Treatment of Stable Both-Bone Midshaft Forearm Fractures in Children

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Recruitment Status : Unknown
Verified November 2006 by Colaris, Joost, M.D..
Recruitment status was:  Recruiting
First Posted : November 10, 2006
Last Update Posted : November 10, 2006
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Colaris, Joost, M.D.

Brief Summary:
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 or disease Intervention/treatment Phase
Fracture Forearm Midshaft Child Treatment Device: above or below elbow cast for the last 3 weeks of treatment Not Applicable

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.

Study Type : Interventional  (Clinical Trial)
Enrollment : 60 participants
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.
Study Start Date : January 2006

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MedlinePlus related topics: Fractures
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Primary Outcome Measures :
  1. pronation and supination

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

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

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)

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Please refer to this study by its identifier (NCT number): NCT00398242

Contact: Joost W Colaris 0031642220265

HAGA, location Juliana Children's Hospital Recruiting
Den Haag, Zuid Holland, Netherlands
Contact: Joost W Colaris, Drs    00316-42220265   
Erasmus Medical Centre location Sophia Children's hospital Recruiting
Rotterdam, Zuid Holland, Netherlands
Contact: Joost W Colaris         
Sponsors and Collaborators
Colaris, Joost, M.D.
Principal Investigator: Joost W Colaris, Drs Identifier: NCT00398242     History of Changes
Other Study ID Numbers: Colaris03
First Posted: November 10, 2006    Key Record Dates
Last Update Posted: November 10, 2006
Last Verified: November 2006

Keywords provided by Colaris, Joost, M.D.:

Additional relevant MeSH terms:
Fractures, Bone
Wounds and Injuries