Research

Research

Resident research is a highlight of our program. The clinical staff is complemented by a research staff, including a dedicated research nurse, a supportive Institutional Review Board, and administrative support to provide a rewarding research experience.

The results of our research studies have been published in various journals.

Research is often presented at our organization's annual Resident Research Day and at national meetings.


Resident Research

A one-month block of time is made available each academic year for second- and third-year residents to conduct research. In addition, ongoing clinical research takes place throughout the year.

The participation of the residents in research projects is encouraged, and we support independent study design and implementation of ideas. Various clinical investigations are conducted, including retrospective and prospective studies. These studies are supervised and supported by our faculty and the organization's institutional review board (IRB).

Many of our clinical trials are sponsored by pharmaceutical or device companies. The residents play a strong role in the conduct of the trials by performing study-related tasks. Past trials include protocols involving diabetic foot ulcers, venous stasis ulcers, ankle implants, bone graft materials, plantar fasciitis and onychomycosis. Residents are also encouraged to develop their own studies.

 


 

Publications

We have published numerous articles in textbooks and in peer-reviewed journals, including The Journal of Foot and Ankle Surgery (JFAS), The Journal of the American Podiatric Medical Association, Foot and Ankle International, various wound journals, plastic surgery journals, dermatologic journals, and vascular surgery journals. Our most recent publications are as follows:

2013

  • Keys to Optimal Selection of Orthobiologics (Podiatry Toda)
  • Role of Body Mass Index in Acute Charcot Neuroarthropathy (JFAS)
  • Factors Affecting Healing of Ankle Fractures (JFAS)
  • Diabetic Ankle Fractures: Surgical Consideration (Lower Extremity Review)
  • Technical Considerations Surgical Interventions of Jones Fractures (JFAS)
  • Internal Fixation Constructs for Correction of Charcot Midfoot Deformity (FA Quarterly)
  • Surgical Approach for Combined Ankle and Subtalar Joint Chronic Mechanical Instability (JFAs)

 

2012

  • Incidence of Talar Dome Lesions with Concomitant Peroneal Tendon Pathologic Features: A MRI Eval (JFAS)
  • Venous Thromboembolism and Foot & Ankle Surgery: Current Updates 2012 (FA Specialist)
  • Adult Acquired Flatfoot: Nonoperative Options (Lower Extremity Review)
  • An Anatomic Safe Zone for Posterior Ankle Arthroscopy: A Cadaver Study (JFAS)
  • Current Concepts in Surgery for Adult-Acquired Flatfoot (Podiatry Today)
  • The Association of Metatarsus Adductus to the Proximal Fifth Metatarsal Jones Fracture (JFAS)
  • Cutaneous Myoepithelioma in the Foot: Case Report (FA Specialist online)
  • Adult Acquired Flatfoot: Nonoperative options (Lower Extremity Review)
  • Incidence of Talar Dome Lesions with Concomitant Peroneal Tendon Pathologic Features: A magnetic resonance imaging evaluation (JFAS)

 

2011

  • Ankle Joint Sepsis with Subsequent Osteomyelitis in an Adult Patient without Identifiable Etiologies (JFAS)
  • Ankle Instability (Foot and Ankle Specialist)
  • The Hematoma Block: A simple, effective technique for closed reduction of ankle fracture dislocation(JFAS)
  • Nonoperative Care for the Treatment of Adult-Acquired Flatfoot Deformity (JFAS)
  • Can the Osteotomy Facilitate Optimal Outcome with the Charcot Foot? (Podiatry Today)
  • Deep Vein Thrombosis after Buionectomy: A case report of two genetic mutations (JFAS)

 

2010

  • Incidence of Plantar Fascia Ruptures Following Corticosteroid Injection (Foot and Ankle Specialists)
  • The Diagnosis and Treatment of Heel Pain: A Clinical Practice Guideline - Revision 2010 (JFAS )
  • Current Concepts in Treating Fifth Metatarsal Fractures (Podiatry Today)
  • Rearfoot and Ankle Fusions (The Diabetic Charcot Foot )
  • A Retrospective Analysis of Anterior Calcaneal Osteotomy with Allogenic Bone Graft (JFAS )
  • The STAR Total Ankle Replacement (Foot & Ankle Quarterly)

 


 

Presentations

 

Our most recent presentrations are as follows:

2012 Scientific Seminar, American College of Foot & Ankle Surgeons Posters

“Effect of Modified Lapidus Arthrodesis on Rearfoot Alignment: A Preliminary Study” C. Keith McSpadden, DPM, Matthew R. Thomas, DPM, Robert W. Mendicino, DPM, Alan R. Catanzariti, DPM

Winner third place institutional category:
"Current Updates and Overview of Ultrasound in the Foot and Ankle” Kyle S. Peterson, DPM; Jared M. Maker, DPM; Brian T. Dix, DPM; Robert W. Mendicino, DPM, FACFAS; Alan R. Catanzariti, DPM, FACFAS

 

