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Forearm Shaft Fractures: Plating of Radius and Ulna Versus Plating of Radius and Nailing of Ulna

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ClinicalTrials.gov Identifier: NCT01484366
Recruitment Status : Terminated (Low enrollment. Treament no longer used by researchers.)
First Posted : December 2, 2011
Last Update Posted : November 11, 2014
Sponsor:
Information provided by (Responsible Party):
Florida Orthopaedic Institute

Brief Summary:

The hypothesis is that intramedullary nailing of the ulna and plating of the radius will result in a superior outcome as evidenced by two primary end points:

  1. a lower rate of implant pain
  2. a lower re-operation rate to remove painful hardware.

Condition or disease Intervention/treatment Phase
Fractures of Radius and Ulna Procedure: intramedullary nailing and plating Procedure: plating Not Applicable

Detailed Description:
This is a prospective, randomized study to determine if intramedullary nailing of the ulna and plating of the radius is equal to, or superior to plating of both the radius and ulna for the treatment of both bone forearm fractures.

Study Type : Interventional  (Clinical Trial)
Actual Enrollment : 13 participants
Allocation: Randomized
Intervention Model: Parallel Assignment
Masking: None (Open Label)
Primary Purpose: Treatment
Official Title: Prospective Randomized Trial for Forearm Shaft Fractures: Plating of Radius and Ulna vs. Plating of Radius and Nailing of Ulna
Study Start Date : September 2010
Actual Primary Completion Date : February 2013
Actual Study Completion Date : February 2013

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MedlinePlus related topics: Fractures

Arm Intervention/treatment
Active Comparator: intramedullary nailing and plating
intramedullary nailing of the ulna and plating of the radius in the treatment of both bone forearm fractures
Procedure: intramedullary nailing and plating
Surgical intramedullary nailing of the ulna and plating of the radius
Other Name: forearm fractures

Active Comparator: plating
plating of both the radius and ulna in the treatment of both bone forearm fractures
Procedure: plating
Surgical plating of both bonforearm fractures
Other Name: Forearm fractures




Primary Outcome Measures :
  1. implant pain [ Time Frame: 1 year ]
    a visual analog scale (VAS) will be used to assess pain in the forearm


Secondary Outcome Measures :
  1. re-operation rate to remove painful hardware [ Time Frame: 1 year ]
    repeat surgical intervention will be captured



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Ages Eligible for Study:   18 Years and older   (Adult, Older Adult)
Sexes Eligible for Study:   All
Accepts Healthy Volunteers:   No
Criteria

Inclusion Criteria:

  • Diaphyseal fractures of both radius and ulna
  • Ulna fractures that are oblique or transverse
  • Fractures may be closed or Grade I-IIIA open
  • Patients must be over 18 and skeletally mature

Exclusion Criteria:

  • Children under the age of 18
  • Pregnancy
  • Comminuted ulna fractures
  • Those with associated bony elbow or wrist trauma
  • Elbow dislocation
  • Subjects with bone pathology (osteoporosis, OI, Paget's disease, bone cancer)

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Please refer to this study by its ClinicalTrials.gov identifier (NCT number): NCT01484366


Locations
United States, Florida
Tampa General Hospital
Tampa, Florida, United States, 33606
St Josephs Hospital
Tampa, Florida, United States, 33607
Sponsors and Collaborators
Florida Orthopaedic Institute
Investigators
Principal Investigator: Roy Sanders, MD Florida Orthopaedic Institute

Responsible Party: Florida Orthopaedic Institute
ClinicalTrials.gov Identifier: NCT01484366     History of Changes
Other Study ID Numbers: BBFA
First Posted: December 2, 2011    Key Record Dates
Last Update Posted: November 11, 2014
Last Verified: November 2014

Keywords provided by Florida Orthopaedic Institute:
fractures of both radius and ulna

Additional relevant MeSH terms:
Fractures, Bone
Radius Fractures
Ulna Fractures
Wounds and Injuries
Forearm Injuries
Arm Injuries