The Role of Splinting in Fingertip Injuries

This study has been withdrawn prior to enrollment.
(Very few subjects were enrolled. Therefore, the study was terminated.)
Sponsor:
Information provided by:
Massachusetts General Hospital
ClinicalTrials.gov Identifier:
NCT00580164
First received: December 20, 2007
Last updated: July 5, 2011
Last verified: July 2011
  Purpose

This study is attempting to understand whether or not splinting after a fingertip injury improves recovery.


Condition
Injury Distal to Flexor and Extensor Tendon Insertions

Study Type: Observational
Study Design: Observational Model: Cohort
Time Perspective: Prospective
Official Title: The Role of Splinting in Fingertip Injuries

Further study details as provided by Massachusetts General Hospital:

Primary Outcome Measures:
  • DASH questionnaire, Grip strength, and Range of Motion [ Time Frame: 1 month ] [ Designated as safety issue: No ]

Estimated Enrollment: 60
Study Start Date: January 2006
Study Completion Date: December 2010
Primary Completion Date: May 2010 (Final data collection date for primary outcome measure)
Groups/Cohorts
1
Splint
2
No Splint

  Eligibility

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

Orthopaedic Hand Clinic

Criteria

Inclusion Criteria:

  • injury distal to flexor and extensor tendon insertions
  • crush, avulsion, amputation, or penetrating injury to the fingertip
  • isolated injury, within two weeks

Exclusion Criteria:

  • operative fixation required
  • unable to participate in rehab
  Contacts and Locations
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Please refer to this study by its ClinicalTrials.gov identifier: NCT00580164

Locations
United States, Massachusetts
Mass General Hospital
Boston, Massachusetts, United States, 02115
Sponsors and Collaborators
Massachusetts General Hospital
Investigators
Principal Investigator: David C Ring, MD Massachusetts General Hospital
  More Information

No publications provided

Responsible Party: David C. Ring, MD, Mass General Hospital
ClinicalTrials.gov Identifier: NCT00580164     History of Changes
Other Study ID Numbers: 2006-p000239
Study First Received: December 20, 2007
Last Updated: July 5, 2011
Health Authority: United States: Institutional Review Board

Additional relevant MeSH terms:
Wounds and Injuries

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