Fracture Evaluated in Emergency Room by Ultra Sound (FREEUS)

This study is currently recruiting participants.
Verified September 2012 by University of Aarhus
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First received: February 18, 2010
Last updated: September 12, 2012
Last verified: September 2012

The purpose of this study is to compare fracture diagnostic, conventional x-ray versus ultrasound.


Study Type: Observational
Study Design: Observational Model: Cohort
Time Perspective: Prospective
Official Title: Fracture Evaluated in Emergency Room by Ultra Sound

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Further study details as provided by University of Aarhus:

Estimated Enrollment: 120
Study Start Date: December 2009
Estimated Study Completion Date: December 2013
Estimated Primary Completion Date: September 2013 (Final data collection date for primary outcome measure)
ultrasound wrist
ultrasound finger
ultrasound ankle

Detailed Description:

to compare fracture diagnostic, conventional x-ray versus ultrasound in an emergency room department.


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

patients in emergency room


Inclusion Criteria:

  • Recent trauma to the wrist, ankle or fingers
  • clinical exam by ER staff and x-ray indication.
  • informed concent

Exclusion Criteria:

  • open fracture
  • wounds
  • unstable fractures requiring cast immobilisation before x-ray
  • multi traumatised patients
  Contacts and Locations
Please refer to this study by its identifier: NCT01071733

Contact: Thøger P Krogh, MD 86125863

Aarhus University Hospital Emergency Dep. Recruiting
Aarhus, Denmark, 8000
Principal Investigator: Thøger P Krogh, MD         
Sub-Investigator: Jeppe Lange, MD         
Sponsors and Collaborators
University of Aarhus
Study Director: Mogens P Jensen, phd, md Dep. of Reumatology, Aarhus University Hospital, Denmark
  More Information

No publications provided

Responsible Party: University of Aarhus Identifier: NCT01071733     History of Changes
Other Study ID Numbers: FREEUS
Study First Received: February 18, 2010
Last Updated: September 12, 2012
Health Authority: Denmark: The Regional Committee on Biomedical Research Ethics

Additional relevant MeSH terms:
Fractures, Bone
Disease Attributes
Pathologic Processes
Wounds and Injuries processed this record on April 21, 2014