John E. Femino, MD

Portrait
Clinical Professor of Orthopedics and Rehabilitation

Contact Information

Primary Office
01016 JPP
200 Hawkins Dr
Iowa City, IA 52242
319-384-5844

Education

BA, Liberal Arts - Biology, English and Psychology, State University of New York at Stony Brook
MD, Medicine, Oral Roberts University School of Medicine
MD, Medicine, University of North Dakota, School of Medicine
Internship, Transitional Program, Blodgett Memorial Medical Center
Resident, Orthopaedic Surgery, Grace Hospital, Detroit Medical Center
Chief Resident, Orthopaedic Surgery, Grace Hospital, Detroit Medical Center
Fellow, Orthopaedic Foot and Ankle Surgery, New England Baptist Hospital

Licensure and Certifications

DEA State Licensure
Medical License
Board Certified Orthopaedic Surgeon - American Board of Orthopaedic Surgery
DEA Federal Licensure

Publications

Veljkovic, A., Penner, M., Wing, K., Abbas, K. Z., Salat, P., Lau, J., Femino, J. E., Phisitkul, P., Amendola, A. & Younger, A. (2018). Vancouver Foot and Ankle WNS (Wound, Nerve, and Systemic) Classification System for Foot and Ankle Orthopedic Surgery. Foot & ankle international, 1071100718778022. PMID: 29864377.

Fitzpatrick, E., Goetz, J. E., Sittapairoj, T., Hosuru Siddappa, V., Femino, J. E. & Phisitkul, P. (2018). Effect of Posterior Malleolus Fracture on Syndesmotic Reduction: A Cadaveric Study. The Journal of bone and joint surgery. American volume, 100(3), 243-248. PMID: 29406346.

Khorsand, B., Nicholson, N., Do, A. V., Femino, J. E., Martin, J. A., Petersen, E., Guetschow, B., Fredericks, D. C. & Salem, A. K. (2017). Regeneration of bone using nanoplex delivery of FGF-2 and BMP-2 genes in diaphyseal long bone radial defects in a diabetic rabbit model. Journal of controlled release : official journal of the Controlled Release Society. PMID: 28069556.

Veljkovic, A., Norton, A., Salat, P., Abbas, K. Z., Saltzman, C., Femino, J. E., Phisitkul, P. & Amendola, A. (2016). Sagittal Distal Tibial Articular Angle and the Relationship to Talar Subluxation in Total Ankle Arthroplasty. Foot & ankle international, 37(9), 929-37. PMID: 27480501.

Patterson, J., Rungprai, C., Den Hartog, T., Gao, Y., Amendola, A., Phisitkul, P. & Femino, J. (2016). Cortical Bone Thickness of the Distal Part of the Tibia Predicts Bone Mineral Density. The Journal of bone and joint surgery. American volume, 98(9), 751-60. PMID: 27147688.

Rungprai, C., Phisitkul, P., Femino, J., Martin, K., Saltzman, C. & Amendola, A. (2016). Outcomes and Complications after Open Versus Posterior Arthroscopic Subtalar Arthrodesis in 121 Patients. J Bone Joint Surg AM, 98(8), 636-46. PMID: 27098322.

Goetz, J., Rungprai, C., Tennant, J., Huber, E., Uribe, B., Femino, J., Phisitkul, P. & Amendola, A. (2016). Variable Volumes of Resected Bone Resulting From Different Total Ankle Arthroplasty Systems. Foot Ankle Int. PMID: 27113607.

Rungprai, C., Cychosz, C., Phruetthiphat, O., Femino, J., Amendola, A. & Phisitkul, P. (2015). Simple Neurectomy Versus Neurectomy With Intramuscular Implantation for Interdigital Neuroma: A Comparative Study. Foot Ankle Int, 36(12), 1412-24. PMID: 26297693.

Martin, K., Patterson, D., Phisitkul, P., Cameron, K., Femino, J. & Amendola, A. (2015). Ankle Arthroscopy Simulation Improves Basic Skills, Anatomic Recognition, and Proficiency During Diagnostic Examination of Residents in Training. Foot Ankle Int 2015 Jul;36(7):827-35, 36(7), 827-35. PMID: 25761850.

Phisitkul, P., Rungprai, C., Zamponga, B., Vasta, S., Phreutthiphat, O., Femino, J. E. & Amendola, A. (2015). Outcomes of Open vs Percutaneous Endoscopically-Assisted Calcaneal Osteotomy in Patients with Varus and Valgus Hindfoot: Comparative Study. The Journal of Arthroscopic and Related Surgery, 31(6), e20.

Rungprai, C., Goetz, J., Arunakul, M., Gao, Y., Femino, J., Amendola, A. & Phisitkul, P. (2014). Validation and reproducibility of a biplanar imaging system versus conventional radiography of foot and ankle radiographic parameters. Foot Ankle Int 2014 Nov;35(11):1166-75, 35(11), 1166-75. PMID: 25082963.

