Mark L. Prasarn, MD
 
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Dual Fellowship Trained
Hospital for Special Surgery University of Rochester Medical Center, Rochester NY

My Practice

Mark L. Prasarn, MD

Certifications

Education

  • Cornell University Ithaca, NY : 1995-1999
  • NYU School of Medicine New York, NY : 1999-2003

Internship

  • U. of Miami/Jackson Memorial Hospital General Surgery Miami, Fl : 2003-2004

Residency

  • U. of Miami/Jackson Memorial Hospital Orthopaedic Surgery Miami, Fl : 2004-2008

Fellowships

  • Orthopaedic Trauma Fellowship Hospital for Special Surgery, New York, NY : 2008-2009
  • Louis A. Goldstein Spine Fellowship University of Rochester, Rochester, NY : 2009-2010
  • Visiting Spine Fellow MD Anderson Cancer Institute, Houston, TX : July 2010

Appointments

  • Assistant Professor, Dept. of Orthopaedics Chief of Spine Trauma University of Texas, Houston, TX : 2011-present
  • Team Spine Surgeon, Houston Texans : 2011-present
  • Assistant Professor, Dept. of Orthopaedics University of Rochester, Rochester, NY : 2009-2011
  • Clinical Research Committee University of Rochester, Rochester, NY : 2010

Licensure

  • 2001-2004 USMLE Certification
  • 2008 DEA License
  • 2008 ABOS Part I
  • 2010 ATLS
  • 2010 State of New York #248584
  • 2011 State of Texas #43545
  • 2011 State of Texas DPS #B0182858

Trauma Specialty Courses

  • 2006 Basic Principles of Operative Fracture Management (AO), Montreal, CA
  • 2007 Advanced Operative Fracture Management (AO), Marco Island, FL
  • 2007 Essentials of External Fixation (Spatial Frame, S&N), Keystone, CO
  • 2008 Pelvic and Acetabular Surgical Skills (Stryker), Mahwah, NJ
  • 2009 Pelvic and Acetabular Fracture Management (AO) Birmingham, AL
  • 2010 Pelvic and Acetabular Fracture Management (AO) Toronto, CA

Spine Specialty Courses

  • 2009 Principles and Treatment of Spinal Disorders (AO), Philadelphia, PA
  • 2009 Advanced Concepts in the Management of Spinal Disorders Fellows Course (AO), Miami, FL
  • 2010 Midas Rex Drill Course, Ft. Worth, TX
  • 2010 Synthes Cervical Disc Replacement Course, Rochester, NY
  • 2010 Advanced Concepts in the Management of Spinal Disorders (AO), Sun Valley, ID
  • 2010 8th Annual AOSNA Fellows Forum, Banff, CA

Membership in Professional and Scientific Societies

  • 2003 - American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons, Candidate Member
  • 2008 - Arbeitsgemeinschaft für Osteosynthesefragen Alumni Association
  • 2009 - AO Spine Member
  • 2009 - AO Trauma Faculty Member
  • 2010 - Orthopaedic Trauma Association, Candidate Member
  • 2010 – North American Spine Society
  • 2010 – American Spinal Cord Injury Assocation, Associate Member
  • 2010 – Foundation for Orthopaedic Trauma

Participation in Teaching Courses

  • 2010 – AO Basic Fracture Course, Ft. Lauderdale, FL
  • 2010 – FOT Upper Extremity Anatomy Course, Long Island, NY
  • 2010 – OTA Residents Course, Baltimore, MD
  • 2011 – Annual Meeting of the Thai Spine Society, Khon Khaen, Thailand
  • 2011 – FOT Lower Extremity Anatomy Course, Henderson, LV
  • 2011 – U. of Rochester Spine Study Group Meeting, Rochester, NY
  • 2011 – AO Basic Fracture Course, Chicago, IL
  • 2011 – OTC Leadership Forum, Madrid, Spain
  • 2011 – OTA Residents Course, San Antonio, TX

Scientific Journal Reviewer

  • 2010 – Spine Journal
  • 2010 – Journal of Trauma, Injury, Infection, and Critical Care

Grants and Awards

  • 2011 – Louis A. Goldstein Research Grant
  • 2011 – Foundation for Orthopaedic Trauma Research Grant

