Date of Award
Bachelor of Science
Mechanical Engineering and Mechanics
This paper utilizes the principles of logistic regression analysis to study patient factors that are strongly linked to the outcome of intramedullary nail surgery. This surgery is performed on fractured tibial bones to bring the bone back to union, or a state of connection again. The alternative result of the surgery is nonunion, or a state in which the bone does not heal properly. This paper draws from a recent publication in the Journal of Orthopedic Trauma, “Tibial fracture nonunion and time to healing following reamed intramedullary nailing” (Dailey, Wu, Wu, McQueen, & Court-Brown, 2018).
Wu, Katherine, "Tibial Fracture Nonunions Following Intramedullary Nailing: An Application of Logistic Regression" (2018). Eckardt Scholars Projects. 34.