Diagnostic Protocol Of Painful Hip

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Recruitment Status : Suspended (the research is on susoension beacause the lack of manpower)
First Posted : March 4, 2009
Last Update Posted : November 30, 2010
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Hadassah Medical Organization

Brief Summary:
Nondisplaced hip fractures may be radiographically occult and require MRI or single photon emission CT bone scintigraphy for accurate diagnosis. Both examinations are expensive and are not readily available in many hospitals. Ultrasound (US) examination is relatively inexpensive and preliminary data had demonstrated its efficacy in detecting occult fractures in other sites. Our objective is to evaluate US examination as a screening tool for occult hip fractures in posttraumatic painful hips in the elderly.

Condition or disease
Hip Fracture

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

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Ages Eligible for Study:   40 Years to 85 Years   (Adult, Older Adult)
Sexes Eligible for Study:   All
Accepts Healthy Volunteers:   No
Sampling Method:   Non-Probability Sample
Study Population
patients that are admitted to the ER after trauma.

Inclusion Criteria:

  1. Men and women above 40 years old
  2. Trauma to the hip .
  3. Extreme difficulty in walking or inability to step on the leg, following sensitivity in the hip joint area after local pressure or in a movement.
  4. X ray of the pelvis aimed to the suspected hip joint (including AP lateral position and internal rotation) does not demonstrate fracture in the joint or the pelvis.

Exclusion Criteria:

1. None

Responsible Party: Dr. Ori Safran, Hadassah Medical Organization Identifier: NCT00855426     History of Changes
Other Study ID Numbers: SAF03-HMO-CTIL
First Posted: March 4, 2009    Key Record Dates
Last Update Posted: November 30, 2010
Last Verified: October 2010

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