Publications

  • Zuckerman JD, Prasarn ML, Kubiak EN, Koval KJ. "Conflicts of interest in orthopaedic research." JBJS. 2004 Feb; 86-A(2): 423-428.
  • Araghi A, Prasarn ML, St Clair S, Zuckerman JD. "Recurrent anterior glenohumeral instability with onset after forty years of age: The role of the anterior mechanism." Bull Hosp Jt Dis. 2005; 62(3-4): 99-100.
  • Araghi A, Prasarn ML, St Clair S, Zuckerman JD. "Revision anterior shoulder repair for recurrent anterior glenohumeral instability." Bull Hosp Jt Dis. 2005; 62(3-4): 102-104.
  • Badman BL, Mighell M, Kalandiak SP, Prasarn ML. "Proximal humeral nonunions treated with fixed-angle locked plating and an intramedullary strut allograft." J Orthop Trauma. 2009; 23(3): 173-177.
  • Prasarn ML, Ouellette EA, Livingstone A, Giuffrida A. "Acute pediatric upper extremity compartment syndrome in the absence of fracture." J Pediatr Orthop. 2009; 29(3): 263-268.
  • Prasarn ML, Zych GA, Ostermann PA. "Wound management for severe open fractures: The use of antibiotic bead pouches and wound VACs." American Journal of Orthopaedics. 2009; 38(11): 559-563.
  • Prasarn ML, Achor T, Ahn J, Matuszewski P, Lorich DG, Helfet DL. "Management of infected femoral nonunions with a single-staged protocol utilizing internal fixation." Injury. 2009; 40(11): 1220-1225.
  • Ahn J, de Gorter DJJ, Prasarn ML, Helfet DL, Kloen P. "Modulation of bone morphogenetic protein antagonists to simulate clinical osteogenesis. Bioscience Hypothesis. August 2009 (EPub).
  • Prasarn ML, Ouellette EA, Miller D. "Infected nonunions of diaphyseal fractures of the forearm." Archives of Orthopaedic and Trauma Surgery. 2010; 130(7): 867-873.
  • Oh LS, Lewis PB, Prasarn ML, Lorich DG, Helfet DL. "Painless, isolated lateral compartment syndrome of the leg: An unusual triad of atypical findings." American Journal of Orthopaedics. 2010; 39(1): 35-39.
  • Prasarn ML, Daegl M, Achor T, Ahn J, Klinger C, Lorich DG, Helfet DL. "The effect of entry point on malreduction and iatrogenic fracture with the lateral entry femoral nail." J Orthop Trauma. 2010; 24(4): 224-9.
  • Miller A, Prasarn ML, Lorich DG, Helfet DL. "The radiographic evaluation of acetabular fractures in the elderly." JBJS (Br). 2010; 92-B: 560-4.
  • Prasarn ML, Achor T, Omesh P, Lorich DG, Helfet DL. "Management of nonunions of the proximal humeral diaphysis." Injury. 2010; 41: 1244-8.
  • Prasarn ML, Miller A, Dyke J, Lorich DG, Helfet DL. "Arterial anatomy of the talus: A cadaver and Gadolinium-enhanced MRI study." Foot Ankle Int. 2010; 31: 987-93.
  • Prasarn ML, Ahn J, Omesh P, Lorich DG, Helfet DL. "Dual plating of extra-articular distal humerus fractures." J Orthop Trauma. 2011; 25: 57-63.
  • Prasarn ML, Ouellete EA. "Acute compartment syndrome of the upper extremity." J Am Acad Orthop Surg. 2011; 19: 49-58.
  • Prasarn ML, Conrad BP, Ruberty PT, Wendling A, Aydog T, Horodyski MB, Rechtine, GR. "Comparison of four airway devices on cervical spine alignment in a cadaver model with global ligamentous instability at C5-6." Spine 2011 May 27 (EPub).
  • Miller A, Prasarn ML, Dyke J, Helfet DL, Lorich DG. "Quantitative assessment of the vascularity of the talus using gadolinium-enhanced magnetic resonance imaging. J Bone Joint Surg Am. 2011; 93: 1116-21.
  • Prasarn ML, Martin E, Schreck M, Wright J, Westesson PL, Morgan T, Rechtine GR. "Analysis of radiation exposure to the orthopaedic trauma patient during their inpatient hospitalization." Injury. 2011 Sep. 9. (Epub)
  • Prasarn ML, Kloen P, Helfet DL. "The mangled extremity." Accepted to Strategies in Trauma and Limb Reconstuction.
  • Prasarn ML, Ahn J, Omesh P, Lorich DG, Helfet DL. "Acute compartment syndrome in patients with tibia fractures transferred for definitive fracture care." Accepted to American Journal of Orthopedics.
  • Prasarn ML, Ahn J, Omesh P, Helfet DL, Lane JM, Lorich DG. "Bisphosphonate-associated femur fractures demonstrate slow healing and high complication rates with operative fixation." Accepted to Clinical Orthopaedics and Related Research.
