Publications from research projects conducted in the past year in the Department of Orthopedics at MedStar Union Memorial Hospital can be viewed below or in this pdf. These projects, some of which were award-winning, have been published in peer-reviewed journals, and presented at local, national and international meetings. The Department of Orthopedics research staff provide the support vital to the completion and success of these research endeavors.

For more information about orthopedic and sports research network at MedStar Union Memorial Hospital, please contact us at  [email protected].

Published Journal Articles and Book Chapters (2019-2020)

  1. Bigouette JP, Owen EC, Lantz BBA, Hoellrich RG, Huston LJ, Haas AK, Svoboda SJ, et al. Relationship between sports participation after revision anterior cruciate ligament reconstruction and 2-year patient-reported outcome measures. Am J Sports Med. 2019;47(9):2056-66.
  2. Caswell SV, Kelshaw P, Lincoln AE, Hepburn L, Dunn R, Cortes N. Game-related impacts in high school boys’ lacrosse. Orthop J Sports Med. 2019;7(4):2325967119835587.
  3. Cunningham BW, Seiber BS, Riggleman JR, Van Horn MR, Bhat A. An investigational study of a dual-layer, Chorion-free amnion patch as a protective barrier following lumbar laminectomy in a sheep model. J Tissue Eng Regen Med. 2019;13(9):1664-71.
  4. Cunningham BW, Sponseller PD, Murgatroyd AA, Kikkawa J, Tortolani PJ. A comprehensive biomechanical analysis of sacral alar iliac fixation: an invitro human cadaveric model. J Neurosurg Spine. 2019;30(3):367-75.
  5. de Cesar NC, Schon LC, da Fonseca LF, Chinanuvathana A, Stern SE, Fritz J. Metal artifact reduction MRI for total ankle replacement sagittal balance evaluation. Foot Ankle Surg. 2019;25(6):739-47.
  6. de Cesar NC, Shakoor D, Roberts L, Chinanuvathana A, Mousavian A, Lintz F, Schon LC, et al. Hindfoot alignment of adult acquired flatfoot deformity: A comparison of clinical assessment and weightbearing cone beam CT examinations. Foot Ankle Surg. 2019;25(6):790-7.
  7. de Cesar Netto C, Chinanuvathana A, Fonseca L, Dein EJ, Tan EW, Schon LC. Outcomes of flexor digitorum longus (FDL) tendon transfer in the treatment of Achilles tendon disorders. Foot Ankle Surg. 2019;25(3):303-9.
  8. de Cesar Netto C, Zhengyu G, Abbasi P, Smyth NA, Casscells ND, Michnick SM, Miller SD, et al. The Influence of calcaneal and first ray osteotomies on the contact pressures of the ankle joint [abstr]. Foot Ankle Orthopaedics. 2019;4(4): Accessed November 11, 2019.
  9. De Luigi AJ, Blatz D, Karam C, Gustin Z, Gordon AH. Use of Platelet-Rich Plasma for the Treatment of Acetabular Labral Tear of the Hip: A Pilot Study. Am J Phys Med Rehabil. 2019;98(11):1010-7.
  10. De Luigi AJ, Saini V, Mathur R, Saini A, Yokel N. Assessing the accuracy of ultrasound-guided needle placement in sacroiliac joint injections. Am J Phys Med Rehabil. 2019;98(8):666-70.
  11. Dugas JR, Looze CA, Capogna B, Walters BL, Jones CM, Rothermich MA, et al. Ulnar collateral ligament repair with collagen-dipped FiberTape augmentation in overhead-throwing athletes. Am J Sports Med. 2019;47(5):1096-102.
  12. Guyton GP. Do external supports improve dynamic balance in patients with chronic ankle instability? A network meta-analysis (CORR Insights Commentary). Clin Orthop Relat Res. 2020;478(2):378-80.
