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Prospective Trial on Trochanteric Femur Fractures Treated With or Without a Trochanter Support Plate (TSP)

This study has been completed.
Sponsor:
ClinicalTrials.gov Identifier:
NCT00626470
First Posted: February 29, 2008
Last Update Posted: October 2, 2017
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Information provided by (Responsible Party):
St. Olavs Hospital
  Purpose
Fractures just below the hip often are treated with a so called Gliding Screw and Plate (DHS). Recently a new additional plate called a Trochanter Support Plate (TSP) which attaches to the DHS has become available which is claimed to give extra support to the fracture. In a prospective randomised study we wish to test the hypothesis that the TSP does not give any additional stability to the fracture treated with the DHS.

Condition Intervention
Femoral Fractures Procedure: Addition of TSP to DHS

Study Type: Interventional
Study Design: Allocation: Randomized
Intervention Model: Parallel Assignment
Masking: None (Open Label)
Primary Purpose: Treatment
Official Title: A Prospective Randomised Study of Unstable Trochanteric Femur Fractures Treated With Dynamic Hip Screw With and Without a Trochanter Support Plate

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Further study details as provided by St. Olavs Hospital:

Primary Outcome Measures:
  • Fracture movement postoperatively [ Time Frame: One year ]

Secondary Outcome Measures:
  • Reoperation [ Time Frame: One year ]
  • Pain postoperatively [ Time Frame: one year ]
  • Hip function postoperatively [ Time Frame: one year ]
  • Fracture healing [ Time Frame: one year ]
  • complications postoperatively [ Time Frame: one year ]

Enrollment: 100
Actual Study Start Date: December 2008
Study Completion Date: December 2014
Primary Completion Date: December 2013 (Final data collection date for primary outcome measure)
Arms Assigned Interventions
Active Comparator: -TSP
Patients operated without TSP
Procedure: Addition of TSP to DHS
All patients operated with DHS. Of these two groups. One operated with TSP and one without.
Active Comparator: +TSP
Patients operated with TSP
Procedure: Addition of TSP to DHS
All patients operated with DHS. Of these two groups. One operated with TSP and one without.

  Eligibility

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Ages Eligible for Study:   19 Years and older   (Adult, Senior)
Sexes Eligible for Study:   All
Accepts Healthy Volunteers:   No
Criteria

Inclusion Criteria:

  • Clinical diagnosis of unstable trochanteric femur fracture.(Evans-Jensen class.3-5)
  • (can include; Patients with cognitive problems (ie. dementia etc)

Exclusion Criteria:

  • Patients with pathological fractures
  • Multitrauma patients
  • Patients not able to walk before the fracture
  • Under 19 years old.
  • Patients with fractures needing other treatments than gliding hip screws
  • Reverse oblique fractures.
  Contacts and Locations
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Please refer to this study by its ClinicalTrials.gov identifier (NCT number): NCT00626470


Locations
Norway
Ortopaedic Department, St.Olavs Hospital
Trondheim, Norway, 7000
Sponsors and Collaborators
St. Olavs Hospital
Investigators
Principal Investigator: James Haddon, MD St. Olavs Hospital
  More Information

Responsible Party: St. Olavs Hospital
ClinicalTrials.gov Identifier: NCT00626470     History of Changes
Other Study ID Numbers: TSP Study
First Submitted: February 15, 2008
First Posted: February 29, 2008
Last Update Posted: October 2, 2017
Last Verified: September 2017

Studies a U.S. FDA-regulated Drug Product: No
Studies a U.S. FDA-regulated Device Product: No

Keywords provided by St. Olavs Hospital:
Trochanter
Femur
Fracture

Additional relevant MeSH terms:
Fractures, Bone
Femoral Fractures
Wounds and Injuries
Leg Injuries