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Trauma ResearchUAB Orthopaedic Trauma Section is actively engaged in both clinical and laboratory research projects. Our research efforts are directed at improving patient care and safety, and are funded by a host of different agencies including Federal, local, and industry.

Select Publications and Grants

  • Select Publications

    Papachristos IV, Johnson JP, Giannoudis PV. Treatment of Incarcerated Impaction of Acetabular Fractures with Concomitant Osteochondral Femoral Head Fractures by Use of a Posterior Wall Osteotomy and Surgical Hip Dislocation: A Novel Technique. Journal of the American Association of Orthopaedic Surgeons. Epublication. June (2019).

    Johnson JP, Kleiner J, Goodman AD, Gil JA, Daniels AH, Hayda RA. Treatment of Femoral Neck Fractures in Patients 45 to 64 Years of Age. Injury. March (2019). 50 (3): 708-712.

    Spitler C, Nowotarski P, Swafford R, Row E, Gardner W, Kiner D
    Tranexamic Acid Use in Open Reduction and Internal Fixation of Fractures of the Pelvis, Acetabulum, and Femur: A Prospective Randomized Trial
    J Orthop Trauma 2019 August 33(8):371-376
    PMID: 30939507

    Prather JC, Montgomery T, Cone B, Quade JH, Fellows K, Devine TL, Spitler CA. Civilian Ballistic Tibia Shaft Fractures Compared with Blunt Tibia Shaft Fractures: Open or Closed? J Orthop Trauma. 2020 Oct 13.
    PMID: 33079843.

    Montgomery T, Pearson J, Agarwal A, Olinger C, Tobey D, Beebe M, McGwin G, Cichos K, Ghanem E, Spitler C, Dubose C, Quade J. Thrombin Hemostatic Matrix Reduces Heterotopic Ossification in Acetabular Fractures Fixed Through the Kocher-Langenbeck Approach. J Orthop Trauma. 2020 Sep;34(9):451-454. PMID: 32815830.

    Pitts CC, Montgomery TP, Hess MC, Smith WR, Quade JH. Reamed Versus Unreamed Intertrochanteric Femur Fractures, Is It Time? J Orthop Trauma. 2020 May;34(5):252-257. PMID: 31688435.

  • Ongoing Grants

    1) Effect of Early Weightbearing on Rehabilitation
    Principal Site Investigator: Clay Spitler
    Co-investigators: Michael Johnson, Jonathan Quade
    Site: University of Alabama at Birmingham
    Funding Source: US Department of Defense
    Site: University of Alabama at Birmingham

    2) A Prospective Study of Early Mechanical Stabilization and Bleeding in Disruption of the Pelvic Ring” (EMS-BIND)
    Principal Site Investigator: Clay A. Spitler
    Funding Source: US Department of Defense
    Site: University of Alabama at Birmingham

    3) Integrated Digital X-ray Imaging in Far Forward Trauma Environments
    Co-Principal Investigators: Clay A Spitler and Daniel Cox
    Funding Source: United States Air Force
    Site: University of Alabama at Birmingham

    4) The Role of Blood Flow Restriction Therapy in the Postop Rehabilitation of Elderly Patients with Hip Fractures
    Principal Investigator: Clay Spitler
    Funding Source: Delphi Medical
    Site: University of Alabama at Birmingham