Computerized Tomography to Help Diagnosis Pediatrics Scaphoid Fractures.
Recruitment status was: Not yet recruiting
|Study Design:||Allocation: Non-Randomized
Endpoint Classification: Efficacy Study
Intervention Model: Single Group Assignment
Masking: Open Label
Primary Purpose: Diagnostic
|Official Title:||The Efficiency of Computerized Tomography to Aid in the Diagnosis of Pediatrics Scaphoid Fractures|
- Fracture diagnosis
|Study Start Date:||February 2006|
|Estimated Study Completion Date:||January 2007|
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.
Please refer to this study by its ClinicalTrials.gov identifier: NCT00292006
|London Health Sciences Center Victoria Hospital|
|London, Ontario, Canada, N6A 5W9|
|Study Chair:||Tim P Carey, MD, FRCSC||University of Western Ontario, Canada|