Research & Publications

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Metrc is the Major Extremity Trauma Research Consortium working to improve patient outcomes through worldwide collaborative research.  Dr Crichlow is a site investigator and active participant in the this research consortium.  

Here is a detailed description from their website ( 


Complications of Anterior Subcutaneous Internal Fixation for Unstable Pelvis Fractures: A Mutlicenter Study. Symposium: Disruptions of the Pelvic Ring: An Update. Vaidya R, Kubiak EN, Bergin PF, Dombroski DF, Crichlow RJ, Sethi A,  Starr AJ. Clinical Orthopaedics and Related Research. 470(8): August 2012 

The Authors Respond. Letter to the editor. Crichlow, RJ. Journal of Orthopaedic Trauma: 24(10): 95-97, October 2010

Appropriateness of Patient Transfer With Associated Orthopaedic Injuries to a Level I Trauma Center. Crichlow RJ, Zeni A, Reveal G, Kuhl M,  Heisler J, Kaehr D, Vijay P, Musapatika DL. Journal of Orthopaedic Trauma. 24(6):331-335, June 2010. 

Complications associated with the posterolateral approach for pilon fractures. Bhattacharryya T, Crichlow RJ, Gobezie RG, Vrahas MS. Journal of Orthopaedic Trauma 2006 Feb;20(2):104-7 

Depression in Orthopaedic Trauma Patients: Prevalence and Severity. Crichlow RJ, Andres PL, Morrison SM, Haley SM, Vrahas MS. Journal of Bone and Joint Surgery. 2006 Sept;88-A(9) : 1927-1933

Depression in Orthopaedic Trauma Patients. Crichlow RJ, Vrahas MS. AO Dialogue 2006 ; 3/06: 17-18


An evidence based review of Glucosamine conducted by the Natural Standard research -Collaboration. Journal of Complementary and Integrative Medicine 2005: Vol 3 ; Iss. 1, Article 1.


“Chapter 6: Bone Physiology”, Concepts in Medical Physiology, 2005, Seifter J, Ratner A, Sloane D Eds.


Hecht AC, Scott DL, Crichlow R, Hornicek FJ, Pedlow FX. “Metastatic Disease”, The Adult and Pediatric Spine, 2003, 3rd Edition Frymoyer JW, Wiesel SW Eds.


Guest editorial, Toronto Star (circulation 450,000), 7/10/2002, “Steroids are Ruining Baseball”


American Osteopathic Postgraduate Seminar 2013 Trauma Symposium Presentations:  (1)Pelvic Fractures: Treat or Transfer  (2) Novel Positioning for Lower Extremity Nailing. 2.    AAOS Paper Presentation 2012:  Indications and Outcomes of Anterior Subcutaneous Fixator (InFIx) in Pelvis Fractures: A Multicenter Study. Vaidya R, Kubiak E, Bergin PF, Dombrowski DG, Crichlow RJ, Sethi A, Starr AJ. 3.      AAOS Poster Presentation 2012:  Outcomes of Conservative Management of Pelvic Ring Injuries, Crichlow RJ, Davis JJ, Scheid DK, Watts M, Stone M, Musapatika, MS 4.     AAOS Poster Presentation 2011: Appropriateness of Patient Transfer with Associated Orthopaedic Injuries to a Level-I Trauma Center.      Renn Crichlow, MD; Amer Zeni, MD; Greg Reveal, MD; Mitch Kuhl, DO; Jason Heisler, DO; David Kaehr, MD;Palaniswamy Vijay, PhD; Dana Musapatika, MS, MSc 5.     AAOS Poster Presentation 2009: Outcomes in Intramedullary Nailing and Locked Internal Fixation of Supracondylar Femur Fractures, Renn J Crichlow, MD, David M Kaehr, MD, Timothy G Weber, MD,  Chelsie Baughman, Elizabeth McCarty, Palaniswamy Vijay, PhD, Amer Zeni, MD


OTA Podium Presentation 2008: Appropriateness of Patient Transfer with Associated Orthopedic Injuries to Level-I Trauma Center, Renn J. Crichlow, MD, Amer Zeni, MD, Greg Reveal, MD, Mitch Kuhl, MD, Jason Heisler, DO, David Kaehr, MD, Palaniswamy Vijay, PhD


OTA Poster Presentation 2008: The effect of Piriformis versus Tronchanteric Portal on Hip Muscle Strength. A randomized Prospective Study. Timothy G Weber MD, Renn J Crichlow MD, David S. Brokaw, Gregory Dikos, Marcus Stone, Tabitha Williams, Palaniswamy Vijay, PhD


OTA Poster Presentation 2007: Conservative Management of Pelvic Ring Injuries, Crichlow RJ, Davis JJ, Scheid DK, Watts M, Stone M.


AAOS Specialty Day Orthopaedic Rehabilitation Association, Podium Presentation, 2006: “Depression in Orthopaedic Trauma Patients: Prevalence and Severity.”


Eastern Association for the Surgery of Trauma, Poster Presentation 2006: “Immediate Operative Stabilization of Unstable Pelvic Ring Injuries at Time of Emergent Exploratory Laparotomy: A Series of  36 cases”  Crichlow RJ, Nascone J,  Sciadini M, Graf K, Turen C, Scalea TM


Eastern Orthopaedic Association, Podium Presentation 2005: “Immediate Operative Stabilization of Unstable Pelvic Ring Injuries at Time of Emergent Exploratory Laparotomy: A Series of  36 cases” Crichlow RJ, Nascone J,  Sciadini M, Graf K, Turen C, Scalea TM


AAOS Poster Presentation 2004: “Tibial Pilon Fractures Treated via Posterolateral Approach” Crichlow RJ, Vrahas MS, Gobezie RG, Ponce B.


AAOS Poster Presentation 2004: “Nonunion of the tibia with posterolateral approach and ORIF” Crichlow RJ, Vrahas MS, Ponce B, Gobezie RG.



Member Military Extremity Trauma Research Consortium (METRC)

·       METRC is a collaboration between 13 Core Orthopaedic Trauma Centers including Maryland Shock Trauma, Harborview, Parkland, Tampa, Johns Hopkins, Carolinas Medical Center and others around the country

·       This consortium has received greater than 60 million dollars in grants to study high energy lower extremity trauma

·       Member Steering Committee 2009-2013

·       PI for METRC primary core clinical site at Methodist Hospital 2009-2013

·       PI for METRC Satellite Center St Vincent’s Indianapolis 2013-present

·       Member FIXIT protocol committee

o   FIXIT: A Prospective Randomized Trial to Assess Fixation Strategies for Severe Open Tibia Fractures: Modern Ring External Fixators or Internal Fixation with Intramedullary Nails or Plates.

·       Previous Member TCCI  protocol committee

o   Improving Activity and Quality of Life Following Lower Extremity Trauma: The Trauma Collaborative Care Intervention

Biomechanical Analysis of Augmented Plate Fixation for the Treatment of Vertical Shear Pauwels III Femoral Neck Fractures.

·       Biomechanical analysis of novel method of femoral neck fixation

·       Manuscript in review at JOT

Clinical prediction of Non-Union by Trauma Surgeons

·       Paper to examine ability of surgeons to predict non union in their own patients.

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