Dr. Ain’s research focuses on the outcomes of surgical treatment on patients with skeletal dysplasias and on pediatric orthopaedics.
Dr. Ain, along with residents and medical students, has published several papers on outcomes of patients with skeletal dysplasias. They have looked at the malalignment of lower extremities in achondroplasia, results of cervical fusion in patients with skeletal dysplasias and results of thoracolumbar fusions in patients with achondroplasia.
His future research plans include looking at the natural history of low-back pain in achondroplasia, the outcomes of decompression in achondroplasia and the natural history of kyphosis in achondroplasia.
Jain A, Brooks JT, Rao SS, Ain MC, Sponseller PD. Cervical fractures with associated spinal cord injury in children and adolescents: epidemiology, costs, and in-hospital mortality rates in 4418 patients. J Child Orthop. 2015;9(3):171-175.
Hassanzadeh H, Jain A, El Dafrawy MH, Ain MC, Mesfin A, Skolasky RL, Kebaish KM. "Three-column osteotomies in the treatment of spinal deformity in adult patients 60 years old and older: outcome and complications." Spine (Phila Pa 1976). 2013 Apr 20;38(9):726-31. doi: 10.1097/BRS.0b013e31827c2415.
Richman JH, Mears SC, Ain MC. "Is the 22 modifier worth it?" Orthopedics. 2012 Aug 1;35(8):e1256-9. doi: 10.3928/01477447-20120725-29.
Jain A, Erkula G, Leet AI, Ain MC, Sponseller PD. Implant-related fractures in children: A 15-year review. J Pediatr Orthop. 2012 Jul-Aug;32(5):547-52. doi: 10.1097/BPO.0b013e318259fe75.
Leu D, Sargent MC, Ain MC, Leet AI, Tis JE, Sponseller PD. "Spica casting for pediatric femoral fractures: a prospective, randomized controlled study of single-leg versus double-leg spica casts." J Bone Joint Surg Am. 2012 Jul 18;94(14):1259-64. doi: 10.2106/JBJS.K.00966
Greenwald LJ, Yost MT, Sponseller PD, Abdullah F, Ziegfeld SM, Ain MC. "The role of clinically significant venous thromboembolism and thromboprophylaxis in pediatric patients with pelvic or femoral fractures." J Pediatr Orthop. 2012 Jun;32(4):357-61. doi: 10.1097/BPO.0b013e31824b2a07.