2011 Scientific Seminar, American College of Foot & Ankle Surgeons  Posters

“Tips and Pearls: Ankle Fractures: Considerations in the Surgical Candidate” Adrianne J. Ross, DPM; Robert W. Mendicino, DPM; Alan R. Catanzariti, DPM

“The Role of Body Mass Index in Acute Charcot Neuroarthropathy” Adrianne J. Ross, DPM; Robert W. Mendicino, DPM; Alan R. Catanzariti, DPM

“Post-operative DVT in a Healthy Patient Following Bunionectomy: A Case Report of 2 Genetic Mutations” Kyle Peterson, DPM; Jacob Heck, DPM; Robert W. Mendicino, DPM; Alan R. Catanzariti, DPM

“Comparison of Two Constructs for First Metatarsophalangeal Joint Arthrodesis and the Effects of Patient Comorbidities on the Time to Healing” Justin L. Brown, DPM; Alan R. Catanzariti, DPM; Robert W. Mendicino, DPM; Lara J. Murphy, DPM; Karl R. Saltrick, DPM

“An Anatomic Safe Zone for Posterior Medial Ankle Arthroscopy: An Anatomic Study” Jake Heck, DPM; Peter Stasko, DPM; Daniel Shadrick, DPM; Robert W. Mendicino, DPM; Alan R. Catanzariti, DPM

“Incidence of Talar Dome Lesions with Concomitant Peroneal Tendon Pathology: An MRI Evaluation” Peter Stasko DPM; Keith McSpadden DPM; Rachel Jung DPM

“Tourniquets: Safe for Surgery? Bacterial Detection and Decontamination confirmed with the IBIS T5000” Joseph Watson, DPM; Matthew Thomas, DPM; Robert W. Mendicino, DPM

 

2010 Scientific Seminar, American College of Foot & Ankle Surgeons Posters

"Rehabilitation of Acute Versus Chronic Achilles Tendon Ruptures and Their Associated Complications”, Michael Cashdollar DPM, Erin Dodson DPM, Nicholas Dodson DPM, Jennifer Miklos DPM, Matthew Nielsen DPM, Robert Mendicino DPM, Alan Catanzariti DPM

“The Correlation of Calcaneal Apophysitis with a Fragmented Epiphysis” Jennifer Miklos DPM, Caroline Iglio DPM, Michael Cashdollar DPM, Nicholas Dodson DPM, Erin Dodson DPM, Matthew Nielsen DPM, Robert Mendicino DPM, Alan Catanzariti DPM

“Cadaveric Study of the Achilles Tendon and Associated Soft Tissue Structures” Erin E. Dodson, DPM, Nicholas B. Dodson, DPM, Peter Stasko, DPM, Michael Cashdollar, DPM, Jennifer Miklos, DPM, Matthew Nielsen, DPM, Alan R. Catanzariti, DPM, Robert W. Mendicino, DPM, Karl Saltrick, DPM

“Ankle Joint Sepsis with Subsequent Osteomyelitis in an Adult Patient without Identifiable Etiologies; a Case Report” D. Shadrick DPM, L. Murphy DPM, R. Mendicino DPM, A. Catanzariti DPM

“Nonoperative care for the treatment of adult acquired flatfoot deformity” Matthew Nielsen, DPM; Daniel Shadrick, DPM; Keith McSpadden, DPM; Jennifer Miklos, DPM; Nicholas Dodson, DPM; Michael Cashdollar, DPM; Erin Dodson, DPM; Robert Mendicino, DPM, Alan Catanzariti, DPM
Winner Second Place in Institutional Category

“A Review of Factors Affecting the Rate of Healing in Ankle Fractures” Nicholas B. Dodson, DPM, Erin E. Dodson, DPM, Adrianne J. Ross, DPM, Robert Mendicino, DPM, Alan Catanzariti, DPM

“Clinically Infected Diabetic Wounds: Should the Physical Characteristics of the Wound Guide Initial Antibiotic Therapy” Nicholas B. Dodson, DPM, Erin E. Dodson, DPM, Michael R. Cashdollar, DPM, Jennifer Miklos, DPM, Matthew D. Nielsen, DPM, Adrianne Ross, DPM, Robert Mendicino, DPM, Alan Catanzariti, DPM

“The Efficacy of the Hematoma Block in Closed Reduction of Ankle Fracture-Dislocations” Adrianne Ross, DPM, Nicholas Dodson, DPM, Jacob Heck, DPM, Robert Mendicino, DPM, Alan Catanzariti, DPM

 

2009 Scientific Seminar, American College of Foot & Ankle Surgeons Posters

“The Use of Ertapenem for the Treatment of Lower Extremity Infections”, Matthew D Nielsen, DPM, Robert W. Mendicino, DPM, Alan R. Catanzariti, DPM

“Radiographic Evaluation of Hallux Rigidus and its Correlation with Hallux Abductus Interphalangeus”, Lara Murphy, DPM, Chul Kim, DPM, Karl Saltrick, DPM, Robert Mendicino, DPM, Alan Catanzariti, DPM

“The Incidence of Plantar Fascia Rupture Following Corticosteroid Injections”, Chul Kim, DPM, Michael Cashdollar, DPM, Robert W. Mendicino, DPM, Alan Catanzariti, DPM

