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Orthopaedics & Sports Medicine

Residency Program

Research Training

Residency TrainingAt USF/FOI, scholarly research is integrated into the core curriculum. With dedicated research blocks both during PGY-2 and PGY-4, our residents are highly productive in research endeavors from basic science to clinical trials.

The residents spend a portion of this time at the Foundation for Orthopaedic Research and Education (FORE) where they are frequently involved in clinical and biomechanical studies in all orthopaedic subspecialties. At the FORE foundation they work hand in hand with a team of basic science as well as clinical researchers. In addition to these clinical opportunities, our residents have access to a comprehensive team of facilitators including statisticians, epidemiologist and research coordinators which help efficiently produce novel work.

In addition to dedicated research blocks, residents are encouraged to continue their research experience during their clinical rotations. Given our involvement in various institutions all throughout Tampa Bay, our residents have access to extensive databases which help answer complex and challenging questions within orthopaedics.

All together, our residents present their work broadly at local, region, national and international meetings. In addition, several of our residents have research grant funding to pursue their endeavors. Residents are expected to complete at least one to two research projects that are of sufficient quality to present at national meetings and publish in peer-reviewed journals. They do so successfully, publishing in some of the most high-powered journals in orthopaedics. Our immersion in research brings our residents to the forefront of academia and prepares them for a successful career as leaders in the orthopaedic community.

