Current Research Studies

Orthopedics - Opioid vs. Non-Opioid Analgesia in Pediatric Supracondylar Humerus (SCH) Fracture

Condition or Therapy:

Post-operative opioid use, supracondylar humerus fracture


Seattle Children's Department of Orthopedics and Sports Medicine

What is the goal of this study?

The primary goal of this study is to determine the relative efficacy of opioid analgesics vs. non-opioids analgesics for postoperative pain relief in children undergoing closed reduction and percutaneous pinning (CRPP) for supracondylar humerus (SCH) fractures by comparing pain ratings for children in the OXY and IBU cohorts and determine if ibuprofen and oxycodone provide comparable analgesia. In addition, the study aims to determine prescription guidelines for children undergoing CRPP for SCH fractures.

Who can join the study?

  • Between ages 3 to 12
  • Presenting to Seattle Children’s Hospital with Gartland Type II – IV SCH fracture that requires closed reduction and percutaneous pinning

What will happen if my child takes part in this study?

  • Patients will be consented during admission at Seattle Children’s Hospital
  • Patient and/or parent will fill out questionnaires at time of consent. This will take no more than 5 minutes.
  • Parent of patient will receive text messages 2x daily for one week to report patient’s rated pain and medication patient takes
  • After one week, parents will receive texts to report pain and medication every three days until post op day 21

Who can I contact for more information?

For more information, please contact 

Study Location(s):

Seattle Children's Main Campus

Principal Investigator:

Dr. Todd Blumberg