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Research is becoming an integral part of each residents experience at Rutgers Robert Wood Johnson Medical School. The RWJ research program requires that each resident produce a publishable manuscript during their 5 years of residency. Currently there are multiple IRB approved clinical prospective and retrospective studies being performed, as well as various multi-center trials being performed at RWJ-UH. All research is driven by the residents with guidance by a full-time research coordinator, Patricia Seuffert MS. APN. Residents are required to present their research updates on a quarterly basis to Dr. Gatt and the other residents, as well as presenting at the RWJ Orthopaedic Research Symposium held at the end of the academic year.

The orthopaedic residency program is also intimately involved with a musculoskeletal laboratory chaired by Dr. Dunn located within RWJ-UH. This laboratory performs basic science research and provides an opportunity for orthopaedic residents to become involved in tissue engineering as well as the ability to perform animal and cadaveric science research.

For more information regarding ongoing research, or information about becoming involved with orthopaedic research at RWJ, please contact Dr. Gatt or Barbara Perry

Selected Recent Publications

  • Patel JM, PhD , Brzezinski A, MD , Raole DA, MBS , Dunn MG, PhD , Gatt CJ, Jr, MD (2018) "Interference Screw Versus Suture Endobutton Fixation of a Fiber-Reinforced Meniscus Replacement Device in a Human Cadaveric Knee Model". Am J Sports Med. Vol 46, Issue 9, pp. 2133 - 2141. doi: 10.1177/0363546518773737 May 30, 2018

  • Brzezinski A, Ghodbane SA*, Patel JM*, Perry BA, Gatt CJ, Dunn MG (2017) “The Ovine Model for Meniscus Tissue Engineering: Considerations of Anatomy, Function, Implantation, and Evaluation”. Tissue Eng Part C Methods. 2017 Dec; 23(12):829-841 doi: 10.1089/ten.TEC.2017.0192. Epub 2017 Sep 29.
  • Brzezinski A, Ghodbane SA, Patel JM, Perry BA, Gatt CJ, Dunn MG Ph D.

    Tissue Eng Part C Methods. 2017 Aug 12. doi: 10.1089/ten.TEC.2017.0192. [Epub ahead of print]

  • Bateman DK, Dow RW, Brzezinski A, Bar-Eli HY, Kayiaros ST.

    J Arthroplasty. 2017 Jul 5. pii: S0883-5403(17)30571-5. doi: 10.1016/j.arth.2017.06.042. [Epub ahead of print]

  • Korsh J, Adolfsen S. J Foot Ankle Surg. 2017 Jul - Aug;56(4):845-850. doi: 10.1053/j.jfas.2017.02.009.

  • Korsh J, Matijakovich D, Gatt C. Pediatr Ann. 2017 Jan 1;46(1):e29-e32. doi: 10.3928/19382359-20161209-01.

  • Complications Associated with Intra-Articular and Extra-Articular Corticosteroid Injections.

    Honcharuk E, Monica J.

    JBJS Rev. 2016 Dec 13;4(12). pii: 01874474-201612000-00002. doi: 10.2106/JBJS.RVW.16.00004. No abstract available.

  • Korsh JM, Bassett WP, Polakoff DR., Arthroplast Today. 2016 Sep 12;2(4):165-169. doi: 10.1016/j.artd.2016.08.006. eCollection 2016 Dec

  • Monica J, Vredenburgh Z, Korsh J, Gatt C., Am Fam Physician. 2016 Jul 15;94(2):119-27. Review.

