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Research Expertise & Professional Interests Dr. Paul Tornetta is Chief and Chair, Professor and Residency Program Director in the Department of Orthopaedic Surgery at Boston University School of Medicine and the Director of Orthopaedic Trauma for the Boston Medical Center. Dr. Tornetta received his bachelor’s degree in chemistry and mathematics from Franklin and Marshall College in Lancaster, Penn. He earned his medical degree from SUNY-Health Science Center at Brooklyn (NY), where he also completed his internship and residency in orthopaedic surgery, followed by a fellowship in Acetabular/Pelvic Fractures at the Hospital of the Good Samaritan in Los Angeles under Joel Matta, MD. Dr. Tornetta has expertise in multicenter trials and trial methodology, serving on the executive committees of the SPRINT, FAITH, TRUST, and FLOW trials. He leads the Orthopaedic Trauma Research Consortium and was on the executive committee of the department of defense funded METRC consortium. He has lectured extensively worldwide on orthopaedic trauma, evidence-based literature application, and education. He has served on the faculty of more than 250 American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgery (AAOS) CME, Orthopaedic Trauma Association (OTA) and international symposia and skills courses as well as developing new educational programs for these organizations. An author of more than 250 peer-reviewed publications, Dr. Tornetta is also a lead editor for Rockwood and Green’s textbook on fracture care (an industry standard) and an editor of multiple other textbooks and textbook series. He has contributed to the field with the development of new surgical techniques as well as implants. Dr. Tornetta has served many roles for national and international orthopaedic associations. He has been the chair of multiple committees, served on the board, and is the incoming chair of the Council on Education for the AAOS, is a past president of the OTA and was an American British Canadian (ABC) traveling fellow. The recipient of numerous awards and honors, including the Orthopaedic Research and Education Foundation clinical research award, several BUSM Robert E. Leach Resident Teaching Awards and OTA Bovill Awards, Dr. Tornetta has been named a Castle Connolly Top Doctor every year since 1999 and Boston Magazine Top Doc since 2006.

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Concept Craniocerebral Trauma
Concept Multiple Trauma
Concept Trauma Centers
Concept Wounds and Injuries
Concept Trauma Severity Indices
Concept Trauma, Nervous System
Academic Article Vascular compromise after intramedullary nailing of the tibia: a case report.
Academic Article Anterograde interlocked nailing of distal femoral fractures after gunshot wounds.
Academic Article Pilon fractures: treatment with combined internal and external fixation.
Academic Article Femur fractures caused by gunshots: treatment by immediate reamed intramedullary nailing.
Academic Article Open reduction and internal fixation of the calcaneus using minifragment plates.
Academic Article Compartment pressures during nonreamed tibial nailing without traction.
Academic Article The treatment of femoral shaft fractures using intramedullary interlocked nails with and without intramedullary reaming: a preliminary report.
Academic Article Open fractures of the humerus treated with external fixation.
Academic Article Amputation versus limb salvage.
Academic Article Damage control for devastating pelvic and extremity injuries.
Academic Article Intraarticular findings after gunshot wounds through the knee.
Academic Article Neurologic and vascular structures at risk during anterior-posterior locking of retrograde femoral nails.
Academic Article Intraarticular anatomic risks of tibial nailing.
Academic Article Orthopaedic trauma education: visions for the future through the OTA. Orthopaedic Trauma Association.
Academic Article Guidelines for orthopaedic trauma fellowships. Orthopaedic Trauma Association, Fellowship and Career Choices Committee.
Academic Article Resident education curriculum for orthopaedic trauma. Orthopaedic Trauma Association, Fellowship and Career Choices Committee.
Academic Article Publication rates for the scientific sessions of the OTA. Orthopaedic Trauma Association.
Academic Article The Essex-Lopresti reduction for calcaneal fractures revisited.
Academic Article Morbidity and mortality in elderly trauma patients.
Academic Article Reamed versus nonreamed anterograde femoral nailing.
