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The Development of Flat Foot After Ankle Fractures

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ClinicalTrials.gov Identifier: NCT00507910
Recruitment Status : Completed
First Posted : July 27, 2007
Last Update Posted : July 21, 2011
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Information provided by:
Ottawa Hospital Research Institute

Brief Summary:
In this study we are trying to determine the incidence of flat foot (also called pes planus) among patients who have had an ankle fracture. As compared to the general population, it is predicted that the incidence of pes planus will be higher among people who have fractured their ankle.

Condition or disease
Pes Planus

Detailed Description:
Pes planus may develop following ankle fractures due to additional injuries that are sustained at the time of ankle fracture. If this study can demonstrate an association, further research would investigate how to effectively treat the pes planus early to prevent it from becoming a symptomatic problem.

Study Type : Observational
Estimated Enrollment : 25 participants
Observational Model: Cohort
Time Perspective: Prospective
Official Title: Pes Planus After Weber B and C Ankle Fractures
Study Start Date : December 2006
Actual Primary Completion Date : December 2010
Actual Study Completion Date : December 2010

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Ages Eligible for Study:   18 Years and older   (Adult, Senior)
Sexes Eligible for Study:   All
Accepts Healthy Volunteers:   No
Sampling Method:   Non-Probability Sample
Study Population
Primary care clinic
Criteria

Inclusion Criteria:

Patients will be considered eligible if:

  • They have sustained Weber type B or C ankle fractures and needed open reduction
  • They are 18 years of age or older
  • They are expected to be full weight bearing for at least 4 months to allow the potential of supporting structures to stretch and pes planus to develop

Exclusion Criteria:

  • Patients will be excluded if they already have flat foot in their non-fractured foot.
  • Patients with bilateral ankle fractures
  • Patients who are not competent to sign a consent form
  • A second fracture to the ankle
  • Pathological fractures
  • Patients with underlying cancer.

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Locations
Canada, Ontario
The Ottawa Hospital
Ottawa, Ontario, Canada, K1Y 4E9
Sponsors and Collaborators
Ottawa Hospital Research Institute
Investigators
Principal Investigator: Alan Giachino OHRI

Responsible Party: Dr. Allan Giachino, MD, Ottawa Hospital Research Institute
ClinicalTrials.gov Identifier: NCT00507910     History of Changes
Other Study ID Numbers: OHREB2006542
First Posted: July 27, 2007    Key Record Dates
Last Update Posted: July 21, 2011
Last Verified: July 2011

Keywords provided by Ottawa Hospital Research Institute:
ankle fracture
pes planus

Additional relevant MeSH terms:
Ankle Fractures
Flatfoot
Fractures, Bone
Wounds and Injuries
Talipes
Foot Deformities, Acquired
Foot Deformities
Musculoskeletal Diseases
Foot Deformities, Congenital
Lower Extremity Deformities, Congenital
Limb Deformities, Congenital
Musculoskeletal Abnormalities
Congenital Abnormalities