The following are current projects in progress for the Foot and Ankle group:
- Ankle Stiffness after Malleolar Fracture: A Study of Incidence and Predictive Factors. (2014 –Present)
This cohort study is examining what factors are associated with developing ankle stiffness following an ankle fracture. We are also evaluating the current postoperative management of these fractures. This study is funded by Workers Compensation Board of Alberta (WCB-AB).
- Reported Satisfaction with Access to Foot and Ankle Orthopaedic Surgeons in Edmonton: A Before and After Evaluation of a Central Intake Referral Process. (2013- Present)
This survey study is evaluating primary care physicians’ perceptions of the access their patients have to timely and appropriate care for foot and ankle conditions. The first survey was done prior to implementation of a central intake process for ankle referrals. The second survey will occur six to 12 months after implementation of this new referral process.
- 3D Analysis of the Volume and Shape of the Talus (2013-Present)
This large-population study seeks to characterize the volume and shape of talus bones. The primary purpose of this research is to enhance knowledge about this bone in preparation for developing a talar prosthesis and novel methods to enhance treatment of talus bone injuries.