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:

Frank Gottschalk, M.D.

  • Outcome Results of Alloclassic Hip Replacement
  • Amputation Following Infected Knee Arthroplasty

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
  • 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
  • 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

Mohammed Khaleel, M.D.

  • Sleep Disturbances in Patients with 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
  • 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
  • Retrospective Evaluation of Patient Outcomes with Ketorolac Shoulder Injections

George Liu, D.P.M.

  • Assessment of Radiographic Paremeters 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

William Robertson, M.D.

  • Patient Follow-up after Surgical Treatment of Musculoskeletal Injuries: What Predicts Compliance?
  • Hip Motion, Subjective Hip Scores, and Balance Testing in Asymptomatic Amateur Ice Hockey Players

Ashoke Sathy, M.D.

  • A Prospective Randomized Investigation of Syndesmosis Injury Fixation (Tightrope)
  • Pelvic Ring – GENERAL SURGERY

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
  • Outcomes of Percutaneous Pelvic and Acetabular Fixation in the Pediatric Population
  • 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

Michael VanPelt, D.P.M.

  • Retrospective Review of Failure Rate of Fixation and Resubluxation of Lisfranc Fracture Dislocation

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)