“Assessing the Validity of Common Radiographic Values”, Jennifer Miklos, DPM, Cody Bowers, DPM, Robert Mendicino, DPM, Alan Catanzariti, DPM

“Outcome Based Analysis of Insertional Calcific Achilles Tendinosis”, Cody Bowers, DPM, Lara Murphy, DPM, Jennifer Miklos, DPM, Robert Mendicino, DPM, Alan Catanzariti, DPM

 

2008 Scientific Seminar, American College of Foot & Ankle Surgeons Posters

“Correction of a Sever Foot and Ankle Contracture, Secondary to CRPS, Utilizing External Fixation and Pain Management Service: A Case Study in a Pediatric Patient”, Robert Mendicino, DPM, Chul Kim, DPM, Abraham Kabazie, MD, Alan Catanzariti, DPM

“Report of Union and Complication Rates of Bone Allograft Used in the Anterior Calcaneal Osteotomy for Pediatric and Adult Flatfoot”, Robert Mendicino, DPM, Brandon Child, DPM, Joel Hix, DPM, Shine John, DPM, Michael Maskill, DPM, Alan Catanzariti, DPM, Karl Saltrick, DPM * Second place individual category

“Application of a Constrained External Fixator Frame for Treatment of Fixed Equinus”, Lara Murphy, DPM, Michael Maskill, DPM, Cody Bowers, DPM, Robert Mendicino, DPM, Harry Penny, DPM

“ Outcome Analysis of Pediatric Flatfoot Deformity Correction Utilizing Calcaneal Osteotomies”, Joel Hix, DPM, Michael Maskill, DPM, Shine John, DPM, Brandon Child, DPM, Robert Mendicino, DPM, Alan Catanzariti, DPM, Karl Saltrick, DPM

 

2007 Scientific Seminar, American College of Foot & Ankle Surgeons Posters

“Triple Arthrodesis Outcomes and Realignment Considerations: A Retrospective Study”, Robert Mendicino, Jeffrey Loveland, DPM, Matthew Liwski, DPM, Alan Catanzariti, DPM, Karl Saltrick, DPM

“The Use of Osteogenic Protein-1 (Bone Morphogentic Proein-7) in Revisional Foot & Ankle Surgery”, Jeffrey Loveland, DPM, Michael Maskill, DPM, Matthew Liwski, DPM, Robert Mendicino, DPM, Alan Catanzariti, DPM *First place institutional category

“Use of Intramedullary Steinman Pin Fixation in First MTPJ Arthrodesis”, Brandon Child, DPM, Shine John, DPM, Alan R. Catanzariti, DPM, Karl Saltrick, DPM, Robert W. Mendicino, DPM

“The Utilization of an Antibiotic Rod for the Treatment of Tibial Intramedullary Infection”, Matthew Liwski, DPM, Jeffrey Loveland, DPM, Michael Maskill, DPM, Joel Hix, DPM, Robert Mendicino, DPM

 

2006 Scientific Seminar, American College of Foot & Ankle Surgeons Manuscript

“Ankle Fractures in the Diabetic Patient: Analysis of Outcomes and Introduction of Treatment Guidelines”, Travis Sautter, DPM

 

2005 Scientific Seminar, American College of Foot & Ankle Surgeons Posters

“The Use of Taylor Spatial Frame for Charcot Foot Reconstruction”, Zack Tankersley, DPM *Second place individual category

“Ankle Fractures in the Diabetic Patient: Analysis of Outcomes Compared to the Non-Diabetic Patient”, Travis Sautter, DPM *Third place institutional category

“The Statistical Analysis Between the Akin Osteotomies”, Barron Elleby, DPM, Jeffrey Loveland, DPM, Alan R. Catanzariti, DPM, Robert W. Mendicino, DPM

“Preliminary Prospective Findings Comparing Single and Double Calcaneal Osteotomy Outcomes in Flatfoot Realignment Surgery” Robert Joseph, DPM, Brian Neerings, DPM, Alan Catanzariti, DPM, Robert Mendicino, DPM

“The Use of MR Imaging to Differentiate Interdigital Neuroma from MTPJ Capsulitis”, Karl Saltrick, DPM, Robert Mendicino, DPM, Alan R. Catanzariti, DPM, Craig Conti, DPM

 

2004 Scientific Seminar, American College of Foot & Ankle Surgeons Posters

“Prospective Study of Cavus Foot reconstruction in CMT Patients”, Brandi Johnson, DPM, Zack Tankersley, DPM, Robert Mendicino, DPM, Alan R. Catanzariti, DPM *First place individual category

“Limb Salvage Following Failure of Total Ankle Arthroplasty”, Christopher Reeves, DPM, Robert Mendicino, DPM, Alan R. Catanzariti, DPM, Dror Paley, DPM *Second place individual category

“Realignment Considerations in Posterior Calcaneal Displacement Osteotomies”, Brian Neerings, DPM, Robert Mendicino, DPM, Alan R. Catanzariti, DPM, Travis Sautter, DPM *First place institutional category