  • Prasarn ML, Horodyski MB, Small J, Zhou H, Conrad BP, Horodyski MB, Rechtine GR "Total Motion Generated in the Unstable Cervical Spine During Management of the Trauma Patient: A Comparison of Methods in a Cadaver Model." Accepted to Spine.
  • Prasarn ML, Rubery PT, Small J, Zhou H, Conrad BP, Horodyski MB, Rechtine GR. "A comparison of external fixation versus the T-POD for early immobilization of unstable pelvic fractures: A cadaver study." Accepted to the Journal of Trauma.
  • Prasarn ML, Horodyski MB, Del Rossi G, Conrad BP, Rechtine GR. “Motion generated in the unstable cervical spine during application and removal of cervical immobilization collars.” Journal of Trauma. 2012; 72(6): 1609-13.
  • Conrad BP, Rossi GD, Horodyski MB, Prasarn ML, Alemi Y, Rechtine GR. “Eliminating log rolling as a spine trauma order.” Surgical Neurology International. 2012; 3(Supp 3): S188-97.
  • Prasarn ML, Zych GA, Gaski G, Kaimrajh DK, Baria D, Milne EL, Latta LL. “A biomechanical study of 4-hole pubic symphyseal plating: Locked versus unlocked versus hybrid constructs.” Orthopedics. 2012; 35(7): 1028-32.
  • Prasarn ML, Horodyski MB, Wright J, Rechtine GR. “Negative effects of smoking and secondary gain issues on pain and disability scores at entry into spinal care.” Surgical Neurology International. 2012; 3(5): S366-9.
  • Rubery PT, Brown R, Prasarn ML, Small J, Conrad B, Horodyski MB, Rechtine GR. Stabilization of 2-column thoracolumbar fractures with orthoses: a cadaver model. Spine. 2013; 1:38(5): E270-5.
  • Behrend C, Prasarn ML, Coyne E, Horodyski MB, Wright J, Rechtine GR. “Smoking cessation related to improved patient-related pain scores following spine care.”  J Bone Joint Surg Am. 2012; 94(23): 2161-6.
  • Martin E, Prasarn ML, Coyne, E, Giordano B, Morgan T, Westessen PL, Wright J, Rechtine GR. “Inpatient radiation exposure in patients with spinal trauma. Spinal Cord Med. 2012; 36(2): 112-7.
  • Prasarn ML, Rubery PT, Small J, Zhou H, Conrad BP, Horodyski MB, Rechtine GR. “Does application positioning of the T-POD affect stability of pelvic fractures? A cadaver study.” Journal of Orthopaedic Trauma. 2013; 27(5): 262-6.
  • Prasarn ML, Coyne E, Schreck M, Rodgers J, Rechtine GR. “Comparison of Image Quality and Radiation Exposure from C-arm Fluoroscopes when Used for Imaging the Spine.” Spine. 2013; 38(16): 1401-4.
  • Prasarn ML, Conrad BP, Small J, Horodyski MB, Rechtine GR. “Comparison of Circumferential Pelvic Sheeting versus the T-POD on Unstable Pelvic Injuries: A Cadaveric Study of Stability.” Injury. 2013; 44(12): 1756-9.
  • Conrad BP, Marchese D, Horodyski MB, Del Rossi G, Prasarn ML, Rechtine GR. “Motion in the unstable spine when spineboarding a prone patient.” Journal of Athletic Training. 2013; 48(6): 797-803.
  • Prasarn ML, Ahn J, Omesh P, Lorich DG, Helfet DL. “Acute compartment syndrome in patients with tibia fractures transferred for definitive fracture care.” American Journal of Orthopedics. 2014; 43(4): 173-77.
  • Prasarn ML, Horodyski MB, Del Rossi G, Konopka G, Conrad BP, Rechtine GR. “Motion generated in the unstable upper cervical spine during the head tilt–chin lift and jaw thrust maneuvers.” The Spine Journal. 2014; 14(4): 609-14.
  • Prasarn ML, Horodyski MB, Conrad BP, Behrend C, Del Rossi GL, Rechtine GR. “Comparison of motion generated during kinetic bed therapy versus manual log-rolling in  an unstable cervical spine injured patient. Injury. 2014; 46(2): 388-91.
  • Prasarn ML, Horodyski MB, DiPaola M, DiPaola C, Del Rossi GL, Conrad BP,Rechtine GR. “A controlled laboratory comparison study of motion in a destabilized cervical spine using three spine board transfer techniques while wearing football equipment?” Accepted to Open Journal of Sports Medicine.
  • Prasarn ML, Konstantinos V, Coyne E, Wright J, Rechtine GR. “Does lumbar muscle paraspinal fatty degeneration correlate with aerobic index and oswestry disability index?” Accepted to Surgical Neurology International.

