Mount Carmel Orthopedic residents and faculty are active in research in a variety of specialties. A strong commitment to continuing education and research is demonstrated by their numerous publications.

Residents are noted in bold; Faculty are noted in bold + italics.


Backes JR, Wiltfong RE, Steensen RN: Medical collateral ligament recession for chronic medical knee laxity.J Knee Surg.2013 Jun;25(3):179-83. doi: 10.1055/s-0032-1327451. Epub 2012 Oct 11.

Fowler RR, Taylor BC, Fankhauser RA: Recurrent low-energy intrathoracic dislocation of the scapula. Am J Orthop (Belle Mead NJ). 2013 Jan;42(1):E1-4.

Klingele KE, Stepehns S: Management of ACL elongation in the surgical treatment of congenital knee dislocation. Orthopedics. 2012 Jul 1;35(7):e1094-8. doi: 10.3928/01477447-20120621-29.

Beran MC, Samora WP, Klingele KE: Weight-bearing osteochondral lesions of the lateral femoral condyle following patellar dislocation in adolescent athletes. Orthopedics. 2012 Jul 1:35(7):e1033-7. doi:10.3928/01477447-20120621-16.

Taylor BC, Poka A: Definitive treatment of bilateral acetabular and pelvic ring injuries using external fixation. Iowa Orthop. J. 2012;32:220-3.

Formani N, Taylor BC, Backes JR, Bramwell TJ: Suprior versus anteroinferior plating of clavicle fractures. Orthopedics. 2013 Jul;36(7):e898-904. doi: 10.3928/014774477-20130624-20.

Kako H, Martin DP, Cartabuke R, Beebe AC, Klamar J, Tobias JD: Perioperative management of a patient with Rett syndrome. Int J Clin Exp Med. 2013 May 22;6(5):393-403. Print 2013.

Dewhirst E, Corridore M, Klamar J, Beebe AC, Rice J, Barry N, Tobias JD: Accuracy of the CNAP monitor, a noninvasive continuous blood pressure device, in providing beat-to-beat blood pressure readings in the prone position. J Clin Anesth.2013 Jun;25(4):309-13. doi: 10/1016/j.jclinane.2013.01.010. Epub 2013 May 17.

Tancevski A, Bono K, Willis L, Klingele KE: Necrotizing fascitis in a pediatric orthopedic population. Orthopedics. 2013 Jun;36(6):e741-5. doi: 10.3928/01477447-20130523-18.


Taylor, BC, French, BG, Fowler, TT, Russell, J and Poka, A: Induced Membrane Technique for Reconstruction To Manage Bone Loss. JAAOS, Vol 20, No 3:142-150, March, 2012.

Bentley, J, McMullan, J, Hinckley, W, Davis, T, Fermann, G, Gunderman, M, Ward Hart, K, Knight, W, Lindsell, C, Miller, C, Shackleford, A, Gibler, B: Ground Emergency Medical Services Requests for Helicopter Transfer of ST-segment Elevation Myocardial Infarction Patients Decrease Medical Contact to Balloon times in Rural and Suburban Settings. Academic Emergency Medicine, February 2012 Vol. 19 No. 2.


Taylor, BC, Poka, A: Osteomyoplastic transtibial amputation: technique and tips. Journal of Orthopaedic Surgery and Research. Accepted for publication March 7, 2011.

Stephens, Scott and Politi, Joel: Repair of Medial Collateral Ligament Injury During Total Knee Arthroplasty. ORTHOPEDICS. Accepted for publication October 12, 2011.

Clayton, M, co-author: Determing the Isometric Point of the Knee. Accepted for publication by The Journal of Knee Surgery, September, 2011.

Dimitris,C, Taylor, BC, Mowbray, JG, Gaines, ST and Steensen, RN: Perioperative Safety of Two-team Simultaneous Bilateral Total Knee Arthroplasty. Accepted for publication by Orthopedics in August, 2011.

