Selected Publications

Academic Article

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2023 Bicondylar tibial plateau fracture dislocations with an intact anterolateral cortical rim: A surgical technique 2023
2023 What are the risk factors for complications after combined injury of the pelvic ring and acetabulum?European Journal of Orthopaedic Surgery and Traumatology.  33:341-346. 2023
2023 Management of open pelvic ring injuries 2023
2023 Risk of Infection Following Gunshot Wound Fractures to the Foot and Ankle: A Multicenter Retrospective StudyJournal of Foot and Ankle Surgery.  62:50-54. 2023
2022 Acute Lower Extremity Fracture Management in Chronic Spinal Cord Injury: 2022 Delphi Consensus RecommendationsJBJS Open Access.  7. 2022
2022 Isothermal Microcalorimetry Improves the Time to Diagnosis of Fracture-related Infection Compared with Conventional Tissue CulturesClinical Orthopaedics and Related Research.  480:1463-1473. 2022
2022 Assessment and Interventions for Vascular Injuries Associated With FracturesJournal of the American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons.  30:387-394. 2022
2022 Understanding postoperative rehabilitation preferences in operatively managed proximal humerus fractures: do trauma and shoulder surgeons differ?Journal of Shoulder and Elbow Surgery.  31:1106-1114. 2022
2021 Fracture and Patient Characteristics Associated With Early Conversion Total Hip Arthroplasty After Acetabular Fracture FixationJournal of Orthopaedic Trauma.  35:599-605. 2021
2021 Acute femoral nailing and ipsilateral knee-spanning external fixation: Improved early stability for floating knee injuries involving the tibial plateauJournal of Orthopaedic Trauma.  35:E258-E262. 2021
2021 Intrawound Antibiotic Powder in Acetabular Fracture Open Reduction Internal Fixation Does Not Reduce Surgical Site InfectionsJournal of Orthopaedic Trauma.  35:198-204. 2021
2021 Civilian Ballistic Tibia Shaft Fractures Compared with Blunt Tibia Shaft Fractures: Open or Closed?Journal of Orthopaedic Trauma.  35:143-148. 2021
2021 Comparison between the Direct Anterior and Posterior Approaches for Total Hip Arthroplasty Performed for Femoral Neck FractureJournal of Orthopaedic Trauma.  35:41-48. 2021
2021 Life Long Learning: The Attending and Educator in Orthopedic TraumaOrthopedic Clinics of North America.  52:53-59. 2021
2020 Early Orthopaedic Trauma Outcomes in COVID-19 Infected Patients: A Case SeriesJournal of Orthopaedic Trauma.  34:E382-E388. 2020
2020 Do Indomethacin or Radiation for Heterotopic Ossification Prophylaxis Increase the Rates of Infection or Wound Complications After Acetabular Fracture Surgery?Journal of Orthopaedic Trauma.  34:455-461. 2020
2020 Do Indomethacin or Radiation for Heterotopic Ossification Prophylaxis Increase the Rates of Infection or Wound Complications after Acetabular Fracture Surgery?Journal of Orthopaedic Trauma.  34:455-461. 2020
2020 Risk Factors for Surgical Site Infection after Operative Fixation of Acetabular Fractures: Is Psoas Density a Useful Metric?Clinical Orthopaedics and Related Research.  478:1760-1767. 2020
2020 What are the Risk Factors for Deep Infection in OTA/AO 43C Pilon Fractures?Journal of Orthopaedic Trauma.  34:E189-E194. 2020
2020 What's Important: It's Time to Talk About Mental Health. 2020
2020 Treatment of Ipsilateral Femoral Neck and Shaft Fractures With Cannulated Screws and Antegrade Reconstruction NailJournal of Orthopaedic Trauma.  34:e176-e180. 2020
2020 What's Important: It's Time to Talk About Mental Health. 2020
2020 Does surgical approach affect sagittal plane alignment and pilon fracture outcomes? 2020
