Dynamic Internal Fixation of Femoral Neck Fractures (DIFINE)
Evaluation of dynamic Plate-Screw-Systems for internal fixation after femoral neck fractures. Open Registry for Comparison of 1-screw-systems (DHS) with multi-screw-system Targon FN.
Femoral Neck Fracture
|Study Design:||Observational Model: Cohort
Time Perspective: Prospective
|Official Title:||Dynamic Internal Fixation of Femoral Neck Fractures|
- Cumulative Complication Rate [ Time Frame: 1 year ] [ Designated as safety issue: No ]
- Course of Surgery Mobilization Radiology functional Results (SF-12, IOWA Hip Score) [ Time Frame: 1 year ] [ Designated as safety issue: No ]
|Study Start Date:||December 2008|
|Study Completion Date:||February 2013|
|Primary Completion Date:||January 2012 (Final data collection date for primary outcome measure)|
Two implant systems are mainly used for internal fixation: canulated screws and plate-screw-systems. Regarding the latter, the dynamic hip screw systems (DHS)represent the most frequently used devices.
Targon FN (Aesculap) is a new plate-screw system and available on the market since 2007. In contrast to the DHS, which uses only one telescrew, the Targon FN provides up to four telescrews.
With this registry, we want to evaluate the results of Targon FN compared with DHS systems.
Please refer to this study by its ClinicalTrials.gov identifier: NCT00779948
|Freiburg, Baden-Wuerttemberg, Germany, 79106|
|Tübingen, Baden-Württemberg, Germany, 72076|
|Klinikum Bad Hersfeld GmbH|
|Bad Hersfeld, Hessen, Germany, 36251|
|Castrop-Rauxel, Nordrhein-Westfalen, Germany, 44577|
|Muenster, Nordrhein-Westfalen, Germany, 48143|
|Marienkrankenhaus Schwerte gGmbH|
|Schwerte, Nordrhein-Westfalen, Germany, 58239|
|Erzgebirgsklinikum Annaberg gGmbH|
|Annaberg-Buchholz, Sachsen, Germany, 09456|
|Berlin, Germany, 12207|
|Ludwigshafen, Germany, 67071|
|Study Chair:||Peter Helwig, Dr.||University Hospital Freiburg|