Cunningham, Brian P., MD uri icon
Research Investigator
About me

Residency

  • Orthopaedic Surgery, Banner University Medical Center, Phoenix, AZ

Fellowship

  • Orthopaedic Trauma, University of California Medical Center, San Francisco, CA

Medical degree

  • University of Washington School of Medicine, Seattle, WA

Education

  • Bachelor of Science in Biology, University of Puget Sound, Tacoma, WA

Position

  • Assistant Professor, Department of Orthopaedic Surgery, Minneapolis, MN

Membership

  • American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons
  • Orthopaedic Trauma Association - Associate member
  • AO Trauma
Affiliation
positions
  • Research Investigator, Orthopedic trauma
  • Institute Research Investigator, TRIA Institute
  • Publications
    selected publications
    Journal Article
  • Adjusting for variation in patient-reported outcome measures is needed to improve care after total knee arthroplasty
    Journal of the American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons. 2022
  • Cost reduction for knee-spanning external fixation in the staged treatment of tibial plateau fractures: a practical intervention
    Journal of Orthopaedic Trauma. 2022
  • Cost variation in temporizing external fixation of tibial plateau and pilon fractures: is there room to improve?
    Injury. 2022
  • Evolving perceptions regarding receiving orthopaedic care during the Coronavirus 2019 (COVID-19) pandemic: a follow-up survey
    Current Orthopaedic Practice. 2022
  • External fixation characteristics drive cost of care for high-energy tibial plateau fractures
    Journal of Orthopaedic Trauma. 2022
  • Measurement of value in rotator cuff repair: patient-level value analysis for the 1-year episode of care
    Journal of Shoulder and Elbow Surgery. 2022
  • Corridor-diameter-dependent angular tolerance for safe transiliosacral screw placement: an anatomic study of 433 pelves
    European Journal of Orthopaedic Surgery & Traumatology. 2021
  • Cost savings of carpal tunnel release performed in-clinic compared to an ambulatory surgery center: time-driven activity-based-costing
    Hand (New York, N.Y.). 2021
  • Factors influencing management of bilateral femur fractures: a multicenter retrospective cohort of early versus delayed definitive fixation
    Injury. 2021
  • Immediate weight bearing as tolerated (WBAT) correlates with a decreased length of stay post intramedullary fixation for subtrochanteric fractures: a multicenter retrospective cohort study
    European Journal of Orthopaedic Surgery & Traumatology. 2021
  • Immediate weightbearing after operative treatment of bimalleolar and trimalleolar ankle fractures: faster return to work for patients with nonsedentary occupations
    Journal of Foot and Ankle Surgery. 2021
  • Minimum clinically important difference in short musculoskeletal function assessment: what change matters in ankle fractures
    Foot & ankle specialist. 2021
  • Single-stage versus 2-stage bilateral intramedullary nail fixation in patients with bilateral femur fractures: a multicenter retrospective review
    Journal of Orthopaedic Trauma. 2021
  • Unplanned emergency and urgent care visits after outpatient orthopaedic surgery
    Journal of the American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons. Global research & reviews. 2021
  • Does implant selection affect the inpatient cost of care for geriatric intertrochanteric femur fractures?
    Geriatric orthopaedic surgery & rehabilitation. 2020
  • Factors associated with a second opioid prescription fill in total knee arthroplasty
    Journal of Arthroplasty. 2020
  • Financial implications for the treatment of medicare patients with isolated intertrochanteric femur fractures: disproportionate losses among healthier patients
    Geriatric orthopaedic surgery & rehabilitation. 2020
  • Geriatric femoral neck fractures: hemiarthroplasty implant trends across a health system from 2006 to 2018
    Geriatric orthopaedic surgery & rehabilitation. 2020
  • Improvement in functional outcomes after elective symptomatic orthopaedic implant removal
    Journal of the American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons. Global research & reviews. 2020
  • Interpreting patient-reported outcome results: is one minimum clinically important difference really enough?
    Hand (New York, N.Y.). 2020
  • Orthopaedic implant cost perceptions: a survey of surgeons and healthcare administrators
    Current Orthopaedic Practice. 2020
  • The influence of arthroscopy on the classification and treatment of tibial plateau fractures
    Journal of orthopaedics. 2020
  • Variation of the inpatient cost of care in the treatment of isolated geriatric intertrochanteric hip fractures
    Geriatric orthopaedic surgery & rehabilitation. 2020
  • Acute treatment of open foot and ankle fractures using a bioartificial dermal regeneration template and split-thickness skin grafting: a report of 2 cases
    JBJS case connector. 2019
  • Cost variation in temporizing external fixation of tibial plateau fractures
    Journal of Orthopaedic Trauma. 2019
  • Does value matter in orthopaedic trauma: a survey of Orthopaedic Trauma Association members
    Journal of Orthopaedic Trauma. 2019
  • Introduction: value in orthopaedic trauma: understanding, measuring & optimizing value in care delivery
    Journal of Orthopaedic Trauma. 2019
  • Patient-level value analysis: an innovative approach to optimize care delivery
    Journal of Orthopaedic Trauma. 2019
  • Valuing the recovery priorities of orthopaedic trauma patients after injury: evidence from a discrete choice experiment within 6 weeks of injury
    Journal of Orthopaedic Trauma. 2019
  • Variation in implant selection for ankle fractures: identifying cost drivers
    Journal of Orthopaedic Trauma. 2019
  • Functional outcomes of symptomatic implant removal following ankle fracture open reduction and internal fixation
    Foot and Ankle International. 2018
  • Immediate weight-bearing as tolerated has improved outcomes compared to non–weight-bearing after surgical stabilisation of midshaft clavicle fractures in polytrauma patients
    2018