Book Chapters

  • Prasarn ML, Kloen P, Helfet Dl. Pelvic and Acetabular Nonunions, In: Concepts and Cases in Nonunion Treatment. Marti RK, Kloen P. Stuttgart and Thieme, New York, NY. 2011.
  • Prasarn ML, Kloen P, Helfet Dl. Intra-articular Proximal Tibial Nonunions, In: Concepts and Cases in Nonunion Treatment. Marti RK, Kloen P. Stuttgart and Thieme, New York, NY. 2011.
  • Prasarn ML, Werner CL, Lorich DG, Helfet DL. Ankle Fractures, In: Foot and Ankle in Sports Medicine. Altchek DW. Lipincott Williams & Wilkins. New York, NY. In press.
  • Prasarn ML, Rechtine GR. Nonoperative Management of Spinal Injuries, In: Spine Surgery: Techniques, Complications Avoidance, and Management. Benzel BC. Elsevier. Philadelphia, PA. In press.
  • Prasarn ML, Kloen P, Helfet DL. Mangled Extremity: Management in Isolated Extremity Injuries and Polytrauma, The Poly-Traumatized Patient with Fractures. Pape HC, Sanders R, Borelli J. Springer-Verlag, Berlin Heidelberg. 2011.
  • Prasarn ML, Rechtine GR. Nonoperative Management of Spinal Injuries, In: Spine Surgery: Techniques, Complications Avoidance, and Management. Benzel BC. Elsevier. Philadelphia, PA. 2012.
  • Prasarn ML. How does radiation exposure differ between open and MIS techniques? Controversies in Spine Surgery: Evidence Based Medicine Recommendations, MIS versus Open. Vaccaro AR, Fessler GD, Eck JC, Sandhu F, Voyadzis JM, Kepler CK. Thieme. 2013. In preparation.

