Heather A Vallier

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Publications

  1. ncbi request reprint Treatment of proximal humerus fractures
    Heather A Vallier
    Department of Orthopaedic Surgery, MetroHealth Medical Center, Cleveland, Ohio 44109, USA
    J Orthop Trauma 21:469-76. 2007
  2. doi request reprint Do patients with multiple system injury benefit from early fixation of unstable axial fractures? The effects of timing of surgery on initial hospital course
    Heather A Vallier
    Department of Orthopaedic Surgery, MetroHealth Medical Center, Cleveland, OH 44109, USA
    J Orthop Trauma 27:405-12. 2013
  3. ncbi request reprint Surgical treatment of talar body fractures
    Heather A Vallier
    Harborview Medical Center, Seattle, Washington 98104 2499, USA
    J Bone Joint Surg Am 85:1716-24. 2003
  4. ncbi request reprint Talar neck fractures: results and outcomes
    Heather A Vallier
    Harborview Medical Center, Seattle, WA 98104, USA
    J Bone Joint Surg Am 86:1616-24. 2004
  5. ncbi request reprint Surgical treatment of talar body fractures
    Heather A Vallier
    Department of Orthopaedic Surgery, Harborview Medical Center, Seattle, Washington, USA
    J Bone Joint Surg Am 86:180-92. 2004
  6. doi request reprint Factors influencing functional outcomes after distal tibia shaft fractures
    Heather A Vallier
    Department of Orthopaedic Surgery, MetroHealth Medical Center, affiliated with Case Western Reserve University School of Medicine, Cleveland, OH, USA
    J Orthop Trauma 26:178-83. 2012
  7. doi request reprint The impact of major operative fractures in blunt abdominal injury
    Nickolas J Nahm
    Department of Orthopaedic Surgery, MetroHealth Medical Center, Case Western Reserve University School of Medicine, Cleveland, Ohio 44109, USA
    J Trauma Acute Care Surg 74:1307-14. 2013
  8. doi request reprint Randomized, prospective comparison of plate versus intramedullary nail fixation for distal tibia shaft fractures
    Heather A Vallier
    Department of Orthopaedic Surgery, Cleveland, OH 44109, USA
    J Orthop Trauma 25:736-41. 2011
  9. doi request reprint Teamwork in Trauma: System Adjustment to a Protocol for the Management of Multiply Injured Patients
    Heather A Vallier
    Department of Orthopaedic Surgery, MetroHealth Medical Center, Case Western Reserve University, Cleveland, OH
    J Orthop Trauma 29:e446-50. 2015
  10. doi request reprint Timing of orthopaedic surgery in multiple trauma patients: development of a protocol for early appropriate care
    Heather A Vallier
    Department of Orthopaedic Surgery, MetroHealth Medical Center, affiliated with Case Western Reserve University, Cleveland, OH
    J Orthop Trauma 27:543-51. 2013

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  1. ncbi request reprint Treatment of proximal humerus fractures
    Heather A Vallier
    Department of Orthopaedic Surgery, MetroHealth Medical Center, Cleveland, Ohio 44109, USA
    J Orthop Trauma 21:469-76. 2007
    ..Prospective study to assess the complications, outcomes, and cost effectiveness of nonoperative management compared to various surgical treatment options is warranted...
  2. doi request reprint Do patients with multiple system injury benefit from early fixation of unstable axial fractures? The effects of timing of surgery on initial hospital course
    Heather A Vallier
    Department of Orthopaedic Surgery, MetroHealth Medical Center, Cleveland, OH 44109, USA
    J Orthop Trauma 27:405-12. 2013
    ..We hypothesized that early definitive management (within 24 hours of injury) of mechanically unstable fractures of the pelvis, acetabulum, femur and spine would reduce complications and shorten length of stay...
  3. ncbi request reprint Surgical treatment of talar body fractures
    Heather A Vallier
    Harborview Medical Center, Seattle, Washington 98104 2499, USA
    J Bone Joint Surg Am 85:1716-24. 2003
    ..The purposes of the present study were to characterize these fractures, to describe one treatment approach, and to evaluate the clinical, radiographic, and functional outcomes of operative treatment...
  4. ncbi request reprint Talar neck fractures: results and outcomes
    Heather A Vallier
    Harborview Medical Center, Seattle, WA 98104, USA
    J Bone Joint Surg Am 86:1616-24. 2004
    ....
