Outcome Study of Complex Distal Radius Fractures
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.
|Study Design:||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|
- Wrist Range of Motion [ Time Frame: one year post-op ] [ Designated as safety issue: No ]An improvement of all aspects of wrist motion (extension, flexion, supination and pronation) over one year post-op.
- Disabilities of the Arm, Shoulder and Hand (DASH) and Patient Rated Wrist Evaluation (PRWE) scores [ Time Frame: one year post-op ] [ Designated as safety issue: No ]An improvement of the DASH and PRWE scores over one year post-op.
|Study Start Date:||April 2001|
|Study Completion Date:||June 2012|
|Primary Completion Date:||October 2010 (Final data collection date for primary outcome measure)|
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.
|United States, Florida|
|UF and Shands Orthopaedics and Sports Medicine Institute|
|Gainesville, Florida, United States, 32611|
|Principal Investigator:||Thomas W. Wright, M.D.||University of Florida|