  • Publication of podium presentations at the Orthopaedic Trauma Association Annual Meetings: 2008-2012
    Journal of Orthopaedic Trauma. 2018
  • Time-driven activity-based costing in fracture care: is this a more accurate way to prepare for alternative payment models?
    Journal of Orthopaedic Trauma. 2018
  • Oblique terminal screw placement: does it improve fixation in plate osteosynthesis?
    Journal of Orthopaedic Trauma. 2016
  • Chapter
  • Telemedicine and smartphones: is there a role for technology in the austere environment
    Orthopaedic trauma in the austere environment: a practical guide to humanitarian care. 2016
  • Conference Poster
  • Can decreasing implant costs increase net reimbursement for surgically treated ankle fractures [poster]?
    2019
  • Cost savings of carpel tunnel release performed in-clinic compared to an ambulatory surgery center: time-driven activity-based-costing [poster]
    2019
  • Does implant selection affect the inpatient cost of care for geriatric intertrochanteric femur fractures [poster]?
    2019
  • Factors associated with emergency or urgent care visits following outpatient orthopaedic trauma surgery [poster]
    2019
  • Orthopaedic implant cost perceptions among surgeons and healthcare administrators [poster]
    2019
  • Time driven activity based costing (TD-ABC) to identify cost drivers in the 30-day episode of care for bicondylar tibial plateau fractures [poster]
    2019
  • Trend and economic implications of implant selection in the treatment of intertrochanteric hip fractures: a review of the American Board of Orthopaedic Surgery database 1999–2017 [poster]
    2019
  • Trend and economic implications of implant selection in the treatment of intertrochanteric hip fractures: a review of the American Board of Orthopaedic Surgery database 1999–2017 [poster]
    2019
  • Value-based care in orthopaedic trauma: are traumatologists ready to ride the wave of changing economics [poster]?
    2019
  • Cost variation in temporizing external fixation of tibial plateau fractures [poster]
    2018
  • Factors associated with emergency or urgent care visits following outpatient orthopaedic surgeries [poster]
    2018
  • Orthopaedic implant cost perceptions amongst surgeons and healthcare administrators [poster]
    2018
  • Subtrochanteric femur fractures treated with reconstruction nails have a lower reoperation rate compared to cephalomedullary nail fixation: matched cohort study of 232 patients [poster]
    2018
  • Time-driven activity based costing in trauma: is this a more accurate way to prepare for bundled payment [poster]?
    2018
  • Time-driven activity based costing in trauma: is this a more accurate way to prepare for bundled payment [poster]?
    2018
  • Trend and economic implications of implant selection in the treatment of intertrochanteric hip fractures: a review of the American Board of Orthopaedic Surgery database 1999-2017 [poster]
    2018
  • Variation in temporizing external fixation of tibial plateau fractures [poster]
    2018
  • presentations
    Presentation
  • Better fracture reduction in patients undergoing early definitive fixation for tibial plateau fractures with acute compartment syndrome [presentation]
  • Cost reduction for knee spanning external fixation in the staged treatment of tibial plateau fractures: a practical intervention [presentation]
  • Cost savings of carpel tunnel release performed in-clinic compared to an ambulatory surgery center: time-driven activity-based-costing [presentation]
  • Cost variation in temporizing external fixation of pilon fractures: is there room to improve [presentation]?
  • Disproportionate losses observed in the treatment of medicare patients with intertrochanteric femur fractures [presentation]
  • Does implant selection affect the inpatient cost of care for geriatric intertrochanteric femur fractures [presentation]?
  • Evaluating implant cost variation for surgically treated ankle fractures [presentation]
  • Factors influencing management of bilateral femur fractures: a multicenter retrospective cohort of early vs delayed definitive fixation [presentation]
  • Geriatric femoral neck fractures: hemiarthroplasty implant cost and selection trends from 2006-2018 [presentation]
  • Geriatric femoral neck fractures: hemiarthroplasty implant cost and selection trends from 2006-2018 [presentation]
  • Immediate weight bearing after operative treatment of bimalleolar and trimalleolar ankle fractures: does it get patients back to work [presentation]?
  • Immediate weight bearing as tolerated has improved outcomes without an increased risk of reoperation after intramedullary fixation for subtrochanteric fractures compared to modified weight bearing [presentation]
  • Interpreting patient reported outcome results: is one MCID (minimal clinically important difference) value really enough [presentation]?
  • Multicenter survey of resident professional development and understanding of the business of orthopaedics [presentation]
  • Orthopaedic trauma in the developing world: where are the gaps in research and what can be done [presentation]?
  • Outcomes of single stage vs two stage bilateral intramedullary nail fixation in patients with bilateral femur fractures [presentation]
  • Patient level value analysis in orthopaedics: a model using operative ankle fractures [presentation]
  • Subtrochanteric femur fractures treated with reconstruction nails have a lower reoperation rate compared to cephalomedullary nail fixation: matched cohort study of 232 patients [presentation]
  • Subtrochanteric femur fractures treated with reconstruction nails have a lower reoperation rate compared to cephalomedullary nail fixation: matched cohort study of 232 patients [presentation]
  • Time-driven activity-based costing for rotator cuff repair [presentation]
  • Value-based healthcare in Orthopaedic Trauma Symposium [presentation]
  • Variation of inpatient cost of care in the treatment of isolated geriatric hip fractures [presentation]
  • Variation of inpatient cost of care in the treatment of isolated geriatric hip fractures [presentation]
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