  5. ncbi request reprint Surgical treatment of talar body fractures
    Heather A Vallier
    Department of Orthopaedic Surgery, Harborview Medical Center, Seattle, Washington, USA
    J Bone Joint Surg Am 86:180-92. 2004
    ..The purposes of the present study were to characterize these fractures, to describe one treatment approach, and to evaluate the clinical, radiographic, and functional outcomes of operative treatment...
  6. doi request reprint Factors influencing functional outcomes after distal tibia shaft fractures
    Heather A Vallier
    Department of Orthopaedic Surgery, MetroHealth Medical Center, affiliated with Case Western Reserve University School of Medicine, Cleveland, OH, USA
    J Orthop Trauma 26:178-83. 2012
    ..We hypothesized that tibial nails would be associated with more knee pain and that plates would be associated with pain from implant prominence, each of which would adversely affect functional outcome scores...
  7. doi request reprint The impact of major operative fractures in blunt abdominal injury
    Nickolas J Nahm
    Department of Orthopaedic Surgery, MetroHealth Medical Center, Case Western Reserve University School of Medicine, Cleveland, Ohio 44109, USA
    J Trauma Acute Care Surg 74:1307-14. 2013
    ..We hypothesize that operative fractures of the thoracolumbar spine, pelvis, acetabulum, or femur increase systemic complications in patients with blunt abdominal injury...
  8. doi request reprint Randomized, prospective comparison of plate versus intramedullary nail fixation for distal tibia shaft fractures
    Heather A Vallier
    Department of Orthopaedic Surgery, Cleveland, OH 44109, USA
    J Orthop Trauma 25:736-41. 2011
    ..Our purposes were to compare plate and nail stabilization for distal tibia shaft fractures by assessing complications and secondary procedures. We hypothesized that nails would be associated with more malalignment and nonunion...
  9. doi request reprint Teamwork in Trauma: System Adjustment to a Protocol for the Management of Multiply Injured Patients
    Heather A Vallier
    Department of Orthopaedic Surgery, MetroHealth Medical Center, Case Western Reserve University, Cleveland, OH
    J Orthop Trauma 29:e446-50. 2015
    ..The purposes of this study were to review our initial experience with adherence to protocol recommendations and to assess barriers to implementation...
  10. doi request reprint Timing of orthopaedic surgery in multiple trauma patients: development of a protocol for early appropriate care
    Heather A Vallier
    Department of Orthopaedic Surgery, MetroHealth Medical Center, affiliated with Case Western Reserve University, Cleveland, OH
    J Orthop Trauma 27:543-51. 2013
    ..The purpose was to define which clinical conditions warrant delay of definitive fixation for pelvis, femur, acetabulum, and spine fractures. A model was developed to predict the complications...
  11. doi request reprint Factors affecting revenue from the management of pelvis and acetabulum fractures
    Heather A Vallier
    Department of Orthopaedic Surgery, MetroHealth Medical Center, Cleveland, OH 44109, USA
    J Orthop Trauma 27:267-74. 2013
    ..The purpose was to define charges and reimbursement in the management of pelvis and acetabulum fractures and to identify opportunities for revenue enhancement...
  12. doi request reprint A new look at the Hawkins classification for talar neck fractures: which features of injury and treatment are predictive of osteonecrosis?
    Heather A Vallier
    Department of Orthopaedic Surgery, MetroHealth Medical Center, affiliated with Case Western Reserve University, 2500 MetroHealth Drive, Cleveland, OH 44109 E mail address for H A Vallier
    J Bone Joint Surg Am 96:192-7. 2014
    ..We investigated the possibility of dividing the Hawkins type-II classification into subluxated (type-IIA) and dislocated (type-IIB) subtalar joint subtypes...
  13. doi request reprint Pregnancy outcomes after pelvic ring injury
    Heather A Vallier
    Department of Orthopaedic Surgery, MetroHealth Medical Center, Cleveland, OH 44109, USA
    J Orthop Trauma 26:302-7. 2012
    ..We hypothesized that cesarean delivery would be more frequent after pelvic fracture with potential causes including patient and physician preference, malunion, and retained hardware...
  14. doi request reprint The impact of injury severity and transfer status on reimbursement for care of femur fractures
    Nickolas J Nahm
    Department of Orthopaedic Surgery, MetroHealth Medical Center, Cleveland, Ohio, USA
    J Trauma Acute Care Surg 73:957-65. 2012
    ..We hypothesized that transfer patients and patients with minor injury would be underinsured, whereas reimbursement rate would be higher for patients with severe injury...