Presentations

  • Prasarn ML, Debose D, DelRossi GL, Horodyski MB, Rechtine, GR. “Motion generated in the upper cervical spine during the head tilt-chin lift and jaw thrust maneuvers.” Podium presentation. NFL Physicians Society Annual Scientific Meeting 20135
  • Prasarn ML, Achor T, Chan D, Lorich D, Helfet DL.  “Dual mini-fragment plating for midshaft clavicle fractures: A clinical and biomechanical investigation.” Poster presentation at the 2015 One AO meeting.
  • Prasarn ML, Behrend C, Horodyski MB, Marco RA, Rechtine GR. “Comparison of methods of halo vest application: A biomechanical comparison.” Podium presentation at the 2014 CSRS annual meeting.
  • Prasarn ML. “Danger of Computerized Tomography.” AAOS webinar on Radiation Safety. November 11, 2014.
  • Prasarn ML, Gary JL, Horodyski MB, Rechtine GR. “Comparison of pelvic circumferential sheeting versus commercially available binders on unstable pelvic injuries: A biomechanical comparison.” Poster No. 80 at the 2014 OTA annual meeting.
  • Prasarn ML, Behrend C, Horodyski MB, Rechtine GR. “Comparison of methods of halo vest application: A biomechanical comparison.” Poster No. 84 at the 2014 OTA annual meeting.
  • Prasarn ML, Horodyski MB, Behrend C, Rechtine GR. “Is it safe to use kinetic bed therapy for ICU management of the of the trauma patient with an unstable cervical spine injury.” Poster No. 87 at the 2014 OTA annual meeting.
  • Prasarn ML. “Lumbar instability in the athlete.” Houston Sports Medicine Symposium. July 20, 2014. Memorial City, TX.
  • Prasarn ML. “Lumbopelvic fixation.” Treatment of Pelvis and Acetabular Fractures Course. May 29, 2014. Santiago, Chile.
  • Prasarn ML. “Posterior wall acetabular fractures.” Treatment of Pelvis and Acetabular Fractures Course. May 29, 2014. Santiago, Chile.
  • Prasarn ML. Behrend CJ, Horodyski MB, Conrad BP, Rechtine GR. “Comparison of methods of halo vest application: A biomechanical study. Podium presentation No. 702 at the 2014 AAOS Annual Meeting. 
  • Prasarn ML, Coyne E, Rechtine GR. “Does lumbar paraspinal muscle fatty degeneration correlate with aerobic index and Oswestry disability index? Poster No. P401 at the 2014 AAOS Annual Meeting.
  • Prasarn ML. Horodyski MB, DiPaola M, DiPaola C, Del Ross GL, Conrad BP, Rechtine GR. “What is the safest method of spine boarding a cervical spine injured football player. A biomechanical cadaveric study. Podium presentation Best Sports Medicine Posters Session at the 2014 AAOS Annual Meeting.
  • Prasarn ML. Horodyski MB, DiPaola M, DiPaola C, Del Ross GL, Conrad BP, Rechtine GR. “What is the safest method of spine boarding a cervical spine injured football player. A biomechanical cadaveric study. Poster No. P446 at the 2014 AAOS Annual Meeting.
  • Prasarn ML. Horodyski MB, DiPaola M, DiPaola C, Del Ross GL, Conrad BP, Rechtine GR. “What is the safest method of spine boarding a cervical spine injured football player. A biomechanical cadaveric study. Poster presentation at the NFL Physicians Society Annual Scientific Meeting 2014.
  • Prasarn ML. “Evaluation and management of C-spine injuries in the athlete.” Houston Annual Sports Medicine Update. Minute Maid Park. Houston, TX. June 10, 2013.
  • Prasarn ML, Horodyski MB, Del Rossi G, Konopka G, Conrad BP, Rechtine GR. “Motion generated in the unstable upper cervical spine during the head tilt–chin lift and jaw thrust maneuvers.”  Podium presentation at 2013 AAOS Annual Meeting.
  • Prasarn ML, Doherty D, Achor T, Sen M, Munz JW, Gary J, Burgess AR, Rechtine GR. “Comparison of Image Quality from C-arm Fluoroscopes when Used for Imaging the Pelvis.” Poster presentation at 2013 AAOS Annual Meeting.
  • Prasarn ML, Coyne E, Schreck M, Rodgers J, Rechtine GR. “Comparison of Image Quality and Radiation Exposure from C-arm Fluoroscopes when Used for Imaging the Spine.” Poster presentation at 2013 AAOS Annual Meeting.
  • Prasarn ML Horodyski MB, Conrad BP, Brinker M, Rechtine GR. “Comparison of skin pressure measurements incurred with the application of various pelvic immobilization devices.” FOT residents course. March 1, 2013.
  • Prasarn ML, Conrad BP, Wendling A, Aydog T, Horodyski MB, Rechtine, GR. “Airway Management in the Spine injured Athlete; A Comparison of Methods.” Podium presentation. NFL Physicians Society Annual Scientific Meeting 2013. 