  13. Houston MN, Hoch MC, Malvasi SR, Peck KY, Svoboda SJ, Cameron KL. Level of agreement between human-rated and instrumented balance error scoring system scores. Ann Biomed Eng. 2019;47(10):2128-35.
  14. Houston MN, Peck KY, Malvasi SR, Roach SP, Svoboda SJ, Cameron KL. Reference values for the Balance Error Scoring System as measured by the Tekscan MobileMat in a physically active population. Brain Inj. 2019;33(3):299-304.
  15. Kerr ZY, Roos KG, Lincoln AE, Morris S, Yeargin SW, Grant J, et al. Injury Incidence in Youth, High School, and NCAA Men’s Lacrosse. Pediatrics. 2019;143(6).
  16. Koury K, Grasu BL, Stein BE, Abbasi P, Parks BG, Schon LC, et al. Biomechanical comparison of Hintermann and Evans osteotomy for lateral column lengthening [abstr]. Foot Ankle Orthopaedics. 2019;4(4): Accessed November 11, 2019.
  17. Lobao MH, Canham RB, Melvani RT, Abboud JA, Parks BG, Murthi AM. Biomechanics of biodegradable subacromial balloon spacer in the setting of irreparable superior rotator cuff tears: study of a cadaveric model. J Bone Joint Surg Am. 2019;101(11):e49.
  18. Loughran G, Vulpis C, Murphy J, Weiner DA, Svoboda S, Hinton RY, et al. Incidence of knee injuries on artificial turf versus natural grass in National Collegiate Athletic Association American Football: 2004-2005 through 2013-2014 seasons. Am J Sports Med. 2019;47(6):1294-301.
  19. Murthi AM, Lankachandra M. Technologies to augment rotator cuff repair. Orthop Clin North Am. 2019;50(1):103-8.
  20. Nahhas O, Torabi A, Dunn RE, Martinez M, Tucker AM, Lincoln AE, et al. ECG interpretation in athletes: lessons from a “Real World” experience in American style football players. J Am Coll Cardiol. 2019;73(9):445.
  21. Oyegbile TO, Dougherty A, Tanveer S, Zecavati N, Delasobera BE. High sleep disturbance and longer concussion duration in repeat concussions. Behav Sleep Med. 2020;18(2):241-8.
  22. Pierpoint LA, Caswell SV, Walker N, Lincoln AE, Currie DW, Knowles SB, et al. The first decade of web-based sports injury surveillance: descriptive epidemiology of injuries in US high school girls’ lacrosse (2008-2009 through 2013-2014) and National Collegiate Athletic Association women’s lacrosse (2004-2005 through 2013-2014). J Athl Train. 2019;54(1):42-54.
  23. Pierpoint LA, Lincoln AE, Walker N, Caswell SV, Currie DW, Knowles SB, et al. The first decade of web-based sports injury surveillance: descriptive epidemiology of injuries in US high school boys’ lacrosse (2008-2009 through 2013-2014) and National Collegiate Athletic Association Men’s Lacrosse (2004-2005 through 2013-2014). J Athl Train. 2019;54(1):30-41.
  24. Plummer OR, Abboud JA, Bell JE, Murthi AM, Romeo AA, Singh P, et al. A concise shoulder outcome measure: application of computerized adaptive testing to the American Shoulder and Elbow Surgeons Shoulder Assessment. J Shoulder Elbow Surg. 2019;28(7):1273-80.
  25. Register-Mihalik JK, Cameron KL, Kay MC, Kerr ZY, Peck KY, Houston MN, Svoboda SJ, et al. Determinants of intention to disclose concussion symptoms in a population of U.S. military cadets. J Sci Med Sport. 2019;22(5):509-15.
  26. Register-Mihalik JK, Kay MC, Kerr ZY, Peck KY, Houston MN, Gildner P, Svoboda SJ, et al. Influence of concussion education exposure on concussion-related educational targets and self-reported concussion disclosure among first-year service academy cadets. Mil Med. 2019.
