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HSS Research Institute

Removal of Volar Plates after Distal Radius Fracture

IRB Number: 28123
(inactive trial)

Institutional Review Board, Hospital for Special Surgery

December 04, 2009

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Principal Investigator

Michelle G. Carlson, MD


Aaron Daluiski, MD
Robert N. Hotchkiss, MD
Andrew J. Weiland, MD
Scott W. Wolfe, MD
Cassie Gyuricza, MD
Krystle A. Hearns, MA


This is a limited case series.  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 of the principal and co investigators who had a diagnosis of distal
radius fracture and had a Volar plate removed due to pain/tenderness/or other
symptoms.  Complications related to hardware removal, relief of patient
symptoms/pain, and practical instructions for surgical technique leading to easier

Inclusion/Exclusion Criteria

N/A – we are not actively recruiting subjects.

Contact Information

Krystle Hearns MA, Co-Director of Research, CHArm Center