Research Opporunities
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The department's research opportunities are diverse and highlighted by the FORCE-TJR database examining outcomes after total joint replacement. There are ample opportunities to get involved in all specialities including basic science and translational work. 1 resident per class matches into the research year spot which is spent after intern year. 

Selected Publications

  • Narain, Ankur S. MDa; Kitto, Alexander Z. MDa; Braun, Benjamin MDa; Poorman, Matthew J. MDa; Curtin, Patrick MDa; Slavin, Justin MDb; Whalen, Giles MDc; DiPaola, Christian P. MDa; Connolly, Patrick J. MDa; Stauff, Michael P. MDa Does the ACS NSQIP Surgical Risk Calculator Accurately Predict Complications Rates After Anterior Lumbar Interbody Fusion Procedures?, SPINE: December 17, 2020 
    doi: 10.1097/BRS.0000000000003893 

  • Zhang B, Braun BM, Skelly JD, Ayers DC, Song J. Significant Suppression of Staphylococcus aureus Colonization on Intramedullary Ti6Al4V Implants Surface-Grafted with Vancomycin-Bearing Polymer Brushes. ACS Appl Mater Interfaces. 2019 Aug 14;11(32):28641-28647. doi: 10.1021/acsami.9b07648. Epub 2019 Jul 30. PMID: 31313901.

  • Narain, Ankur S. MD; Dhayalan, Arjun MD; Weinberg, Maxwell MD; Latario, Luke D. MD; Shuman, Matthew E. BA; Bango, Jugert BS; Holmes, Sara BS; Patel, Jay K. BS; Chan, Wayne MD, PhD; Aaron, Daniel L. MD Social Media Utilization Among Shoulder and Elbow Surgeons, Journal of the American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons: May 27, 2020 - Volume Publish Ahead of Print - Issue - doi: 10.5435/JAAOS-D-20-00085

  • Most M.J., Haskoor J. (2020) Cancer of the Bone and Connective Tissue. In: Baima J., Khanna A. (eds) Cancer Rehabilitation. Springer, Cham.

  • Rockson HB, DiPaola CP, Connolly PJ, Stauff MP. Venous Thromboembolism Prophylaxis for Patients Having Elective Spine Surgery: When, Why, and How Much. J Bone Joint Surg Am. 2019;101(13):1220‐1229. doi:10.2106/JBJS.18.00849

  • Lange JK, DiSegna ST, Yang W, Li W, Franklin PD. Using Cluster Analysis to Identify Patient Factors Linked to Differential Functional Gains After Total Knee Arthroplasty. J Arthroplasty. 2020;35(1):121‐126.e6. doi:10.1016/j.arth.2019.08.039

  • Swart E, Kates S, McGee S, Ayers DC. The Case for Comanagement and Care Pathways for Osteoporotic Patients with a Hip Fracture. J Bone Joint Surg Am. 2018;100(15):1343‐1350. doi:10.2106/JBJS.17.01288

  • Mandell D, Karbassi J, Zhou H, Burroughs B, Aurigemma P, Patel AR. A locking compression plate versus the gold-standard non-locking plate with lag screw for first metatarsophalangeal fusion: A biomechanical comparison. Foot (Edinb). 2018;34:69‐73. doi:10.1016/j.foot.2017.11.001

  • Kane C, Jo J, Siegel J, Matuszewski PE, Swart E. Can we predict failure of percutaneous fixation of femoral neck fractures?. Injury. 2020;51(2):357‐360. doi:10.1016/j.injury.2019.10.068

  • Parzych L, Jo J, Diwan A, Swart E. "Found Down" Compartment Syndrome: Experience from the Front Lines of the Opioid Epidemic. J Bone Joint Surg Am. 2019;101(17):1569‐1574. doi:10.2106/JBJS.18.01307

  • DiSegna ST, Kelley TD, DeMarco DM, Patel AR. Effects of Accreditation Council for Graduate Medical Education Duty Hour Regulations on Clinical Preparedness of First-Year Orthopaedic Attendings: A Survey of Senior Orthopaedic Surgeons. J Surg Orthop Adv. 2018;27(1):42‐46.

  • Karbassi JA, Braziel A, Garas PK, Patel AR. Open Reduction Internal Fixation of Posterior Malleolus Fractures and Iatrogenic Injuries: A Cadaveric Study. Foot Ankle Spec. 2016;9(6):527‐533. doi:10.1177/1938640016670242

  • Garas PK, DiSegna ST, Patel AR. Plate Alone Versus Plate and Lag Screw for Lapidus Arthrodesis: A Biomechanical Comparison of Compression [published online ahead of print, 2018 Feb 1]. Foot Ankle Spec. 2018;1938640018758374. doi:10.1177/1938640018758374

  • Haskoor JP, Busconi BD. Patellar Tendon Reconstruction Using Semitendinosus Autograft With Preserved Distal Insertion for Treatment of Patellar Tendon Rupture After Bone-Patellar Tendon-Bone ACL Reconstruction: A Case Report. Orthop J Sports Med. 2019;7(10):2325967119877802. Published 2019 Oct 16. doi:10.1177/2325967119877802

  • Choi HR, Elattar O, Dills VD, Busconi B. Return to Play After Sports Hernia Surgery. Clin Sports Med. 2016;35(4):621‐636. doi:10.1016/j.csm.2016.05.007

  • Zhou H, Yakavonis M, Shaw JJ, Patel A, Li X. In-Patient Trends and Complications After Total Ankle Arthroplasty in the United States. Orthopedics. 2016;39(1):e74‐e79. doi:10.3928/01477447-20151228-05