Mark R. Adams, MD

Trauma

Specialty

Trauma


Contact

Tel: 973-972-0681

Mark R. Adams, MD, is a board certified orthopaedic surgeon at Rutgers North Jersey Orthopaedic Institute (NJOI), and an assistant professor in the Department of Orthopaedics at Rutgers New Jersey Medical School (NJMS). He is also an attending orthopaedic trauma surgeon for the Department of Orthopaedics in the Division of Trauma at University Hospital in Newark, the Level I Trauma Center for northern New Jersey. He specializes in complex fractures of the upper and lower extremities, complications and post-traumatic reconstruction.
Dr. Adams is a member of the following professional societies:

  • Orthopaedic Trauma Association
  • American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons
  • AO (Orthopaedic Educators) Foundation
  • American Medical Association
  • Hellenic Medical Society of New York

In addition to numerous publications and presentations, Dr. Adams holds a variety of honors and awards, including:

  • Alfred F. Behrens Award
  • Outstanding Resident Educator Award
  • Panelist for the Health and Medicine Workshop at The Hellenic Times Scholarship Fund Annual Event
  • Resident Scholarship Grant to attend the American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons/Orthopaedic Trauma Association (AAOS/OTA) Strategies and Tactics in Orthopaedic Extremity Trauma

Dr. Adams completed a fellowship in orthopaedic trauma at Harborview Medical Center in Seattle, WA, the Level I Trauma Center for Alaska, Montana, Idaho and Washington. Here his training focused on periarticular, pelvis and acetabular fractures, nonunions and malunions, as well as lower extremity reconstruction. He completed a residency in orthopaedic surgery at NJMS, where he spent a year as Chief Resident, and received his medical degree from the State University of New York (SUNY) Health Science Center at Brooklyn. His bachelor's degree was obtained at Duke University.