Academic Article Tension wire position for hybrid external fixation of the proximal tibia.
Academic Article Lag screw only fixation of the lateral malleolus.
Academic Article Superior gluteal artery in the extended iliofemoral approach.
Academic Article Tibial portal placement: the radiographic correlate of the anatomic safe zone.
Academic Article Ankle fracture.
Academic Article Marginal plafond impaction in association with supination-adduction ankle fractures: a report of eight cases.
Academic Article Intraarticular distal radius fracture.
Academic Article Trimalleolar ankle fracture.
Academic Article Effect of continuous versus dichotomous outcome variables on study power when sample sizes of orthopaedic randomized trials are small.
Academic Article Arthroscopic elevation with grafting.
Academic Article A lack of consensus in the assessment of fracture healing among orthopaedic surgeons.
Academic Article Distal radius fracture.
Academic Article Current practice in the intramedullary nailing of tibial shaft fractures: an international survey.
Academic Article Anatomic assessment of the proper insertion site for a tibial intramedullary nail.
Academic Article Type-II error rates (beta errors) of randomized trials in orthopaedic trauma.
Academic Article Percutaneous pin placement in the medial calcaneus: is anywhere safe?
Academic Article Biomechanical consequences of secondary congruence after both-column acetabular fracture.
Academic Article Acetabular fracture/dislocation.
Academic Article Subtrochanteric femur fracture.
Academic Article Gluteus medius tendon injury during reaming for gamma nail insertion.
Academic Article Femoral neck/shaft fracture.
Academic Article Lateral condyle fractures.
Academic Article Displaced lateral condyle fractures of the distal humerus.
Academic Article Predictors of reoperation following operative management of fractures of the tibial shaft.
Academic Article Skeletal injury patterns in older females.
Academic Article Elbow injury.
Academic Article Hierarchy of evidence: differences in results between non-randomized studies and randomized trials in patients with femoral neck fractures.
Academic Article Limiting loss to follow-up in a multicenter randomized trial in orthopedic surgery.
Academic Article Interrater reliability in grading abstracts for the orthopaedic trauma association.
Academic Article Percutaneous pin placement in the medial calcaneus: is anywhere safe?
Academic Article Expected outcomes after pelvic ring injury.
Academic Article Acute care surgery.
Academic Article Intramedullary nailing following external fixation in femoral and tibial shaft fractures.
Academic Article Standard multiplanar fluoroscopy versus a fluoroscopically based navigation system for the percutaneous insertion of iliosacral screws: a cadaver model.
Academic Article Displaced intra-articular calcaneal fractures.
Academic Article Musculoskeletal manifestations of physical abuse after intimate partner violence.
Academic Article Diastolic blood pressure in patients with tibia fractures under anaesthesia: implications for the diagnosis of compartment syndrome.
Academic Article Management of displaced ankle fractures.
Academic Article Syndesmotic instability in Weber B ankle fractures: a clinical evaluation.
Academic Article The orthopaedic trauma literature: an evaluation of statistically significant findings in orthopaedic trauma randomized trials.
Academic Article Open fractures of the tibia treated by immediate intramedullary tibial nail insertion without reaming: a prospective study.
Academic Article Technical considerations in the operative management of femoral neck fractures in elderly patients: a multinational survey.
Academic Article Reuse of external fixation components: a randomized trial.
Academic Article The Institute of Medicine report on resident duty hours. Part I: The Orthopaedic Trauma Association response to the report.
Academic Article Emergent management of APC-2 pelvic ring injuries with an anteriorly placed C-clamp.
Academic Article Optimal internal fixation for femoral neck fractures: multiple screws or sliding hip screws?
Academic Article Resolving controversies in hip fracture care: the need for large collaborative trials in hip fractures.
Academic Article Compartment syndrome in Schatzker type VI plateau fractures and medial condylar fracture-dislocations treated with temporary external fixation.
Academic Article Timing of fracture fixation in multitrauma patients: the role of early total care and damage control surgery.