Recent Resident Publications

  • Givens J, Schmidt CM, Patel R, Kucharik MP, Grayson W, Chase C, Davis CM, Christmas KN, Simon P, Frankle MA. Factors Affecting Risk of Recurrence with Periprosthetic Infection in Shoulder Arthroplasty. Journal of Shoulder and Elbow Surgery. 2023. In-press. Winner of the 2023 Clinical Science Charles E. Neer Award.
  • Joseph, N, McCaskey, M, et al. “Surgeon Learning Curve for the Sinus Tarsi Approach to Intra-articular Calcaneus Fractures – Improvement with Experience” Published JOT
  • Kraekel SM, Cabarcas BC, Salomon K, Gill M, Teytelbaum D, Bernasek TL. The Impact of State Opioid Regulation on Postoperative Opioid Prescribing Patterns for Total Knee Arthroplasty: A Retrospective Analysis. Journal of the American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons. 2023 Mar 1;31(5):258-264. Doi: 10.5435/JAAOS-D-22-00651. Epub 2023 Jan 24. PMID:36727692.
  • Haidamous G, Cabarcas BC, Ohanisian L, Simon P, Christmas KN, Wilder L, Achors KG, Mighell MA, Frankle MA. Does Improved External Rotation Following Reverse Shoulder Arthroplasty Impact Clinical Outcomes in Patients with Rotator Cuff Pathology and External Rotation Less than Zero Degrees? Journal of Shoulder and Elbow Surgery (JSES). 2022 Aug 2:S1058-2746(22)00576-6. doi: 10.1016/j.jse.2022.06.012. Epub ahead of print. PMID: 35931335.
  • Jones, J., Ngo, D., Cardon, M., Mullis, B., Weaver, B., Slaven, J.E., McCaskey, M., Mir, H., Warner, S., Achor, T. and Natoli, R.M., 2022. High Nonunion and Amputations Rates with either Early Intramedullary Nail Removal versus Retention for Tibial Shaft Fracture Related Infections. JOT, pp.10-1097. 
  • Foster JA, Landy DC, Pectol RW, Annamalai RT, Aneja A; “COVID-ORTHO” Research Group. A multi-institutional study of short-term mortality in COVID-positive patients undergoing hip fracture surgery: is survival better than expected? Eur J Orthop Surg Traumatol. 2023 Jul 18. doi: 10.1007/s00590-023-03620-z. Epub ahead of print. PMID: 37462783.
  • John MP 2nd, Wilson JT, Mesa L, Simon P, Frankle MA. Revision Reverse Shoulder Arthroplasty for the Management of Baseplate Failure: An Analysis of 676 Revision RSA Procedures. J Shoulder Elbow Surg. 2023 Aug 3:S1058-2746(23)00570-0. doi: 10.1016/j.jse.2023.06.039. PMID: 37543279.
  • Stenquist, Derek S. MDa; Albertson, Spencer MDb; Bailey, Daniel BSc; Paladino, Lucas MDc; Flanagan, Christopher D. MDa; Stang, Thomas DOa; Watson, David T. MDa; Shah, Anjan R. MDa; Maxson, Benjamin J. DOa; Infante, Anthony F. DOa; Donohue, David MDa; Sanders, Roy W. MDa; Mir, Hassan R. MD, MBAa. High- Versus Low-Energy Intertrochanteric Hip Fractures in Young Patients: Injury Characteristics and Factors Associated With Complications. Journal of Orthopaedic Trauma 37(5):p 222-229, May 2023. | DOI: 10.1097/BOT.0000000000002587
  • Haidamous G, Cabarcas B, Ohanisian L, Simon P, Christmas KN, Wilder L, Achors K, Mighell MA, Frankle MA. Does improved external rotation following reverse shoulder arthroplasty impact clinical outcomes in patients with rotator cuff pathology and external rotation less than 0°? J Shoulder Elbow Surg, 2023
  • Kucharik MP, Andrews R, John MP, Ohanisian L, Sullivan A, Chebli C. Operative Fixation of Humeral Shaft Periprosthetic Fracture Following IlluminOss®: A Case Report. The Journal of Bone and Joint Surgery Case Connector. 2023. In-press.
  • Devin W. Collins, Nino A. Coutelle, Andrew Moore, William West, Peter Simon, Alfred V. Hess. Outcomes of Thumb Metacarpophalangeal Joint Arthrodesis Using the XMCP Intramedullary Interlocking Device, Journal of Hand Surgery Global Online, 2023
  • Pectol, Richard W., et al. "Outcomes of Reamed Intramedullary Nailing for Lower Extremity Diaphyseal Fractures in COVID-Positive Patients: A Multi-institutional Observational Study." Journal of Orthopaedic Trauma 36.12 (2022): 628-633.  
  • Stenquist, D, McCaskey, M, et al. “Do Long-Segment Blocking Screws Increase the Stability of Intramedullary Nail Fixation in Proximal Tibia Fractures, eliminating the “Bell-clapper effect?” Published JOT 2023. 
  • Trynz, S, McCaskey, M, Warnick, D. Management of Postoperative Infection After Fixation of a Delbet Type III Pediatric Femoral Neck Fracture: A Case Report. JBJS 2022;12:e21.00503. 
  • McCaskey, M and Gugala, Z. Antimicrobial Peptides in Orthopaedics: Current Status and Future Prospects. Published in Texas Orthopaedic Journal in December 2016. Poster presentation at Egger’s Orthopaedic Conference in April 2017 in Galveston, Texas. 
  • Flanagan CD, Schmidt CM, Amin MJ, Andrews RC, Walson FT, Mir HR, Frankle MA. Academic productivity metrics correlate positively with industry funding amongst orthopedic shoulder and elbow surgeons. JSES Int. 2023 Mar 21;7(3):372-375. doi: 10.1016/j.jseint.2023.02.011. PMID: 37266181; PMCID: PMC10229402.
  • Herekar, R. N., Bokemper, M. K., Doarn, M. C., Coutelle, N. A., Mesa, L & Nydick, J. A. (2023). Epidemiology of and Risk Factors for Table Saw Injuries of the Hands and Fingers. Journal of Hand Surgery Global Online, 5(3), 300-302.
  •  Levina, Y., Mesa, L., Hannon, P. J., Coutelle, N. A., Hess, A. V., & Garcia, M. J. (2023). Retrospective and Prospective Outcomes of Distal Radioulnar Joint Prosthesis Arthroplasty at a Single Center. Journal of Hand Surgery Global Online.
  • Teytelbaum, D. E., Patel, J., Simon, P., Mesa, L., Salomon, K., Haidamous, G., ... & Frankle, M. A. (2023). What factors can reduce the need of repeat revision for humeral loosening in revision total elbow arthroplasty?. Journal of Shoulder and Elbow Surgery.
  • Flanagan, C. D., Lufrano, R. C., Mesa, L., Watson, D., Shah, A. R., Maxson, B. J., ... & Mir, H. R. (2023). Outcomes After Acute Versus Staged Fixation of Complete Articular Tibial Plafond Fractures. Journal of Orthopaedic Trauma, 37(6), 294-298.
  • Flanagan CD, Walson FT, Schmidt CM, Frankle MA, MirHR. The Association Between Orthopaedic Surgeon Academic Productivity Metrics and Compensation from Medical Industry. JAAOS 2023 Feb; 31(3):p 141-147, DOI: 10.5435/JAAOS-D-22-00453
  • Mesa, L., Patel, S., Merimee, S., & Chebli, C. (2022). Chronic expanding hematoma of the upper extremity: a case report.Current Orthopaedic Practice, 33(1), 81-84.
  • Ozmen, T., Mesa, L., Zhou, Y., Vinyard, A., & Avisar, E. (2019). Evaluation of simplified lymphatic microsurgical preventing healing approach (S-Lympha) for the prevention of breast cancer–related clinical lymphedema after axillary lymph node dissection. Annals of surgery, 270(6), 1156-1160.
  • Ozmen, T., Mesa, L., & Avisar, E. (2018, February). Performance Comparison of Sentinel Lymph Node Biopsy After Neoadjuvant Treatment Between Patients with cN2 and cN1 Breast Cancer Disease. In ANNALS OF SURGICAL ONCOLOGY (Vol. 25, pp. S83-S83). 233 SPRING ST, NEW YORK, NY 10013 USA: SPRINGER.
  • Mesa, L., Calderon, S., Perez-Benedico, D., Guyton, D., Rowold, D. J., & Herrera, R. J. (2013). Phylogenetic and forensic studies of the Southeast Florida Hispanic population using the next-generation forensic PowerPlex® Y23 STR marker system. Legal Medicine, 15(6), 289-292.
  • Mesa, L; N; Lufrano, R; Hannon, P; Mizels, J; David Ensor; David T. Watson; Anjan R. Shah; Benjamin Maxson; Anthony F. Infante; David Donohue; Peter Bates; Katheryne Downes; Pramod Achan; Roy W. Sanders; Ishvinder S. Grewal; Hassan Riaz Mir. Acute ORIF of Tibial Pilon Fractures: Is Staging Necessary? Journal of Orthopaedic Trauma (2022)