Diagnosis of Occult Hip Fractures With Ultrasound

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Recruitment Status : Unknown
Verified March 2007 by Rabin Medical Center.
Recruitment status was:  Not yet recruiting
First Posted : April 18, 2007
Last Update Posted : April 18, 2007
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Rabin Medical Center

Brief Summary:

occult hip fractures present to the emergency room with a history of trauma,a painful hip and normal X-ray. these patients usually undergo other imaging modalities such as CT scans, MRI, or bone scans.

In this study we check the sensitivity and specificity of a directed ultrasound examination of the hip joint in diagnosing or excluding a hip fracture. We also compare the results of ultrasound examination by the orthopedic surgeon in the emergency room versus the consultant radiologist.

The patients undergo bone scans or CT to make the diagnosis.

Condition or disease Intervention/treatment
Hip Fractures Occult Fractures Procedure: ultrasound examination of the hip

Study Type : Observational
Enrollment : 40 participants
Observational Model: Defined Population
Primary Purpose: Screening
Time Perspective: Cross-Sectional
Time Perspective: Prospective
Study Start Date : April 2007

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Ages Eligible for Study:   50 Years and older   (Adult, Older Adult)
Sexes Eligible for Study:   All
Accepts Healthy Volunteers:   No

Inclusion Criteria:

  • patients over age of 50 with clinical suspicion of a hip fracture

Exclusion Criteria:

  • previous fracture or surgical intervention in the hip
  • pregnancy
  • flexion contracture of hip

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Please refer to this study by its identifier (NCT number): NCT00461864

Contact: Alon Burg, MD 972-3-9376158

Rabin Medical Center Not yet recruiting
Petah Tikva, Israel
Sponsors and Collaborators
Rabin Medical Center
Principal Investigator: Alon Burg, MD Rabin Medical Center Identifier: NCT00461864     History of Changes
Other Study ID Numbers: HIPUS-1
First Posted: April 18, 2007    Key Record Dates
Last Update Posted: April 18, 2007
Last Verified: March 2007

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Additional relevant MeSH terms:
Fractures, Bone
Hip Fractures
Fractures, Closed
Wounds and Injuries
Femoral Fractures
Hip Injuries
Leg Injuries