Academic Article How much do locked screws add to the fixation of "hybrid" plate constructs in osteoporotic bone?
Academic Article A comparison of screw insertion torque and pullout strength.
Academic Article Is ulnar nerve transposition beneficial during open reduction internal fixation of distal humerus fractures?
Academic Article The posterolateral approach to the tibia for displaced posterior malleolar injuries.
Academic Article Fluid lavage of open wounds (FLOW): a multicenter, blinded, factorial pilot trial comparing alternative irrigating solutions and pressures in patients with open fractures.
Academic Article Multiple trauma in the elderly: new management perspectives.
Academic Article Knee pain correlates with union after tibial nailing.
Academic Article Development and validation of an instrument to predict functional recovery in tibial fracture patients: the Somatic Pre-Occupation and Coping (SPOC) questionnaire.
Academic Article Can we trust ex vivo mechanical testing of fresh--frozen cadaveric specimens? The effect of postfreezing delays.
Academic Article CT evaluation of extra-articular glenoid neck fractures: does the glenoid medialize or does the scapula lateralize?
Academic Article Lag screw fixation of medial malleolar fractures: a biomechanical, radiographic, and clinical comparison of unicortical partially threaded lag screws and bicortical fully threaded lag screws.
Academic Article Pulmonary embolism in orthopaedic patients: diagnosis and management.
Academic Article Initial management and classification of pelvic fractures.
Academic Article Nonoperative immediate weightbearing of minimally displaced lateral compression sacral fractures does not result in displacement.
Academic Article Treatment of the stress positive ligamentous SE4 ankle fracture: incidence of syndesmotic injury and clinical decision making.
Academic Article Pain dominates summed scores for hindfoot and ankle trauma.
Academic Article Beliefs regarding reamed versus non-reamed tibial intramedullary nailing
Academic Article Knee Dislocations
Academic Article Untitled Publication
Academic Article Hip Dislocations
Academic Article Retrograde Femoral Nailing
Academic Article Pelvic Fractures: Evaluation and Acute Management
Academic Article Communicating the Risks of Surgery to Patients
Academic Article Severe heterotopic bone formation in the knee after tibial intramedullary nailing.
Academic Article Femoral torsion after interlocked nailing of unstable femoral fractures.
Academic Article Can We Tell if the Syndesmosis Is Reduced Using Fluoroscopy?
Academic Article Does Syndesmotic Injury Have a Negative Effect on Functional Outcome? A Multicenter Prospective Evaluation.
Academic Article Neurologic Injury in Operatively Treated Acetabular Fractures.
Academic Article Healing Time and Complications in Operatively Treated Atypical Femur Fractures Associated With Bisphosphonate Use: A Multicenter Retrospective Cohort.
Academic Article (Sample) size matters! An examination of sample size from the SPRINT trial study to prospectively evaluate reamed intramedullary nails in patients with tibial fractures.
Academic Article Determining Stability in Posterior Wall Acetabular Fractures.
Academic Article Trends in musculoskeletal imaging in trauma patients: how has our practice changed over time?
Academic Article Definitive plates overlapping provisional external fixator pin sites: is the infection risk increased?
Academic Article Critical-sized defect in the tibia: is it critical? Results from the SPRINT trial.
Academic Article Bisphosphonate-associated fractures of the femur: pathophysiology and treatment.
Academic Article Does Removal of the Symphyseal Cartilage in Symphyseal Dislocations Have Any Effect on Final Alignment and Implant Failure?
Academic Article Determination of Radiographic Healing: An Assessment of Consistency Using RUST and Modified RUST in Metadiaphyseal Fractures.
Academic Article The effect of the Massachusetts healthcare reform on the uninsured rate of the orthopaedic trauma population.
Academic Article Mechanical effects of off-axis insertion of locking screws: should we do it?
Academic Article Treatment and complications in orthopaedic trauma patients with symptomatic pulmonary embolism.
