Boot Sensor Ankle

Principal Investigator: DavidRothberg
Keywords: Weight bearing , Sensor , Fracture outcomes Department: Orthopedic Surgery Operations
IRB Number: 00073982 Co Investigator: MikaylaLyman
Specialty: Orthopaedic Surgery, Orthopaedic Surgery
Sub Specialties: Foot and Ankle Surgery, Orthopaedic Trauma

Contact Information

Ami Stuart
ami.stuart@hsc.utah.edu
541-908-1522

Brief Summary

The purpose of this study is to use a novel load monitoring technology to correlate limb loading to ankle fracture outcomes. This study will collect continuous limb loading data and will provide the first objective insight into how limb loading directs fracture healing.

Inclusion Criteria

1. Patient is 18 years of age or older

2. Patient has an ankle fracture

3. Patient speaks English

4. Patient weighs between 100 and 250 pounds

5. Patient lives in close enough proximity to the the hospital to return for all appointments (~100 miles)

Exclusion Criteria

1. Patient is younger than 18 years of age

2. Patient has multiple fractures that would alter weight bearing protocol

3. Patient does not speak English

4. Patient weighs less than 100 pounds or more than 250 pounds

5. Patient does not live in close enough proximity to the hospital to return for all appointments (~>100 miles)

6. Patient has a traumatic brain injury that would make it so they cannot consent

7. Patient has diabetic neuropathy