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ClinicalTrials.gov Identifier: NCT00595634
Recruitment Status :
(Could not power primary endpoint due to lost to follow-up rate)
The primary objective of this study is to characterize patients' course of recovery in the year following the initial surgery for unstable intertrochanteric hip fractures treated with the InterTAN intramedullary hip screw device. This will be done by collecting patient outcome measures of health related quality of life and functional status including return to normal gait. Secondary objectives are to document any adverse events associated with the procedure, and to analyze differences in recovery due to differences in age, gender, co-morbidities, nutrition, residence and ambulation status, and use of mobility aids.
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Ages Eligible for Study:
50 Years and older (Adult, Older Adult)
Sexes Eligible for Study:
Accepts Healthy Volunteers:
Patients presenting with unilateral unstable intertrochanteric hip fracture (as defined by Hennepin County Medical Center intertrochanteric hip fracture classification system, Kyle et al, 1979) without other lower extremity fractures.
Unilateral unstable intertrochanteric hip fracture without other lower extremity fractures.
Community and household ambulators with or without assistive devices.
Age 50 years or greater.
Stable intertrochanteric hip fracture.
Bilateral or two or more lower extremity fractures.