Academic Article Semi-extended nailing of metaphyseal tibia fractures: alignment and incidence of postoperative knee pain.
Academic Article Current Practice in the Management of Open Fractures Among Orthopaedic Trauma Surgeons. Part A: Initial Management. A Survey of Orthopaedic Trauma Surgeons.
Academic Article Current Practice in the Management of Open Fractures Among Orthopaedic Trauma Surgeons. Part B: Management of Segmental Long Bone Defects. A Survey of Orthopaedic Trauma Association Members.
Academic Article Fate of Patients With a "Surprise" Positive Culture After Nonunion Surgery.
Academic Article Is Closed Reduction and Percutaneous Fixation of Unstable Posterior Ring Injuries as Accurate as Open Reduction and Internal Fixation?
Academic Article Does the Fibula Need to be Fixed in Complex Pilon Fractures?
Academic Article Reaming Does Not Affect Functional Outcomes After Open and Closed Tibial Shaft Fractures: The Results of a Randomized Controlled Trial.
Academic Article Periprosthetic Atypical Femoral Fractures in Patients on Long-term Bisphosphonates: A Multicenter Retrospective Review.
Academic Article Current Opinions on Fracture Follow-up: A Survey of OTA Members Regarding Standards of Care and Implications for Clinical Research.
Academic Article Assessment of Fracture Repair.
Academic Article Dynamizations and Exchanges: Success Rates and Indications.
Academic Article Does Participation in a Randomized Clinical Trial Change Outcomes? An Evaluation of Patients Not Enrolled in the SPRINT Trial.
Academic Article APC Injuries With Symphyseal Fixation: What Affects Outcome?
Academic Article Character, Incidence, and Predictors of Knee Pain and Activity After Infrapatellar Intramedullary Nailing of an Isolated Tibia Fracture.
Academic Article Knee Injury Associated With Acetabular Fractures: A Multicenter Study of 1273 Patients.
Academic Article Donor Site Morbidity After Anterior Iliac Bone Graft Harvesting.
Academic Article Variation in Treatment of Displaced Geriatric Acetabular Fractures Among 15 Level-I Trauma Centers.
Academic Article In Vivo Correlation of Radiographic Scoring (Radiographic Union Scale for Tibia Fractures) and Biomechanical Data in a Sheep Osteotomy Model: Can We Define Union Radiographically?
Academic Article Venous Thromboembolism Prophylaxis in Orthopaedic Trauma Patients: A Survey of OTA Member Practice Patterns and OTA Expert Panel Recommendations.
Academic Article Galeazzi fractures: Is DRUJ instability predicted by current guidelines?
Academic Article Compartment Syndrome of the Leg Associated With Fracture: An Algorithm to Avoid Releasing the Posterior Compartments.
Academic Article Posterior Malleolar Fractures Associated With Tibial Shaft Fractures and Sequence of Fixation.
Academic Article Alignment After Intramedullary Nailing of Distal Tibia Fractures Without Fibula Fixation.
Academic Article Current Practice in the Initial Management of Open Fractures Among Orthopaedic Trauma Surgeons.
Academic Article Current Practice in the Management of Segmental Bone Defects Among Orthopaedic Trauma Surgeons.
Academic Article A Prospective Randomized Trial to Assess Oral Versus Intravenous Antibiotics for the Treatment of Postoperative Wound Infection After Extremity Fractures (POvIV Study).
Academic Article Improving Pain Management and Long-Term Outcomes Following High-Energy Orthopaedic Trauma (Pain Study).
Academic Article External validation of the clinical indications of computed tomography (CT) of the head in patients with low-energy geriatric hip fractures.
Academic Article Technique for Placement of Peri-Implant Antibiotics Using Antibiotic Putty.
Academic Article Invited Commentary related to: Any Cortical Bridging Predicts Healing of Supracondylar Femur Fractures After Treatment With Locked Plating.
Academic Article Acute Compartment Syndrome: An Expert Survey of Orthopaedic Trauma Association Members.