Referenced Original Article in Journal

  1. Kummer FJ, Adams MR, Dicesare PE. Revision of polyethylene acetabular liners with a cemented polyethylene cup: a laboratory study. J. Arthroplasty. 2001 Dec; 17(8): 1055-7. PMID: 12478518.
  2. Liporace FA, Adams MR, Capo JT, Koval KJ. Distal Radial Fractures. Journal of Orthopaedic Trauma. 2009 Nov-Dec; 23(10)739-48. PMID: 19858984.
  3. Adams MR, Scolaro JA, Routt ML. The pubic midline exposure for symphyseal open reduction and plate fixation. J Orthop Traumatol. 2014 Sep;15(3):195-9. PMID: 24804985.
  4. Adams MR, Hwang JS, Reilly MC, Sirkin MS. Strangulation of Radial Nerve Within Nondisplaced Fracture Component of Humeral Shaft Fracture. Am J Orthop. 2016 May-Jun; 45(4): E217-20. PMID: 27327929
  5. Moralle MR, Stekas ND, Reilly MC, Sirkin MS, Adams MR. Salvage of a Below Knee Amputation Utilizing Rotationplasty Principles in a Patient with Chronic Tibial Osteomyelitis. Journal of Orthopaedic Case Reports. 2016 Apr; 6(2): 57-62. PMID: 27703940.  
  1. Gibson PD, Adams MR, Koury K, Shaath MK, Sirkin MS, Reilly MC. Inadvertent Reduction of Symphyseal Diastasis During Computed Tomography. J Orthop Trauma. 2016 Sept; 30(9):474-8. PMID: 27218692.
  2. Shaath MK, Koury K, Gibson P, Adams MR, Sirkin MS, Reilly MC. Associated injuries in skeletally immature children with pelvic fractures. The Journal of Emergency Medicine. 2016 Jun 25. PMID: 27353059.
  3. Adams MR, Dunn C, Sirkin MS, Reilly MC. Long Term Bisphosphonate Therapy Induced Periprosthetic Femoral Stress Fracture in a Sliding Hip Screw Implant- A unique case report. Journal of Orthopaedic Case Reports. 2016 Sept-Oct; 6(4): 53-56. PMID: 28164053.
  4. Gibson PD, Bercik M, Ippolito JA, Didesch J, Hwang JS, Koury KL, Sirkin MS, Adams MR, Reilly MC. The Role of Computed Tomography Scans in Surgical Planning for Trimalleolar Fracture. A Survey of OTA Members. J Orthop Trauma. 2016 Nov. PMID: 27984443.
  5. Hwang J, Koury K, Gorgy G, Sirkin MS, Reilly MC, Lelkes V, Adams MR. Evaluation of Intra-Articular Fracture Extension Following Gunshot Wounds to the Lower Extremity: Plain Radiographs Versus Computer Tomography. J Orthop Trauma. 2017 June; 31(6): 334-38. PMID: 28166168.
  6. Shaath MK, Koury K, Gibson P, Lelkes V, Hwang JS, Ippolito JA, Adams MR, Sirkin MS, Reilly MC. Analysis of pelvic fracture pattern and overall orthopaedic injury burden in children sustaining pelvic fractures based on skeletal maturity. J Child Orthop. 2017 June; 11(3): 195-200. PMID: 28828063.
  7. Hwang JS, Gibson PD, Koury KL, Stekas N, Sirkin MS, Reilly MC, Adams MR. The Role of Computed Tomography Scans in Diaphyseal Femur Fractures Following Gunshot Injuries: A Survey of Orthopaedic Traumatologists. Injury. 2017 Sep. PMID: 28982481.
  8. Sobol G, Gibson P, Patel P, Koury K, Sirkin MS, Reilly MC, Adams MR. Low Incidence of Neurovascular Complications Following the Placement of Proximal Tibial Traction Pins.    2017 Oct. PMID: 29058756.
  9. Auld TS, Hwang JS, Stekas N, Gibson PD, Sirkin MS, Reilly MC, Adams MR. The Correlation between the OTA/AO Classification System and Compartment Syndrome in Both Bone Forearm Fractures. Journal of Orthopaedic Trauma. 2017 Nov; 31 (11): 606-9. PMID: 29053544.
  10. Eastman JG, Adams MR, Frisoli K, Routt ML. Is S3 a Viable Osseous Fixation Pathway? J Orthop Trauma. 2018 Feb; 32(2): 93-99.  PMID: 29065034.
  11. Hwang JS, Reilly MC, Shaath MK, Changoor S, Eastman JG, Routt ML, Sirkin MS, Adams MR. Safe Zone Quantification of the Third Sacral Segment in Normal and Dysmorphic Sacra. Journal of Orthopaedic Trauma. 2018 Apr; 32(4): 178-182. PMID 29401088.
  12. Shaath MK, Yeranosian MG, Ippolito JA, Adams MR, Sirkin MS, Reilly MC. Evaluation of the Content and Accessibility of Web Sites for Accredited Orthopaedic Trauma Surgery Fellowships. JBJS. 2018 May 2; 100(9): e60. PMID 29715233.
  13. Hwang JS, Sirkin MS, Gala Z, Adams MR, Reilly MC. Concomitant Proximal and Distal Tibiofibular Joint Dislocation Associated With a Tibial Shaft Fracture. JAAOS. 2018 June. PMID: 29877919.
  14. Ruskin J, Seigerman D, Reilly MC, Sirkin MS, Adams MR. Propionibacterium Acnes Infection of the Shoulder After a Manipulation Under Anesthesia for Stiffness Status Post ORIF Proximal Humerus: A Case Report. Journal of Orthopaedic Case Reports. 2018 Mar- Apr; 8(2):19-22. PMID: 30167405.
  15. Shaath MK, Shah H, Adams MR, Sirkin MS, Reilly MC. Management and Outcome of Transepiphyseal Femoral Neck Fracture Dislocation with Transverse Posterior Wall Acetabular Fracture: A Case Report. JBJS Case Connect. 2018 Aug 22. PMID: 30134261.

Books, Monographs and Chapters

Chapters Authored:

Adams MR, Reilly MC. Hip Dislocation and Associated Fractures of the Femoral Head. Book Chapter. Surgical Treatment of Orthopaedic Trauma. 2nd Edition. Thieme Publishing 2016.

Adams MR, Munz JW, Koury K. Fractures of the Calcaneus. Instructional Course Lectures, Volume 66. AAOS. February 2017.

Adams MR, Evans AR, Sirkin MS, Westrick ER.   Humeral Shaft Fractures.

Harborview Illustrated Tips and Tricks in Fracture Surgery.  2nd edition.  Philadelphia: Wolters Kluwer. 2018.

Adams MR, Domes C, Githens M, Sirkin MS, Sullivan M, Taitsman L, and Wright RD. Forearm Fractures. Harborview Illustrated Tips and Tricks in Fracture Surgery.  2nd edition.  Philadelphia: Wolters Kluwer. 2018.

Adams MR, Evans JE, Firoozabadi R, Githens M, Miller AN, Sirkin MS, and Yuan BJ. Femoral Neck Fractures. Harborview Illustrated Tips and Tricks in Fracture Surgery.  2nd edition.  Philadelphia: Wolters Kluwer. 2018.

Adams MR, Gardner MJ, Henley MB, Sirkin MS, Spitler C, and Wright RD. Distal Femur Fractures. Harborview Illustrated Tips and Tricks in Fracture Surgery.  2nd edition.  Philadelphia: Wolters Kluwer. 2018.

Adams MR, Reilly MC.  Pelvic Fractures.  Orthopaedic Knowledge Update 13.  Pending publication.

Adams MR. Talar Head Fractures. Fractures and Dislocations of the Talus and Calcaneus.  Springer Publishing. Pending Publication.

Adams MR. Posterior Talar Process Fractures. Fractures and Dislocations of the Talus and Calcaneus.  Springer Publishing. Pending Publication.

Books Edited:

Adams MR, Benirschke S. Fractures and Dislocations of the Talus and Calcaneus.  Springer Publishing. Pending Publication.

View Publications

Shaath MK, Adams MR, et al.  Pneumothorax in Clavicle Fixation: Do We Need an Intraoperative Chest X-Ray? Manuscript submitted, pending acceptance.

Bercik M, Adams MR, et al. Implications of Postoperative Radiographs Done in Operating Room. Manuscript submitted, pending acceptance.

Didesch J, Gibson P, Adams MR, et al.  Physiological Widening of Medial Clear Space and Syndesmosis.  Manuscript submitted, pending acceptance.

Auld T, Hwang J, Adams MR, et al.  The AO/OTA classification: A Prognostic Tool for Predicting Compartment Syndrome in Both Bone Forearm Fractures. Manuscript submitted, pending acceptance.

Gibson P, Sobol G, Adams MR.  Incidence of Complications with a Proximal Tibial Traction Pin.  Manuscript submitted, pending acceptance.

Hwang J, Gibson P, Adams MR, et al.  Delay in Hip Reductions Due to the Advent of Rapid CT Scans in the Trauma Setting. Manuscript submitted, pending acceptance.

Shaath MK, Adams MR, et al.  Evaluation of the Content and Accessibility of Web Sites for Accredited Orthopaedic Trauma Surgery Fellowships. Manuscript submitted, pending acceptance.

Gibson P, Adams MR.  Unique consideration of fracture morphology and axial skeleton injuries in bilateral calcaneus fractures.  Manuscript submitted, pending acceptance.
Hwang J, Adams MR, et al.  Quantification of Third Sacral Segment in Dysmorphic Sacra.  Manuscript submitted, pending acceptance.

Elkin D, Adams MR, et al.  Use of suture anchors versus bone tunnels for treatment of quadriceps tendon rupture.  Manuscript submitted, pending acceptance.

Hwang J, Stekas N, Adams MR, et al.  The Role of Computed Tomography Scans in Diaphyseal Femur Fractures Following Gunshot Injuries: A Survey of Orthopaedic Traumatologists. Manuscript submitted, pending acceptance.

Hwang J, Adams MR, et al.  Dislocations of the proximal and distal tib-fib joints.  Case report. Manuscript submitted, pending acceptance.

Elkin D, Adams MR, et al.  Patella Fracture Fixation with Tension plating versus Cannulated Anterior Tension Banding: A Biomechanical Study. Manuscript submitted, pending acceptance.