LC1- (III)

Overview

Status: Enrolling by invitation
Keywords: LC-1 , lateral compression type 1 , pelvic fractures
IRB Number: 00067757
Specialty: Orthopaedic Surgery, Orthopaedic Surgery
Sub Specialties: Orthopaedic Trauma

Brief Summary

 

Lateral compression type 1 (LC-1) pelvic fractures represent a heterogeneous collection of injuries. There exists little agreement amongst traumatologists with respect to treatment in the middle of the stability spectrum. This has lead some authors to suggest a role for manipulation under anesthesia to determine which injuries are best treated with fixation and those best treated without. There exist no objective criteria with respect to displacement or force to guide operative decision to surgically stabilize the pelvis or not. We hypothesize that there is exists a force displacement relationship that surgeons use to determine stability. Using a force sensor and a background reference grid we seek to objectively characterize this force/displacement relationship. 

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

Contact Information

Name:Kirby Corbey
Phone: 801-213-3366
Email: kirby.corbey@hsc.utah.edu

Inclusion Criteria

Any patient, 18 years or older, who speaks English and has had surgery for an LC1 fracture will be included. 

Exclusion Criteria

Non english speaking patients who are younger than 18 years of age and have history of pelvis fracture/injury will be excluded.