  15. doi request reprint Timing of definitive treatment of femoral shaft fractures in patients with multiple injuries: a systematic review of randomized and nonrandomized trials
    Nickolas J Nahm
    Department of Orthopaedic Surgery, MetroHealth Medical Center, affiliated with Case Western Reserve University, Cleveland, OH 44109, USA
    J Trauma Acute Care Surg 73:1046-63. 2012
    ....
  16. doi request reprint Comparison of the 95-degree angled blade plate and the locking condylar plate for the treatment of distal femoral fractures
    Heather A Vallier
    Department of Orthopaedic Surgery, MetroHealth Medical Center, affiliated with Case Western Reserve University, Cleveland, OH, USA
    J Orthop Trauma 26:327-32. 2012
    ..The purpose of this study was to compare the 95-degree angled blade plate (ABP) versus the Locking Condylar Plate (LCP) by assessing complications and secondary procedures in fractures amenable to treatment with either implant...
  17. doi request reprint Functional outcomes in women after high-energy pelvic ring injury
    Heather A Vallier
    Department of Orthopaedic Surgery, MetroHealth Medical Center, Cleveland, OH 44109, USA
    J Orthop Trauma 26:296-301. 2012
    ..The purposes of this study were to determine functional outcomes and to characterize factors predictive of outcome...
  18. doi request reprint Early appropriate care: definitive stabilization of femoral fractures within 24 hours of injury is safe in most patients with multiple injuries
    Nickolas J Nahm
    Department of Orthopaedic Surgery, MetroHealth Medical Center, Cleveland, OH, USA
    J Trauma 71:175-85. 2011
    ..Damage control orthopedics was proposed as an alternative in unstable patients. This study examines the effects of timing of fixation and investigates risk factors for complications...
  19. doi request reprint Pelvic ring injury is associated with sexual dysfunction in women
    Heather A Vallier
    Department of Orthopaedic Surgery, MetroHealth Medical Center, Cleveland, OH 44109, USA
    J Orthop Trauma 26:308-13. 2012
    ..However, fracture pattern, injury severity, and final fracture alignment have not been well studied. The purpose of this project was to describe sexual function in women after pelvic ring injury...
  20. doi request reprint Multiple Procedures in the Initial Surgical Setting: When Do the Benefits Outweigh the Risks in Patients With Multiple System Trauma?
    Benjamin R Childs
    MetroHealth Medical Center, Department of Orthopaedic Surgery, Cleveland, OH
    J Orthop Trauma 30:420-5. 2016
    ..To compare single versus multiple procedures in the same surgical setting. We hypothesized that complication rates would not be different and length of stay would be shorter in patients undergoing multiple procedures...
  21. ncbi request reprint Limited Blood Transfusions Are Safe in Orthopaedic Trauma Patients
    Andrea J Dolenc
    Department of Orthopaedic Surgery, MetroHealth Medical Center, Case Western Reserve University, Cleveland, OH
    J Orthop Trauma 30:e384-e389. 2016
    ..Controversy exists over association of blood transfusions with complications. The purpose was to assess effects of limited transfusions on complication rates and hospital course...
  22. doi request reprint Obesity Is Associated With More Complications and Longer Hospital Stays After Orthopaedic Trauma
    Benjamin R Childs
    Department of Orthopaedic Surgery, MetroHealth Medical Center, Case Western Reserve University, Cleveland, OH
    J Orthop Trauma 29:504-9. 2015
    ..The objective of this study was to characterize relationships between obesity and initial hospital stay, including complications, in patients with multiple system trauma and surgically treated fractures...
  23. pmc Complications are reduced with a protocol to standardize timing of fixation based on response to resuscitation
    Heather A Vallier
    Department of Orthopaedic Surgery, MetroHealth Medical Center affiliated with Case Western Reserve University, 2500 MetroHealth Drive, Cleveland, OH, 44109, USA
    J Orthop Surg Res 10:155. 2015
    ..We hypothesized that utilization of EAC would result in fewer complications than a historical cohort and that EAC patients with definitive fixation within 36 h would have fewer complications than those treated at a later time...
  24. doi request reprint Trends in musculoskeletal imaging in trauma patients: how has our practice changed over time?