Taylor, BC, Dimitris, C, Tancevski, A and Tran, JL: Gluteal Compartment Syndrome and Superior Gluteal Artery Injury as a Result of Simple Hip Dislocation. Iowa Orthop J, 31:181-186, 2011.

Taylor, Benjamin C, MD, T Ty Fowler, MD and Craig Dimitris, MD: Achieving Educational Excellence: A Strategic Initiative to Enhance Orthopedic Resident Academic Performance. J Surg Education. May, 2011: 68(3), 162-166.

Taylor, Benjamin C., MD and T Ty Fowler, MD: Analysis of the Trauma Section of the Orthopaedic In-Training Examination. Orthopedics. July, 2011; 34(7):261.

Wiltfong, R, Taylor, BC, Steensen, RN: Lower extremity bypass graft occlusion after intramedullary fixation of intertrochanteric hip fracture on a fracture table. Orthopedics, 2011 May 18; 34(5): 395

Stephens, S.: Evaluation of Primary Total Knee Arthroplasty Incision Closure with the Use of Continuous Bidirectional Barbed Suture. Accepted for publication by Surgical Technology International on March 18, 2011. Final publication pending.

Fowler, T. Ty, Pugh, Kevin J.,Litsky, Alan, Taylor, Benjamin J. and French, Bruce G.: Medial Malleolar Fractures: A Biomechanical Study of Fixation Techniques. Orthopedics, Volume 34, Number 8:e349-e355, August 2011.


Clayton M, Taylor BC, Backes J. Diabetic neuroarthropathy of the shoulder. Orthopedics. 2010;33(8). Available at : [Accessed August 17, 2010].

Hamilton, WG, McAuley, JP, Dennis, DA, Murphy, JA, Blumenfield and Politi, J: THA with Delta ceramic on ceramic: results of a multicenter investigational device exemption trail. Clin Orthop Relat Res. 468(2):358-66, February, 2010.

Backes, J., Taylor, B. and Fowler, T.: Septic Knee Induced Deep Venous Thrombosis in a Young Adult. Orthopedics, 33(10), October 11, 2010.

Thiel E, Feibel J, Chorey PAC, Gorsline R, (2010) Bipartite Talus: A Case Report. The American Orthopaedic Foot & Ankle Society, Vol. 31, No 6.

Czaplicki, A., Politi, J. and Chambers, B.: Evaluation of Postoperative Fever and Leukocytosis in Patients after Total Hip and Knee Arthrplasty. The Journal of Arthroplasty (in press as of August 3, 2010).

Wurapa K, Bickel B, Mayerson J, Mowbray J, June 2010 Metastatic Esophageal Adenocarcinoma of the Carpus. The American Journal of Orthopedics.

Fowler, T., & Taylor, B.C. Timing of closure in open fractures: A review. University of Pennsylvania Orthopedic Journal. Volume 20, Pg 19-22, May, 2010.

Taylor, B.C., Dimitris, C., Steensen, R., Gaines, S., & Mowbray, J.: Perioperative safety of bilateral simultaneous total knee arthroplasty in the obese patient. J Orthop Surg Res, June, 2010: 17;5;38.

Craig F. Shank, MD, Eric J. Thiel, MD, and Kevin E. Klingele, MD, (2010) Valgus Slipped Capital Femoral Epiphysis: Prevalence, Presentation, and Treatment Options, Journal of Pediatric Orthopedics, Vol 30, Number 2, March 2010.

Dimitris K, Taylor B, Steensen R. Excursion of Saw Blades During total Knee Arthroplasty. Journal of Arthroplasty, January 2010, Volume 25, Issue 1, p158-160.


Taylor, B. C., Kean, J., & Paloski, M. (2009). Distal focal femoral deficiency. Journal Of Pediatric Orthopedics, 29(6), 576-580.

Dimitris, K., Taylor, B.C., & Steensen, R. (2010). Excursion of oscillating saw blades in total knee arthroplasty. Journal of Arthroplasty, 25, 158-160. Epub July 2009

Horn, P. L. and Beebe, A. C.: Lawn Mower Injuries in Pediatric Patients. J Trauma Nurs, 16(3): 136-141. July-September, 2009.

