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Osteoporosis and Colles Fracture

This study has been terminated.
(Recruiting problems)
Information provided by (Responsible Party):
Northern Orthopaedic Division, Denmark Identifier:
First received: September 21, 2005
Last updated: April 2, 2014
Last verified: April 2014

The primary purpose of the retrospective study is to determine the incidence of osteoporosis in women with previous Colles Fracture. Secondly, to determine to which extent Colles Fracture has led to a diagnosis and/or treatment of osteoporosis.

The primary purpose of the prospective study is to determine the incidence of osteoporosis in women with an actual Colles Fracture. Secondly, to investigate the consistency between prospective and retrospective data.

Condition Intervention
Previous or Actual Colles Fracture
Procedure: DEXA scan

Study Type: Observational
Study Design: Time Perspective: Retrospective
Official Title: Low-energy Fracture of the Wrist (Colles Fracture) and Osteoporosis. A Ten Year Follow-up and a Prospective Study

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Further study details as provided by Northern Orthopaedic Division, Denmark:

Primary Outcome Measures:
  • The incidence of Osteoporosis ten years after a Colles Fracture [ Time Frame: years ] [ Designated as safety issue: No ]
  • The incidence of Osteoporosis in women with an actual Colles Fracture [ Time Frame: years ] [ Designated as safety issue: No ]

Study Start Date: July 2004
Intervention Details:
    Procedure: DEXA scan
Detailed Description:

Colles Fracture is known to be connected to decreased bone mineral density (BMD). Thus, it can be an early sign of osteoporosis and therefore an increased risk of new fractures.

The results of earlier studies have not been unambiguous in the respect of what extent decreased BMD in the wrist of women with Colles Fracture is synonymous of osteoporosis in the spine and the hip.

An earlier enquiry to the Danish Orthopedic Departments in 1995 showed that only 18 % of the departments diagnosed or referred patients with possible osteoporosis.

The two study designs enhance the possibilities of evaluating the relevance of Low Energy Fractures in the wrist to avoid new fractures and their relation to bone mineral density.

The results could also be a useful tool in quality assurance of the osteoporosis diagnostics.


Ages Eligible for Study:   40 Years and older
Genders Eligible for Study:   Female
Accepts Healthy Volunteers:   No
Sampling Method:   Non-Probability Sample
Study Population



Inclusion Criteria:

Colles Fracture Women over 40 years Informed consent-

Exclusion Criteria:

High Energy Fracture Deceases or conditions that makes the participant unable to contribute to the investigation-

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Please refer to this study by its identifier: NCT00225004

The department of Orthopedic surgery Northern Jutland Counties, Denmark
Aalborg,, Jutland, Denmark, 9000
Northern Orthopaedic Division, Klinik Aalborg
Aalborg, Northern Jutland, Denmark
Sponsors and Collaborators
Northern Orthopaedic Division, Denmark
Principal Investigator: Klaus K Pedersen, doctor Dept. of Orthopedic Northern Jutland Counties, Denmark
Principal Investigator: Klaus K Pedersen, doctor Department of Orthopedic surgery, Northern Jutland Counties, Denmark
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Responsible Party: Northern Orthopaedic Division, Denmark Identifier: NCT00225004     History of Changes
Other Study ID Numbers: ON-06-002-AJ
Study First Received: September 21, 2005
Last Updated: April 2, 2014
Health Authority: Denmark: The Danish National Committee on Biomedical Research Ethics
Denmark: Danish Dataprotection Agency

Keywords provided by Northern Orthopaedic Division, Denmark:
Colles Fracture
Quality assurance

Additional relevant MeSH terms:
Colles' Fracture
Fractures, Bone
Bone Diseases
Bone Diseases, Metabolic
Musculoskeletal Diseases
Radius Fractures
Wounds and Injuries processed this record on November 27, 2014