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

Survey Close Date: October 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.

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.







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