Gardner, S., Haleem, A., Jao, Y., Hillis, S., Femino, J., Heilmann, K., Lechman, S. & Franciscus, C. (2014). Cultures of diabetic foot ulcers without clinical signs of infection do not predict outcomes. Diabetes Care, 37(10), 2693-701. PMID: 25011945.

Westermann, R., Rungprai, C., Goetz, J., Femino, J., Amendola, A. & Phisitkul, P. (2014). The effect of suture-button fixation on simulated syndesmotic malreduction: a cadaveric study. J Bone Joint Surg Am 2014 Oct 15;96(20):1732-8, 96(20), 1732-8. PMID: 25320200.

Phisitkul, P., Rungprai, C., Femino, J. E., Arunaku, M. & Amendola, A. (2014). Endoscopic Gastrocnemius Recession for the Treatment of Isolated Gastrocnemius Contracture: A Prospective Study on 320 Consecutive Patients. Foot Ankle Int. PMID: 24850159.

Tennant, J. N., Rungprai, C., Pizzimenti, M. A., Goetz, J., Phisitkul, P., Femino, J. & Amendola, A. (2014). Risks to the blood supply of the talus with four methods of total ankle arthroplasty: a cadaveric injection study. J Bone Joint Surg Am, 96(5), 395-402. PMID: 24599201.

Veljkovic, A., Norton, A., Salat, P., Saltzman, C., Femino, J., Phisitkul, P. & Amendola, A. (2013). Lateral talar station: a clinically reproducible measure of sagittal talar position. Foot Ankle Int, 34(12), 1669-76. PMID: 23966113.

Arunakul, M., Amendola, A., Gao, Y., Goetz, J., Femino, J. & Phisitkul, P. (2013). Tripod index: a new radiographic parameter assessing foot alignment. Foot Ankle Int 2013 Oct;34(10):1411-20, 34(10), 1411-20. PMID: 23657663.

Abdulmassih, S., Phisitkul, P., Femino, J. E. & Amendola, A. (2013). Triceps surae contracture: implications for foot and ankle surgery. J Am Acad Orthop Surg, 21(7). PMID: 23818027.

Lack, W. D., Fredericks, D., Petersen, E., Donovan, M., George, M., Nepola, J., Smucker, J. & Femino, J. E. (2013). Effect of aspirin on bone healing in a rabbit ulnar osteotomy model. J Bone Joint Surg Am, 95(6), 488-96. PMID: 23407637.

Lack, W. D., Fredericks, D., Peterson, E., Donovan, M., Maya, G., Nepola, J., Smucker, J. & Femino, J. (2013). Effect of Aspirin on Bone Healing in a Rabbit Ulnar Osteotomy Model. Journal of Bone and Joint Surgery AM.

Femino, J. E., Vaseenon, T., Phisitkul, P., Tochigi, Y., Anderson, D. D. & Amendola, A. (2013). Varus external rotation stress test for radiographic detection of deep deltoid ligament disruption with and without syndesmotic disruption: a cadaveric study. Foot Ankle Int, 34(2), 251-60. PMID: 23413066.

(2013). ABOS Surgical Skills Modules for PGY-1 Residents: Video of External Fixation Technique on American Board of Orthopaedic Surgeons website for Resident Surgical Skills Curriculum. Module 13 “Basics Techniques in External Fixation. ABOS.

Femino, J., Phisitkul, P. (2013). Foot Fractures: Metatarsal and Lisfranc. Orthopedic Trauma Call for the Attending Surgeon, Hak DJ et al, Editors, Slack Inc Chapter 24.

Femino, J., Phisitkul, P. (2013). Foot Fractures: Talus and Calcaneus. Orthopedic Trauma Call for Attending Surgeon; Hak DJ et al, Editors, Slack Inc, Chapter 23.

Arunakul, M., Amendola, A., Gao, Y., Geotz, J., Femino, J. & Phisitkul, P. (2013). Tripod Index: diagnostic accuracy in symptomatic flatfoot and cavovarus foot: part 2. Iowa Orthop J 2013;33:47-53, 33, 47-53. PMID: 24027460.

Nickisch, F., Barg, A., Saltzman, C. L., Beals, T. C., Bonasia, D. E., Phisitkul, P., Femino, J. E. & Amendola, A. (2012). Postoperative complications of posterior ankle and hindfoot arthroscopy. J Bone Joint Surg Am, 94(5), 439-46. PMID: 22398738.

Lack, W., Phisitkul, P. & Femino, J. E. (2012). Anatomic deltoid ligament repair with anchor-to-post suture reinforcement: technique tip. Iowa Orthop J, 32, 227-30. PMID: 23576946.

