Computerized Tomography to Help Diagnosis Pediatrics Scaphoid Fractures.

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Recruitment Status : Withdrawn
First Posted : February 15, 2006
Last Update Posted : August 23, 2017
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Lawson Health Research Institute

Brief Summary:
The purpose of this study is to find out whether computerized tomography will be better than plain radiographs in determining pediatrics scaphoid fractures.

Condition or disease Intervention/treatment Phase
Scaphoid Bone Fracture Device: Computerized tomography Phase 1

Detailed Description:

Background: The use of plain radiograph in the detection of pediatrics scaphoid fractures has low specificity and sensitivity. Patients with documented anatomical snuffbox tenderness and negative plain radiographs are casted in thumb spica casts and seen by a pediatrics orthopedics surgeon. However few patients with clinical scaphoid fractures have documented scaphoid fractures, with the most common injury of soft tissue injury to the surrounding tissues. The use of CT scan to detect scaphoid fractures is not well documented and may be an appropriate substitute for plain radiographs.

Hypothesis: CT scan of the wrist will have higher sensitivity and specificity in detecting pediatrics scaphoid fracture than plain radiographs.

Study Type : Interventional  (Clinical Trial)
Actual Enrollment : 0 participants
Allocation: Non-Randomized
Intervention Model: Single Group Assignment
Masking: None (Open Label)
Primary Purpose: Diagnostic
Official Title: The Efficiency of Computerized Tomography to Aid in the Diagnosis of Pediatrics Scaphoid Fractures
Study Completion Date : June 2007

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Primary Outcome Measures :
  1. Fracture diagnosis

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Ages Eligible for Study:   6 Years to 18 Years   (Child, Adult)
Sexes Eligible for Study:   All
Accepts Healthy Volunteers:   Yes

Inclusion Criteria:

  • Pain in anatomical snuffbox, Negative radiographs, less than 18 years old, older than 6 years old, injury less than 1 week old and provision of informed consent

Exclusion Criteria:

  • Previous injury to scaphoid bone, other injuries on the same extremity, vascular injury present at the injury site, fracture seen on initial radiographs, injury >1 week old, inability for patient to comply with rehabilitation or form completion, likely problems in maintaining patient follow-up

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Please refer to this study by its identifier (NCT number): NCT00292006

Canada, Ontario
London Health Sciences Center Victoria Hospital
London, Ontario, Canada, N6A 5W9
Sponsors and Collaborators
Lawson Health Research Institute
Study Chair: Tim P Carey, MD, FRCSC University of Western Ontario, Canada

Publications: Identifier: NCT00292006     History of Changes
Other Study ID Numbers: 11955
First Posted: February 15, 2006    Key Record Dates
Last Update Posted: August 23, 2017
Last Verified: February 2006

Keywords provided by Lawson Health Research Institute:
clinical scaphoid fracture

Additional relevant MeSH terms:
Fractures, Bone
Wounds and Injuries