Status: Enrolling by invitation
Keywords: Skeletal Traction , Knee Pain , Traction Pin , Pelvic , Acetabular , Femoral Fracture
IRB Number: 00057624
Specialty: Orthopaedic Surgery
Sub Specialties: Orthopaedic Trauma
Determine whether pin size influences the incidence and/or severity of postoperative knee pain in patients who undergo temporary skeletal traction.
Larger traction pins are associated with an increase in both the incidence and severity of postoperative knee pain.
Determine whether pin size affects musculoskeletal function in the postoperative period.
There is no difference between small and large traction pins in postoperative musculoskeletal function.
Principle Investigator: Erik Kubiak
Principle Department: Orthopedic Surgery
Inclusion criteria for the patient population under study consists of both male and female adults, at least 18 years old, who have an injury (Pelvic, acetabular, or femoral fracture) requiring temporary skeletal traction.
Exclusion criteria for the patient populations consists of those who have: