Risk Factors Related to Failure Study
Calling all CWIS members!
If you have been following some of the Slack discussion in the past few months, you have likely noticed a thread about plates/screws becoming dislodged post-operatively and/or plates fracturing after implantation. Essentially, any hardware failure that requires explantation or results in an outcome that is "less than perfect".
This has generated two projects moving forward, including a retrospective review of patient charts as well as a prospective study in 2018. Both projects would be focused on determining the frequency of these occurrences, as well as potential risk factors related to plates, techniques, patients, and injury patterns in these scenarios.
This effort will be led by Babak Sarani, MD, FACS, FCCM from the CWIS Research Committee. Dr. Sarani is an actively practicing surgeon at George Washington University Hospital (GWUH) who holds board certification in both critical care surgery and general surgery as well as holding an Associate Professorship at the George Washington University School of Medicine and Health Sciences. His research interests include rapid response systems, measuring and optimizing teamwork and communication in time-critical events, measurement of coagulopathy following injury, and reconstruction of the chest following severe injury.