Major Extremity Trauma Research Consortium (METRC)
Research coordinators at each participating site will complete a registry case report form (CRF) for the initial hospitalization for all eligible patients and enter these data into the electronic data management system. The registry will include all patients admitted to participating level i trauma centers with fractures requiring surgery of the upper or lower extremity, pelvis or acetabulum, and foot (calcaneus, talus or cursh injuries only).The coordinator from each site will obtain the information necessary to complete the registry form from the patient's medical record and existing x-rays, other site specific orthopaedic traumar registries or databases, and discussion with orthopaedic surgeons. after completing the CRF, the site coordinator will enter non-personally identifiable information into the central and secured web-based data management system being implemented for all Consortium studies, known as ReDcap. This data management has incorporated state of the art features for electronic data collection and will be configured in accordance with best practices for information technology and research data management. The registry will be maintained throughout the life of the Consortium.
- Patients between the ages of 18-84
- Admitted to participating level I trauma center sn Military Treatment Facilities with fractures requiring surgery of the upper or lower extremity, pelvis or acetabulum, and foot (calcaneus, talus or crush injuries only).