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Pre-operative Identifiers Indicating Surgical Intervention for Elbow Flexion Deformity in Children and Adolescents Who Have Suffered a Brain Injury at a Young Age

IRB Number: 27023

November 13, 2009

Institutional Review Board, Hospital for Special Surgery

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Principal Investigator

Michelle G. Carlson, MD


Krystle A. Hearns, MA


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 elbow flexion deformities secondary to cerebral palsy, who
have undergone corrective elbow surgery performed by the primary investigator. 
Specifically, outcomes of fractional lengthening and full elbow release procedures
will be investigated.  Pre and post-operative elbow range of motion, angle during
ambulation 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