  • Prasarn ML, Coyne E, Schreck M, Rodgers J, Rechtine GR. “Comparison of Image Quality and Radiation Exposure from C-arm Fluoroscopes when Used for Imaging the Spine.” Podium presentation at 2012 NASS Annual Meeting. Best clinical papers.
  • Prasarn ML, Coyne E, Rechtine GR. “Does Lumbar Paraspinal Muscle Fatty Degeneration Correlate with Aerobic Index and Oswestry Disability Index?” Podium presentation at 2012 NASS Annual Meeting.
  • Prasarn ML. “Prevention and Management of Low Back Pain.” University of Texas Dept. of Family Physicians Grand Rounds. August 29, 2012.
  • Prasarn ML. “Minimizing motion of the unstable spine in the injured athlete.” Combined Grand Rounds at the U. of Texas/Baylor College of Medicine. May 18, 2012.
  • Prasarn ML. “Mimizing radiation exposure to the orthopaedic surgeon and the patient: Tips to avoid cancer.” Houston Orthopaedic Society. May 17, 2012.                                   
  • Prasarn ML. “Minimizing motion of the unstable spine in the injured athlete.” Grand rounds at the U. of South Florida Dept. of Orthopaedics. March 16, 2012.
  • Prasarn ML, Horodyski MB, Small J, Zhou H, Conrad BP, Horodyski MB, Rechtine GR “Minimizing motion of the Unstable Cervical Spine in the Injured Athlete.” Podium presentation. NFL Physicians Society Annual Scientific Meeting 2012.
  • Prasarn ML, Horodyski MB, Wright J, Rechtine GR. “Negative effects of smoking and secondary gain issues on pain and disability scores at entry into spinal care.” Podium presentation. American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons Annual Meeting 2012.
  • Prasarn ML, Zych GA, Kaimrajh DK, Baria D, Milne EL, Latta LL. “A biomechanical study of 4-hole pubic symphyseal plating: Locked versus unlocked versus hybrid constructs.” Podium presentation. American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons Annual Meeting 2012.
  • Prasarn ML, Conrad BP, Horodyski MB, DelRossi G, Rechtine GR. “Effectiveness of Cervicothoracic Orthoses for immobilizing an unstable cervicothoracic junction injury” Poster presentation. CSRS Annual Meeting 2011.
  • Prasarn ML, Horodyski MB, Wright J, Rechtine GR. “Negative effects of smoking and secondary gain issues on pain and disability scores at entry into spinal care.” Podium presentation. NASS Annual Meeting 2011.
  • Prasarn ML, Conrad B, Ruberty PT, Wendling A, Aydog T, Horodyski MB, Rechtine, GR. “Comparison of four airway devices on cervical spine alignment in a cadaver model with global ligamentous instability.” Podium presentation. CSRS Annual Meeting 2010.
  • Prasarn ML, Baria D, Milne EL, Latta LL, Sukovich W. “Adjacent level biomechanics following single versus multi-level cervical spine fusion.” Poster No. 27 CSRS Annual Meeting 2010.
  • Prasarn ML, Martin E, Schreck M, Wright J, Westesson PL, Morgan T, Rechtine GR. “Analysis of radiation exposure to the orthopaedic trauma patient during their inpatient hospitalization.” Poster No. 78 OTA Annual Meeting 2010.
  • Prasarn ML, Baria D, Milne EL, Latta LL, Sukovich W. “Adjacent level biomechanics following single versus multi-level cervical spine fusion.” AO Spine North America Fellows Forum 2010. 
  • Prasarn ML, Daigl M, Achor T, Ahn J, Klinger C, Lorich DG, Helfet DL. “The effect of entry point on malreduction and iatrogenic fracture with the lateral entry femoral nail.” Poster No. 25. OTA Annual Meeting 2009.
  • Prasarn ML, Zych GA, Kaimrajh DK, Baria D, Milne EL, Latta LL. “A biomechanical study of 4-hole pubic symphyseal plating: Locked versus unlocked versus hybrid constructs.” Poster No. 80. OTA Annual Meeting 2009 
  • Prasarn ML, Ouellette EA, Livingstone A, Giuffrida A. “Pediatric upper extremity compartment syndrome in the absence of fracture.” Poster No. P259. Annual Meeting of the AAOS 2009.
  • Araghi A, Prasarn ML, Rokito RS, Zuckerman JD. “Recurrent anterior shoulder instability with onset after forty years of age.” Poster No. P261. Annual Meeting of the AAOS 2003.
  • Araghi A, Prasarn ML, Rokito RS, Zuckerman JD. “Revision anterior shoulder reconstruction for recurrent anterior instability.” Poster No. P270. Annual Meeting of the AAOS 2003.

