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Clinical and Investigative Orthopedics Surgery Unit
A radiograph of an atypical femur fracture. Internal fixation
with an intramedullary nail is shown along with plans
for measurement of fracture geometry.
Our group studies the outcomes of many important orthopaedic conditions. We are using large clinical databases to study rare femur fractures, uncommon hip infections, and novel fracture treatments. The goal is to provide clinical insight into conditions that cannot be studied in traditional clinical studies.
We are also interested in atypical fractures of the femur. We are currently recruiting for a clinical trial in which we screen long-term bisphosphonate users for the radiographic markers of atypical femur fractures. The study is designed to determine who is at risk, and to further our understanding of the biology of these rare fractures. For further details on this study please click here.
We are also interested in a rare bone disease called melorheostosis. Patients with melorheostosis develop slow growing bone lesions for unknown reasons. A peculiar anatomic distribution pattern similar to dermatomes is often seen.
Wang Z, Ward MM, Chan L, Bhattacharyya T. Adherence to oral bisphosphonates and the risk of subtrochanteric and femoral shaft fractures among female medicare beneficiaries. Osteoporos Int. 2014 Aug;25(8):2109-16. doi: 10.1007/s00198-014-2738-x. Epub 2014 May 21.
Chen F, Wang Z, Bhattacharyya T. Absence of femoral cortical thickening in long-term bisphosphonate users: implications for atypical femur fractures. Bone. 2014 May;62:64-6. doi: 10.1016/j.bone.2014.01.011. Epub 2014 Jan 25.
Wang Z, Anderson FA Jr, Ward M, Bhattacharyya T. Surgical Site Infections and Other Postoperative Complications following Prophylactic Anticoagulation in Total Joint Arthroplasty. PLoS One. 2014 Apr 9;9(4):e91755. doi: 10.1371/journal.pone.0091755. eCollection 2014.
Wang Z, Chen F, Ward M, Bhattacharyya T. Compliance with surgical care improvement project measures and hospital-associated infections following hip arthroplasty. J Bone Joint Surg Am. 2012 Aug 1;94(15):1359-66.
Bhattacharyya T. Commentary on an article by Hannu T. Aro, MD, PhD, et al.: "Recombinant human bone morphogenetic protein-2: a randomized trial in open tibial fractures treated with reamed nail fixation". J Bone Joint Surg Am. 2011 May 4;93(9):e50.
Wang Z, Bhattacharyya T. Trends in incidence of subtrochanteric fragility fractures and bisphosphonate use among the US elderly, 1996-2007. J Bone Miner Res. 2011 Mar;26(3):553-60. doi: 10.1002/jbmr.233.
Bhattacharyya T, Freiberg AA, Mehta P, Katz JN, Ferris T. Measuring the report card: the validity of pay-for-performance metrics in orthopedic surgery. Health Aff (Millwood). 2009 Mar-Apr;28(2):526-32.See extended list of publications
Updated April 23, 2015