Health Research Methods, Evidence, and Impact

Mohit Bhandari

MD (Toronto), MSc (McMaster), PhD (Sweden), FRCSC

Canada Research Chair in Musculoskeletal Trauma and Surgical Outcomes

Professor, Department of Surgery

Associate Member, Department of Health Research Methods, Evidence, and Impact
Academic Division Head, Orthopaedic Surgery

Attending Staff, Hamilton Health Sciences Centre

Member & Co-Chair, CLARITY (Clinical Advances through Research and Information Translation)

Member, McMaster Alumni Galley

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Academic Interests

Dr. Bhandari's clinical interests include the care of patients with musculoskeletal injuries. His research broadly focuses upon clinical trials, meta-analyses, methodological aspects of surgery trials and the translation of evidence into surgical practice. Specific areas of interest include identifying optimal management strategies to improve patient-important outcomes in patients with multiple injuries, lower extremity fractures and severe soft tissue injuries. Dr. Bhandari is currently co-ordinating trials of tibial fracture management and various wound irrigation techniques in open fractures. He also oversees many research projects aimed at increasing awareness and screening for Intimate Partner Violence (IPV). Dr. Bhandari leads the international hip fracture research collaborative, a global consortium of surgeons focusing upon the design and development of large, definitive surgical randomized trials in patients with hip fractures. These activities are co-ordinated through the CLARITY research group with faculty: Gordon Guyatt, Deborah Cook, Brian Haynes, Holger Schunemann, Maureen Meade and PJ Devereaux.

Selected Publications

  1. Bhandari M, Fong K, Sprague S, Williams D, Petrisor B. Variability in the definition and perceived causes of delayed unions and nonunions: a cross-sectional, multinational survey of orthopaedic surgeons. J Bone Joint Surg Am. 2012 Aug 1;94(15):e1091-6. PubMed PMID: 22854998.
  2. Slobogean GP, Sprague S, Bhandari M. The tactics of large randomized trials. J Bone Joint Surg Am. 2012 Jul 18;94 Suppl 1:19-23. PubMed PMID: 22810442.
  3. Alolabi N, Alolabi B, Mundi R, Karanicolas PJ, Adachi JD, Bhandari M. Surgical preferences of patients at risk of hip fractures: hemiarthroplasty versus total hip arthroplasty. BMC Musculoskelet Disord. 2011 Dec 23;12:289. PubMed PMID: 22196211; PubMed Central PMCID: PMC3280185.
  4. Chuback JE, Yarascavitch BA, Eaves F 3rd, Thoma A, Bhandari M. Evidence in the aesthetic surgical literature over the past decade: how far have we come? Plast Reconstr Surg. 2012 Jan;129(1):126e-134e. PubMed PMID: 22186527.
  5. FLOW Investigators, Petrisor B, Sun X, Bhandari M, Guyatt G, Jeray KJ, Sprague S, Tanner S, Schemitsch E, Sancheti P, Anglen J, Tornetta P, Bosse M, Liew S, Walter S. Fluid lavage of open wounds (FLOW): a multicenter, blinded, factorial pilot trial comparing alternative irrigating solutions and pressures in patients with open fractures. J Trauma. 2011 Sep;71(3):596-606. PubMed PMID: 21378581.
  6. Bhandari M, Sprague S, Dosanjh S, Petrisor B, Resendes S, Madden K, Schemitsch EH; P.R.A.I.S.E. Investigators. The prevalence of intimate partner violence across orthopaedic fracture clinics in Ontario. J Bone Joint Surg Am. 2011 Jan 19;93(2):132-41. Epub 2010 Dec 10. PubMed PMID: 21148744.
  7. Simunovic N, Devereaux PJ, Sprague S, Guyatt GH, Schemitsch E, Debeer J, Bhandari M. Effect of early surgery after hip fracture on mortality and complications: systematic review and meta-analysis. CMAJ. 2010 Oct 19;182(15):1609-16. Epub 2010 Sep 13. Review. PubMed PMID: 20837683; PubMed Central PMCID: PMC2952007.
  8. Dijkman BG, Abouali JA, Kooistra BW, Conter HJ, Poolman RW, Kulkarni AV, Tornetta P 3rd, Bhandari M. Twenty years of meta-analyses in orthopaedic surgery: has quality kept up with quantity? J Bone Joint Surg Am. 2010 Jan;92(1):48-57. Review. PubMed PMID: 20048095.
  9. Okike K, Kocher MS, Wei EX, Mehlman CT, Bhandari M. Accuracy of conflict-of-interest disclosures reported by physicians. N Engl J Med. 2009 Oct 8;361(15):1466-74. PubMed PMID: 19812403.
  10. Study to Prospectively Evaluate Reamed Intramedullary Nails in Patients with Tibial Fractures Investigators, Bhandari M, Guyatt G, Tornetta P 3rd, Schemitsch EH, Swiontkowski M, Sanders D, Walter SD. Randomized trial of reamed and unreamed intramedullary nailing of tibial shaft fractures. J Bone Joint Surg Am. 2008 Dec;90(12):2567-78. PubMed PMID: 19047701; PubMed Central PMCID: PMC2663330.

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