Michael S. Sirkin, MD

Trauma

Specialty

Trauma


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Tel: 973-972-0681

Michael S. Sirkin, MD, is a board certified orthopaedic surgeon at Rutgers North Jersey Orthopaedic Institute (NJOI) as well as Vice Chairman, a professor and Co-Chief of Orthopaedic Trauma Service at Rutgers New Jersey Medical School (NJMS). His clinical interests are in extremity fractures and orthopaedic infections. In addition to his positions with the school and the practice, Dr. Sirkin is an attending physician at:

  • Overlook Medical Center
  • Newark Beth Israel Medical Center
  • University Hospital in Newark, NJ
  • Saint Barnabas Medical Center

Along with numerous orthopaedic publications, book chapters and service on several major committees, Dr. Sirkin has been the recipient of many honors and awards, including the Winquist Cup for Best Lab and the Edward G. Bovill Award for Best Paper. He is an active educator in the field of orthopaedic trauma and infections.

Dr. Sirkin is a member of Orthopaedic Trauma Association and the American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgery. As part of his service to his community, he has also worked with Habitat for Humanity.

Contact Doctor: 973-972-0681

Dr. Sirkin completed a fellowship in musculoskeletal trauma at the Florida Orthopaedic Institute. He completed his residency in orthopaedics at New Jersey Medical School, during which time he served as Administrative Chief Resident. He also received his medical degree from New Jersey Medical School, and graduated with a bachelor of science degree in physiology from Michigan State University.