Amendola, N., Drew, N., Vaseenon, T., Femino, J., Tochigi, Y. & Phisitkul, P. (2012). CAM-type impingement in the ankle. Iowa Orthop J, 32, 1-8. PMID: 23576914.

Vaseenon, T., Phisitkul, P., Wolf, B., Femino, J. E. & Amendola, A. (2011). Preventing damage to arthroscopic lens during surgery. Arthroscopy, 27(3), 404-8. PMID: 20974525.

Hammond, A. W., Phisitkul, P., Femino, J. E. & Amendola, A. (2011). Arthroscopic debridement of the talonavicular joint using dorsomedial and dorsolateral portals: a cadaveric study of safety and access. J.Arthroscopy, 27(2), 228-34. PMID: 21030202.

Chiodo, C. P., Glazebrook, M., Bluman, E. M., Cohen, B. E., Femino, J. E., Giza, E., Watters 3rd, W. C., Goldberg, M. J. & et al (2010). American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons clinical practice guideline on treatment of Achilles tendon rupture. J Bone Joint Surg Am, 92(14), 2466-8. PMID: 20962199.

Chiodo, C. P., Glazebrook, M., Bluman, E. M., Cohen, B. E., Femino, J. E., Giza, E., Watters, W. C., Goldberg, M. J., Keith, M., Haralson, R. H., Turkelson, C. M., Wies, J. S., Raymond, L., Anderson, S., Boyer, K. & Sluka, P. (2010). Diagnosis and Treatment of Acute Achilles Tendon Rupture. J Am Acad Orthop Surg, 18(8), 503-10. PMID: 20675643.

Femino, J. E., Amendola, A. (2010). Sports Injuries leg, foot, and ankle. In Mercer’s Textbook of Orthopaedics-“America’s Team”. Mercer.

Femino, J. E., Vaseenon, T., Levin, D. E. & Yian, E. H. (2010). Modification of the Sinus Tarsi Approach for Open Reduction and Plate Fixation of Intra-Articular Calcaneus Fractures: The Limits of Proximal Extension Based Upon the Vascular Anatomy of the Lateral Calcaneal Artery. Iowa Orthopaedic Journal, 30, 161-167. PMID: 21045990.

Femino, J., Amendola, A. (2010). Posterior ankle Arthrosocpy: Os Trigonum, Haglunds, Post Impingement, FHL, Ortho Applications. AANA Advanced Foot and Ankle Arthroscopy.

Bonasia, D. E., Dettoni, F., Femino, J. E., Phisitkul, P., Germano, M. & Amendola, A. (2010). Total Ankle Replacement: Why, When and How?. Iowa Orthopaedic Journal, 30, 119-130. PMID: 21045984.

Phisitkul, P., Sripongsai, R., Chaichankul, C. & Femino, J. E. (2009). The Surgical Anatomy of the Plantarmedial Hallucal Nerve in Relation to the Medial Approach of the First Metatarsophalangeal Joint. Foot Ankle Int, 30(6), 558-61. PMID: 19486635.

Woodward, S., Jacobson, J. A., Femino, J. E., Morag, Y., Fessell, D. P. & Dong, Q. (2009). Sonographic Evaluation of Lisfranc Ligament Injuries. J Ultrasound Med, 28(3), 351-357. PMID: 19244072.

Femino, J. E., Amendola, A. (2009). Ankle and Leg Injuries, Chapter 50. In Netter’s Sports Medicine: A Team Physician Handbook. Saunders/Elsevier.

Femino, J. E., Vassenon, T. (2009). The Direct Lateral Approach to the Distal Tibia and Fibula: a single incision technique for distal tibial and Pilon fractures. Iowa Orthopaedic Journal, 29, 143-148. PMID: 9742104.

Martus, J., Femino, J., Caird, M., Hughes, R., Browne, R. & Farley, F. (2008). Accessory anterolateral facet of the pediatric talus. An anatomic study. J Bone Joint Surg Am 2008 Nov;90(11):2452-9, 90(11), 2452-9. PMID: 18978415.

Martus, J. E., Femino, J. E., Caird, M. S., Kuhns, L. R., Craig, C. L. & Farley, F. A. (2008). Accessory anterolateral talar facet as an etiology of painful talocalcaneal impingement in the rigid flatfoot: a new diagnosis. Iowa Orthopaedic Journal, 28, 1-8. PMID: 19223941.

Kaar, S., Femino, J. E. & Morag, Y. (2007). Lisfranc Joint Displacement Following Sequential Ligament Sectioning. J. Bone Joint Surg. Am, 89, 2225-2232. PMID: 17908900.

Femino, J. E., Jacobson, J. A., Craig, C. L. & Kuhns, L. R. (2007). Dynamic Ultrasound of the Foot and Ankle; Adult and Pediatric Applications. Techniques in Foot and Ankle Surgery, 6(1), 50-61.

