Patient-Specific Precision Injury Signatures to Optimize Orthopaedic Interventions in Multiply Injured Patients (PRECISE STUDY)


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Optimal timing and procedure selection that define staged treatment strategies can affect outcomes dramatically and remain an area of major debate in the treatment of multiply injured orthopaedic trauma patients. Decisions regarding timing and choice of orthopaedic procedure(s) are currently based on the physiologic condition of the patient, resource availability, and the expected magnitude of the intervention. Surgical decision-making algorithms rarely rely on precision-type data that account for demographics, magnitude of injury, and the physiologic/immunologic response to injury on a patient-specific basis. This study is a multicenter prospective investigation that will work toward developing a precision medicine approach to managing multiply injured patients by incorporating patient-specific indices that quantify (1) mechanical tissue damage volume; (2) cumulative hypoperfusion; (3) immunologic response; and (4) demographics. These indices will formulate a precision injury signature, unique to each patient, which will be explored for correspondence to outcomes and response to surgical interventions. The impact of the timing and magnitude of initial and staged surgical interventions on patient-specific physiologic and immunologic responses will be evaluated and described. The primary goal of the study will be the development of data-driven models that will inform clinical decision-making tools that can be used to predict outcomes and guide intervention decisions.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)S14-S20
JournalJournal of Orthopaedic Trauma
Issue numberSuppl 1
StatePublished - 1 Jan 2022
Externally publishedYes


  • Humans
  • Multiple Trauma/surgery
  • Orthopedic Procedures
  • Orthopedics
  • Precision Medicine
  • Prospective Studies


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