Boot Sensor Ankle

Overview

Status: Not yet recruiting
Keywords: Weight bearing , Sensor , Fracture outcomes
IRB Number: 00073982
Specialty: Orthopaedic Surgery, Orthopaedic Surgery
Sub Specialties: Foot and Ankle Surgery, Orthopaedic Trauma

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.

Principal Investigator: Erik Kubiak
Department: Orthopedic Surgery
Co Investigator: Mikayla Lyman
Co Investigator: Ami Stuart
Co Investigator: Erik Kubiak

Contact Information

Name:Ami Stuart
Phone: 8015875440
Email: ami.stuart@hsc.utah.edu

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