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Young Goalkeeper's Fracture: Radiographic Findings (Goalkeeper)

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ClinicalTrials.gov Identifier: NCT02840188
Recruitment Status : Completed
First Posted : July 21, 2016
Last Update Posted : September 14, 2017
Sponsor:
Information provided by (Responsible Party):
University Hospital Inselspital, Berne

Brief Summary:

The aim of this project is to evaluate retrospectively goalkeeper's fractures in children using the children fracture classification and to evaluate the distal radius tilt angle of the growth plate on plain radiographs of the forearm.

Patients positive for goalkeeper's fracture will prospectively answer a questionnaire concerning risk factors and circumstances during the injury.


Condition or disease Intervention/treatment
Radius Fractures Other: Radius tilt angle

Detailed Description:

Distal forearm or radius fractures in young goalkeepers have been named "the young goalkeeper's fracture" in the literature. While catching the soccer ball the child suffers a distal forearm fracture due to axial forces to the immature bone of the child. These goalkeeper's fractures on radiographs may be subtle or difficult to discriminate from normal radiographs.

Retrospective study for the evaluation of radiographs of the forearm from 2005 - 2016 of children with history of catching a ball. Two radiologist are blinded for history, age, name and findings on final reports.

First reading without measurement of distal tilt angle, second reading with measurement of distal tilt angle and after consensus meeting.

Questionnaire: prospectively all patients with goalkeeper's fracture will answer a questionnaire concerning circumstances and risks during the accident.

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Study Type : Observational
Actual Enrollment : 179 participants
Observational Model: Case-Control
Time Perspective: Retrospective
Official Title: Young Goalkeeper's Fracture: Radiographic Findings, Risk Factors and Prevention Measures
Actual Study Start Date : July 2016
Actual Primary Completion Date : September 13, 2017
Actual Study Completion Date : September 13, 2017

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Group/Cohort Intervention/treatment
Radius tilt angle
Children 0-16 years of age positive for distal forearm fracture and positive history of goalkeeper's fracture (to catch a ball).
Other: Radius tilt angle
Fracture classification in children. Tilt angle measurement of the distal radius growth plate.

Normal control group
Children 0-16 years of age without radius fracture and no history of catching a ball.
Other: Radius tilt angle
Fracture classification in children. Tilt angle measurement of the distal radius growth plate.




Primary Outcome Measures :
  1. Tilt angle of distal radius growth plate in goalkeeper's fracture [ Time Frame: 2005- 2016 ]
    Dorsal angulation of distal radius growth plate in goalkeeper's fracture


Secondary Outcome Measures :
  1. Risk factors for goalkeeper's fracture [ Time Frame: 2005-2016 ]
    Questionnaire for circumstances and risks for goalkeeper's fracture



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Ages Eligible for Study:   1 Year to 16 Years   (Child)
Sexes Eligible for Study:   All
Accepts Healthy Volunteers:   Yes
Sampling Method:   Probability Sample
Study Population
Distal radius fracture in young goalkeepers (=young goalkeeper's fracture)
Criteria

Inclusion Criteria:

  • Children 1-16 years of age with distal radius fracture and the clinical history: "child catches a ball", between 1/2005 - 7/2016.
  • Control group (1-16 years) with normal distal radius and no history to catch a ball and no fracture.

Evaluation of the normal distal tilt angle of the radius.

Exclusion Criteria:

  • pathological fractures
  • other history of trauma than to catch a ball
  • patients older than 16 years

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Please refer to this study by its ClinicalTrials.gov identifier (NCT number): NCT02840188


Locations
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Switzerland
University Hospital Berne, Inselspital
Berne, Switzerland, 3010
Sponsors and Collaborators
University Hospital Inselspital, Berne
Investigators
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Study Chair: Johannes Heverhagen, MD University Hospital Bern, Inselspital
Publications:
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Responsible Party: University Hospital Inselspital, Berne
ClinicalTrials.gov Identifier: NCT02840188    
Other Study ID Numbers: KEK-BE: 2016-00670
First Posted: July 21, 2016    Key Record Dates
Last Update Posted: September 14, 2017
Last Verified: September 2017
Individual Participant Data (IPD) Sharing Statement:
Plan to Share IPD: No
Keywords provided by University Hospital Inselspital, Berne:
goalkeeper's fracture
Additional relevant MeSH terms:
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Fractures, Bone
Radius Fractures
Wounds and Injuries
Forearm Injuries
Arm Injuries