The Westside Regional Medical Center resident foot and ankle surgeons produce more peer reviewed full text journal publications, and receive more research awards than any other program (n=18) in the state of Florida. Currently, multiple studies funded by orthopedic investigator initiated research grants are underway to investigate post-traumatic osteoarthrosis of the ankle. Medical students with an interest and/or aptitude in research are encouraged to visit the program. As the next generation's foot and ankle surgeons, it behooves us to lead our field in orthopedic foot and ankle research.

Peer Reviewed Journal Publications

  • Rushing CJ, Spinner SM, Hardigan P. The Visual Analog Scale for Pain: A Comparison of Scores Reported to Residents versus an Attending Foot and Ankle Surgeon. Accepted- Foot Ankle Spec 2019.
  • Gerald Merritt IV, Oxios AJ, Rushing CJ, Ramil M, Spinner SM. Schwannoma of the Plantarmedial Aspect of the Foot: A Case Report. Accepted- The Foot 2019.
  • Rushing CJ, Goransson M, Spinner SM: Publication Barriers of Oral Abstracts from the American College of Foot and Ankle Surgeons: 2010-2014. Accepted- J Foot Ankle Surg 2019.
  • Rushing CJ, Rushing DC, Spinner SM, Hardigan P: Factors Associated with the Journal Publication of Oral Abstracts from the American College of Foot and Ankle Surgeons: 2010-2014. Accepted- J Foot Ankle Surg 2019.
  • Rushing CJ, Merritt G, Amin T, Spinner SM: Publication Rates for Oral and Poster Abstracts from the American Podiatric Medical Association: 2010-2014. AcceptedJAPMA, 2019.
  • Rushing CJ, Roland DJ, Pham A, Marcelo VL, Epstein S, Soldano S, Rushing DC, Ramil M, Chussid F, Spinner SM, Hardigan P: A Formal Work Hour Analysis of the Resident Foot and Ankle Surgeon. J Foot Ankle Surg 58(1):80-85, 2019.
  • Rushing CJ, Rathnayake VR, Oxios AJ, Galan GP, Ramil M, Spinner SM: Patient Perceived Recovery and Outcomes After Silastic Implant Arthroplasty. J Foot Ankle Surg 57(6):1080-1086, 2018.
  • Rushing CJ, Galan GP, Ivankiv R, Oxios AJ, Rathnayake VR, Ramil M, Chussid F, Spinner SM: Publication Rates for Oral Manuscript and Poster Presentations from the American College of Foot and Ankle Surgeons: 2010-2014. J Foot Ankle Surg 57(4), 2018.
  • Rushing CJ, Ivankiv R, Bullock NM, Rogers DE, Spinner SM. Onychomatricoma: A Rare and Potentially Underreported Tumor of the Nail Matrix. J Foot Ankle Surg 56(5), 2017.
  • Rushing CJ, Rogers DE, Spinner SM, Gajzer DC. A Case Report of Heel Pain Mimicking Plantar Fasciitis and Osteosarcoma: A Unique Presentation of a Nora's Lesion. J Foot Ankle Surg 56(3): 670-673, 2017.

Publications (Other)

  • Rogers DE, Joseph RM, Rushing CJ. NSAIDS and Bone Healing: What the Research Reveals. Podiatry Today- May 2018: Volume 31, Issue 5;52-57.

Awards

  • 1st, 2nd, and 3rd Place. Poster Abstract Competition, Westside Regional Annual Research Symposium, Sept 2018.
  • Resident of the Year Award 2018 (Rushing CJ), The Medi Law-firm and Florida Medical Business
  • 1st, 2nd, and 3rd Place. Poster Abstract Competition, Florida Podiatric Medical Association Science and Management Symposium, Jan 2018.
  • 3rd Place. Oral Abstract Competition, Florida Podiatric Medical Association Science and Management Symposium, Jan 2018.

Current Projects

  • 3 IRB approved prospective studies
  • 3 IRB exempt laboratory studies
  • 5 IRB exempt original research studies