  • Bateman DK1, Dow RW1, Brzezinski A1, Bar-Eli HY1, Kayiaros ST, Correlation of the Caprini Score and Venous Thromboembolism Incidence Following Primary Total Joint Arthroplasty-Results of a Single-Institution Protocol.
  • Balint E, Gatt CJ Jr., Dunn MG Design and mechanical evaluation of a novel fiber-reinforced scaffold for meniscus replacement. J. Biomed. Mater. Res. A. 100(1):195-202, 2012.
  • Tovar N, Bourke S, Jaffe M, Murthy NS, Kohn J, Gatt C, Dunn MG. A comparison of degradable synthetic polymer fibers for anterior cruciate ligament reconstruction. J. Biomed. Mater. Res. A. 93(2):738-74, 2010.
  • Seto A, Gatt CJ Jr., Dunn MG. Improved tendon radioprotection by combined cross-linking and free radical scavenging. Clin. Orthop. Relat. Res. 467(11):2994-3001, 2009.
  • Seto, Aaron. Gatt , Charles J Jr. Dunn, Michael G. Radioprotection of tendon tissue via crosslinking and free radical scavenging. Clinical Orthopaedics & Related Research. 466(8):1788-95, 2008 Aug.
  • Shearn JT. Juncosa-Melvin N. Boivin GP. Galloway MT. Goodwin W. Gooch C. Dunn MG. Butler DL. Mechanical stimulation of tendon tissue engineered constructs: effects on construct stiffness, repair biomechanics, and their correlation. Journal of Biomechanical Engineering. 129(6):848-54, 2007 Dec.
  • Schwartz DM. Auerbach JD. Dormans JP. Flynn J. Drummond DS. Bowe JA. Laufer S. Shah SA. Bowen JR. Pizzutillo PD. Jones KJ. Drummond DS. Neurophysiological detection of impending spinal cord injury during scoliosis surgery. Journal of Bone & Joint Surgery - American Volume. 89(11):2440-9, 2007 Nov.
  • Alan RK. Shin MS. Tria AJ Jr. Initial experience with electromagnetic navigation in total knee arthroplasty: a radiographic comparative study. The Journal of Knee Surgery. 20(2):152-7, 2007 Apr.
  • Chen AF. Alan RK. Redziniak DE. Tria AJ Jr. Quadriceps sparing total knee replacement.The initial experience with results at two to four years. Journal of Bone & Joint Surgery - British Volume. 88(11):1448-53, 2006
  • DePaula CA. Truncale KG. Gertzman AA. Sunwoo MH. Dunn MG. Effects of hydrogen peroxide cleaning procedures on bone graft osteoinductivity and mechanical properties. [Journal Article. Research Support, Non-U.S. Gov't] Cell & Tissue Banking. 6(4):287-98, 2005.
  • Gesell MW. Tria AJ Jr. MIS unicondylar knee arthroplasty: surgical approach and early results. Clinical Orthopaedics & Related Research. (428):53-60, 2004 Nov.
  • Walling HW. Rag gatt LJ. Irvine DW. Barmina OY. Toledano JE. Goldring MB. Hruska KA. Adkisson HD. Burdge RE. Gatt CJ Jr. Harwood DA. Partridge NC. Impairment of the collagenase-3 endocytotic receptor system in cells from patients with osteoarthritis. Osteoarthritis & Cartilage. 11(12):854-63, 2003 Dec
  • Coyle MP Jr. Leddy TP. Leddy JP. Staged flexor tendon reconstruction fingertip to palm. Journal of Hand Surgery - American Volume. 27(4):581-5, 2002 Jul.
  • Aronowitz ER. Parker RD. Gatt CJ. Arthroscopic identification of the popliteofibular ligament. Arthroscopy. 17(9):932-9, 2001 Nov-Dec.
  • Closkey RF. Goode JR. Kirschenbaum D. Cody RP. The role of the coronoid process in elbow stability. A biomechanical analysis of axial loading. Journal of Bone & Joint Surgery - American Volume. 82-A(12):1749-53, 2000 Dec.
  • Hosea TM. Carey CC. Harrer MF. The gender issue: epidemiology of ankle injuries in athletes who participate in basketball. Clinical Orthopaedics & Related Research. (372):45-9, 2000 Mar.
  • Gatt CJ Jr. Hosea TM. Palumbo RC. Zawadsky JP. Impact loading of the lumbar spine during football blocking. American Journal of Sports Medicine. 25(3):317-21, 1997 May-Jun.

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