Current Member Sponsored Surveys

 

Current Trends in the Surgical Management of Ligamentous Syndesmosis Injuries 


The Syndesmosis Study Group invites you to participate in a survey of current practices in the management of ligamentous syndesmosis injuries in athletic patients. This survey is being conducted to help us gain a better understanding of current trends in the management of ligamentous syndesmotic injuries, including surgical indications, imaging studies, preferred implants, and return to play guidelines. The results will facilitate establishment of best practices in the management of syndesmosis injuries and guide future studies. If you are a surgeon and treat ankle syndesmosis injuries as part of your practice, please complete this survey.

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Post-Operative Opioid Prescribing 


Dr. Elizabeth Matzkin from Brigham and Women’s Hospital and Dr. Christopher Shanahan from Boston Medical Center are studying orthopedic surgeon perspectives and post-operative pain management prescribing practices after ambulatory surgery. The goal is to identify factors that influence surgeon prescribing and use this new knowledge to pinpoint best clinical practices. To help us identify surgeons eligible to participate in this six-month effort we would appreciate it if you would complete the following brief screening survey.
 

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Management Options for Graft Tunnel Mismatch: A Survey of Experts in the Field 


Dr. Dax Varkey and Dr. James Fleischli of OrthoCarolina are interested in understanding techniques for managing graft tunnel mismatch during BTB ACL reconstruction in order to help surgeons more effectively and efficiently treat patients. The purpose of this survey is to identify the rate at which clinicians are encountering graft tunnel mismatch, establish what methods are most commonly utilized to treat this problem, and identify if clinician’s demographics correlate with their treatment algorithms. They plan to apply this information to guide future studies on the techniques used to understand their potential impact on patient outcomes.


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Post-operative Pain Control: An Out-patient Shoulder Arthroscopy Survey


Dr. Gregory Carolan of St Luke's Orthopaedic Specialists at St. Luke's University Hospital in Bethlehem, PA, is conducting a survey that  focuses on perioperative pain control for patients undergoing shoulder arthroscopy. If you are a surgeon who  performs shoulder arthroscopies, then we invite you to participate in this survey. This survey is being conducted in order to  compile an up-to-date account of varying perioperative pain management strategies currently being used by surgeons throughout the country. Thank you for your participation!

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Sports Medicine Physician Survey Regarding Advanced Care Practitioners (ACP)


Dr. Jennifer Beck at the Orthopaedic Institute for Children invites you to participate in a survey to evaluate the utilization of ACP, such as a Nurse Practitioner (NP) or Physician Assistant (PA), in sports medicine clinics. This survey is designed to define physician practice specifications and satisfaction with the utilization of an Advanced Care Practitioner. Similar studies evaluating physicians’ preferences and the use of Sports Medicine Advanced Care Providers have not previously been completed. Our goal is to identify preferences towards Advanced Care Providers in a Sports Medicine Clinic and outline the clinical role of an ACP in various practice settings and benefit future patient encounters and interactions with their Sports Medicine Physician and Advanced Care Providers.

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Evaluation of Glenoid Bone Loss


Drs. Drew Lansdown and Adam Yanke from Rush University Medical Center invite you to participate in a survey on estimating glenoid bone loss in shoulder instability. There are numerous different methods that are described for estimating bone loss though it is unclear how these are used in clinical practice. The purpose of this survey is to define the current practice patterns for imaging studies and estimation method for glenoid bone loss.

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Knee Arthroscopic Practices


Dr. Jonathan Gelber invites you to participate in a survey to evaluate current practices in knee arthroscopy. The current literature continues to debate meniscus repair and ACL reconstruction outcomes and therefore practices vary widely among surgeons. In addition, trends regarding equipment set-up practices have not been studied. The purpose of this survey is to identify common practices in knee arthroscopy and to evaluate if fellowship training, years in practice, or geography affect clinical practice.

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