Safa Herfat, PhD

Title(s)Associate Professor, Orthopaedic Surgery
SchoolSchool of Medicine
Address1001 Potrero Ave
San Francisco CA 94110
Phone628-206-8295
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    University of CincinnatiPhD2011Biomedical Engineering

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    Safa's research interests include the application of 3D technologies and sensors in the prosthetics clinic, the development of orthopaedic sensors to monitor bone fracture healing, and the biomechanical evaluation of orthopaedic implants and surgical strategies.

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    1. Mapping of the Stable Articular Surface and Available Bone Corridors for Cup Fixation in Geriatric Acetabular Fractures. J Am Acad Orthop Surg. 2020 Jul 01; 28(13):e573-e579. T Marmor M, Huang A, Knox R, Herfat S, Firoozabadi R. PMID: 31567899.
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    2. 3D technology and telemedicine in humanitarian settings. Lancet Digit Health. 2020 03; 2(3):e108-e110. Moreau P, Ismael S, Masadeh H, Katib EA, Viaud L, Nordon C, Herfat S. PMID: 33328080.
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    3. Biomechanical Study of a Multifilament Stainless Steel Cable Crimp System Versus a Multistrand Ultra-High Molecular Weight Polyethylene Polyester Suture Krackow Technique for Achilles Tendon Rupture Repair. J Foot Ankle Surg. 2020 Jan - Feb; 59(1):86-90. Nguyen TP, Keyt LK, Herfat S, Gordon L, Palanca A. PMID: 31882153.
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    4. Acetabulum Cup Stability in an Early Weight-Bearing Cadaveric Model of Geriatric Posterior Wall Fractures. J Orthop Trauma. 2020 Jan; 34(1):55-61. Marmor M, Knox R, Huang A, Herfat S. PMID: 31436615.
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    5. The influence of mini-fragment plates on the mechanical properties of long-bone plate fixation. OTA Int. 2019 Sep; 2(3):e034. Knox R, Curran P, Herfat S, Kandemir U, Marmor M. PMID: 33937656.
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    6. A Biomechanical Comparison of Fiberglass Casts and 3-Dimensional-Printed, Open-Latticed, Ventilated Casts. Hand (N Y). 2020 11; 15(6):842-849. Hoogervorst P, Knox R, Tanaka K, Working ZM, El Naga AN, Herfat S, Lee N. PMID: 30813805.
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    7. Smart bone plates can monitor fracture healing. Sci Rep. 2019 02 14; 9(1):2122. Lin MC, Hu D, Marmor M, Herfat ST, Bahney CS, Maharbiz MM. PMID: 30765721.
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    8. Use of standard musculoskeletal ultrasound to determine the need for fasciotomy in an elevated muscle compartment pressure cadaver leg model. Injury. 2019 Mar; 50(3):627-632. Marmor M, Charlu J, Knox R, Curtis W, Hoogervorst P, Herfat S. PMID: 30745127.
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    9. FGF and TGFß signaling link form and function during jaw development and evolution. Dev Biol. 2018 12 01; 444 Suppl 1:S219-S236. Woronowicz KC, Gline SE, Herfat ST, Fields AJ, Schneider RA. PMID: 29753626.
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    10. Using impedance to track fracture healing rates in mice in vivo: A pilot study. Annu Int Conf IEEE Eng Med Biol Soc. 2017 Jul; 2017:1724-1727. Lin MC, Hu D, Yang F, Herfat ST, Bahney CS, Marmor M, Maharbiz MM. PMID: 29060219.
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    11. New opportunities for fracture healing detection: Impedance spectroscopy measurements correlate to tissue composition in fractures. J Orthop Res. 2017 12; 35(12):2620-2629. Lin MC, Yang F, Herfat ST, Bahney CS, Marmor M, Maharbiz MM. PMID: 28383765.
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    12. Biomechanical Assessment of the Dorsal Spanning Bridge Plate in Distal Radius Fracture Fixation: Implications for Immediate Weight-Bearing. Hand (N Y). 2018 05; 13(3):336-340. Huang JI, Peterson B, Bellevue K, Lee N, Smith S, Herfat S. PMID: 28387161.
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    13. Fatigue Failure in Extra-Articular Proximal Tibia Fractures: Locking Intramedullary Nail Versus Double Locking Plates-A Biomechanical Study. J Orthop Trauma. 2017 Feb; 31(2):e49-e54. Kandemir U, Herfat S, Herzog M, Viscogliosi P, Pekmezci M. PMID: 28129271.
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    14. Integrity of Damage Control Posterior Spinal Fusion Constructs for Patients With Polytrauma: A Biomechanical Investigation. Spine (Phila Pa 1976). 2015 Dec; 40(23):E1219-25. Pekmezci M, Herfat S, Theologis AA, Viscogliosi P, Demirkiran G, McClellan RT, Ames C. PMID: 26192728.
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    15. Biomechanical comparison of long, short, and extended-short nail construct for femoral intertrochanteric fractures. Injury. 2015; 46(6):963-9. Marmor M, Elliott IS, Marshall ST, Yacoubian SV, Yacoubian SV, Herfat ST. PMID: 25818058.
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    16. Impedance spectroscopy to monitor fracture healing. Annu Int Conf IEEE Eng Med Biol Soc. 2015; 2015:5138-41. Lin MC, Herfat ST, Bahney CS, Marmor M, Maharbiz MM. PMID: 26737448.
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    17. Primary and secondary restraints of human and ovine knees for simulated in vivo gait kinematics. J Biomech. 2014 Jun 27; 47(9):2022-7. Nesbitt RJ, Herfat ST, Boguszewski DV, Engel AJ, Galloway MT, Shearn JT. PMID: 24326097.
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    18. Effect of perturbing a simulated motion on knee and anterior cruciate ligament kinetics. J Biomech Eng. 2012 Oct; 134(10):104504. Herfat ST, Boguszewski DV, Nesbitt RJ, Shearn JT. PMID: 23083204.
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    19. Applying simulated in vivo motions to measure human knee and ACL kinetics. Ann Biomed Eng. 2012 Jul; 40(7):1545-53. Herfat ST, Boguszewski DV, Shearn JT. PMID: 22227973.
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    20. Effect of surgery to implant motion and force sensors on vertical ground reaction forces in the ovine model. J Biomech Eng. 2011 Feb; 133(2):021010. Herfat ST, Shearn JT, Bailey DL, Greiwe RM, Galloway MT, Gooch C, Butler DL. PMID: 21280882.
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