Medical Student Research Fellowship for Summer 2007
Mentor: Maureen Finnegan
Department: Orthopedic Surgery
Project title: Patellar Tendon Ruptures in young males
Human subjects IRB approved project number (where applicable): n/a
Animal subjects IRB approved project number (where applicable):n/a
Project Type (patient-based research, animal-based research, or basic research; this characterization is only to permit a general classification for grouping similar types of projects); Patient-based
Brief Description of Project:
Retrospective review of all patellar tendon ruptures seen and repaired at UTSW from 1990 to 2005. This chart review will focus on age of patient, ethnicity, gender and mechanism of injury. No individual identifiers will be retained at any point after chart review. Patients will be identified by billing code and ICD-9 codes. The working hypothesis is that young African-American males involved in jumping activities have a higher risk of this injury.
Previous Research Activities or Publications with Medical Students:
Multiple years as MS Research Fellow Mentor at UTSW.
This study is expected to result in a published paper; it may also result in opportunities to present at National meetings.
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