OTA Member Surveys

Survey Policy - OTA policy and instructions to submit.


Active Surveys

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

Survey Close Date: April 30, 2017

Survey Author: Mary Heaton, MSOP Candidate ’17, Ashley Mullen MSAT, CPO

Description:  The aim of this research is to understand what the current state of the multidisciplinary care system is in regards to the surgeon and prosthetist interaction. Target Audience: all OTA practicing members.

Survey Title: Radiation Personal Protective Equipment: Surgeons' Conceptions and Misconceptions

Survey Close Date: May 1, 2017

Survey Author: Randall Drew Madison MD, Stephen Kottmeier MD, Paul Tornetta III MD

Description: Our concern is that orthopedic surgeons are not well versed with regard to the finer aspects of radiation personal protective equipment. This survey aims to find out what surgeons know and to find out what limitations there may be in their knowledge. Target Audience: all OTA members.

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

Survey Close Date: June 1, 2017

Survey Author: Michael Githens, MD & Reza Firoozabadi, MD

Description: The primary purpose of this survey is to analyze contemporary trends in management of subchondral bone defects in depressed tibial plateau fractures amongst orthopaedic traumatologists. Target Audience: all OTA members.

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

Survey Close Date: July 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.

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.






  Past Surveys

Survey Title: Orthopaedic Surgeons’ Perspectives on Gun Violence

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

Survey Title: 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

Psychosocial support systems and practice patterns in orthopaedic trauma

Jesse Hahn, MD

The Role of CT Scans for Femoral Shaft Fractures Following Gunshot Injuries

John Hwang, MD; Kenneth Koury, M.D; Mark Adams, MD; Michael Sirkin, MD; Mark Reilly,MD

Universal C-arm Language  

Heiney JP, Stirton JB, Pally E, Kreder HJ 

The Acute Management of Unstable Pelvic Fractures

Cory A Collinge MD, Eric A Barcak DO

Role of Computed Tomography Scans in Surgical Planning for Trimalleolar Fracture

Dr. Michael Bercik, Dr. Jacob Didesch, Dr. Mark Adams, Dr. Mark Reilly

Assessing the Roles of Brand Name and Generic Implants in the Current Market

Justin A. Walker, MD

Cardiothoracic Surgeon Involvement in the Management of Acute Posterior SC Dislocation

Mark J. Anders, MD

Needle Stick Survey

Daniel S. Horwitz, MD

Osteoporosis and Vitamin D Deficiency Management by Orthopaedic Surgeons

Matthew E. Deren, MD

A Survey of U.S. Orthpaedic Trauma Surgeons on Current Practices Regarding Perioprosthetic Management of Patients 

Kenneth Egol, MD

Orthopaedic Opinions in Adolescent Forearm Fracture Fixation

Amanda Whitaker, MD; Lia Lattanza, MD; Saam Morshed, MD, MPH, PhD; Colleen Sabatini, MD, MPH