Operative Versus Nonoperative Treatment for Scapula Fractures
The recruitment status of this study is unknown because the information has not been verified recently.
Verified August 2012 by Vanderbilt University.
Recruitment status was Recruiting
Information provided by (Responsible Party):
William Obremskey, Vanderbilt University
First received: February 20, 2009
Last updated: August 1, 2012
Last verified: August 2012
The purpose of this study is to contrast and evaluate the functional outcome of patients with operative vs. nonoperative treatment of scapula fractures. The specific aim of this project is to monitor the return to function of patients in both the operative and nonoperative cohorts.
The potential impact is a clearer set of choices in treatment options for this type of injury.
||Observational Model: Cohort
Time Perspective: Prospective
||Multicenter Prospective Study of Operative and Non-operative Treatment for Scapula Fractures
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| Estimated Primary Completion Date:
||January 2013 (Final data collection date for primary outcome measure)
Operative Treatment (Open Reduction Internal Fixation)
|Ages Eligible for Study:
||18 Years and older
|Genders Eligible for Study:
|Accepts Healthy Volunteers:
The subject population will include patients seen at participating facilities for the care of scapula fractures, who are 18 years of age or older, meet inclusion/exclusion criteria and are willing to consent.
- 18 Years of Age or Older
- Displacement of glenoid neck and scapula body of greater than 2 cm
- Angular deformity between the fracture fragments of greater than 45 degrees.
- A combination of displacement greater than 1.5 cm AND angulation greater than 30 degrees
- A glenopolar angle less than 22 degrees
- A Double Lesion of the Superior Shoulder Suspensory Complex (SSSC)
- Age Less Than 18 years Old
- Brachial Plexus Injury
- Traumatic Brain Injury or Cognitive Disability preventing participation in the consent or post injury rehabilitation
- Spinal cord injuries resulting in paraplegic, quadriplegic disabilities or permanent ipsilateral peripheral nerve damage
- Ipsilateral Upper Extremity Injury
- Previous Shoulder Surgery
- Insufficient English proficiency to complete the DASH Questionnaire
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Please refer to this study by its ClinicalTrials.gov identifier: NCT00849771
|Vanderbilt Orthopaedic Institute, Vanderbilt University Medical Center
|Nashville, Tennessee, United States, 37232-8774 |
|Principal Investigator: William T. Obremskey, MD, MPH |
||William T. Obremskey, MD, MPH
||Peter Cole, MD
||University of Minnesota - Clinical and Translational Science Institute
No publications provided
||William Obremskey, Chief of Orthopedic Trauma, Vanderbilt University
History of Changes
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|Study First Received:
||February 20, 2009
||August 1, 2012
||United States: Institutional Review Board
Keywords provided by Vanderbilt University:
Displaced Scapula Fracture
Extraarticular Scapula Fractures
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ClinicalTrials.gov processed this record on September 16, 2014
Wounds and Injuries