Industry Sponsored Research

The Department of Orthopedics at Tufts Medical Center in Boston is engaged in a number of industry-sponsored research projects, including: 

SurgeryPal/HEAL Initiative – Sponsored by Seattle Children’s Hospital
This is a “trial to examine effectiveness of a perioperative program (SurgeryPal) to improve health functioning after spinal fusion surgery.” SurgeryPal is a web and mobile-based program that helps teens and families both pre and postoperatively deal with stress and develop coping mechanisms for pain management. TMC is acting as a referring site for Seattle Children’s’ Hospital. This has been granted IRB approval as Human Research Not Engaged
Research team: Stuart Braun, MD, Zabrina Shabin, MD

Surgical Outcomes System – Sponsored by Arthrex
This is a global registry that will monitor and evaluate the outcomes of different surgeries that are the standard of care in orthopedic and sports medicine. This will help us find out what the best treatments are for different conditions. The data that is collected will be used for research and development, quality control of products and procedures, and educating physicians. This study has been granted IRB approval
Research Team: Justin Drager, MD, Matthew Salzler, MD, Nicole Gauthier (study coordinator)

This is an multi-center, international, randomized, controlled trial to determine whether accelerated surgery for hip fracture in patients with acute myocardial injury is superior to standard care in reducing death at 90 days after randomization. This project is in its early stages, but will be grant-funded by the National Institutes of Health and the Department of Health and Human Services. Patients over the age of 45 will be evaluated for eligibility prior to obtaining informed consent for this study.