Research

Pre-operative Identifiers Indicating Surgical Intervention for Wrist Deformity in Cerebral Palsy

IRB Number: 26095
(trial not enrolling new patients)

Institutional Review Board, Hospital for Special Surgery

December 04, 2009

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Principal Investigator

Michelle G. Carlson, MD

Co-Investigators

Krystle A. Hearns, MA
Christopher Dy, MD
Lorene Janowski, Occupational Therapist

Summary

As subject population will be determined via retrospective chart review, we are not actively recruiting subjects.

Data will be collected by the co-investigators through a retrospective chart review
of all patients with wrist flexion deformities secondary to cerebral palsy, who
have undergone corrective surgery performed by the primary investigator. 
Specifically, outcomes of wrist tendon lengthenings, wrist tendon transfers, and
wrist fusions will be investigated.  Pre and post-operative elbow range of motion,
and hand function will be compared.

Inclusion/Exclusion Criteria

N/A we are not actively recruiting subjects.

Contact Information

Krystle Hearns MA, Co-Director of Research, CHArm Center
hearnsk@hss.edu
212.774.7519



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