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Spenser Cassinelli, MD

Specialties: Foot & Ankle reconstruction, total ankle replacement, trauma, deformity correction, bunion surgery, Achilles tendon ruptures, arthritis, and sports related injuries.

Fellowship: Foot and Ankle Orthopaedic Surgery Fellowship – Cedars-Sinai Medical Center

Residency: Orthopaedic Surgery – Harbor-UCLA Medical Center. Torrance, CA

Medical School:University of Nevada School of Medicine. Reno, NV

Dr. Cassinelli attended the University of Nevada, Reno for both his undergraduate and medical school. Dr. Cassinelli completed his residency at the Harbor – UCLA Medical Center in Torrance, CA, and his Foot and Ankle Orthopaedic Fellowship at Cedars-Sinai Medical Center in Beverly Hills, CA. He specializes in foot and ankle reconstruction, total ankle replacement, trauma, deformity correction, bunion surgery, Achilles tendon ruptures, arthritis, and sports related injuries. He joined the Reno Orthopedic Clinic in 2019, and enjoys outdoor activities such as running, golfing, and snowboarding.

 

Spenser Cassinelli, MD

Specialties: Foot and ankle reconstruction, total ankle replacement, trauma, deformity correction, bunion surgery, Achilles tendon ruptures, arthritis, and sports related injuries

Fellowship: Foot and Ankle Orthopaedic Surgery Fellowship – Cedars-Sinai Medical Center

Residency: Orthopaedic Surgery – Harbor-UCLA Medical Center. Torrance, CA

Medical School: University of Nevada School of Medicine. Reno, NV

View Dr. Spenser Cassinelli's Publications

Publications

Chapman’s Comprehensive Orthopaedic Surgery, 4th edition. Chapter 189 Hallux Rigidus: Introduction and Non-Operative Care. Authors: Harris TG, Cassinelli SJ

 

Cassinelli SJ, Moss LK, Lee DC, Phillips J, Harris, TG. Delayed Open Reduction Internal Fixation of Missed, Low-Energy Lisfranc Injuries. Foot Ankle Int. 2016 Oct;37(10): 1084-1090. PMID 27344055

Cassinelli SJ, Herman R, Harris TG. Distal Metatarsal Osteotomy for Moderate to Severe Hallux Valgus. Foot Ankle Int. 2016 Oct;37(10): 1137-1145. PMID 27694269

 

Ho NC, Sangiorgio SN, Cassinelli S, Shymon S, Fleming J, Agrawal V, Ebramzadeh E, Harris TG. Biomechanical Comparison of Fixation Stability Using a Lisfranc Plate Versus Transarticular Screws. Foot and Ankle Surg. 2019 Feb;25(1):71-78. PMID 29409256

 

Cassinelli SJ, Harris TG, Giza E, Kreulen C, Matheny LM, Robbins CM, Clanton TO. Use of Anatomic Landmarks in Ankle Arthroscopy to Determine Accuracy of Syndesmotic Reduction: A Cadaveric Study. Foot Ankle Spec. 2019 May 21: 1938640019846972. PMID: 31113242

 

Cassinelli SJ, Chen S, Charlton TP, Thordarson DB. Early Outcomes and Complications of Synthetic Cartilage Implant for Treatment of Hallux Rigidus in the United States. Foot Ankle Int. 2019 Oct;40(10):1140-1148. PMID 31195830

An TW, Cassinelli SJ, Charlton TP, Pfeffer GB, Thordarson DB. Radiographic and Magnetic Resonance Imaging of the Symptomatic Synthetic Cartilage Implant. Foot Ankle Int. 2020 Jan;41(1):25-30. PMID 31538827

Presentations

Surgical trainees in “warm up” simulations of laparoscopic ventral hernia repair.

Poster Presentation at Association for Surgical Education, Orlando, FL April 2013. Presenter: Richardson C (involved in completion of project, not currently in publication)

 

Delayed Open Reduction Internal Fixation of Missed, Low-Energy Lisfranc Injuries.

Podium Presentation at 39th Annual Dana M. Street Research Symposium. Torrance, CA June 2016. Presenter: Cassinelli SJ

 

Delayed Open Reduction Internal Fixation of Missed, Low-Energy Lisfranc Injuries.

Poster presentation at Western Orthopaedic Association 80th Annual Meeting. Palm Springs, CA September 2016. Presenter: Cassinelli SJ

 

Comparing the Fixation Stability of the Dorsal Lisfranc Plate to Transarticular Screws: A Biomechanical Study in Cadaveric Feet.

Poster Presentation at 2017 AOFAS Annual meeting. Seattle, WA July 2017. Presenter: Shymon, SJ

 

Early Outcomes and Complications of Synthetic Cartilage Implant for Treatment of Hallux Rigidus in the United States
Podium Presentation at 2019 Cedars-Sinai Research Day. June 2019 Presenter: Cassinelli SJ

 

Post-Operative Foot and Ankle Pain Management in 2019.

Cedars-Sinai Department of Orthopaedics Grand Rounds. Los Angeles, CA. July 2019. Presenter: Spenser Cassinelli

Early Outcomes and Complications of Synthetic Cartilage Implant for Treatment of Hallux Rigidus in the United States
Poster Presentation at 2019 AOFAS Annual meeting. Chicago, IL September 2019. Presenter: Cassinelli SJ

The Center for Foot & Ankle

The foot and ankle are magnificently designed to take us where we need to go, but when they hurt from injury, disease, deformity, or other problems, life can be difficult. We heartily invite you into The Center for Foot & Ankle, starting with exploring our website. We trust as you enter in, you will find the help you need from our team, our services, and our educational information.