Diagnosis of Occult Hip Fractures With Ultrasound
Recruitment status was: Not yet recruiting
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.
|Study Design:||Observational Model: Defined Population
Primary Purpose: Screening
Time Perspective: Cross-Sectional
Time Perspective: Prospective
Please refer to this study by its ClinicalTrials.gov identifier: NCT00461864
|Rabin Medical Center|
|Petah Tikva, Israel|
|Principal Investigator:||Alon Burg, MD||Rabin Medical Center|