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Outcome Study of Complex Distal Radius Fractures

The safety and scientific validity of this study is the responsibility of the study sponsor and investigators. Listing a study does not mean it has been evaluated by the U.S. Federal Government. Read our disclaimer for details. Identifier: NCT00160810
Recruitment Status : Completed
First Posted : September 12, 2005
Last Update Posted : May 20, 2013
Information provided by (Responsible Party):
University of Florida

Brief Summary:
The purpose of this study is to collect information about how people do after different treatments of a broken wrist to see if one treatment has better results.

Condition or disease
Distal Radius Fractures

Detailed Description:
Complex distal radius fractures are a common problem treated by orthopaedic surgeons. The purpose of this study is to compare the outcome between complex distal radius fractures treated with open reduction and internal fixation using a volar fixed angled plate versus and external fixator versus DRV. The hypothesis is that the volar fixed angled plate will have a superior outcome both radiographically and clinically.

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Study Type : Observational
Actual Enrollment : 74 participants
Observational Model: Case-Only
Official Title: Outcome Study of Complex Distal Radius Fractures: Open Reduction Internal Fixation (ORIF) With A Volar Fixed Angled Plate Versus A Distal Radius Volar (DRV) Plate Versus External Fixation
Study Start Date : April 2001
Actual Primary Completion Date : October 2010
Actual Study Completion Date : June 2012

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Primary Outcome Measures :
  1. Wrist Range of Motion [ Time Frame: one year post-op ]
    An improvement of all aspects of wrist motion (extension, flexion, supination and pronation) over one year post-op.

Secondary Outcome Measures :
  1. Disabilities of the Arm, Shoulder and Hand (DASH) and Patient Rated Wrist Evaluation (PRWE) scores [ Time Frame: one year post-op ]
    An improvement of the DASH and PRWE scores over one year post-op.

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Ages Eligible for Study:   19 Years to 75 Years   (Adult, Older Adult)
Sexes Eligible for Study:   All
Accepts Healthy Volunteers:   No
Sampling Method:   Non-Probability Sample
Study Population
Orthopaedic clinic

Inclusion Criteria:

  • distal radius fracture

Exclusion Criteria:

  • none

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Please refer to this study by its identifier (NCT number): NCT00160810

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United States, Florida
UF and Shands Orthopaedics and Sports Medicine Institute
Gainesville, Florida, United States, 32611
Sponsors and Collaborators
University of Florida
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Principal Investigator: Thomas W. Wright, M.D. University of Florida
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Responsible Party: University of Florida Identifier: NCT00160810    
Other Study ID Numbers: 86-2001
First Posted: September 12, 2005    Key Record Dates
Last Update Posted: May 20, 2013
Last Verified: June 2012
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Additional relevant MeSH terms:
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Fractures, Bone
Radius Fractures
Wounds and Injuries
Forearm Injuries
Arm Injuries