Current Studies

The Clinical Research Program oversees the many clinical studies underway within the Department of Orthopaedic Surgery as part of our commitment to excellence in musculoskeletal care and resident mentoring and development as future clinical investigators.

Here are some of the clinical research studies in the Department:

Brigham Au, M.D.

  • ACA: The Effect of the Affordable Care Act on Orthopaedic Trauma Patients at a Level One Trauma Center
  • The Version of Femoral Neck Fracture as Predictor for Percutaneous Fixation Failure Treatment of Femoral Fractures in Trauma Patients

Robert Dimeff, M.D.

  • Annual Preseason Screening Tests Performed by Professional Sports Leagues and Teams in North America

Michael Huo, M.D.

  • American Joint Replacement Registry
  • Genetics Informatics (GIFT) of Warfarin Therapy to Prevent DVT
  • Retrospective Chart Review of Total Hip Arthroplasty after Acetabular Fracture
  • Outcome of Revision of Total Hip Replacement
  • Retrospective Database for Total Knee Arthroplasty TKA
  • Simultaneous Bilateral vs. Unilateral Total Knee Arthroplasty, a Review of Safety and Efficacy at a Single Institution
  • Evaluation of Clinical and Radiographic Outcomes in a Consecutive Series of Primary THRs Performed for Osteonecrosis in HIV Patients
  • Controversies in total joint arthroplasty bearing surfaces: mobile vs. fixed; conventional vs. HXL vs. Vit E poly
  • Biomechanical Evaluation of Cylindrical vs. Tapered Stem Fixation in Revision Total Hip Arthroplasty
  • Total hip anthroplasty and femoral stem fixation after acute femoral neck fractures
  • The Effect of Socioeconomic and Psychosocial Factors on Patient Perceived Outcome of Total Joint Anthroplasty
  • Local Antibiotic Therapy to Reduce Infection After Total Joint Anthroplasty: a Prospective, Randomized, Controlled Trial

Mohammed Khaleel, M.D.

  • Sleep Disturbances in Patients with Spine Pathology
  • Sleep Disturbances in Patients with Operative Spine Pathology

Michael Khazzam, M.D.

  • Anterior Cruciate Tear: Timing of Surgery and Incidence of Associated Intra-Articular Injuries
  • Effects of Corticosteroid in Rotator Cuff Repair
  • Effectiveness of corticosteroid vs. ketorolac shoulder injections: a perspective double-blinded randomized trial
  • Retrospective Evaluation of Patient Outcomes with Ketorolac Shoulder Injections
  • Sleep Quality in Patients with Shoulder Pain
  • Subscapularis integrity and function following anatomic and reverse total shoulder arthroplasty

George Liu, D.P.M.

  • Assessment of Radiographic Parameters and Clinical Outcomes in Foot and Ankle Trauma
  • Computed Tomographic (CT) and Radiographic Characterizations of the Human Tibiotalar Joint

Derek Maroto, M.D.

  • Operative versus Non-Operative Treatment of Humeral Shaft Fractures
  • Outcomes of Patella Fractures Treated by Tension Band vs Cannulated Screw Fixation

Ashoke Sathy, M.D.

  • A Prospective Randomized Investigation of Syndesmosis Injury Fixation (Tightrope)
  • Pelvic Ring – GENERAL SURGERY
  • Inherent Anteversion (IA) Technique: A reliable Method for Avoiding Malrotation Deformity after IM Nailing of Complex Femur Fractures

Tim Schacherer, M.D.

  • Results of revision total elbow arthroplasty requiring massive allograft-prosthesis composite reconstruction

Adam Starr, M.D.

  • Bacterial Diversity and Risk after Traumatic Injury
  • Clotting Abnormalities Among Trauma Patients with Pulmonary Embolism – Revisited
  • Early Psychiatric Intervention After Orthopaedic Trauma: A Perspective Randomized Double-Blinded Placebo Controlled Trial
  • Outcomes after Pelvic Ring Disruptions Using a Multi-disciplinary
  • Risk Assessment and Stratification for Venous Thromboembolism of Trauma
  • Pilot Study – Percutaneous Plate Fixation of Phalangeal Fractures
  • Sleep Disturbances in Patients with ORTHOPAEDIC Pathology
  • The Dysmorphic Sacrum: an anatomic study and proposed classification system
  • A Model of In-Hospital Mortality After Trauma in a Large Level I Trauma Center
  • Pubic Symphysis: Locked Pubic Symphysis with Entrapped Pubic Apophysis Avulsion  a Case Report

Michael VanPelt, D.P.M.

  • Retrospective Review of Failure Rate of Fixation and Resubluxation of Lisfranc Fracture Dislocation
  • Retrospective Review of Patient's Treated with Immediate Weight Bearing vs Non-Weight Bearing after first Metatarsophalangeal Joint Arthrodesis. A Review of Fixation Failure, Infection and Union.

Major Extremity Trauma Research Consortium Registry (METRC)

  • PAIN – Improving Pain Management and Long Term Outcomes following High Energy Orthopedic Trauma (METRC)
  • FIXIT: Prospective Randomized Trial to Assess Fixation Strategies for Severe Open Tibia Fracture (METRC)
  • pTOG: RhBMP-2 vs. Autograft for Critical Size Tibial Defects: A multicenter, randomized trial (METRC)