Phisitkul, P., Junko, J. T., Femino, J. E., Saltzman, C. L. & Amendola, A. (2007). Technique of Prone Ankle and Subtalar Arthroscopy. Techniques in Foot and Ankle Surgery, 6(1), 30-37.

Femino, J. E., Gruber, B. & Karunakar, M. (2007). Safe Zone for Placement of Medial Malleolar Screws. Journal of Bone and Joint Surg,, 89(1), 133-8. PMID: 17200320.

Martus, J. E., Femino, J. E., Caird, M. S., Kuhns, L. R., Craig, C. L. & Farley, F. A. (2005). Facies Externa Accessoria Corpalis Tali as an Etiology of the Painful Rigid Flatfoot. www.jbjs.org.

Chien, A. J., Jacobson, J. A., Jamadar, D. A., Femino, J. E. & Hayes, C. W. (2004). Imaging appearances of lateral ankle ligament reconstruction. Radiographics (United States), 24(4), 999-1008. PMID: 15256624.

Durkee, N. J., Jacobson, J. A., Jamadar, D. A., Femino, J. E., Karunakar, M. A. & Hayes, C. W. (2003). Sonographic evaluation of lower extremity interosseous membrane injury: retrospective review in three patients. Journal of Ultrasound Medicine, 22, 1369-1375. PMID: 14682426.

La, S., Fessell, D. P., Femino, J. E., Jacobson, J. A., Jamadar, D. & Hayes, C. (2003). Sonography of partial-thickness quadriceps tendon tears with surgical correlation. Journal of Ultrasound Medicine, 22, 1323-1329. PMID: 14682419.

Chien, A. J., Jacobson, J. A., Femino, J. E., Jamadar, D. A., Lohman, C. M. & Hayes, C. W. (2003). Imaging Features of Lateral Ankle Ligament Reconstruction. American Journal of Roentgenology (supplement), 180(11).

Pham, H., Fessel, D. P., Femino, J. E., Sharp, S., Jacobson, J. A. & Hayes, C. W. (2003). Sonography and MR Imaging of selected benign masses in the ankle and foot. AJR Am J Roentgenol, 180(1), 99-107. PMID: 12490487.

Lassig, J. P., Jacobson, J. A., Dasika, N., Femino, J. E., Jamadar, D. A. & Hayes, C. W. (2003). Sonography of Lisfranc ligament disruption. Ultrasound in Medicine and Biology, 29, 5157.

Shields, G., Jacobson, J. A., Jamadar, D., Femino, J. E. & Hayes, C. (2003). Sonography of sinus tarsi syndrome. Ultrasound in Medicine and Biology, 29, S146.

Shetty, M., Fessell, D. P., Femino, J. E., Jacobson, J. A., Lin, J. & Jamadar, D. (2002). Sonography of ankle tendon impingement with surgical correlation. AJR Am J Roentgenol, 179(4), 949-53. PMID: 12239043.

Spencer Jr, E. E., Biermann, J. & Femino, J. E. (2002). Osteoid Osteoma of the Fifth Metatarsal: A case Report and Literature Review. Foot and Ankle Surgery, 8(1).

Durkee, N. J., Jacobson, J. A., Jamadar, D. A., Femino, J. E. & Hayes, C. W. (2002). Sonography of interosseous membrane disruption of the lower extremity. Radiology (supplement), 225(P), 732.

Femino, J. E., Mueller, K. (2001). Complications of Lesser Toe Surgery. Clinical Orthopaedics and Related Research, 391, 72-88. PMID: 11603692.

Clark, N. M., Femino, J. E. & Chenoweth, C. E. (2001). Aeromonas Infection After Medicinal Leech Therapy: Case Reports and Review of the Literature. Infectious Diseases in Clinical Practice, 10(4), 211-218.

Trepman, E., Femino, J. E. (2001). Arthroscopic revision ankle arthrodesis with fluoroscopic guidance: two cases. Foot and Ankle Surgery, 7, 141-147.

Femino, J. E., Trepman, E., Chisholm, K. & Razzano, L. (2000). The Role of the Flexor Hallucis Longus and Peroneus Longus in the Stabilization of the Ballet Foot. Journal of Dance Medicine and Science, 4(3), 86-89.

Markel, D. C., Femino, J. E., Farkas, P. & Markel, S. F. (1999). Analysis of Lower Extremity Embolic Material After Total Knee Arthroplasty in a Canine Model. The Journal of Arthroplasty, 14(2), 227-232. PMID: 10065732.

Yodlowski, M. L., Femino, J. E. (1998). Footwear and orthotic devices. In Orthopaedic Knowledge Update Foot and Ankle. American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons.