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Rotator Cuff Injury in Antegrade Locked Nailing for Humeral Fractures (SRC)

This study has been completed.
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National Taiwan University Hospital Identifier:
First received: October 14, 2008
Last updated: July 14, 2010
Last verified: July 2010
The purpose of this study is to investigate the potential insults of rotator cuff muscle and the functional recovery of upper extremity function after antegrade nailing of humeral fractures.

Humeral Fractures

Study Type: Observational
Study Design: Observational Model: Cohort
Time Perspective: Retrospective
Official Title: Sonographic Evaluation of Rotator Cuff Injury in Antegrade Locked Nailing for Humeral Fractures

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Primary Outcome Measures:
  • Sonographic finding, functional recovery [ Time Frame: at least 12 months ]

Secondary Outcome Measures:
  • Radiographical finding [ Time Frame: at least 12 months ]

Estimated Enrollment: 50
Study Start Date: October 2008
Study Completion Date: June 2010
Primary Completion Date: June 2010 (Final data collection date for primary outcome measure)
Antegrade nailing, humeral fractures
We included patient's age and gender, fracture location, fracture cause, presence of nail removal, post-operative period and comorbidity or associated disease as independent variables. Fracture location was either humeral neck or humeral shaft. Humeral neck fractures were defined as fractures above surgical neck of the humerus. Meanwhile, humeral shaft fractures were defined as fractures below surgical neck of the humerus and 5 cm above the olecarnon fossa. Humeral shaft fractures were separated into three groups: proximal third shaft fractures, middle third shaft fractures and distal third shaft fractures. Fracture causes included simple falls and traffic accidents.

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Ages Eligible for Study:   15 Years and older   (Child, Adult, Senior)
Sexes Eligible for Study:   All
Accepts Healthy Volunteers:   No
Sampling Method:   Probability Sample
Study Population
Patients operated in National Taiwan University hospital

Inclusion Criteria:

  • subjects must sign and date informed consent
  • subjects must be over fifteen years old, of either sex
  • subjects suffered from acute humeral fractures or non-unions
  • subjects were treated by antegrade H-L nailing (United, Taipei, Taiwan)
  • subjects had solid union of fractures
  • postoperative time was at least 12 months subjects were operated between 2003 and 2006.

Exclusion Criteria:

  • subjects refusing to take the examinations
  • subjects lost to follow up
  • subjected with pre-existing shoulder problems.
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Please refer to this study by its identifier: NCT00772850

Department of Orthopedic Surgery, National Taiwan University Hospital
Taipei, Taiwan, 100
Sponsors and Collaborators
National Taiwan University Hospital
Principal Investigator: Jinn Lin, MD, PhD Department of Orthopedic Surgery, National Taiwan University Hospital
  More Information

Responsible Party: Jinn Lin, Professor, Department of Orthopedic Surgery Identifier: NCT00772850     History of Changes
Other Study ID Numbers: 200804007R
Study First Received: October 14, 2008
Last Updated: July 14, 2010

Keywords provided by National Taiwan University Hospital:
Humeral fracture; Antegrade nailing; Rotator cuff

Additional relevant MeSH terms:
Fractures, Bone
Humeral Fractures
Wounds and Injuries
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