publications


Bilateral simultaneous femoral diaphyseal fractures in a patient with long-term ibandronate use.

Patel VC, Lazzarini AM.

Orthopedics. 2010 Oct 11;33(10):775. doi: 10.3928/01477447-20100826-31.


Outcome following open reduction and internal fixation of open pilon fractures.
Boraiah S, Kemp TJ, Erwteman A, Lucas PA, Asprinio DE.
J Bone Joint Surg Am. 2010 Feb;92(2):346-52.


Overexpression of heme oxygenase-1 increases human osteoblast stem cell differentiation.
Barbagallo I, Vanella A, Peterson SJ, Kim DH, Tibullo D, Giallongo C, Vanella L, Parrinello N, Palumbo GA, Di Raimondo F, Abraham NG, Asprinio D.
J Bone Miner Metab. 2010 May;28(3):276-88. Epub 2009 Nov 19.


HO-1 expression increases mesenchymal stem cell-derived osteoblasts but decreases adipocyte lineage.
Vanella L, Kim DH, Asprinio D, Peterson SJ, Barbagallo I, Vanella A, Goldstein D, Ikehara S, Kappas A, Abraham NG.
Bone. 2010 Jan;46(1):236-43. Epub 2009 Oct 21.


Open reduction internal fixation and primary total hip arthroplasty of selected acetabular fractures.
Boraiah S, Ragsdale M, Achor T, Zelicof S, Asprinio DE.
J Orthop Trauma. 2009 Apr;23(4):243-8.


Outcomes of length-stable fixation of femoral neck fractures.
Boraiah S, Paul O, Gardner MJ, Parker RJ, Barker JU, Helfet D, Lorich D.
Arch Orthop Trauma Surg. 2010 Dec;130(12):1523-31. Epub 2010 Apr 23.


Quantitative assessment of the vascularity of the proximal part of the humerus.
Hettrich CM, Boraiah S, Dyke JP, Neviaser A, Helfet DL, Lorich DG.
J Bone Joint Surg Am. 2010 Apr;92(4):943-8.


Functional outcomes after syndesmotic screw fixation and removal.
Miller AN, Paul O, Boraiah S, Parker RJ, Helfet DL, Lorich DG.
J Orthop Trauma. 2010 Jan;24(1):12-6.


Predictable healing of femoral neck fractures treated with intraoperative compression and length-stable implants.
Boraiah S, Paul O, Hammoud S, Gardner MJ, Helfet DL, Lorich DG.


Complications of recombinant human BMP-2 for treating complex tibial plateau fractures: a preliminary report.
Boraiah S, Paul O, Hawkes D, Wickham M, Lorich DG.
Clin Orthop Relat Res. 2009 Dec;467(12):3257-62. Epub 2009 Aug 20.


Osteochondral lesions of talus associated with ankle fractures.
Boraiah S, Paul O, Parker RJ, Miller AN, Hentel KD, Lorich DG.
Foot Ankle Int. 2009 Jun;30(6):481-5.

Direct visualization for syndesmotic stabilization of ankle fractures.
Miller AN, Carroll EA, Parker RJ, Boraiah S, Helfet DL, Lorich DG.
Foot Ankle Int. 2009 May;30(5):419-26.


Efficacy of an aiming device for the placement of distal interlocking screws in trochanteric fixation nailing.
Boraiah S, Barker JU, Lorich D.
Arch Orthop Trauma Surg. 2009 Sep;129(9):1177-82. Epub 2008 Aug 2.


Anterior knee pain following the lateral parapatellar approach for tibial nailing.
Weil YA, Gardner MJ, Boraiah S, Helfet DL, Lorich DG.
Arch Orthop Trauma Surg. 2009 Jun;129(6):773-7. Epub 2008 Jun 17.


Erratum to: Quantitative Adjustment of the Influence of Depression on the Disabilities of the Arm, Shoulder, and Hand (DASH) Questionnaire.
Lozano-Calderón SA, Zurakowski D, Davis JS, Ring D.
Hand (N Y). 2010 Mar;5(1):56. Epub 2009 Dec 22.


Paralabral "air" cyst of the shoulder.
Lozano Calderón SA, Maldjian C, Magill RM.
Am J Orthop (Belle Mead NJ). 2009 Jun;38(6):E107-9. No abstract available.


Elbow position affects distal radioulnar joint kinematics.
Fu E, Li G, Souer JS, Lozano-Calderon S, Herndon JH, Jupiter JB, Chen NC.
J Hand Surg Am. 2009 Sep;34(7):1261-8. Epub 2009 Jul 2.



Orthopaedic Research:

The field of orthopaedic research continues to grow in order to address the increasing global burden of musculoskeletal injury and disease. New basic scientific discoveries in biological and mechanical research will continue to advance rapidly, and present opportunities to bring these new discoveries to the clinic.


The complex nature of the musculoskeletal system requires multi-disciplinary collaborations between investigators that possess a wide diversity of expertise.