The Development of Flat Foot After Ankle Fractures

This study has been completed.
Sponsor:
Information provided by:
Ottawa Hospital Research Institute
ClinicalTrials.gov Identifier:
NCT00507910
First received: July 25, 2007
Last updated: July 19, 2011
Last verified: July 2011
  Purpose

In this study we are trying to determine the incidence of flat foot (also called pes planus) among patients who have had an ankle fracture. As compared to the general population, it is predicted that the incidence of pes planus will be higher among people who have fractured their ankle.


Condition
Pes Planus

Study Type: Observational
Study Design: Observational Model: Cohort
Time Perspective: Prospective
Official Title: Pes Planus After Weber B and C Ankle Fractures

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Further study details as provided by Ottawa Hospital Research Institute:

Estimated Enrollment: 25
Study Start Date: December 2006
Study Completion Date: December 2010
Primary Completion Date: December 2010 (Final data collection date for primary outcome measure)
Detailed Description:

Pes planus may develop following ankle fractures due to additional injuries that are sustained at the time of ankle fracture. If this study can demonstrate an association, further research would investigate how to effectively treat the pes planus early to prevent it from becoming a symptomatic problem.

  Eligibility

Ages Eligible for Study:   18 Years and older
Genders Eligible for Study:   Both
Accepts Healthy Volunteers:   No
Sampling Method:   Non-Probability Sample
Study Population

Primary care clinic

Criteria

Inclusion Criteria:

Patients will be considered eligible if:

  • They have sustained Weber type B or C ankle fractures and needed open reduction
  • They are 18 years of age or older
  • They are expected to be full weight bearing for at least 4 months to allow the potential of supporting structures to stretch and pes planus to develop

Exclusion Criteria:

  • Patients will be excluded if they already have flat foot in their non-fractured foot.
  • Patients with bilateral ankle fractures
  • Patients who are not competent to sign a consent form
  • A second fracture to the ankle
  • Pathological fractures
  • Patients with underlying cancer.
  Contacts and Locations
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Please refer to this study by its ClinicalTrials.gov identifier: NCT00507910

Locations
Canada, Ontario
The Ottawa Hospital
Ottawa, Ontario, Canada, K1Y 4E9
Sponsors and Collaborators
Ottawa Hospital Research Institute
Investigators
Principal Investigator: Alan Giachino OHRI
  More Information

No publications provided

Responsible Party: Dr. Allan Giachino, MD, Ottawa Hospital Research Institute
ClinicalTrials.gov Identifier: NCT00507910     History of Changes
Other Study ID Numbers: OHREB2006542
Study First Received: July 25, 2007
Last Updated: July 19, 2011
Health Authority: Canada: Ethics Review Committee

Keywords provided by Ottawa Hospital Research Institute:
ankle fracture
pes planus

Additional relevant MeSH terms:
Ankle Fractures
Flatfoot
Foot Deformities
Fractures, Bone
Musculoskeletal Diseases
Wounds and Injuries

ClinicalTrials.gov processed this record on October 23, 2014