    Heather A Vallier
    MetroHealth Medical Center, Case Western Reserve University, Cleveland, OH and Boston University Medical Center, Boston, MA
    J Orthop Trauma 28:e236-41. 2014
    ..We hypothesized that diagnostic musculoskeletal imaging has increased over time, but at a lesser rate than radiography performed for other purposes. Two trauma centers were compared...
  25. doi request reprint Early definitive stabilization of unstable pelvis and acetabulum fractures reduces morbidity
    Heather A Vallier
    Department of Orthopaedic Surgery, MetroHealth Medical Center, Cleveland, Ohio 44109, USA
    J Trauma 69:677-84. 2010
    ..We hypothesized that early definitive fixation would reduce morbidity and decrease length of stay...
  26. doi request reprint Osteocutaneous pedicle flap transfer for salvage of transtibial amputation after severe lower-extremity injury
    Heather A Vallier
    Department of Orthopaedic Surgery, 2500 MetroHealth Drive, Cleveland, OH 44109, USA
    J Bone Joint Surg Am 94:447-54. 2012
    ..The purpose of this study was to examine the outcomes of salvage of a transtibial amputation level with a rotational osteocutaneous pedicle flap from the ipsilateral hindfoot...
  27. doi request reprint Radiographic and clinical comparisons of distal tibia shaft fractures (4 to 11 cm proximal to the plafond): plating versus intramedullary nailing
    Heather A Vallier
    Department of Orthopaedic Surgery, Metro Health Medical Center, Cleveland, OH 44109, USA
    J Orthop Trauma 22:307-11. 2008
    ..The purposes of this study were to review distal tibia shaft fractures treated with a plate or a nail and to assess the clinical and radiographic results, complication rates, and the need for secondary procedures...
  28. doi request reprint Biomechanical evaluation of 3-part proximal humerus fractures: a cadaveric study
    Robert J Gillespie
    Department of Orthopedic Surgery, University Hospitals Case Medical Center, Case Western Reserve University, Cleveland, OH 44106, USA
    Orthopedics 32:816. 2009
    ....
  29. doi request reprint Functional outcome after open reduction internal fixation of intra-articular fractures of the distal humerus in the elderly
    Jerry I Huang
    Department of Orthopaedics and Sports Medicine, University of Washington Medical Center, Seattle, WA 98105, USA
    J Orthop Trauma 25:259-65. 2011
    ..We conducted a study to evaluate the functional outcomes of elderly patients after open reduction internal fixation of intra-articular distal humerus fractures...
  30. doi request reprint Early Appropriate Care: A Protocol to Standardize Resuscitation Assessment and to Expedite Fracture Care Reduces Hospital Stay and Enhances Revenue
    Heather A Vallier
    MetroHealth Medical Center, Case Western Reserve University, Cleveland, OH
    J Orthop Trauma 30:306-11. 2016
    ..We hypothesized that a standardized protocol for fracture care would enhance revenue by reducing complications and length of stay...
  31. ncbi request reprint Clavicle Fractures are Associated With Arthritis of the Glenohumeral Joint in a Large Osteological Collection
    Douglas S Weinberg
    Division of Pediatric Orthopaedic Surgery, Rainbow Babies and Children s Hospital, Case Western Reserve University, Cleveland, OH Department of Orthopaedic Surgery, MetroHealth Medical Center, Case Western Reserve University, Cleveland, OH Case Western Reserve University School of Medicine, Cleveland, OH and Department of Orthopaedics and Rehabilitation, Yale University School of Medicine, New Haven, CT
    J Orthop Trauma 30:605-611. 2016
    ..However, to date, there have been no analyses documenting the long-term effects of these altered shoulder girdle mechanics on the GHJ...
  32. doi request reprint Psychiatric Illness Is Common Among Patients with Orthopaedic Polytrauma and Is Linked with Poor Outcomes
    Douglas S Weinberg
    Department of Orthopaedic Surgery, University Hospitals, Case Medical Center, Case Western Reserve University, Cleveland, Ohio
    J Bone Joint Surg Am 98:341-8. 2016
    ....
  33. doi request reprint American Spinal Injury Association Impairment Scale Predicts the Need for Tracheostomy After Cervical Spinal Cord Injury
    Benjamin R Childs
    From the MetroHealth Medical Center, Cleveland, OH, affiliated with Case Western Reserve University, Cleveland, OH
    Spine (Phila Pa 1976) 40:1407-13. 2015
    ..Retrospective review...
