OTA Member Surveys

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Active Surveys


Survey Title: Ankle Fracture Treatment: Are AP X-Rays Really Necessary?

Survey Close Date: 7/1/18

Survey Author: Matthew Garner, MD; Reza Firoozabadi, MD

Description:  Ankle fractures are common injuries that contribute significantly to the cost of orthopaedic trauma care across the United States. This is a survey of orthopaedic trauma surgeons to assess the perceived utility and expense of anteroposterior ankle radiographs during routine follow-up of ankle fractures. Audience: OTA members

Survey Title: Trends in Approach to Intramedullary Nailing of Tibial Shaft Fractures

Survey Close Date: 5/30/18

Survey AuthorL Henry Goodnough MD/PhD, Sean T Campbell MD, Michael J Gardner MD, Julius A Bishop MD

Description: We hypothesize that overall surgeons today are more likely to approach the majority of tibia fractures from a semi-extended leg position, with early- or mid-career surgeons and those without assistance even more likely to utilize semi-extended positioning. Audience: OTA members

Survey Title: Perceptions around Value in Orthopaedic Surgery 

Survey Close Date: 10/31/2018

Survey AuthorDr. Brian Cunningham, The Value Initiative; Regions Hospital, Saint Paul, MN

Description: The focus of our survey is to determine the knowledge level of orthopaedic trauma surgeons on the topic of value-based care, as well as to examine the influence of value on both their practice and their institution. 

Survey Title: Use of Prophylactic, Post-Operative Antibiotics after Open Treatment of Closed Fractures (Excluding Arthroplasty)

Survey Close Date: 4/1/2018

Survey AuthorBryan W. Ming MD, Eric Barcak MD, Kevin Luttrell MD 

Description: Analysis of OTA active membership practice regarding routine use of prophylactic, post-operative antibiotics after surgery to manage closed fracture patterns excluding treatment with arthroplasty (i.e. hemiarthroplasty for femoral neck fracture). Antimicrobial stewardship is an important initiative within medicine but there appears to be limited data and no consensus regarding prophylactic, post-operative antibiotics after open treatment of closed fractures (excluding arthroplasty). Audience: OTA members

Survey Title: Management of Blunt Pelvic Fracture Injuries in the Setting of Concomitant Urethral Injury

Survey Close Date: 10/31/2018

Survey Author: Reza Firoozabadi (Orthopaedic Traumatologist), Niels Johnsen (Urologist), Bryan Voelzke(Urologist)

Description: Controversy exists in the trauma literature as to the optimal management of blunt pelvic fracture associated urethral injuries. Some practitioners advocate for attempted endoscopic urethral realignment in the acute setting in attempts to avoid the need for future urethral reconstruction, while others advocate for placement of a suprapubic catheter with plans for delayed posterior urethroplasty 3-6 months following injury. The aim of the present study is to determine how the presence and management of urethral injuries in patients with concomitant pelvic fractures due to blunt trauma influences orthopaedic decision-making and management. The hope is that by evaluating this injury pattern from an orthopaedics perspective, urologists can take this data into account when determining optimal management strategies for individual patients. Target population: All active members who perform pelvic fracture surgery.






  Past Surveys

MRI versus CT for classification, evaluation and preoperative planning

Russell Goode MD, Brett Crist MD, James Cook DVM, PhD

Wound closure methods in ankle fracture surgery

Peter Krause, MD and Jack McKay, MD

Circlage, cables and wires are they still a sign of a desperate surgeon?  Are they helpful or harmful? 

Daniel Schlatterer, Barnaby Dedmond, Ryan Eggers

Analysis Of Surgeons Practice In Terms Of Follow-Up Duration After Surgical Fixation Of Femoral Neck Fractures In North America 

Ross Leighton, MD

 Hip Fractures in the Geriatric Population

Steven Olson, MD

Current Ankle Fracture Treatment

OTA EBQVS Committee (Chad P Coles MD,  William T Obremskey, MD, MPH, Paul Tornetta III, MD, Cory A Collinge MD, Jaimo Ahn MD PhD, Arvind D Nana MD MBA, Clay Spitler MD, Paul Krause MD, Gudrun Mirick MD, Michael  Zlowodzki, MD)

Managing subchondral bone defects during surgical treatment of depressed tibial plateau fractures

Michael Githens, MD & Reza Firoozabadi, MD

Radiation Personal Protective Equipment: Surgeons' Conceptions and Misconceptions

Randall Drew Madison MD, Stephen Kottmeier MD, Paul Tornetta III MD

Analysis of the Multi-Disciplinary Approach to Amputee Care: Physician and Prosthetist Communication in Lower Limb Amputation

Mary Heaton, MSOP Candidate ’17, Ashley Mullen MSAT, CPO

Orthopaedic Surgeons’ Perspectives on Gun Violence

Stephen Iacono, BS/MPH; Daniel Elkin, MD; Mark Adams, MD; Mark Reilly, MD; Michael Sirkin, MD

Evaluating surgeon practices regarding carpal tunnel release in the setting of distal radius fractures

Sezai Ozkan, MD, Brady Evans, MD, MBA, Marilyn Heng, MD, MPH, F.W. Bloemers, MD, PhD, Chaitanya Mudgal, MD

Femoral Neck Fracture Survey – Are There Differences in Treatment Decisions Based on Subspecialization?

Jeffrey B. Stambough, MD1; Amanda Spraggs-Huges, MA1; William M. Ricci, MD1; Michael J. Gardner, MD1; Ryan M. Nunley, MD1; Denis Nam, MD1; Christopher M. McAndrew, MD1

Surgeon Success and Practice Satisfaction Survey     

Dr. Jeffrey Smith, Dr. Gil Ortega, Michael Lowe, BS

Orthopaedic Traumatologist Preference for Use of Regional Anesthesia in Fracture Management

Tyler Snoap M.D.1, Robert R. Gorman M.D.2 Jason Roberts M.D.2

Fixation of the Lower EXtremity (FLEX) Study Group 

Frank A. Liporace, MD; Richard S. Yoon, MD; Cory Collinge, MD; Jacob Spencer, DO; J. Tracey Watson, MD; George J Haidukewych, MD