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Treatment of Stable Both-Bone Midshaft Forearm Fractures in Children

The recruitment status of this study is unknown. The completion date has passed and the status has not been verified in more than two years.
Verified November 2006 by Colaris, Joost, M.D..
Recruitment status was:  Recruiting
Sponsor:
ClinicalTrials.gov Identifier:
NCT00398242
First Posted: November 10, 2006
Last Update Posted: November 10, 2006
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Information provided by:
Colaris, Joost, M.D.
  Purpose
We create a randomized clinical trial between the treatment with above elbow armcast alone and the treatment of above elbow in combination with a short arm cast for stable midshaft both-bone forearm fractures.

Condition Intervention
Fracture Forearm Midshaft Child Treatment Device: above or below elbow cast for the last 3 weeks of treatment

Study Type: Interventional
Study Design: Allocation: Randomized
Intervention Model: Crossover Assignment
Masking: Single
Primary Purpose: Treatment
Official Title: Treatment of Stable Both-Bone Midshaft Forearm Fractures in Children: A Randomized Trial Between Treatment With Above Elbow Cast and a Combination of Above- and Below Elbow Armcast.

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Further study details as provided by Colaris, Joost, M.D.:

Primary Outcome Measures:
  • pronation and supination

Secondary Outcome Measures:
  • complications, function, esthetics, complains in daily living, X-rays

Estimated Enrollment: 60
Study Start Date: January 2006
Detailed Description:

children who arrive at the emergency unit with a stable both-bone midshaft forearm fracture will be asked to join the trial.

If the fracture will be stable during reposition in the operating room, a randomization between 2 kinds of plaster treatment will be done.

Outpatient clinic visits till a follow-up of 6 months. During these visits we will investigate: consolidation and dislocation on X-ray, function of both arms, complains in daily living and complications.

  Eligibility

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Ages Eligible for Study:   up to 15 Years   (Child)
Sexes Eligible for Study:   All
Accepts Healthy Volunteers:   Yes
Criteria

Inclusion Criteria:

  • both-bone forearm fracture
  • age < 16 years
  • dislocation
  • stable

Exclusion Criteria:

  • fracture older than 1 week
  • no informed consent
  • refracture
  • open fracture (Gustillo 2 and 3)
  Contacts and Locations
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Please refer to this study by its ClinicalTrials.gov identifier (NCT number): NCT00398242


Contacts
Contact: Joost W Colaris 0031642220265 joostcolaris@hotmail.com

Locations
Netherlands
HAGA, location Juliana Children's Hospital Recruiting
Den Haag, Zuid Holland, Netherlands
Contact: Joost W Colaris, Drs    00316-42220265    joostcolaris@hotmail.com   
Erasmus Medical Centre location Sophia Children's hospital Recruiting
Rotterdam, Zuid Holland, Netherlands
Contact: Joost W Colaris         
Sponsors and Collaborators
Colaris, Joost, M.D.
Investigators
Principal Investigator: Joost W Colaris, Drs
  More Information

ClinicalTrials.gov Identifier: NCT00398242     History of Changes
Other Study ID Numbers: Colaris03
First Submitted: November 8, 2006
First Posted: November 10, 2006
Last Update Posted: November 10, 2006
Last Verified: November 2006

Keywords provided by Colaris, Joost, M.D.:
fracture
forearm
midshaft
child
treatment

Additional relevant MeSH terms:
Fractures, Bone
Wounds and Injuries