  34. doi request reprint Use of two grading systems in determining risks associated with timing of fracture fixation
    Nickolas J Nahm
    From the Department of Orthopaedic Surgery, MetroHealth Medical Center, Case Western Reserve University, Cleveland, Ohio
    J Trauma Acute Care Surg 77:268-79. 2014
    ..This study applies these criteria to a cohort of patients with orthopedic injuries and determines clinical outcomes for groups stratified by risk and timing of fracture fixation...
  35. ncbi request reprint Results and outcomes after operative treatment of high-energy tibial plafond fractures
    A Michael Harris
    MetroHealth Medical Center, Cleveland, OH 44109, USA
    Foot Ankle Int 27:256-65. 2006
    ..The purposes of this study were to evaluate the clinical and radiographic results and the functional outcomes after operative treatment of tibial plafond fractures treated with internal or external fixation...
  36. doi request reprint Radiation exposure has increased in trauma patients over time
    Kasra Ahmadinia
    Department of Orthopaedic Surgery, MetroHealth Medical Center, Case Western Reserve University, Cleveland, OH 44109, USA
    J Trauma Acute Care Surg 72:410-5. 2012
    ..The purposes of this study were to evaluate the trend of radiation exposure in acute trauma patients. Our hypothesis was that radiation dosage and charges would increase over time without change in patient acuity or outcome...
  37. ncbi request reprint Analysis of anatomic periarticular tibial plate fit on normal adults
    Kanu S Goyal
    Department of Orthopaedics, Case Western Reserve University School of Medicine, University Hospitals Case Medical Center, Cleveland, OH 44106 5043, USA
    Clin Orthop Relat Res 461:245-57. 2007
    ....
  38. doi request reprint Economic Benefit of Calcium and Vitamin D Supplementation: Does It Outweigh the Cost of Nonunions?
    Benjamin R Childs
    Department of Orthopaedic Surgery, MetroHealth Medical Center, Cleveland, OH, affiliated with Case Western Reserve University
    J Orthop Trauma 30:e285-8. 2016
    ..The purpose was to evaluate economic benefit of calcium and vitamin D supplementation in orthopaedic trauma patients. We hypothesized that reduced nonunion rates could justify the cost of supplementing every orthopaedic trauma patient...
  39. pmc Can Vascular Injury be Appropriately Assessed With Physical Examination After Knee Dislocation?
    Douglas S Weinberg
    Department of Orthopaedic Surgery, University Hospitals, Case Medical Center, Case Western Reserve University, 11100 Euclid Avenue, Cleveland, OH, 44106, USA
    Clin Orthop Relat Res 474:1453-8. 2016
    ..An expeditious and accurate diagnosis is necessary, as failing to diagnose vascular injury can result in amputation; however, the best diagnostic approach remains controversial...
  40. pmc Prolonged resuscitation of metabolic acidosis after trauma is associated with more complications
    Douglas S Weinberg
    Department of Orthopaedic Surgery, MetroHealth Medical Center, Case Western Reserve University, 2500 MetroHealth Dr, Cleveland, OH, 44109, USA
    J Orthop Surg Res 10:153. 2015
    ..0 mmol/L, pH ≥ 7.25, or base excess (BE) ≥-5.5 mmol/L. The aim of this study is to better characterize the relationship between post-operative complications and the time required for resuscitation of metabolic acidosis using EAC...
  41. doi request reprint Reasons for transfer to a level 1 trauma center and barriers to timely definitive fracture fixation
    Heather A Vallier
    Department of Orthopaedic Surgery, MetroHealth Medical Center, Case Western Reserve University, Cleveland, OH
    J Orthop Trauma 28:e284-9. 2014
    ....
  42. doi request reprint Orthopaedic traumatology: the hospital side of the ledger, defining the financial relationship between physicians and hospitals
    Heather A Vallier
    Department of Orthopaedic Surgery, MetroHealth, Cleveland, OH 44109, USA
    J Orthop Trauma 22:221-6. 2008
    ..The purpose of the study was to determine the financial relationship between facility and professional revenue for care delivered by two orthopaedic surgeons in a Level I trauma center for patients with multiple orthopaedic injuries...
  43. ncbi request reprint Failure of LCP condylar plate fixation in the distal part of the femur. A report of six cases
    Heather A Vallier
    Department of Orthopaedic Surgery, MetroHealth Medical Center, 2500 MetroHealth Drive, Cleveland, OH 44109, USA
    J Bone Joint Surg Am 88:846-53. 2006