Manuscripts

  • Prasarn ML, Baria D, Milne T, Latta LL, Sukovich W. "Adjacent level biomechanics following single versus multi-level cervical spine fusion." Submitted to Journal of Neurosurgery Spine.
  • Prasarn ML, Horodyski MB, Wright J, Rechtine GR. "Negative effects of smoking and secondary gain issues on pain and disability scores at entry into spinal care." Submitted to The Spine Journal.
  • Prasarn ML, Varrone J, Scwarz E. "Use of the Anti-Glucosaminidase Vaccine in the Treatment of Staphylococcal Implant Infections" Submitted to J Orthopaedic Research.
  • Prasarn ML, Zych GA, Gaski G, Kaimrajh DK, Baria D, Milne EL, Latta LL. "A biomechanical study of 4-hole pubic symphyseal plating: Locked versus unlocked versus hybrid constructs." Submitted to American Journal of Orthopaedics.
  • Martin E, Prasarn ML, Wright J, Westesson PL, Morgan T, Rechtine GR. "Inpatient radiation exposure in trauma patients with spinal cord injury versus spine fracture." Submitted to European Spine Journal.
  • Prasarn ML, Horodyski MB, Del Rossi G, Conrad BP, Rechtine GR. "Motion generated in the unstable cervical spine during application and removal of cervical immobilization collars." Submitted to Journal of Trauma.
  • Prasarn ML, Horodyski MB, Small J, Zhou H, Conrad BP, Horodyski MB, Rechtine GR "Total Motion Generated in the Unstable Thoracolumbar Spine During Management of the Trauma Patient: A Comparison of Methods in a Cadaver Model." Submitted to Journal of Neurosurgery Spine.
  • Prasarn ML, Rubery PT, Small J, Zhou H, Conrad BP, Horodyski MB, Rechtine GR. "A comparison of sheeting versus a pelvic binder for early immobilization of unstable pelvic fractures: A cadaver study." Submitted to the Journal of Orthopaedic Trauma.
  • Prasarn ML, Rubery PT, Small J, Zhou H, Conrad BP, Horodyski MB, Rechtine GR. "Does positioning of a pelvic binder matter in unstable pelvic fractures? A cadaver study." Submitted to the Journal of Orthopaedic Trauma.
  • Achor T, Prasarn ML, Myers K, Wright T, Ahn J, Lorich DG, Helfet DL. "The effect of locking inserts and overtorque on the biomechanical properties of the locking compression plate." Submitted to the Journal of Trauma.
  • Prasarn ML, Small J, Rubery PT, Zhou H, Conrad BP, Horodyski MB, Rechtine GR. "A comparison of supra-acetabular versus crest pins for external fixation of unstable pelvic fractures: A cadaver study." Manuscript in preparation.
  • Prasarn ML, Horodyski MB, Del Rossi G, Conrad BP, Rechtine GR. "Motion generated in the unstable upper cervical spine during the head tilt–chin lift and jaw thrust maneuvers." Manuscript in preparation.
  • Prasarn ML, Horodyski MB, Del Rossi G, Conrad BP, Rechtine GR. "Do Cervical Thoracic Orthoses Improve Immobilization for Injuries at the Cervico-thoracic Junction?" Manuscript in preparation.

Awards

  • 2014 - Rising Star Doctor Texas Monthly Magazine
  • 2014 - Becker’s Spine Future Leaders in Spine Surgery
  • 2011 - Louis A. Goldstein Research Grant ($25,000)
  • 2011 - Foundation for Orthopaedic Trauma Research Grant ($20,000)
  • Alpha Omega Alpha
  • Graduation with distinction Cornell University
  • Cornell Academic All-Star Athlete
  • Golden Key National Honor Society

Extra-curricular

  • Team physician Sunset High School Varsity Football 2004-8

Philanthropy

Dr. Prasarn is an active volunteer and generous donor to Camp For All, a barrier free camp working to enrich the lives of children and adults with challenging illnesses or special needs.  Camp For All brings over 8,000 campers to their site each year and creates a very unique experience including an on-site medical team, food that addresses the needs of each camper, and programs that are universal and available to ALL who attend.

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