• Miyanji, Firoz

    Titles
    Clinical Investigator, CFRI
    Clinical Assistant Professor, Department of Orthopedics, Faculty of Medicine, University of British Columbia
    Degrees / Designations
    MD, FRCSC
    Primary Area of Research
    Innovations in Acute Care & Technology
    Secondary Area(s) of Research
    Phone
    604-875-2000 ext. 2651
    Fax
    604-875-2275
    Lab Phone
    604-875-2359
    Assistant
    Nalini Raghu
    Assistant Phone
    604-875-2651
    Mailing Address
    BC Children's Hospital
    A240-4480 Oak Street
    Vancouver, BC V6H 3V4
    Affiliate Websites
    Research Areas
    • Pediatric spinal deformities
    • Pediatric orthopedic trauma
    • Functional outcomes
    • Biomechanics
    Summary
    I am a pediatric spine surgeon interested in studying clinical outcomes of patients with spinal conditions, such as scoliosis (curvature of the spine), so that we can improve their treatment and quality of life. 
    Current Projects
    I am a member of an international group of surgeons collecting data on patients with adolescent idiopathic scoliosis who are treated with or without surgery.  We are also collecting information on patients with cerebral palsy who develop scoliosis.  The goal of this research is to improve outcomes and health related quality of life.
    Selected Publications

    Keynan O, Fisher CG, Miyanji F, Dvorak M.  Flexion-distraction Injuries of the Thoracolumbar Spine: Health-Related Quality of Life and Radiographic Outcomes.  JBJS 88(B), 2006.

    Miyanji F, Fisher CG, Dvorak M, Wing P.  Flexion-distraction Injuries of the Thoracolumbar Spine: Health-Related Quality of Life and Radiographic Outcomes.  J of  Spinal Cord Inury Rehab. Jun 12(1): 58-69, 2006.

    Furlan J, Miyanji F, Bizhan A, Arnold P, Fehlings MG.  Correlation of Qualitative and Quantitative MRI Findings with neurological outcome after c-spine trauma: a multi-center prospective study of 100 patients with acute cervical spinal cord injury.  The Spine Journal, 6(5): 59S – 60S, 2006.

    Miyanji F, Furlan J, Aarabi B, Fehlings MG. Correlation of MR Findings with Neurological Outcome in Patients with Acute Cervical Traumatic Spinal Cord Injury: A Prospective Study in 103 Consecutive Patients.  Radiology, Jun;243(3):820-7, 2007.

    Miyanji F, Mahar A, Oka R, Wenger DR. The Mechanical Properties of the Ligamentum Teres: A Pilot Study to Assess its Potential for Improving Post-operative Hip Stability in DDH. Journal of Paediatric Orthopaedics, Jun;27(4):408-10, 2007.

    Miyanji F, Mahar A, Oka R, Pring M, Wenger DR.  Biomechanical Comparison of Fully versus Partially-Threaded Cancellous Screws for the Treatment of Slipped Capital Femoral Epiphysis. Journal of Paediatric Orthopaedics, Jan:28(1): 49-52,  2008.

    Wenger DR, Mubarak SJ, Henderson PC, Miyanji F.  Ligamentum teres maintenance and transfer as a stabilizer in open reduction for pediatric hip dislocation:surgical technique and early clinical results.  Journal of Childrn’s Orthopaedics, DOI:10.1007/s11832-008-0103-3.

    Miyanji F, Newton PO, Perry A, Vanvalin S, Pawlek J.  Analysis of the Lenke 1A Curve Classification: Defining   2 Sub-Types Based on L4 Tilt.  Spine Nov 33(23):2545 – 51,2008.

    Miyanji F, Mahar A, Oka R, Newton PO.  Biomechanical Differences between Transfacet and Lateral Mass Screw-Rod Constructs for Multilevel Posterior Cervical Spine Stabilization.  Spine, Nov 33(23):E865-9, 2008.

    Varghese R, Chang J, Miyanji F, Reilly CW, Mulpuri K.  Publication of abstracts submitted to the annual meeting of the Pediatric Orthopaedic Society of North America:  Is there a difference between accepted versus rejected abstracts?  Journal of Pediatric Orthopaedics.  Accepted February 2010.

    Grants
    Honours & Awards

    Best Clinical Paper Award, International Spinal Cord Society, 45th Annual Scientific Meeting “Correlation of MR Findings with Neurological Outcome in Patients with Acute Cervical Traumatic Spinal Cord Injury:  A prospective Study in 103 Consecutive Patients”, 2006

    Honourable Mention, 3rd Annual AO Spine North America Fellows Conference Award “Correlation of MR Findings with Neurological Outcome in Patients with Acute Cervical Traumatic Spinal Cord Injury:  A prospective Study in 103 Consecutive Patients”, 2005

    Research Group Members
    Bronwyn Slobogean, PA-C