The Role of Splinting in Fingertip Injuries

This study has been withdrawn prior to enrollment.
(Very few subjects were enrolled. Therefore, the study was terminated.)
Information provided by:
Massachusetts General Hospital Identifier:
First received: December 20, 2007
Last updated: July 5, 2011
Last verified: July 2011

This study is attempting to understand whether or not splinting after a fingertip injury improves recovery.

Injury Distal to Flexor and Extensor Tendon Insertions

Study Type: Observational
Study Design: Observational Model: Cohort
Time Perspective: Prospective
Official Title: The Role of Splinting in Fingertip Injuries

Further study details as provided by Massachusetts General Hospital:

Primary Outcome Measures:
  • DASH questionnaire, Grip strength, and Range of Motion [ Time Frame: 1 month ] [ Designated as safety issue: No ]

Estimated Enrollment: 60
Study Start Date: January 2006
Study Completion Date: December 2010
Primary Completion Date: May 2010 (Final data collection date for primary outcome measure)
No Splint


Ages Eligible for Study:   18 Years and older
Genders Eligible for Study:   Both
Accepts Healthy Volunteers:   No
Sampling Method:   Probability Sample
Study Population

Orthopaedic Hand Clinic


Inclusion Criteria:

  • injury distal to flexor and extensor tendon insertions
  • crush, avulsion, amputation, or penetrating injury to the fingertip
  • isolated injury, within two weeks

Exclusion Criteria:

  • operative fixation required
  • unable to participate in rehab
  Contacts and Locations
Please refer to this study by its identifier: NCT00580164

United States, Massachusetts
Mass General Hospital
Boston, Massachusetts, United States, 02115
Sponsors and Collaborators
Massachusetts General Hospital
Principal Investigator: David C Ring, MD Massachusetts General Hospital
  More Information

No publications provided

Responsible Party: David C. Ring, MD, Mass General Hospital Identifier: NCT00580164     History of Changes
Other Study ID Numbers: 2006-p000239
Study First Received: December 20, 2007
Last Updated: July 5, 2011
Health Authority: United States: Institutional Review Board

Additional relevant MeSH terms:
Wounds and Injuries processed this record on April 16, 2014