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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
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Colaris, Joost, M.D. Identifier:
First received: November 8, 2006
Last updated: NA
Last verified: November 2006
History: No changes posted
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 Blind
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.


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: 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
  More Information Identifier: NCT00398242     History of Changes
Other Study ID Numbers: Colaris03
Study First Received: November 8, 2006
Last Updated: November 8, 2006

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

Additional relevant MeSH terms:
Fractures, Bone
Wounds and Injuries processed this record on June 22, 2017