Lymphedema Following Hand/Wrist Surgery in Women Post Axillary Node Dissection

This study is currently recruiting participants. (see Contacts and Locations)
Verified July 2014 by OrthoCarolina Research Institute, Inc.
Sponsor:
Information provided by (Responsible Party):
OrthoCarolina Research Institute, Inc.
ClinicalTrials.gov Identifier:
NCT00984269
First received: September 23, 2009
Last updated: July 15, 2014
Last verified: July 2014
  Purpose

This is a prospective, randomized, equivalence trial designed to evaluate postoperative complications following hand surgery with a brachial tourniquet and without a tourniquet in patients that have previously had a mastectomy with axillary node dissection with or without radiation treatment or history of lymphedema.


Condition Intervention Phase
Lymphedema
Procedure: Tourniquet Use
Phase 4

Study Type: Interventional
Study Design: Allocation: Randomized
Endpoint Classification: Safety Study
Intervention Model: Parallel Assignment
Masking: Open Label
Primary Purpose: Treatment
Official Title: Lymphedema Following Elective Hand and Wrist Surgery in Women Who Are Post Axillary Lymph Node Dissection: A Prospective, Randomized, Clinical Trial

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Further study details as provided by OrthoCarolina Research Institute, Inc.:

Primary Outcome Measures:
  • Lymphedema 15% change from pre-post in girth [ Time Frame: Preoperative,10-14 days, 6 weeks, 3 months, 6 months, and 1 year ] [ Designated as safety issue: Yes ]

Secondary Outcome Measures:
  • Wound assessment,Patient Satisfaction (on a scale of 0-10,Surgical and postoperative complications [ Time Frame: 10-14 days, 6 weeks, 3 months, 6 months, and 1 year ] [ Designated as safety issue: Yes ]

Estimated Enrollment: 206
Study Start Date: September 2009
Estimated Study Completion Date: December 2016
Estimated Primary Completion Date: December 2016 (Final data collection date for primary outcome measure)
Arms Assigned Interventions
No Intervention: No Tourniquet
Patients undergoing hand/wrist surgery without the use of a tourniquet.
Experimental: Tourniquet
Patients undergoing hand/wrist surgery with the use of a tourniquet.
Procedure: Tourniquet Use
Patients undergoing hand/wrist surgery with or without a tourniquet

  Eligibility

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

Inclusion Criteria:

  • Patients with a history of ipsilateral mastectomy with lymph node dissection with or without radiation treatment.
  • Patients ages 18 and over
  • Patients who have failed conservative, nonoperative treatment and present for an elective hand procedure with an anticipated tourniquet time of < 20 minutes.
  • The subject is psychosocially, mentally, and physically able to understand and comply with the requirements of the study.

Exclusion Criteria:

  • Patients that are not postoperative mastectomy with lymph node dissection with or without radiation treatment
  • Patients under the age of 18
  • Patients who are pregnant
  • Patients presenting for an elective hand procedure with an anticipated tourniquet time of > 20 minutes.
  • Patients who are on a blood thinner which cannot be stopped prior to surgery
  • The subject has another concurrent physical or mental condition that is likely to affect compliance with the study requirements.
  Contacts and Locations
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Please refer to this study by its ClinicalTrials.gov identifier: NCT00984269

Locations
United States, Michigan
University of Michigan Medical School Recruiting
Ann Arbor, Michigan, United States, 48109
Contact: Melissa Shauver    734-232-6171    mshauver@med.umich.edu   
Principal Investigator: Kevin Chung         
United States, North Carolina
OrthoCarolina Recruiting
Charlotte, North Carolina, United States, 28207
Contact: Susan M Odum, MEd    704-323-2265    susan.odum@orthocarolina.com   
Principal Investigator: Raymond G Gaston, MD         
Sponsors and Collaborators
OrthoCarolina Research Institute, Inc.
  More Information

No publications provided

Responsible Party: OrthoCarolina Research Institute, Inc.
ClinicalTrials.gov Identifier: NCT00984269     History of Changes
Other Study ID Numbers: 08-09-14B
Study First Received: September 23, 2009
Last Updated: July 15, 2014
Health Authority: United States: Institutional Review Board

Additional relevant MeSH terms:
Lymphedema
Lymphatic Diseases

ClinicalTrials.gov processed this record on July 29, 2014