2019 Tranexamic Acid Use in Open Reduction and Internal Fixation of Fractures of the Pelvis, Acetabulum, and Proximal Femur: A Randomized Controlled TrialJournal of Orthopaedic Trauma.  33:371-376. 2019
2018 Rates of neurovascular injury, compartment syndrome, and early infection in operatively treated civilian ballistic forearm fractures 2018
2018 Risk Factors for Kidney Dysfunction With the Use of Gentamicin in Open Fracture Antibiotic Treatment.Journal of Orthopaedic Trauma.  32:573-578. 2018
2018 Intraoperative Evaluation of the Anatomic Lateral Distal Femoral Angle and Its Variation due to Positioning.Journal of Orthopaedic Trauma.  32:414-418. 2018
2018 Manipulation Under Anesthesia as a Treatment of Posttraumatic Elbow StiffnessJournal of Orthopaedic Trauma.  32:e304-e308. 2018
2018 Management of Pelvic and Acetabular Fractures in the Obese Patient.Orthopedic Clinics of North America.  49:317-324. 2018
2018 Obesity in the Polytrauma Patient.Orthopedic Clinics of North America.  49:307-315. 2018
2018 Acute Compartment Syndrome: An Expert Survey of Orthopaedic Trauma Association Members.Journal of Orthopaedic Trauma.  32:e181-e184. 2018
2018 Objective Methodology to Assess Meaningful Research Productivity by Orthopaedic Residency Departments: Validation Against Widely Distributed Ranking Metrics and Published Surrogates.Journal of Orthopaedic Trauma.  32:e139-e144. 2018
2018 Endosteal Substitution With an Intramedullary Rod in Fractures of the Femur.Journal of Orthopaedic Trauma.  32 Suppl 1:S25-S29. 2018
2018 Intraosseous Plating for the Management of Cortical Defects.Journal of Orthopaedic Trauma.  32 Suppl 1:S12-S17. 2018
2018 Stability of the Syndesmosis After Posterior Malleolar Fracture Fixation.Foot and Ankle International.  39:99-104. 2018
2017 Generating stability in elderly acetabular fractures-A biomechanical assessment. 2017
2017 Extent and Morbidity of Lateralization of a Trochanteric Fixation Nail Blade.Orthopedics.  40:e886-e891. 2017
2017 A Prospective Randomized Trial to Assess Fixation Strategies for Severe Open Tibia Fractures: Modern Ring External Fixators Versus Internal Fixation (FIXIT Study).Journal of Orthopaedic Trauma.  31 Suppl 1:S10-S17. 2017
2017 Assessment of Severe Extremity Wound Bioburden at the Time of Definitive Wound Closure or Coverage: Correlation With Subsequent Postclosure Deep Wound Infection (Bioburden Study).Journal of Orthopaedic Trauma.  31 Suppl 1:S3-S9. 2017
2017 Outcomes After Severe Distal Tibia, Ankle, and/or Foot Trauma: Comparison of Limb Salvage Versus Transtibial Amputation (OUTLET).Journal of Orthopaedic Trauma.  31 Suppl 1:S48-S55. 2017
2017 Transtibial Amputation Outcomes Study (TAOS): Comparing Transtibial Amputation With and Without a Tibiofibular Synostosis (Ertl) Procedure.Journal of Orthopaedic Trauma.  31 Suppl 1:S63-S69. 2017
2017 A zone-II flexor tendon injury secondary to a catfish spine: A case reportJBJS Case Connector.  7. 2017
2017 Failure of Patellar Plating with Mini-Fragment Implants: A Case Report.JBJS Case Connector.  7:e13. 2017
2017 Local antibiotic therapy to reduce infection after operative treatment of fractures at high risk of infection: A multicenter, randomized, controlled trial (VANCO study)Journal of Orthopaedic Trauma.  31:S18-S24. 2017
2015 Determining Stability in Posterior Wall Acetabular Fractures.Journal of Orthopaedic Trauma.  29:465-469. 2015
2007 In responseACP journal club.  146:313-314. 2007


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2018 Elbow Fracture Dislocation.  127-138. 2018
2016 Miscellaneous Topics: Nonunions, Open Fractures, and Compartment Syndrome 2016

Education And Training

  • Doctor of Medicine, Medical College of Georgia 2008
  • Full Name

  • Clay Spitler