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The Role of Splinting in Fingertip Injuries

This study has been withdrawn prior to enrollment.
(Very few subjects were enrolled. Therefore, the study was terminated.)
Sponsor:
ClinicalTrials.gov Identifier:
NCT00580164
First Posted: December 24, 2007
Last Update Posted: December 30, 2015
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Information provided by (Responsible Party):
David C. Ring, MD, Massachusetts General Hospital
  Purpose
This study is attempting to understand whether or not splinting after a fingertip injury improves recovery.

Condition
Injury Distal to Flexor and Extensor Tendon Insertions

Study Type: Observational
Study Design: Observational Model: Cohort
Time Perspective: Prospective
Official Title: The Role of Splinting in Fingertip Injuries

Further study details as provided by David C. Ring, MD, Massachusetts General Hospital:

Primary Outcome Measures:
  • DASH questionnaire, Grip strength, and Range of Motion [ Time Frame: 1 month ]

Enrollment: 0
Study Start Date: January 2006
Study Completion Date: December 2010
Primary Completion Date: May 2010 (Final data collection date for primary outcome measure)
Groups/Cohorts
1
Splint
2
No Splint

  Eligibility

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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:   Probability Sample
Study Population
Orthopaedic Hand Clinic
Criteria

Inclusion Criteria:

  • injury distal to flexor and extensor tendon insertions
  • crush, avulsion, amputation, or penetrating injury to the fingertip
  • isolated injury, within two weeks

Exclusion Criteria:

  • operative fixation required
  • unable to participate in rehab
  Contacts and Locations
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Please refer to this study by its ClinicalTrials.gov identifier (NCT number): NCT00580164


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

Responsible Party: David C. Ring, MD, Principal Investigator, Massachusetts General Hospital
ClinicalTrials.gov Identifier: NCT00580164     History of Changes
Other Study ID Numbers: 2006-p000239
First Submitted: December 20, 2007
First Posted: December 24, 2007
Last Update Posted: December 30, 2015
Last Verified: December 2015

Additional relevant MeSH terms:
Wounds and Injuries