  27. Shah AB, Bechis MZ, Brown M, Finch JM, Loomer G, Groezinger E, et al. Catecholamine response to exercise in patients with non-obstructive hypertrophic cardiomyopathy. J Physiol. 2019;597(5):1337-46.
  28. Shakoor D, Osgood GM, Brehler M, Zbijewski WB, de Cesar Netto C, Shafiq B, Schon LC, et al. Cone-beam CT measurements of distal tibio-fibular syndesmosis in asymptomatic uninjured ankles: does weight-bearing matter? Skeletal Radiol. 2019;48(4):583-94.
  29. Sherman TI, Koury K, Orapin J, Schon LC. Lateral transfer of the flexor digitorum longus for peroneal tendinopathy. Foot Ankle Int. 2019;40(9):1012-7.
  30. Sherman TI, Koury K, Orapin J, Schon LC. Lateral flexor digitorum longus transfer for peroneal tendinopathy [abstr]. Foot Ankle Orthopaedics. 2019;4(4): Accessed November 11, 2019.
  31. Smyth NA, de Cesar Netto C, Casscells ND, Michnick SM, Abbasi P, Parks BG, Schon LC, et al. The effect of immobilization devices on contact mechanics of the foot and ankle [abstr]. Foot Ankle Orthopaedics. 2019;4(4): Accessed November 11, 2019.
  32. Stemper BD, Shah AS, Harezlak J, Rowson S, Mihalik JP, Duma SM, et al. Comparison of head impact exposure between concussed football athletes and matched controls: evidence for a possible second mechanism of sport-related concussion. Ann Biomed Eng. 2019;47(10):2057-72.
  33. Stroh DA, DeFontes K, Paez AG, Parks BG, Guyton GP. Distal fibular malrotation and lateral ankle contact characteristics. Foot Ankle Surg. 2019;25(1):90-3.
  34. Torabi A, Nahhas O, Dunn RE, Martinez M, Emery M, Tucker AM, Lincoln AE, et al. Global longitudinal strain patterns and athlete ECG classification in American style football players. J Am Coll Cardiol. 2019;73(9):1575.
  35. Van Pelt KL, Allred D, Cameron KL, Campbell DE, D’Lauro CJ, He X, Svoboda SJ, et al. A cohort study to identify and evaluate concussion risk factors across multiple injury settings: findings from the CARE Consortium. Inj Epidemiol. 2019;6(1):1.
  36. Weber ML, Dean JL, Hoffman NL, Broglio SP, McCrea M, McAllister TW, Svoboda SJ, et al. Influences of mental illness, current psychological state, and concussion history on baseline concussion assessment performance. Am J Sports Med. 2018;46(7):1742-51.
  37. Weiner DA, Murphy J, Gwam C, Loughran G, Vulpis C, Milzman D, Wisbeck J, et al. Increased opioid consumption in diabetics with operative ankle fractures: a retrospective case-control study. Eur J Orthop Surg Traumatol. 2019;29(6):1319-23.

Published Books and Book Chapters

  1. Canham RB, Murthi AM. Arthroscopic distal clavicle resection. In: Lee D, Neviaser RJ, editors. Operative Techniques: Shoulder & Elbow Surgery. 2nd ed. Philadelphia: Elsevier, p. 250-6.
  2. Gould H, Schon LC. Orthobiologics in foot and ankle sports medicine. Foot and Ankle Sports Medicine. 2019; In press.
  3. Lankachandra M, Murthi AM. Management of the failed hemiarthroplasty. In: Tashjian RZ, editor. Complex and Revision Shoulder Arthroplasty: An Evidence-Based Approach to Evaluation and Management. Switzerland: Springer; 2019. p. 129.
  4. Melvani R, Miller SD. Revision Achilles tendon surgery. In: Berkowitz MJ, editor. Revision Surgery of the Foot and Ankle. Switzerland: Springer; 2020.
  5. Murthi AM, Lobao MH. Rotator cuff tears and cuff tear arthropathy. In: Lieberman JR, editor. AAOS Comprehensive Orthopedic Review 3. 3rd ed. Rosemont, IL: Wolters Kluwer; 2020. p. 751-61.