Operative Versus Conservative Treatment of Scaphoid Fractures

This study has been completed.
Sponsor:
Information provided by:
AO Clinical Investigation and Documentation
ClinicalTrials.gov Identifier:
NCT00205985
First received: September 14, 2005
Last updated: November 16, 2007
Last verified: November 2007
  Purpose

The aim of this study is to compare the time to return to previous activity

level between operative treatment and non-operative cast immobilization of

patients with an acute complete fracture of the middle part of the scaphoid,

without any dislocation or comminution visible CT-scan.


Condition Intervention Phase
Scaphoid Fracture
Device: Scaphoid screw
Phase 4

Study Type: Interventional
Study Design: Allocation: Non-Randomized
Endpoint Classification: Efficacy Study
Intervention Model: Parallel Assignment
Masking: Open Label
Primary Purpose: Treatment
Official Title: Comparison of Time to Return to Previous Activity Between Operative Treatment and Cast Immobilization of Complete Fracture of the Middle Part of the Scaphoid Without Dislocation

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Further study details as provided by AO Clinical Investigation and Documentation:

Primary Outcome Measures:
  • Time to return to previous activity level
  • Time to return to full work and household duties

Secondary Outcome Measures:
  • DASH
  • SF-36

Estimated Enrollment: 100
Study Start Date: December 2003
Study Completion Date: April 2006
Intervention Details:
    Device: Scaphoid screw
    Conservative treatment versus application of scaphoid screw
  Eligibility

Ages Eligible for Study:   18 Years and older
Genders Eligible for Study:   Both
Accepts Healthy Volunteers:   No
Criteria

Inclusion Criteria:

  • Mature skeleton
  • Isolated, acute complete fracture of the mid third of the scaphoid

Exclusion Criteria:

  • acute fractures of both hands
  • one hand missing
  • other injuries than scaphoid fractures
  • rheumatoid, osteoarthritis or polyarthritis
  • previous soft tissue injuries of the hand
  • drug or alcohol abuse
  • participant in trial during the previous month
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Locations
Germany
Klinikum der Philipps Universitaet Marburg
Marburg, Germany, 35037
Sponsors and Collaborators
AO Clinical Investigation and Documentation
Investigators
Principal Investigator: Markus Schaedel-Hoepfner, Prof. MD Klinikum der Universitaet Marburg
  More Information

Publications:
ClinicalTrials.gov Identifier: NCT00205985     History of Changes
Other Study ID Numbers: 03-scaph-04
Study First Received: September 14, 2005
Last Updated: November 16, 2007
Health Authority: Germany: Federal Institute for Drugs and Medical Devices

Keywords provided by AO Clinical Investigation and Documentation:
Return to work
Scaphoid fracture
Operative treatment
Activity level

Additional relevant MeSH terms:
Fractures, Bone
Wounds and Injuries

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