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The Military Orthopedic Trauma Registry: The potential of a specialty specific process improvement tool.

J Trauma Acute Care Surg 2016 11;81(5 Suppl 2 Proceedings of the 2015 Military Health System Research Symposium):S100-S103

From the Department of Orthopaedic Surgery (J.C.R.), US Army Institute of Surgical Research and San Antonio Military Medical Center, JBSA Fort Sam Houston, Texas; US Army Institute of Surgical Research (R.M.G.), JBSA Fort Sam Houston, Texas; Joint Trauma System (M.A.S.), JBSA Fort Sam Houston, Texas; and Department of Orthopaedic Surgery (A.E.J.), San Antonio Military Medical Center, JBSA Fort Sam Houston, Texas.

Background: The Military Orthopaedic Trauma Registry (MOTR) was designed to replicate the Department of Defense Trauma Registry's (DoDTR's) role as pillar for data-driven management of extremity war wounds. The MOTR continuously undergoes quality assurance checks to optimize the registry data for future quality improvement efforts. We conducted a quality assurance survey of MOTR entrants to determine if a simple MOTR data pull could provide robust orthopedic-specific information toward the question of causes for late amputation. Read More

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November 2016

Direct Visualisation of the Depth-Dependent Mechanical Properties of Full-Thickness Articular Cartilage.

Open J Orthop 2012 Jun;2

Department of Physics, Oakland University, Rochester MI, USA 48309, Tel: 001-248-370-3420, ,

Objective: The structural anisotropy of articular cartilage controls its deformation response. As proteoglycans and collagen vary with depth, simple uniaxial compression results in inhomogeneous deformation with distinct depth-dependent mechanical properties. Investigations into depth-dependent mechanical properties of articular cartilage have previously required tissue modification after specimen isolation. Read More

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