Vallier, Heather A., MD

Research Statement

Dr. Vallier’s research interests include pelvic fractures in women, comparision of minimally invasive and extensile surgery for calcaneus fractures, and evaluation of locked plating techniques.

Professional Affiliations

Professional affiliations held by Dr. Vallier upon her departure from the Cleveland FES Center in 2015:

  • Investigator, Cleveland FES Center
  • Orthopaedic Surgeon, Trauma Service, Department of Orthopaedics, MetroHealth Medical Center, Cleveland, OH
  • Associate Professor, Case Western Reserve University School of Medicine, Cleveland, OH

Publications

  • Childs BR, Nahm NJ, Dolenc AJ, Vallier HA. Obesity is associated with more complications and longer hospital stays after orthopaedic trauma. J Orthop Trauma. 2015 Mar 9; doi: 10.1097/BOT.0000000000000324 Pubmed PMID: 25756913
  • Vallier HA, Parker NA, Beddow ME. Reasons for transfer to a level 1 trauma center and barriers to timely definitive fracture fixation. J Orthop Trauma. 2014 Dec;28(12):e284–289. doi: 10.1097/BOT.0000000000000134 Pubmed PMID: 24740111
  • Schnaser E, Scarcella NR, Vallier HA. Acetabular fractures converted to total hip arthroplasties in the elderly: how does function compare to primary total hip arthroplasty? J Orthop Trauma. 2014 Dec;28(12):694–699. doi: 10.1097/BOT.0000000000000145 Pubmed PMID: 24786735
  • Gandhi RR, Overton TL, Haut ER, Lau B, Vallier HA, Rohs T, Hasenboehler E, Lee JK, Alley D, Watters J, Rogers FB, Shafi S. Optimal timing of femur fracture stabilization in polytrauma patients: A practice management guideline from the Eastern Association for the Surgery of Trauma. J Trauma Acute Care Surg. 2014 Nov;77(5):787–795. doi: 10.1097/TA.0000000000000434 Pubmed PMID: 25494434
  • Vallier HA, Ahmadinia K, Forde FA, Ekstein C, Nash CL, Tornetta P. Trends in musculoskeletal imaging in trauma patients: how has our practice changed over time? J Orthop Trauma. 2014 Oct;28(10):e236–241. doi: 10.1097/BOT.0000000000000076 Pubmed PMID: 24531388
  • Nahm NJ, Moore TA, Vallier HA. Use of two grading systems in determining risks associated with timing of fracture fixation. J Trauma Acute Care Surg. 2014 Aug;77(2):268–279. doi: 10.1097/TA.0000000000000283 Pubmed PMID: 25058253
  • Childs BR, Vallier HA. Cost savings associated with a multidisciplinary protocol that expedites definitive fracture care. Am J Orthop. 2014 Jul;43(7):309–315. Pubmed PMID: 25046183
  • Vallier HA, Reichard SG, Boyd AJ, Moore TA. A new look at the Hawkins classification for talar neck fractures: which features of injury and treatment are predictive of osteonecrosis? J Bone Joint Surg Am. 2014 Feb 5;96(3):192–197. doi: 10.2106/JBJS.L.01680 Pubmed PMID: 24500580
  • Vallier HA. Invited commentary. J Orthop Trauma. 2014 Jan;28(1):35–36; discussion 36. doi: 10.1097/BOT.0000000000000028 Pubmed PMID: 24164791
  • Vallier HA, Wang X, Moore TA, Wilber JH, Como JJ. Timing of orthopaedic surgery in multiple trauma patients: development of a protocol for early appropriate care. J Orthop Trauma. 2013 Oct;27(10):543–551. doi: 10.1097/BOT.0b013e31829efda1 Pubmed PMID: 23760182
  • Vallier HA, Super DM, Moore TA, Wilber JH. Do patients with multiple system injury benefit from early fixation of unstable axial fractures? The effects of timing of surgery on initial hospital course. J Orthop Trauma. 2013 Jul;27(7):405–412. doi: 10.1097/BOT.0b013e3182820eba Pubmed PMID: 23287766
  • Nahm NJ, Como JJ, Vallier HA. The impact of major operative fractures in blunt abdominal injury. J Trauma Acute Care Surg. 2013 May;74(5):1307–1314. doi: 10.1097/TA.0b013e31828c3f59 Pubmed PMID: 23609283