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Cemented vs Non-cemented Semiendoprosthesis in the Treatment of Proximal Femoral Fractures

The recruitment status of this study is unknown. The completion date has passed and the status has not been verified in more than two years.
Verified April 2015 by Kuopio University Hospital.
Recruitment status was:  Active, not recruiting
The Finnish Research Foundation for Orthopaedics and Traumatology
Information provided by (Responsible Party):
Tero Yli-Kyyny, Kuopio University Hospital Identifier:
First received: March 10, 2009
Last updated: April 3, 2015
Last verified: April 2015
The hip semiendoprosthesis is an acceptable method to treat the proximal femoral fractures. Traditionally, the cemented version of the semiendoprosthesis has been used for this indication. However, the cementing carries a risk of fat embolism during the pressurization of the cement. The fat embolism can be avoided when using the non-cemented semiendoprosthesis. In this study we want to find out whether there are any differences in the treatment results between the cemented and non-cemented semiendoprostheses when treating the proximal femoral fractures.

Condition Intervention
Hip Fracture
Proximal Femoral Fracture
Device: Cemented semiendoprosthesis
Device: non-cemented

Study Type: Interventional
Study Design: Allocation: Randomized
Intervention Model: Parallel Assignment
Masking: Open Label
Primary Purpose: Treatment
Official Title: A Prospective, Randomized Study Comparing Cemented and Non-cemented Semiendoprostheses in the Treatment of Proximal Femoral Fractures in the Elderly Patients

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Further study details as provided by Kuopio University Hospital:

Primary Outcome Measures:
  • Primary mortality [ Time Frame: 3 months ]

Secondary Outcome Measures:
  • Prosthetic complications [ Time Frame: 1 year ]

Estimated Enrollment: 400
Study Start Date: October 2008
Estimated Study Completion Date: December 2015
Primary Completion Date: December 2014 (Final data collection date for primary outcome measure)
Arms Assigned Interventions
Active Comparator: 1 - cemented
Patients are treated with a cemented semiendoprosthesis
Device: Cemented semiendoprosthesis
Application of a cemented semiendoprosthesis (Basis, Smith & Nephew)
Active Comparator: 2 - non-cemented
Patients are treated with a non-cemented semiendoprosthesis
Device: non-cemented
Patients are treated with a non-cemented semiendoprosthesis (Biomet Taperloc, Biomet Inc.)


Ages Eligible for Study:   Child, Adult, Senior
Sexes Eligible for Study:   All
Accepts Healthy Volunteers:   No

Inclusion Criteria:

  • A proximal femoral fracture

Exclusion Criteria:

  • Rheumatoid arthritis
  • Pathologic fracture
  • Severe dementia (preventing the informed consent)
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Please refer to this study by its identifier: NCT00859378

Central Hospital of North Carelia
Joensuu, Finland, 80200
Kuopio University Hospital
Kuopio, Finland, 70100
Sponsors and Collaborators
Kuopio University Hospital
The Finnish Research Foundation for Orthopaedics and Traumatology
  More Information

Responsible Party: Tero Yli-Kyyny, M.D., Kuopio University Hospital Identifier: NCT00859378     History of Changes
Other Study ID Numbers: KUH5203038
Study First Received: March 10, 2009
Last Updated: April 3, 2015

Keywords provided by Kuopio University Hospital:
Hip endoprosthesis
Hip fracture
Femoral fracture
Bone cement

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