Skeletal Traction


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

Brief Summary


Objective #1:

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.

Principal Investigator: Erik Kubiak
Department: Orthopedic Surgery
Co Investigator:

Contact Information

Name:Nousheen Alasti
Phone: 801-587-5488

Inclusion Criteria

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

Exclusion criteria for the patient populations consists of those who have:

  1. Neurovascular compromise.
  2. Ipsilateral fractures presenting contraindication to skeletal traction
  3. Patients who are non-ambulatory.
  4. Patients less than 18 years of age.
  5. Patients who do not speak English.
  6. Ipsilateral ligamentous knee injury