Refereed Original Article in Journal

  1. Sirkin, M., Behrens, F., McCracken, K., Aurori, K., Aurori, B., Schenk, R.: Femoral Nailing Without a Fracture Table”.  Clinical Orthopedics, 232.
  2. Sirkin, M., Gregory, P., Sanders, R., DiPasquale, T., and Herscovici, D.: Results of a Staged Protocol for Wound Management in Complex Pilon Fractures.  Orthopaedic Transactions.  21(4), 1997-1998. 1324.
  3. Sirkin, M., Gregory, P., Sanders, R., DiPasquale, T., and Herscovici, D.: Results of a Staged Protocol for Wound Management in Complex Pilon Fractures.  Orthopaedic Transactions.  22(1), 1998-1999. 72
  4. Sirkin, M., Sanders, R., DiPasquale, T., and Herscovici, D.: A Staged protocol for Soft Tissue Management in the Treatment of Complex Pilon Fractures. Journal of Orthopaedic Trauma, 1999;2:78-84
  5. Sirkin, M and Sanders, R: The Treatment of Pilon fractures.  Foot and ankle clinics.  Concepts of foot and ankle trauma.  4(3), Sept. 1999, 535-554.
  6. Sirkin, M., Grossman, M., Renard, R., Sabatino, C., Doumas, C., Reilly, M., Behrens, F.: A Biomechanical analysis of fixation constructs in high angle femoral neck fractures.  Journal of Orthopaedic Trauma 14(2), 130.
  7. Reilly MC, Bono CM, Litkouhi B, Sirkin, MS and Behrens FF: The Effect of Sacral Malreduction on the Safe Placement of Iliosacral screws.  Journal of Orthopaedic Trauma 2000, 14(2):148.
  8. Sirkin, M., Bono, C., Reilly, M., Behrens, F.: Percutaneous Methods of Tibial Plateau Fixation.  Clinics of Orthopaedics, 375. June 2000. 60-68.
  9. Sirkin, M. and Sanders, R.: The Treatment of Pilon fractures.  Orthopedic Clinics of North America 32:1, 2001, 91-102,
  10. Kishan S, Sabharwal S, Behrens F, Reilly MC, Sirkin M: External Fixation of the Femur: Basic Concepts. Techniques in Orthopedics 17(2): 239-244.  2002
  11. Reilly MC, Bono CM, Likkouhi B, Sirkin M, Behrens FF. The effect of sacral malreduction on the safe placement of iliosacral screws. Journal of Orthopaedic Trauma. 2003 Feb; 17(2): 88-94.
  12. Bibbo, C., Patel, D., Tyndall, A., Sirkin, M., Chang, V. Treatment of Multifocal Vancomycin-Resistant Enterococcus faecium Osteomyelitis in Sickle Cell Disease:  A Preliminary Report.  American Journal of Orthopedics. 2003 Oct; 32(10):505-509
  13. Bono, C,. Sirkin, M., Sabatino, C., Reilly, MC., Tarkin, I., Behrens, FF.: Neurovascular and tendinous damage with placement of anterioroposterior distal locking bolts in the tibia.  Journal of Orthopaedic Trauma, 2003 Nov-Dec; 17(10): 677-82
  14. Sirkin, M., Sanders, R., DiPasquale, T., and Herscovici, D.: A Staged protocol for Soft Tissue Management in the Treatment of Complex Pilon Fractures. Journal of Orthopaedic Trauma, 2004 Sep; 18(8 Suppl): S32-8
  15. Reilly MC, Bono CM, Likkouhi B, Sirkin M, Behrens FF. The effect of sacral malreduction on the safe placement of iliosacral screws. Journal of Orthopaedic Trauma, 2006 Jan;20(1 Suppl): S37-43
  16. Kusuma SK, Mehta S, Sirkin M, Yates AJ, Miclau T, Templeton KJ, Friedlander GE. Measuring the attitudes and impact of the eighty-hour workweek rules on orthopaedic surgery residents. Journal of Bone and Joint Surgery, American   2007 Mar;89(3):679-85.
  17. Marsh JL, Slongo TF, Agel J, Broderick JS, Creevey W, DeCoster TA, Prokuski L, Sirkin MS, Ziran B, Henley B, Audigé L. Fracture and dislocation classification compendium - 2007: Orthopaedic Trauma Association classification, database and outcomes committee. Journal of Orthopaedic Trauma, 2007 Nov-Dec;21(10 Suppl):S1-133.
  18. Sirkin, MS. Plating of Pilon Fractures. American Journal of Orthopedics. 2007 Dec;36 (12 Suppl 2): 13-7.
  19. Zalavras CG, Sirkin, M.S,: Treatment of long bone intramedullary infection using the RIA for removal of infected tissue: indications, method and clinical results. Injury.  2010 Nov; (41 Suppl) 2:S43-7
  20. Galdi B, Yoon RS, Choung EW, Reilly MC, Sirkin M, Smith WR, Liporace FA. Anteroinferior 2.7-mm versus 3.5-mm plating for AO/OTA type B clavicle fractures: a comparative cohort clinical outcomes study. Journal of Orthopaedic Trauma, 2013 Mar; 27 (3):121-5
  21. Koerner JD, Patel NM, Yoon RS, Sirkin MS, Reilly MC, Liporace FA: Femoral version of the general population: does “normal” vary by gender or ethnicity? Journal of Orthopaedic Trauma 2013 Jun;27(6):308-11.
  22. Yoon RS, Koerner JD, Patel NM, Sirkin MS, Reilly MC, Liporace, FA: Impact of specialty training and level of training on CT measurement of femoral anteversion: an interobserver agreement analysis.  Journal of Orthopaedic and Traumatology,  2013, 14(4):277-281
  23. Adams M. R, Dunn C, Sirkin M.S, Reilly M.C, et al. (2016). "Long-term Bisphosphonate Therapy-induced Periprosthetic Femoral Stress Fracture in a Sliding Hip Screw Implant: A Unique Case Report." J Orthop Case Rep 6(4): 53-56
  24. Adams M.R, Hwang J.S, Reilly M.C, Sirkin M.S, et al. (2016). "Strangulation of Radial Nerve Within Nondisplaced Fracture Component of Humeral Shaft Fracture." Am J Orthop (Belle Mead NJ) 45(4): E217-220
  25. Gibson P. D, Adams M.R, Koury K.L, Shaath M.K, Sirkin M.S, Reilly M.C, et al. (2016). "Inadvertent Reduction of Symphyseal Diastasis During Computed Tomography." J Orthop Trauma 30(9): 474-478
  26. Tuy B.E, Patterson F.R, Beebe K.S, Sirkin M.S, Rivero S.M, Benevenia J, et al. (2016). "Linea Aspera as Rotational Landmark for Tumor Endopostheses: A Computed Tomography Study." Am J Orthop (Belle Mead NJ) 45(4): E198-203
  27. Moralle M. R, Stekas N.D, Reilly M.C, Sirkin M.S, Adams M, et al. (2016). "Salvage of a Below Knee Amputation Utilizing Rotationplasty Principles in a Patient with Chronic Tibial Osteomyelitis." J Orthop Case Rep 6(2): 57-62
  28. Shaath M. K, Koury K.L, Gibson P.D, Adams M.R, Sirkin M.S, Reilly M.C, et al. (2016). "Associated Injuries in Skeletally Immature Children with Pelvic Fractures." J Emerg Med 51(3): 246-251
  29. Hwang J. S, Koury K.L, Gorgy G, Sirkin M.S, Reilly M.C, Lelkes V, Adams M,  et al. (2017). "Evaluation of Intra-articular Fracture Extension After Gunshot Wounds to the Lower Extremity: Plain Radiographs Versus Computer Tomography." J Orthop Trauma 31(6): 334-338
  30. Gibson P. D, Bercik M.J, Ippolito J.A, Didesch J, Hwang J.S, Koury K.L, Sirkin M.S, Adams M, Reilly M.C, et al. (2017). "The Role of Computed Tomography in Surgical Planning for Trimalleolar Fracture. A Survey of OTA Members." J Orthop Trauma 31(4): e116-e120
  31. Koury K. L, Hwang J.S, Sirkin M.S, et al. (2017). "The Antibiotic Nail in the Treatment of Long Bone Infection: Technique and Results." Orthop Clin North Am 48(2): 155-165
  32. Shaath M. K., Koury K.L, Gibson P.D, Lelkes V.M, Hwang J.S, Ippolito J.A, Adams M.R, Sirkin M.S, Reilly M.C (2017). "Analysis of pelvic fracture pattern and overall orthopaedic injury burden in children sustaining pelvic fractures based on skeletal maturity." J Child Orthop 11(3): 195-200
  33. Hwang JS, Adams MR, et al. The Role of Computed Tomography Scans in Diaphyseal Femur Fractures Following Gunshot Injuries: A Survey of Orthopaedic Traumatologists. Injury. 2017 Sep. PMID 28982481.
  34. Gibson P, Sobol GL, Adams MR, et al. Low Incidence of Neurovascular Complications Following the Placement of Proximal Tibial Traction Pins.    2017 Oct. PMID: 29058756.
  35. Auld T, Hwang JS, Adams MR, et al. 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.
  36. 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.
  37. 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.
  38. 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.
  39. 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. Accepted, pending publication Mar- Apr 2018.
  40. Shaath MK, 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. Accepted, pending publication.

