2015 Grants


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OTA 2015 Member Full Awarded Grants:

Title: Treatment of Periprosthetic Distal Femur Fractures:  A Randomized Controlled Trial of Locking Plate Osteosynthesis versus Retrograde Intramedullary Nailing
PI:  Aaron Nauth, MD, FRCSC
Co-PI:  Emil Schemitsch, MD, FRCSC
Awarded Funds: $78,749
Funded by: Zimmer/OTA

Title: Registry for Orthopaedic Trauma in Children (ROTC)
PI:  Kelly VanderHave, MD
Co-PI:  n/a
Awarded Funds: $79,495
Funded by: Cardinal/OTA

Title: Bone Regeneration in Spaceflight
PI:  Melissa Kacena, PhD
Co-PI: Todd McKinley, MD
Awarded Funds: $50,000
Funded by: OTA

Title: Suppression of Trauma-Induced Systemic Inflammation
PI:  Dominik Haudenschild, PhD
Co-PI:  Mark Lee, MD
Awarded Funds: $50,000
Funded by: Synthes/OTA

Title: The Use of Thrombopoietin with Autologous Minced Muscle Grafts for the Repair of Volumetric Muscle Loss
PI:  Benjamin Corona, PhD
Co-PI:  Todd McKinley, MD
Awarded Funds: $50,000
Funded by:  OTA

Title: The Ossabaw Pig as a Musculoskeletal Model for Type II Diabetes
PI:  Robert Welch, DVM, PhD
Co-PI:  Adam Starr, MD
Awarded Funds:  $47,874
Funded by:  OTA

Title: A Prospective Randomized Multi-Center Study to Compare Open Reduction, TightRope Fixation (OT) versus Open Screw Fixation (OS) of the Tibio-Fibular Syndesmosis

PI:  David Sanders, MD
Co-PI: Abdel-Rahman Lawendy,MD 
Awarded Funds:  $100,000
Funded by:  Artrex, Inc.

Title: Comparison of Study Results Between the National Trauma Data Bank (NTDB) and Trauma Quality Improvement Program (TQIP):  A Study of Femoral Diaphyseal Fractures
PI:  Jonathan Grauer, MD
Co-PI:  Michael Leslie, DO

Awarded Funds:  $3,850
Funded by:  OTA

Title:  Trauma Centers and Socioeconomic Status:  Is the Mortality Benefit of Trauma Center Treatment Maintained Across Socioeconomic Strata
PI:  Erik McDonald, MD
Co-PI:  Saam Morshed, MD, PhD, MPH\
Awarded Funds:  $16,870
Funded by:  OTA

OTA 2015 Resident Awarded Grants:

Title:  What is the Effect of Antibiotic-Impregnated Bone Cement Spacers in the Healing Process of Large Bone Defects as Part of the Masquelet Technique?
PI:  Evan Watts, MD
Co-PI:  Emil Schemitsch, MD
Awarded Amount:  $20,000
Funded by: OTA

Title:  Bioelectrical Impedance in the Assessment of Fracture Healing
PI:  Anthony Shyn Ding, MD
Co-PI:  Meir Marmor, MD
Awarded Amount:  $20,000
Funded by: OTA

Title:  Tension Plate Versus Cannulated Anterior Tension Band Fixation for Patella Fractures:  A Biomechanical Study
PI:  Daniel Elkin, MD
Co-PI:  Michael SirkinMD
Awarded Amount:  $17,967
Fundy by:  FOT/OTA

Title:  A Retrospective Cohort Study of Short and  Long-Term Reoperation Rates After Proximal Humerus Fracture Management in the Elderly
PI:  Marissa E. Bonyun, MD, MEd
Co-PI:  Michael D. McKee, MD, FRCSC
Awarded Amount: $19,600
Funded by: FOT/OTA

Title:  Frailty, Sarcopenia and Outcomes in Orthopaedic Trauma Patients
PI:  Basel Touban, MD
Co-PI:  Mark Anders, MD
Awarded Amount:  $9,757
Funded by:  OTA

Title:  The Biomechanics of Fixation via the Modified Stoppa Approach vs. the Posterior Approach for Management of Acetabular Fractures with ORIF and Acute THA in the Elderly
Principal Investigator:  Joel Moktar, MD
Co-Investigator:  Radovan Zdero, PhD
Amount Funded:  $20,000
Grant Funded by:  OTA

Title: Tracking Longitudinal Radiation Exposure in Orthopaedic Surgeons and Orthopaedic Residents: What Dose Are We Getting?
Principal Investigator:  Elizabeth B. Gausden, MD
Co-Investigator:  Joseph M. Lane, MD
Amount Funded:  $10,000
Grant Funded by: OTA

Title:  Contributing Factors to Short and Long-Term Reoperation After Surgical Treatment of Ankle Fracture
Principal Investigator:  Thomas Zochowski, MD, MSc
Co-Investigator: Andrea Veljkovic, MD, 
Amount Funded:  $18,500
Grant Funded by: OTA

Title:  What is the Optimal Timing for Cessation of Smoking to Reduce the Impact on Bone Healing?
Principal Investigator: 
Jeremy Truntzer, MD

Co-Investigator:  Christopher Born, MD
Amount Funded: $20,000
Grant Funded by: OTA

Title:  Does Early Platelet Rich Plasma Injection Decrease the Risk of Post-Traumatic Arthritis in Pilon Fractures Undergoing Two-Staged Open Reduction and Internal Fixation?
Principal Investigator: 
Christopher R. James, MD

Co-Investigator:  Brett Crist, 
Amount Funded: $20,000
Grant Funded by: OTA

Title:  Accuracy and Reliability of Using Fluoroscopic Landmarks to Control Tibial Rotation During Intramedullary Fixation of Tibial Shaft Fractures
Principal Investigator: 
Calvin L. Schlepp, MD

Co-Investigator:  David Barei, MD
Amount Funded: $16,000
Grant Funded by: OTA

Title: The Severity of Compartment Syndrome-Associated Microvascular Dysfunction May Be Diminished by the Neutralization of Pro-Inflammatory Cytokines
Principal Investigator: 
Erin Donohoe, MD

Co-Investigator:  Abdel-Rahman Lawendy, MD
Amount Funded: $20,000
Grant Funded by: OTA

Title:  A Novel Macrophage Targeting MRI Contrast Molecule for Diagnosis of Chronic Posttraumatic Osteomyelitis
Principal Investigator: 
Joshua Li, MD, PhD

Co-Investigator:  David B. Weiss, MD
Amount Funded: $20,000
Grant Funded by: OTA