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Acetabular Fractures of Both Columns

This study has been completed.
Information provided by (Responsible Party):
Milton S. Hershey Medical Center Identifier:
First received: May 8, 2008
Last updated: June 16, 2017
Last verified: June 2017
The purpose of this research is to study a specific acetabular (hip socket) fracture pattern and how its treatment affects the functional, clinical, and x-ray outcomes. There are no experimental procedures involved.

Acetabular Fractures Both Columns

Study Type: Observational
Study Design: Observational Model: Case-Only
Time Perspective: Retrospective
Official Title: Both Column Acetabular Fractures With Associated Posterior Deformity Patterns: Implications for Surgical Treatment and Prognosis

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Further study details as provided by Milton S. Hershey Medical Center:

Enrollment: 52
Study Start Date: May 2008
Study Completion Date: February 28, 2014
Primary Completion Date: February 28, 2014 (Final data collection date for primary outcome measure)
Detailed Description:
This study will identify a small subset of patients that fall outside the Letournel classification system of acetabular fractures. The fracture pattern, its influence on the surgical treatment decision making process, and the radiographic and outcomes will be detailed. In particular, both-column acetabular fractures with significant posterior deformity have been correlated with poor functional outcomes, increased arthritis radiographically, and worse prognosis in general. Despite these findings, there has been no specific study evaluating these injury patterns to date. We present ten patients with both column acetabular fractures and an associated posterior column/wall piece and their clinical outcomes in an effort to help guide surgical treatment and offer prognostic guidance.

Ages Eligible for Study:   18 Years and older   (Adult, Senior)
Sexes Eligible for Study:   All
Accepts Healthy Volunteers:   No
Sampling Method:   Non-Probability Sample
Study Population
The study will include 10 patients who have had column fractures with an associated posterior wall fracture or significantly displaced posterior column fracture that required a separate approach for reduction and/or fixation of the hip performed at Hershey Medical Center by two surgeons, Drs. David Goodspeed and J. Spence Reid over a 12 month period (June 2006 - May 2007). There is no control population.

Inclusion Criteria:

  • All patients that underwent surgical fixation of the hip at Hershey Medical Center between June 2006 and May 2007 by Dr's J. Spence Reid and David Goodspeed.
  • They will include patients that are admitted directly from the field or are transferred from outside hospitals.

Exclusion Criteria:

  • will be those acetabular fractures of non-traumatic etiology (e.g.: secondary to malignancy or fatigue)
  • fractures that have not undergone operative fixation
  • pediatric populations under the age of 18
  • mentally compromised patients
  • those that do not give consent for the clinical evaluation.
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Please refer to this study by its identifier: NCT00676611

United States, Pennsylvania
Penn State Milton S. Hershey Medical Center
Hershey, Pennsylvania, United States, 17033
Sponsors and Collaborators
Milton S. Hershey Medical Center
Principal Investigator: David C Goodspeed, MD Penn State Milton S. Hershey
  More Information

Responsible Party: Milton S. Hershey Medical Center Identifier: NCT00676611     History of Changes
Other Study ID Numbers: DCG001
IRB# 27556EP
Study First Received: May 8, 2008
Last Updated: June 16, 2017

Keywords provided by Milton S. Hershey Medical Center:
Acetabular Fractures

Additional relevant MeSH terms:
Fractures, Bone
Wounds and Injuries processed this record on August 23, 2017