Books, Monographs and Chapters

  1. “Unilateral External Fixation for Fractures of the Tibial Shaft”, Reilly, MC, Sirkin, MS, Behrens, FB. Mosby Publications 2000
  2. “Retrograde Nailing for Concurrent Fractures of the Shaft and Distal Femur”, Sirkin, MS, Reilly, MC, Behrens, FB. Mosby Publications 2000
  3. “Fractures of the Tibial Plateau’, Sirkin, MS OKU Trauma 2, American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons, Rosemont, Illinois. 2000
  4. “Fractures with Soft Tissue Injuries”, Behrens, FF and Sirkin, MS: in Skeletal Trauma, 3rd Edition, Saunders, 2003
  5. Gunshot Wounds, Sirkin, MS in Trauma and Fracture Care Residency Core Curriculum Lectures, Volume I, 2005
  6. “Fractures of the Tibial Pilon”, Sirkin, MS:  OKU Trauma 3, American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons, Rosemont, Illinois, 2005
  7. “Acute infections”, Ochsner and Sirkin in Principles of Fracture Management, Second Edition, Dübendorf, Switzerland, 2006
  8. “Fractures of the Tibial Plafond”, Marsh, Dirshl, Borrelli, Sirkin, in Instructional Course Lectures, Number 56, Rosemont, 2007
  9. Compartment Syndromes: Sirkin, MS, in Core Knowledge in Orthopaedics: Trauma, Elvesier, 2007
  10. Gunshot Wounds, Sirkin, MS in Trauma and Fracture Care Residency Core Curriculum Lectures, Volume II, 2007
  11. “Fractures with Soft Tissue Injuries”, Sirkin, MS, Liporace, F Behrens, FF: in Skeletal Trauma, 4rd Edition, Saunders, 2009
  12. Prayson MJ, Dalstrom DJ, Sirkin M. Fractures of the tibial shaft. In OKU Trauma 4. Rosemont, IL: American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons. 2010:487-97.
  13. Olivier Boriens, Michael Sirkin. Acute Infections. In AO principles of Fracture Management. Davos Platz, Switzerland. 2017;529-545

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

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

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

Auld T, Hwang J, Adams MR, Sirkin MS, Reilly MC, 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, Sirkin MS, Reilly MC. Incidence of Complications with a Proximal Tibial Traction Pin. Manuscript submitted, pending acceptance.

Hwang J, Gibson P, Adams MR, Sirkin MS, Reilly MC, 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, Sirkin MS, Reilly MC, 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, Sirkin MS, Reilly MC. Unique consideration of fracture morphology and axial skeleton injuries in bilateral calcaneus fractures. Manuscript submitted, pending acceptance.

Hwang J, Adams MR, Sirkin MS, Reilly MC, et al. Quantification of Third Sacral Segment in Dysmorphic Sacra. Manuscript submitted, pending acceptance.

Elkin D, Adams MR, Sirkin MS, Reilly MC, 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, Sirkin MS, Reilly MC, 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, Sirkin MS, Reilly MC, et al. Dislocations of the proximal and distal tib-fib joints. Case report. Manuscript submitted, pending acceptance.

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

Elkin D, Adams MR, Sirkin MS, Reilly MC, et al. Perspectives of North American Orthopaedists on Firearm Regulation and Advocacy. Manuscript submitted, pending acceptance.