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The Role of Splinting in Fingertip Injuries

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ClinicalTrials.gov Identifier: NCT00580164
Recruitment Status : Withdrawn (Very few subjects were enrolled. Therefore, the study was terminated.)
First Posted : December 24, 2007
Last Update Posted : December 30, 2015
Information provided by (Responsible Party):
David C. Ring, MD, Massachusetts General Hospital

Brief Summary:
This study is attempting to understand whether or not splinting after a fingertip injury improves recovery.

Condition or disease
Injury Distal to Flexor and Extensor Tendon Insertions

Study Type : Observational
Actual Enrollment : 0 participants
Observational Model: Cohort
Time Perspective: Prospective
Official Title: The Role of Splinting in Fingertip Injuries
Study Start Date : January 2006
Primary Completion Date : May 2010
Study Completion Date : December 2010

No Splint

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

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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

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

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Please refer to this study by its ClinicalTrials.gov identifier (NCT number): NCT00580164

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

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 Posted: December 24, 2007    Key Record Dates
Last Update Posted: December 30, 2015
Last Verified: December 2015

Additional relevant MeSH terms:
Wounds and Injuries