Comparison Study of Using Ultrasound Guidance for Hematoma Blocks vs. Traditional Approach

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Recruitment Status : Withdrawn (no participants enrolled)
First Posted : October 20, 2008
Last Update Posted : October 14, 2015
Information provided by (Responsible Party):
St. Luke's-Roosevelt Hospital Center

Brief Summary:
Will use visual analog scales to compare effectiveness of traditional hematoma block vs ultrasound guided hematoma block with regards to pain. This will be done for closed forearm fractures.

Condition or disease Intervention/treatment Phase
Forearm Fracture Other: ultrasound guided hematoma block Not Applicable

Study Type : Interventional  (Clinical Trial)
Actual Enrollment : 0 participants
Official Title: "Are Ultrasound-guided Hematoma Blocks for Distal Forearm Fractures Superior to the Landmark-guided Method for Hematoma Blocks?"
Study Start Date : September 2008
Estimated Primary Completion Date : August 2009

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MedlinePlus related topics: Fractures Ultrasound

Arm Intervention/treatment
traditional hematoma block
people will receive traditional hematoma block for closed forearm fractures
Other: ultrasound guided hematoma block
pt. will receive ultrasound guided hematoma block
Other Name: ultrasound

ultrasound guided hematoma block
pts. will receive a hematoma block using bedside ultrasound to guide the placement
Other: ultrasound guided hematoma block
ultrasound will be used to guide hematoma blocks
Other Name: ultrasound

Primary Outcome Measures :
  1. Visual analog scale movement

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Ages Eligible for Study:   18 Years and older   (Adult, Older Adult)
Sexes Eligible for Study:   All
Accepts Healthy Volunteers:   No

Inclusion Criteria:

  • Age > 18
  • Closed forearm fracture

Exclusion Criteria:

  • Mentally impaired, visually impaired or deaf
  • Age < 18
  • Alcohol on board

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Please refer to this study by its identifier (NCT number): NCT00775554

United States, New York
St. Luke's Roosevelt Hospital
New York City, New York, United States, 10025
Sponsors and Collaborators
St. Luke's-Roosevelt Hospital Center

Responsible Party: St. Luke's-Roosevelt Hospital Center Identifier: NCT00775554     History of Changes
Other Study ID Numbers: 08-118
First Posted: October 20, 2008    Key Record Dates
Last Update Posted: October 14, 2015
Last Verified: October 2008

Additional relevant MeSH terms:
Pathologic Processes