Vacuum Assisted Closure as a Treatment for Open Fractures (VAC-OF)

This study has been completed.
Sponsor:
Collaborator:
KCI USA, Inc.
Information provided by (Responsible Party):
University of Alabama at Birmingham
ClinicalTrials.gov Identifier:
NCT00582361
First received: December 20, 2007
Last updated: August 5, 2013
Last verified: May 2012
Results First Received: July 27, 2011  
Study Type: Interventional
Study Design: Allocation: Randomized;   Endpoint Classification: Efficacy Study;   Intervention Model: Parallel Assignment;   Masking: Open Label;   Primary Purpose: Treatment
Condition: Orthopaedic Traumatic Open Fractures
Interventions: Procedure: Standard Wound Dressing
Device: VAC

  Participant Flow
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Recruitment Details
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Patients admitted through the emergency department that met the criteria for the study were approached.

Pre-Assignment Details
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Reporting Groups
  Description
Standard Dressing Group (1, A) Group 1,A subjects will have a standard dressing applied following initial treatment of their open fracture.
Vacuum Assisted Closure Group (2, B) Group 2,B subjects will have a Vacuum Assisted Closure (VAC) device applied following initial treatment of their open fracture.

Participant Flow:   Overall Study
    Standard Dressing Group (1, A)     Vacuum Assisted Closure Group (2, B)  
STARTED     25     38  
COMPLETED     25     38  
NOT COMPLETED     0     0  



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Population Description
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Reporting Groups
  Description
Standard Dressing Group (1, A) Group 1,A subjects will have a standard dressing applied following initial treatment of their open fracture.
Vacuum Assisted Closure Group (2, B) Group 2,B subjects will have a Vacuum Assisted Closure (VAC) device applied following initial treatment of their open fracture.
Total Total of all reporting groups

Baseline Measures
    Standard Dressing Group (1, A)     Vacuum Assisted Closure Group (2, B)     Total  
Number of Participants  
[units: participants]
  25     38     63  
Age  
[units: participants]
     
<=18 years     0     0     0  
Between 18 and 65 years     23     35     58  
>=65 years     2     3     5  
Age  
[units: years]
Mean ± Standard Deviation
  44  ± 16     38  ± 15     41  ± 15  
Gender  
[units: participants]
     
Female     10     10     20  
Male     15     28     43  
Region of Enrollment  
[units: participants]
     
United States     25     38     63  



  Outcome Measures
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1.  Primary:   Healing of Orthopaedic Trauma Open Fractures   [ Time Frame: from surgery to wound closure ]

2.  Primary:   Infections   [ Time Frame: Up to 12 months ]


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Certain Agreements:  
Principal Investigators are NOT employed by the organization sponsoring the study.
There is NOT an agreement between Principal Investigators and the Sponsor (or its agents) that restricts the PI's rights to discuss or publish trial results after the trial is completed.


Limitations and Caveats
Limitations of the study, such as early termination leading to small numbers of participants analyzed and technical problems with measurement leading to unreliable or uninterpretable data
None Noted.  


Results Point of Contact:  
Name/Title: Research Nurse Coordinator
Organization: UAB
phone: 205-996-6781
e-mail: Talyor.vlack@ortho.uab.edu


Publications:

Responsible Party: University of Alabama at Birmingham
ClinicalTrials.gov Identifier: NCT00582361     History of Changes
Other Study ID Numbers: F010316004
Study First Received: December 20, 2007
Results First Received: July 27, 2011
Last Updated: August 5, 2013
Health Authority: United States: Institutional Review Board