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Splinting for Dupuytren's Contracture Release

This study has been completed.
Information provided by:
Massachusetts General Hospital Identifier:
First received: December 14, 2007
Last updated: November 15, 2010
Last verified: November 2010
This study is comparing two different kinds of splints for patients who have had a surgical contracture release of dupuytren's disease. It compares a static splint and a dynamic splint.

Dupuytren's Disease

Study Type: Observational
Study Design: Observational Model: Cohort
Time Perspective: Prospective
Official Title: Prospective Randomized Comparison of Dynamic Versus Static Splinting After Dupuytren's Contracture Release

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Further study details as provided by Massachusetts General Hospital:

Primary Outcome Measures:
  • DASH questionnaire, PCS questionnaire, Wahler Physical Symptom Inventory, CESD questionnaire [ Time Frame: 6 months ]

Estimated Enrollment: 60
Study Start Date: June 2005
Study Completion Date: June 2010
Primary Completion Date: June 2010 (Final data collection date for primary outcome measure)
Static Splint
Dynamic Splint


Ages Eligible for Study:   18 Years and older   (Adult, Senior)
Sexes Eligible for Study:   All
Accepts Healthy Volunteers:   No
Sampling Method:   Probability Sample
Study Population
Orthopaedic Hand Clinic

Inclusion Criteria:

  • 18 years or older
  • males and females with Dupuytren's contracture
  • patients with contracture of less than 30 degrees of MCP contractions and no contractions of the IP joints

Exclusion Criteria:

  • previous surgical treatment for Dupuytren's
  • contracture of MCP greater than 30 degrees
  • contraindications for dynamic splinting (upper limb amputees, paresis, ect.)
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Please refer to this study by its identifier: NCT00575458

United States, Massachusetts
Massachusetts General Hospital
Boston, Massachusetts, United States, 02115
Sponsors and Collaborators
Massachusetts General Hospital
Principal Investigator: David C. Ring, MD Massachusetts General Hospital
  More Information

Responsible Party: David Ring, Massachusetts General Hospital Identifier: NCT00575458     History of Changes
Other Study ID Numbers: 2005p002466
Study First Received: December 14, 2007
Last Updated: November 15, 2010

Additional relevant MeSH terms:
Dupuytren Contracture
Joint Diseases
Musculoskeletal Diseases
Muscular Diseases
Connective Tissue Diseases processed this record on August 18, 2017