Research - FOT North America
Foundation for Orthopedic Trauma Foundation for Orthopedic Trauma United States


Research Grants
Clinical research study proposals are solicited by FOT on an annual basis.

Guidelines for these studies:

  • Must be in the field of Orthopedic Trauma
  • Must have evidence-based design to answer a controversial treatment issue with sufficient patients to reach significance

 Important information: Application Deadline: May 1

  1. Research Grants are available for basic science or clinical research
  2. Maximum award is $20,000 for one year with the exception of multicenter studies ($30,000)
  3. FOT does not pay indirect institutional costs
  4. Grant applications should be concise, well-organized, and readable
  5. If selected, grant recipients agree to present their data at the FOT Annual Meeting
  6. IRB must be in place or submitted for funding to occur

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2021 Grant Recipients:

  • Biomechanical Evaluation of Plate – Nail Fixation Constructs in Proximal Tibia Fractures. PI-Scolaro, Co-PI Lai
  • Systemic Immune Dysregulation in Patients with Severe Tibia Fractures. PI-Hernandez-Irizarry
  • Nerve-Artery Interposition for Neuroma Prevention. PI-Watson, Co-PI’s Dhawan;Gagyi, Ragsdale
  • The use of external beam radiation therapy for heterotopic ossification prophylaxis after surgical fixation of acetabular fractures: a multi-center randomized controlled trial. PI-Pollak, CO-PI’s,Boissonneault;O’Toole
  • The Role of Blood Flow Restriction Therapy in the Postop Rehabilitation of Older Adult Patients (age >65) with Hip Fractures: A Randomized Controlled Pilot Study. PI-Spitler

2020 Grant Recipients:

  • Silver Carboxylate Eluting Titanium Dioxide-Polidmethyl Siloxane Antimicrobial as an Effective Wound Care antimicrobial against Biofilm- Forming Antiobiotic-resistant Baceteria and Persister Cells. PI Born, Co- PI Garcia
  • Local Multimodal Injection vs. Single Shot Regional Anesthesia for Pain control in Rotational Ankle fractures: A Prospective, Randomized, Controlled trial. PI: Haller, Co-PI Marchand
  • Weight Bearing After Geriatric Femur Fractures: A Prospective, Objective Analysis of Population Norms and Predictors of Delayed Progression. PI: Gardner
  • Outcomes of Femoral Neck Nonunion Surgery: A Radiographic and Gait Analysis. PI: Beltran, Co-PI: Collinge
  • Does the Use of Broad-Spectrum Antibiotic Powder on Initial Presentation of Grade III Open lower extremity fractures in the emergency Department Prior to Surgery reduce infection rates and need for return to Operating Room for Revision Surgery within Six months of Injury? PI-Mir
  • Does Intraoperative Fluid Pooling at the end of drapes during lower extremity surgery lead to the introduction of Novel Bacteria to the Surgical Field? PI: Seligson Co-PI-Likine
  • Optimizing the Disinfection of Devitilized Bone for Retained Use in Open Fractures: An In Vitro Study. PI: Ricci Co-PI’s Dvoszhinksy, Wellman

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