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Trial record 72 of 990 for:    Heparin sodium

Low-Molecular-Weight Heparin (LMWH) for Deep Venous Thrombosis (DVT) Prophylaxis

The safety and scientific validity of this study is the responsibility of the study sponsor and investigators. Listing a study does not mean it has been evaluated by the U.S. Federal Government. Read our disclaimer for details. Identifier: NCT01029821
Recruitment Status : Unknown
Verified June 2011 by University of Tennessee.
Recruitment status was:  Recruiting
First Posted : December 10, 2009
Last Update Posted : June 16, 2011
Information provided by:
University of Tennessee

Brief Summary:
  1. The use of LMWH following open reduction and internal fixation of ankle fractures will reduce the number of thrombi formed.
  2. The rates of clinically significant DVT will be equivalent between two groups.

Condition or disease Intervention/treatment Phase
Deep Venous Thrombosis Drug: Low-Molecular-Weight Heparin Not Applicable

Detailed Description:
Routine use of thromboprophylaxis may be over treatment and definitely increases healthcare costs. While prophylaxis may reduce the number of thrombi formed the exact number and clinical significance of these is unknown. This study seeks to answer the question of whether or not DVT prophylaxis with low-molecular-weight heparin (LMWH) following ORIF of ankle fractures is warranted.

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Study Type : Interventional  (Clinical Trial)
Estimated Enrollment : 100 participants
Allocation: Non-Randomized
Intervention Model: Parallel Assignment
Masking: None (Open Label)
Primary Purpose: Treatment
Official Title: Low-Molecular-Weight Heparin for DVT Prophylaxis After Open Reduction and Internal Fixation of Ankle Fractures: A Randomized, Prospective Trial
Study Start Date : February 2010
Estimated Primary Completion Date : December 2013
Estimated Study Completion Date : December 2013

Arm Intervention/treatment
Low-Molecular-Weight Heparin for DVT
Low-Molecular-Weight Heparin for DVT Prophylaxis after Open Reduction and Internal Fixation of ankle fractures
Drug: Low-Molecular-Weight Heparin
Isolated Ankle Fracture Single planned operation

Primary Outcome Measures :
  1. We will compare the rates of thrombi formation between the two groups. We will record any clinical significant thrombi or complications that arise from thrombi. We will record any complications related to administration of LMWH. [ Time Frame: first post-operative office visit (usually 10-14 days) ]

Secondary Outcome Measures :
  1. We may find that there is in fact significant benefit to giving prophylaxis to this subset of patients in the form of decreased rates of throb\mbus formation and the complications related to thrombi. The risk/benefit ratio should be favorable. [ Time Frame: first post-operative office visit (10-14 days) ]

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Ages Eligible for Study:   18 Years to 85 Years   (Adult, Older Adult)
Sexes Eligible for Study:   All
Accepts Healthy Volunteers:   Yes

Inclusion Criteria:

  • At least 18 years old
  • Surgical ankle fracture able to be definitively treated with one operation

Exclusion Criteria:

  • Younger than 18 years of age
  • Other significant injury
  • Known hypercoagulable state
  • History of bleeding disorder
  • History of DVT

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Please refer to this study by its identifier (NCT number): NCT01029821

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Contact: Stan Ragon, M.D. 423-778-9202
Contact: Elaine Pugh 423-778-5663

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United States, Tennessee
Erlanger Medical Center Recruiting
Chattanooga,, Tennessee, United States, 37403
Contact: Dale Ingram, M.D.    423-266-3719      
Contact: Stan Ragon, M.D    423-778-9292   
Principal Investigator: Dale Ingram, M.D.         
Sponsors and Collaborators
University of Tennessee
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Principal Investigator: Dale Ingram, M.D. University of Tennessee

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Responsible Party: Elaine Pugh, UTennessee Identifier: NCT01029821     History of Changes
Other Study ID Numbers: Pugh-2
First Posted: December 10, 2009    Key Record Dates
Last Update Posted: June 16, 2011
Last Verified: June 2011

Keywords provided by University of Tennessee:
Open Reduction and Internal Fixation

Additional relevant MeSH terms:
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Calcium heparin
Heparin, Low-Molecular-Weight
Venous Thrombosis
Embolism and Thrombosis
Vascular Diseases
Cardiovascular Diseases
Fibrinolytic Agents
Fibrin Modulating Agents
Molecular Mechanisms of Pharmacological Action