Pathomechanics of Post Traumatic OA Development in the Military Following Articular Fracture
Technical Report,30 Sep 2015,29 Sep 2018
The Geneva Foundation Tacoma United States
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The objective of the proposed research is to develop new models for predicting the risk of post-traumatic osteoarthritis PTOA following intra-articular fracture IAF by examining pre- and post-treatment CT data from patients with combat-related IAFs to measure fracture severity and post-reduction contact stress exposure. This study is being conducted in collaboration with the University of Iowa PI Donald Anderson, PhD who is conducting these calculations on patients identified at the U.S. Army Institute of Surgical Research. A total of 70 subjects were included in the study with 112 fractures. As of the end of the reporting period, the protocol is closed at the partnering PI site. Our partners at the U of Iowa continue to work on related efforts in civilian trauma patients to refine the measuring techniques. The military subjects have posed some unique challenges in terms of availability of radiographs required however military and civilian trauma data combined still promise robust knowledge products.
- Anatomy and Physiology