Current research interests for Dr. Franko focus on the intersection of medicine, business, and technology for hand surgeons. This includes study the utility and benefits of online physician ratings, integrating automated patient outcomes tools in practice, and developing a low-cost national hand surgery registry database. The registry has been further evaluated to measure the recovery trajectory and help improve outcomes after common surgical procedures.
Previously published work here:
Franko OI, Lee NM, Finneran JJ, Shillito MC, Meunier MJ, Abrams RA, Lieber RL. Quantification of Partial or Complete A4 Pulley Release with FDP Repair in Cadaveric Tendons. J Hand Surg Am. 2011 Mar;36(3):439-45. PMID: #21306835
Rozental TD, Blazar PE, Franko OI, Chacko AT, Earp BE, Day CS. Functional outcomes for unstable distal radial fractures treated with open reduction and internal fixation or closed reduction and percutaneous fixation. A prospective randomized trial. J Bone Joint Surg Am. 2009 Aug;91(8):1837-46. PMID: #19651939
Alexander M, Franko OI, Makhni E, Zurakowski D, Day CS. Validation of a modern activity hand survey with respect to reliability, construct and criterion validity. J Hand Surg Eur Vol. 2008 Oct;33(5):653-60. PMID: #18977836
Yeh A, Franko OI, Day CS. The Impact of Clinical Electives and Residency Interest on Medical Students’ Education in Musculoskeletal Medicine. J Bone Joint Surg Am. 2008 Feb;90(2):307-15. PMID: #18245590
Day CS, Yeh A, Franko OI, Ramirez M, Krupat E. Musculoskeletal Medicine: An Assessment of the Attitudes and Knowledge of Medical Students at Harvard Medical School. Acad Med. 2007 May;82(5):452-457. PMID: #17457065