Taylor, B., Fankhauser, R. A., & Fowler, T. (2009). Financial impact of a capitation matrix system on total knee and total hip arthroplasty. Journal of Arthroplasty, 24(5), 783-788. doi:10.1016/j.arth.2008.03.005

Taylor, B. C., Tancev, A., & Fowler, T. (2009). Bilateral patellar tendon rupture at different sites without predisposing systemic disease or steroid use. The Iowa Orthopaedic Journal, 29, 100-104.

Brent Bickel, David B. Shapiro, Michael W. Keith, and Harry A. Hoyen, (2009).

The Management of Extensor Tendon Injuries, Hand and Upper Extremity Reconstruction, ISBN: 978-0-7020-2916-5, Saunders Elsevier.


Adamany, D. C., Politi, J. R., & Hauser, W. H. (2008). S-ROM hip prosthesis: 10- to 14-year results. Orthopedics, 31(3), 220.

Bickel, B. A., Fowler, T. T., Mowbray, J. G., Adler, B., Klingele, K., & Phillips, G. (2008). Preoperative magnetic resonance imaging cross-sectional area for the measurement of hamstring autograft diameter for reconstruction of the adolescent anterior cruciate ligament. Arthroscopy, 24(12), 1336-1341. doi:10.1016/j.arthro.2008.07.012

Chambers, B., Fankhauser, R. A., & Howard, M. (2008). Bacterial growth on articulating spacers: an in vitro study. Orthopedics, 31(3), 221.

Dimitris, K. D., Taylor, B. C., & Fankhauser, R. A. (2008). Resident work-week regulations: Historical review and modern perspectives. Journal Of Surgical Education, 65(4), 290-296.

Dopirak, R., Adamany, D., Bickel, B., & Steensen, R. (2008). Reconstruction of the medial patellofemoral ligament using a quadriceps tendon graft: a case series. Orthopedics, 31(3), 217.

Dopirak, R. M., Steensen, R. N., & Maurus, P. B. (2008). The medial patellofemoral ligament. Orthopedics, 31(4), 331-338.

Pittner DE, Klingele KE, Beebe AC (2008). Treatment of clubfoot with the Ponseti method: a comparison of casting materials. J Pediatr Orthop. (2):250-3.PMID: 18388724 [PubMed - indexed for MEDLINE]

Benjamin Taylor, Richard A. Fankhauser, Ty Fowler (August 2009). Financial Impact of a Capitation Matrix System on Total Knee and Total Hip Arthroplasty, The Journal of Arthroplasty, (Vol. 24, Issue 5, Pages 783-788)

Damon C. Adamany, MD; Joel R. Politi, MD; Walter H. Hauser, MD, (2008). S-Rom Hip Prostheses: 10 – to 14 – Year Results, Orthopedics; 31:220

Ryan Dopirak, MD; Damon Adamany, MD; Brent Bickel, MD; Robert Steensen, MD, (2008). Reconstruction of the Medial Patellofemoral Ligament Quadriceps Tendon Grant: A Case Series, Orthopedics; 31:217

Bryan Chambers, MD, Richard A. Fankhauser, MD, Michael Howard, MD, (2008). Bacterial Growth on Articulating Spacers: An In Vitro Study, Orthopedics; 31:221

Ryan Dopirak, MD, Robert Steensen, MD, Peter Maurus, MD, (2008). The Medial Patellofemoral Ligament, Orthopedics; 331:337


Horn P, Popp JE, Dimitris KD, Ruth B. (2007). Snake bite: A small puncture can create a large problem. Consultant.; 47(6): 536-540. (also in Consultant in Pediatrics, 2007.)

Chambers B, Fankhauser RA, Howard M. Bacterial growth on articulating spacers: An in vitro study. Orthopedics (in press).

DeAngelis NA, Eskander MS, French, BG. (2007). Does medial tenderness predict deep deltoid ligament incompetence in supination-external rotation type ankle fractures? Jour. Ortho Trauma,; 21(4): 244-7.


