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Ultrasound Detection of Radiographically Negative Fractures of Elbow in Children

This study has been completed.
Information provided by:
Hadassah Medical Organization Identifier:
First received: April 6, 2008
Last updated: November 4, 2010
Last verified: October 2010
Fractures of an elbow are common in children. Accurate initial diagnosis is crucial for the management of the fractures of an elbow. In young children the fractures may be suspected clinically but missed on x-rays due to mostly non-ossified cartilage that is not visible on a regular x-ray. We propose that every x-ray negative, but clinically suspicious elbow trauma in children can be additionally evaluated using high resolution US.

Fractures, Bone

Study Type: Observational
Study Design: Observational Model: Cohort
Time Perspective: Prospective

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Further study details as provided by Hadassah Medical Organization:

Study Start Date: January 2009
Study Completion Date: January 2010
Primary Completion Date: January 2010 (Final data collection date for primary outcome measure)

Ages Eligible for Study:   up to 15 Years   (Child)
Sexes Eligible for Study:   All
Accepts Healthy Volunteers:   No
Sampling Method:   Non-Probability Sample
Study Population
children with clinically suspected but x-ray negative elbow trauma

Inclusion Criteria:

  • Signing Informed consent

Exclusion Criteria:

  • Unwillingness to sign informed consent.
  • Any fracture of the same hand or forearm before or after an avaluated event.
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Please refer to this study by its identifier: NCT00656162

Hadassah Medical Organization
Jerusalem, Israel
Sponsors and Collaborators
Hadassah Medical Organization
  More Information Identifier: NCT00656162     History of Changes
Other Study ID Numbers: SIM005-HMO-CTILL
Study First Received: April 6, 2008
Last Updated: November 4, 2010

Additional relevant MeSH terms:
Fractures, Bone
Wounds and Injuries processed this record on August 18, 2017