Academic Article Principles of Nonunion Management: State of the Art.
Academic Article Are large clinical trials in orthopaedic trauma justified?
Academic Article Invited Commentary related to: A Novel Indirect Reduction Technique in Ankle Syndesmotic Injuries: A Cadaveric Study.
Academic Article Building a Clinical Research Network in Trauma Orthopaedics: The Major Extremity Trauma Research Consortium (METRC).
Academic Article Operative techniques in orthopaedic trauma surgery
Academic Article Debate: Reamed versus unreamed intramedullary nailing
Academic Article The epidemiology of accidental and non-accidental femur fractures in children
Academic Article Displaced femoral neck fracture in an elderly man.
Academic Article Letter to the Editor
Academic Article A New Technique for Fixation of Severe Fractures of the Distal Tibia: A Prospective Study
Academic Article Inter-Rater Reliability of the Modified Radiographic Union Score for Diaphyseal Tibial Fractures With Bone Defects.
Academic Article Locking Hole Inserts: Effect of Insertion Torque on Fatigue Performance and Insert Loosening in Locking Plates.
Academic Article Garden 1 and 2 Femoral Neck Fractures Collapse More Than Expected After Closed Reduction and Percutaneous Pinning.
Academic Article Patient Outcomes in Orthopaedic Trauma: How to Evaluate if Your Treatment Is Really Working?
Academic Article Is the Caprini Score Predictive of Venothromboembolism Events in Orthopaedic Fracture Patients?
Academic Article Reducing the Syndesmosis Under Direct Vision: Where Should I Look?
Academic Article Intimate Partner Violence and Orthopaedics: AOA Critical Issues.
Academic Article Ankle Fractures: An Expert Survey of Orthopaedic Trauma Association Members and Evidence-Based Treatment Recommendations.
Academic Article Statistical Significance in Trauma Research: Too Unstable to Trust?
Academic Article Are Continuous Femoral Nerve Catheters Beneficial for Pain Management After Operative Fixation of Tibial Plateau Fractures? A Randomized Controlled Trial.
Academic Article Invited commentary related to: Inter-observer Reliability in Imaging-Based Fracture Union Assessment-Two Systematic Reviews.
Academic Article Does Operative Intervention Provide Early Pain Relief for Patients With Unilateral Sacral Fractures and Minimal or No Displacement?
Academic Article Surgery for Unilateral Sacral Fractures: Are the Indications Clear?
Academic Article Response to commentary on "Surgery for unilateral sacral fractures: Are the indications clear?"
Academic Article In Response.
Academic Article Henry Versus Thompson Approach for Fixation of Proximal Third Radial Shaft Fractures: A Multicenter Study.
Academic Article Interobserver Reliability in Imaging-Based Fracture Union Assessment-Two Systematic Reviews.
Grant PAIN Study, METRC 2: The Major Extremity Trauma Research Consortium
Grant STREAM Study: Streamlining Trauma Research Evaluation
Grant Oxygen Study, METRC: The Major Extremity Trauma Research Consortium
Grant FIXIT Study: The Major Extremity Trauma Research Consortium
Academic Article Open Reduction Is Associated With Greater Hazard of Early Reoperation After Internal Fixation of Displaced Femoral Neck Fractures in Adults 18-65 Years.
Academic Article Commentary on Secondary Fracture Prevention: Consensus Clinical Recommendations From a Multistakeholder Coalition Originally Published in the Journal of Bone and Mineral Research.
Academic Article Musculoskeletal Infection in Orthopaedic Trauma: Assessment of the 2018 International Consensus Meeting on Musculoskeletal Infection.
Academic Article What is the Real Rate of Radial Nerve Injury After Humeral Nonunion Surgery?
Academic Article Surgical Hip Dislocation for Small Posterior Wall Fracture After Hip Subluxation.
Academic Article The Fate of Patients After a Staged Nonunion Procedure for Known Infection.
Academic Article Management of pelvi-acetabular injuries: Global scenario and future trends.

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