Clinical Trials

Dr. Jeffrey Sawyer, who specializes in pediatric orthopaedics, is participating in several clinical trials. His research involves studies of:

  • Pediatric OrthopaedicChildren with severe scoliosis treated with VEPTR (Vertical Expandable Prosthetic Titanium Rib) to correct rib deformities
  • ATV-related injuries in children and the types of injuries and complications that occur
  • Children involved in motor vehicle accidents to see if obesity and age play a role in injury patterns
  • Spondylolysis

Thumb Joint

Dr. James Calandruccio, a hand specialist, is leading a clinical study of outcomes on patients having undergone a fusion of the thumb metacarpophalangeal (MP) joint. The goal of this study is to report the results of a tension-band technique for this procedure to assist surgeons with educating patients on the anticipated results of the thumb MP joint fusion.

Dr. Edward Perez, who specializes in trauma surgery, is participating in several clinical trials, including the study of two types of surgical treatments to determine the best way to repair distal femur fractures and proximal tibia fractures using intramedullary nails and locking plates.

The results of a clinical trial conducted by Campbell Clinic total joint surgeon, Dr John Crockarell, was published recently in the Journal of Arthroplasty. The objective of the study was to evaluate the results for patients who had the Genesis 2 total knee implant for an average of just over six years. The implant, put into 224 knees, performed well for patients and did not require additional surgeries. The patients did require a tendon release when the knee was implanted more frequently than described in earlier studies.

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