Non Randomized Humerusshaft Fracture

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Recruitment Status : Completed
First Posted : September 21, 2005
Last Update Posted : November 20, 2007
AOAA Switzerland
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Brief Summary:

The aim of the study is to radiologically compare the fracture healing as well

as the functional treatment outcome of conservative and operative treatment of

defined humerusshaft fractures after 6w./12w./and 12 month based on the

modified "constant score".

Condition or disease Intervention/treatment Phase
Humerusshaft Fractures Device: Humerus Nail or LC Plate Phase 4

Study Type : Interventional  (Clinical Trial)
Enrollment : 300 participants
Allocation: Non-Randomized
Intervention Model: Single Group Assignment
Masking: None (Open Label)
Primary Purpose: Treatment
Official Title: Comparison (Conservative Versus Operative) of Standardized Treatment for Defined Humerusshaft Fractures
Study Start Date : December 2000
Study Completion Date : October 2004

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MedlinePlus related topics: Fractures

Primary Outcome Measures :
  1. - Radiological comparison of fracture healing between the conservative versus operative treatment
  2. - Comparison of functional outcome

Secondary Outcome Measures :
  1. - Collection of possible complication of the treatment
  2. - Subject satisfaction
  3. - Financial impact of the compared treatments

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Ages Eligible for Study:   16 Years and older   (Child, Adult, Older Adult)
Sexes Eligible for Study:   All
Accepts Healthy Volunteers:   No

Inclusion Criteria:

  • over age 16
  • fracture according to AO classifications 12A2, 12A3, 12B2
  • have to be available for the FU's

Exclusion Criteria:

  • open fractures
  • polytraumatized patients
  • multiple sclerosis, paraplegic, or other conditions having a direct impact on the healing
  • pseudoarthrosis
  • pathological and refractures

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Please refer to this study by its identifier (NCT number): NCT00205972

Spital Uster
Uster, Switzerland, 8610
Sponsors and Collaborators
AO Clinical Investigation and Documentation
AOAA Switzerland
Principal Investigator: Gian Melcher, PD MD Spital Uster Identifier: NCT00205972     History of Changes
Other Study ID Numbers: 00-NRH-04
First Posted: September 21, 2005    Key Record Dates
Last Update Posted: November 20, 2007
Last Verified: November 2007

Keywords provided by AO Clinical Investigation and Documentation:
Conservative treatment
Operative treatment

Additional relevant MeSH terms:
Fractures, Bone
Wounds and Injuries