OTA Member Surveys

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Active Surveys

Survey Title: Current Ankle Fracture Treatment

Survey Close Date: July 31, 2017

Survey Author: 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)

Description: Ankle fractures are one of the most common injuries we manage.  Significant variation in the management of operative and non-operative injuries is documented in our literature.  Please click on the link and help us by answering this short, 26 question survey that will take less than 5 minutes to complete.  Results of the survey will help the OTA's EBQVS committee report on current OTA member practices and review recent literature to support clinical decision making.  We have previously done this to provide recommendations on treatment of open fractures, segmental defects, and DVT prophylaxis. Target Audience: all OTA members.

Survey Title: Hip Fractures in the Geriatric Population

Survey Close Date: July31, 2017

Survey Author: Steven Olson, MD

Description: Review of treatment of geriatric hip fractures after publication of the AAOS hip fracture guidelines. Target Audience: all OTA members.

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

Survey Close Date: July 31, 2017

Survey Author: Ross Leighton, MD

Description: The goal is to assess the OTA members practice in term of follow up duration after surgical fixation of femoral neck. Target Audience: all OTA practicing members. 

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

Survey Close Date: August 1, 2017

Survey Author: Daniel Schlatterer, Barnaby Dedmond, Ryan Eggers

Description: Opinions vary widely on the safety and utility of cables and wires. This survey will help guide current research on a new cabling system with the benefit of less injury to the periosteum blood supply. Thank you for your valuable input. Target Audience: all OTA practicing members.

Survey Title: Wound closure methods in ankle fracture surgery

Survey Close Date: September 30, 2017

Survey Author: Peter Krause, MD and Jack McKay, MD

Description:  The results of this survey will give us an idea of the relative usage of wound closure techniques.  This survey could potentially suggest which methods of closure are preferred, possibly because they are quicker or produce fewer wound complications. Target Audience: all domestic members.

Survey Title: MRI versus CT for classification, evaluation and preoperative planning

Survey Close Date: October 31, 2017

Survey Author: Russell Goode MD, Brett Crist MD, James Cook DVM, PhD

Description: Given the significant amount of information MRI provides in terms of ligamentous injuries and their profound effect on knee stability, we propose a retrospective evaluation comparing MRI to CT scans and their role in preoperative planning, classification and identification of associated injuries.






  Past Surveys

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

Current Ankle Fracture Treatment 

OTA EBQVS Committee (William T Obremskey, MD, MPH, Paul Tornetta III, MD, Chad P Coles, MD, Cory A Collinge, MD, Jaimo Ahn, MD, PhD, Gudrun Elizabeth Mirick, MD, Arvind D Nana, MD, MBA, Philip R Wolinsky, MD, Michael Pawel Zlowodzki, MD)

Acute Management of Knee Dislocations with Associated Popliteal Artery Injury Requiring Repair.

Mark Jenkins, MD, Travis Winston, MD. Thomas Githens, DO 

Management of Distal Radius Fractures

Jennifer Wolf, MD , Ugochi Okoroafor, MD, Lisa Cannada, MD

Can Femoral Rotation Be Accurately Judged Using Intra-Operative Fluoroscopic Method?

Lance Jacobson, MD, Ami Stuart, PhD, David Rothberg, MD

Cost-effectiveness of reprocessed external fixators for temporizing lower extremity injuries– A national perspective    

Erik Hasenboehler MD, Malick Bachabi MD, John Thompson MD