Research Opportunity
We have a Department wide IRB approved Musculoskeletal Biorepository for Gene and Protein Discovery in the Synovial Microenvironment and Intervertebral Disc Space and Facet Joints of the Spine. This institutional protocol is in collaboration with the MIRROR organization and provides an opportunity for bench to bedside research discovery in genomics and proteomics (biomarker development).

3D printing research efforts for discovery of applications to enable prolonged care in austere environments

Research Requirements
One IRB approved project during residency with one peer reviewed publication. However, residents far and away surpass these requirements and often produce multiple publications and presentations throughout their residency.

Research Year
Our program does not currently have a research year.

Sample of Recent Research efforts/publications
Li X, Galvin JW, Zalneraitis BH, Gasbarro G, Parada SA, Eichinger JK, Boileau P, Warner JJP, Elhassan BT. Muscle Tendon Transfers Around the Shoulder: Diagnosis, Treatment, Surgical Techniques, and Outcomes. J Bone Joint Surg Am. 2022 May 4;104(9):833-850. doi: 10.2106/JBJS.21.00398. Epub 2022 Feb 25. PMID: 35213452.

Zalneraitis BH, Drayer NJ, Nowak MJ, Ardavanis KS, Powlan FJ, Masini BD, Kang DG. Is Self-reported Return to Duty an Adequate Indicator of Return to Sport and/or Return to Function in Military Patients? Clin Orthop Relat Res. 2021 Nov 1;479(11):2411-2418. doi: 10.1097/CORR.0000000000001840. PMID: 34061814; PMCID: PMC8509903.

Schwartz Z, Zalneraitis BH, Milam BP, Warhola MG, Gasbarro G, Galvin JW. Uncomplicated Arthroscopic Rotator Cuff Repair in Chronic Ipsilateral Upper Extremity Lymphedema: A Case Report. JBJS Case Connect. 2020 Nov 24;10(4):e20.00290. doi: 10.2106/JBJS.CC.20.00290. PMID: 33512918.

Slevin J, Joyce M, Galvin JW, Mahlon MA, Grant MD, Eichinger JK, Grassbaugh JA. Ultrasound-Guided Biceps Tendon Sheath Injections Frequently Extravasate Into the Glenohumeral Joint. Arthroscopy. 2021 Jun;37(6):1711-1716. doi: 10.1016/j.arthro.2020.12.238. Epub 2021 Jan 13. PMID: 33453348.

Drayer NJ, Wallace CS, Yu HH, Mansfield TD, Cummings DL, Hood DK, Arrington ED, Kang DG. High Resiliency Linked to Short-Term Patient Reported Outcomes and Return to Duty Following Arthroscopic Knee Surgery. Mil Med. 2020 Feb 12;185(1-2):112-116. doi: 10.1093/milmed/usz180. PMID: 31334763.

Sample of Current Research Efforts – see above