Shank CF, Feibel JB. 2006. Osteomyelitis in the diabetic foot: diagnosis and management. Foot Ankle Clin. Dec; 11(4):775-89.

Cantu RV, Poka A. 2006. Traumatic abdominal hernia and lateral compression type 1 pelvic fracture: a case report. J Orthop Trauma; 20(4):289-91.

Westerheide KJ, Dopirak RM, Karzel RP, Snyder SJ. 2006. Suprascapular nerve palsy secondary to spinoglenoid cysts: results of arthroscopic treatment. Arthroscopy. 22(7):721-7.

Westerheide KJ, Dopirak RM, Snyder SJ. 2006. May Arthroscopic anterior stabilization and posterior capsular plication for anterior glenohumeral instability: a report of 71 cases. Arthroscopy. 22(5):539-47.

Feibel J, Wukich D, Donley B. 2006. Surgical treatment if tendon injuries about the foot and ankle. In Surgical Techniques in Sports Medicine. Elattrache, Harner, Mirzayan, Sekiya (Eds.). Lippincott, Williams and Wilkins. Chapter 64. (Book Chapter)

Feibel J, Wukich D, Donley B. Diagnosis and treatment of Stage II posterior tendon insufficiency. Operative Techniques in Orthopedics.

Klingele, K. Congenital Knee Deformities. 2006.In The Pediatric and Adolescent Knee. Micheli and Kocher (Eds.). Saunders Elsevier 1st Edition.; (Book Chapter) 27: 421-435.

Klingele, K. 2006. Meniscal Disorders. in Surgery of the Knee. Insall and Scott (Eds.) Saunders Elsevier 3rd Edition. (Book Chapter)


Beebe, A. 2005. Pediatric musculoskeletal examination; in Dormans JP. (Ed). Pediatric Orthopedics-Core Knowledge in Orthopedics.. (Book Chapter)

Biship JY, Sprague M, Gelber J, Krol M, Rosenblatt MA, Gladstone J, Flatow EL. (2005). Interscalene regional anesthesia for shoulder surgery. J Bone & Joint Surgery.; 87(5): 974-9.

Politi J. (2005). The S-ROM stem and its use with alternative bearings. Orthopedics.; 28(9 Suppl):s1053-5.

Wurapa RK. (2005). Ganglioneuroma with scoliosis of the thoracic spine: A case report. The Spine Journal,; 5(4): 457-60.


Kocher MS, Mandiga R., Klingele K., Bley L. Micheli LJ. (2004). Anterior cruciate ligament injury versus tibial spine fracture in the skeletally immature knee: a comparison of skeletal maturation and notch width index. J Pediatr Orthop. Mar-Apr; 24(2):185-8. PMID: 15076605 [PubMed – indexed for MEDLINE]

Klingele KE, Kocher MS, Hresko MT, Gerbino P, Micheli LJ. (2004). Discoid Lateral Meniscus: Prevalence of Peripheral Rim Instability. J Pediatr Orthop.; 24(1):79-82. PMID: 14676539 [PubMed – indexed for MEDLINE]

Politi J, Scott R. (2004). Balancign severe valgus deformity in total knee arthroplasty using a lateral crutiform retinacular release. J Arthroplasty. 19(5): 553-557.

Wurapa RK. (2004). Arthroscopic Debridement, Resections, and Capsular Shrinkage, in Berger RA and Weiss A-PC, editors: Hand Surgery, Philadelphia, , Lippincott Williams & Wilkins. (Book Chapter)


Feibel JB, Bernacki BL. (2003). A review of salvage procedures after failed Achilles tendon repair. Foot Ankle Clin, Mar; 8(1):105-14.

Kocher MS, Klingele K, Rassman SO. (2003). Meniscal disorders: normal, discoid, and cysts. Orthop Clin North Am. 34(3): 329-40.

Wurapa RK. (2003). "Distal Radioulnar Allograft Reconstruction After Giant Cell Tumor Resection" The American Journal of Orthopedics;; 32 (8): 397-400