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 is a look at some of the current studies:

  • 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 multi-center, randomized trial (METRC)
  • Genetics Informatics (GIFT) of Warfarin Therapy to Prevent DVT
  • A Prospective Randomized Investigation of Syndesmosis Injury Fixation (Tightrope)
  • American Joint Replacement Registry
  • Early Psychiatric Intervention After Orthopaedic Trauma: A Perspective Randomized Double-Blinded Placebo Controlled Trial
  • Identification and treatment of pelvic jumper's fractures
  • Wound Complications after ORIF Calcaneus Fracture: The Parkland Experience 13 years later
  • The Anatomic Structure and Dimensions of Screw Pathway in the Pelvis
  • Comparison of Plain Radiographs and Post-Operative CT after ORIF Tibial Pilon Fractures
  • Outcome of Widely Displaced Proximal Humerus Fracture Dislocations Treated with Open Reduction Internal Fixation
  • The Effect of Socioeconomic and Psychosocial Factors on Patient Perceived Outcome of Total Joint Arthroplasty
  • The Use of Extracorporeal Pulse Activaton Technology (EPAT) in the Treatment of Musculoskeletal Disorders
  • Outcome Results of Alloclassic Hip Replacement
  • Amputation Following Infected Knee Arthroplasty
  • Retrospective Chart Review of Total Hip Arthroplasty after Acetabular Fracture
  • Outcome of Revision of Total Hip Replacement
  • Retrospective Database for Total Knee Arthroplasty TKA
  • Retrieval Analysis of Explanted Total Hip Arthroplasty Components
  • 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
  • Anterior Cruciate Tear: Timing of Surgery and Incidence of Associated Intra-Articular Injuries
  • Assessment of Radiographic Paremeters and Clinical Outcomes in Foot and Ankle Trauma
  • Computed Tomographic (CT) and Radiographic Characterizations of the Human Tibiotalar Joint
  • Operative versus Non-Operative Treatment of Humeral Shaft Fractures
  • Patient Follow-up after Surgical Treatment of Musculoskeletal Injuries: What Predicts Compliance?
  • Risk Assessment and Stratification for Venus Thromboembolism of Trauma
  • Outcomes after Pelvic Ring Disruptions Using a Multi-disciplinary
  • Outcomes of Percutaneous Pelvic and Acetabular Fixation in the Pediatric Population
  • Retrospective Review of Failure Rate of Fixation and Resubluxation of Lisfranc Fracture Dislocation…
  • Hip Motion, Subjective Hip Scores, and Balance Testing in Asymptomatic Amateur Ice Hockey Players
  • Sleep Disturbances in Patients with Spine Pathology
  • Pilot Study – Percutaneous Plate Fixation of Phalangeal Fractures
  • Bacterial Diversity and Risk after Traumatic Injury
  • OA Knee Pain
  • Effects of Corticosteroid in Rotator Cuff Repair
  • SOS: Orthopedic sports medicine, arthroscopy, and related surgery registry using the web-based Surgical Outcome System
  • Effectiveness of corticosteroid vs. ketorolac shoulder injections: a perspective double-blinded randomized trial
  • 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