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Osteoporosis and Colles Fracture

The safety and scientific validity of this study is the responsibility of the study sponsor and investigators. Listing a study does not mean it has been evaluated by the U.S. Federal Government. Read our disclaimer for details. Identifier: NCT00225004
Recruitment Status : Terminated (Recruiting problems)
First Posted : September 23, 2005
Last Update Posted : April 3, 2014
Information provided by (Responsible Party):
Northern Orthopaedic Division, Denmark

Brief Summary:

The primary purpose of the retrospective study is to determine the incidence of osteoporosis in women with previous Colles Fracture. Secondly, to determine to which extent Colles Fracture has led to a diagnosis and/or treatment of osteoporosis.

The primary purpose of the prospective study is to determine the incidence of osteoporosis in women with an actual Colles Fracture. Secondly, to investigate the consistency between prospective and retrospective data.

Condition or disease Intervention/treatment
Previous or Actual Colles Fracture Procedure: DEXA scan

Detailed Description:

Colles Fracture is known to be connected to decreased bone mineral density (BMD). Thus, it can be an early sign of osteoporosis and therefore an increased risk of new fractures.

The results of earlier studies have not been unambiguous in the respect of what extent decreased BMD in the wrist of women with Colles Fracture is synonymous of osteoporosis in the spine and the hip.

An earlier enquiry to the Danish Orthopedic Departments in 1995 showed that only 18 % of the departments diagnosed or referred patients with possible osteoporosis.

The two study designs enhance the possibilities of evaluating the relevance of Low Energy Fractures in the wrist to avoid new fractures and their relation to bone mineral density.

The results could also be a useful tool in quality assurance of the osteoporosis diagnostics.

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Study Type : Observational
Time Perspective: Retrospective
Official Title: Low-energy Fracture of the Wrist (Colles Fracture) and Osteoporosis. A Ten Year Follow-up and a Prospective Study
Study Start Date : July 2004

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Intervention Details:
  • Procedure: DEXA scan

Primary Outcome Measures :
  1. The incidence of Osteoporosis ten years after a Colles Fracture [ Time Frame: years ]
  2. The incidence of Osteoporosis in women with an actual Colles Fracture [ Time Frame: years ]

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Ages Eligible for Study:   40 Years and older   (Adult, Older Adult)
Sexes Eligible for Study:   Female
Accepts Healthy Volunteers:   No
Sampling Method:   Non-Probability Sample
Study Population

Inclusion Criteria:

Colles Fracture Women over 40 years Informed consent-

Exclusion Criteria:

High Energy Fracture Deceases or conditions that makes the participant unable to contribute to the investigation-

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Please refer to this study by its identifier (NCT number): NCT00225004

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The department of Orthopedic surgery Northern Jutland Counties, Denmark
Aalborg,, Jutland, Denmark, 9000
Northern Orthopaedic Division, Klinik Aalborg
Aalborg, Northern Jutland, Denmark
Sponsors and Collaborators
Northern Orthopaedic Division, Denmark
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Principal Investigator: Klaus K Pedersen, doctor Dept. of Orthopedic Northern Jutland Counties, Denmark
Principal Investigator: Klaus K Pedersen, doctor Department of Orthopedic surgery, Northern Jutland Counties, Denmark
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Responsible Party: Northern Orthopaedic Division, Denmark Identifier: NCT00225004    
Other Study ID Numbers: ON-06-002-AJ
First Posted: September 23, 2005    Key Record Dates
Last Update Posted: April 3, 2014
Last Verified: April 2014
Keywords provided by Northern Orthopaedic Division, Denmark:
Colles Fracture
Quality assurance
Additional relevant MeSH terms:
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Colles' Fracture
Fractures, Bone
Wounds and Injuries
Bone Diseases, Metabolic
Bone Diseases
Musculoskeletal Diseases
Metabolic Diseases
Fracture Dislocation
Joint Dislocations
Joint Diseases
Radius Fractures