Patient level value analysis

Patient Level Value Analysis (PLVA): An Innovative Approach to Optimize Care Delivery

Developed a patient level value analysis model using ankle fracture care as a pilot condition.

Quantified the care received for each patient and determined the value of care delivered by each individual provider.

Early weight bearing

Immediate Weight Bearing After Operative Treatment of Bimalleolar and Trimalleolar Ankle Fractures: Faster Return to Work

Identified if early weight bearing patients with bimalleolar and trimalleolar ankle fractures resulted in faster return to work.

Immediate weight bearing protocol led to faster return to work in patients with high demand jobs.

open fracture care

Acute Treatment of Open Foot and Ankle Fractures Using a Bio-Artificial Dermal Regeneration Template and Split-Thickness Skin Grafting

Evaluated whether or not utilization of dermal regeneration templates in an acute setting can reduce operative time, cost of care, inpatient stay, re-operation, and elimination of donor site morbidity.

Dermal regeneration templates are a cost effective way to manage soft tissue defects in lower extremity open fractures.