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M.I.P.O. vs Intramedullary Nailing in Tibia Fractures (MINT)

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 October 2010 by King Abdullah International Medical Research Center.
Recruitment status was:  Recruiting
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King Abdullah International Medical Research Center Identifier:
First received: January 12, 2010
Last updated: June 22, 2011
Last verified: October 2010

The investigators are comparing two methods of standard treatments in distal tibial fractures. locked plating (M.I.P.O. technique) with intramedullary nailing.

the investigators are hypothesizing that M.I.P.O group is superior to nailing in fractures of the distal third of the tibia.

Condition Intervention
Tibia Fracture
Procedure: Minimally Invasive Plate Osteosynthesis
Procedure: intramedullary tibial Nailing

Study Type: Interventional
Study Design: Allocation: Randomized
Intervention Model: Parallel Assignment
Masking: Open Label
Primary Purpose: Treatment
Official Title: Intramedullary Nailing vs. M.I.P.O. in Fractures of the Tibia a Randomized Controlled Trial

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Further study details as provided by King Abdullah International Medical Research Center:

Primary Outcome Measures:
  • Rate Of Malunion [ Time Frame: 6 months ]

    Any healing that occurs with any one of the following:

    More than 5 degree angulation in the anterior-posterior or lateral view or Rotation of more than 10 degrees or Shorting of more than 1 cm.

Secondary Outcome Measures:
  • The Short Form (12) Health Score (SF-12v2®) [ Time Frame: every 3 months till healing or 24 months ]
  • Blood Loss [ Time Frame: during the time of surgery ]
  • Radiation exposure [ Time Frame: During the time of Surgery ]
  • Duration of Surgery [ Time Frame: During the time of Surgery ]
  • Infection Rate [ Time Frame: every 3 months till healing or 24 months ]
  • Hospital Stay [ Time Frame: After Surgery ]
  • Time Of Fracture Healing [ Time Frame: 6 months ]

    Clinical Criteria: No pain or tenderness while wight bearing or palpating the fracture site

    Radiological Criteria: Bridging of the fracture site in anterior-posterior and lateral views.

    Using these two criteria we well be able to measure the time of healing in our study subjects.

Estimated Enrollment: 180
Study Start Date: December 2010
Estimated Study Completion Date: December 2014
Estimated Primary Completion Date: December 2013 (Final data collection date for primary outcome measure)
Arms Assigned Interventions
Experimental: M.I.P.O. Group
subjects who have been randomized to the M.I.P.O. group
Procedure: Minimally Invasive Plate Osteosynthesis
Fractures well be treated with locked plates using M.I.P.O. Technique
Other Name: Minimally invasive percutaneous plate osteosynthesis (MIPPO)
Experimental: Intramedullary Nail group
Subjects who have been Randomized to the I.M. group
Procedure: intramedullary tibial Nailing
Fractures well be fixed using intramedullary nails
Other Name: Expert Tibial Nail ®

Detailed Description:
The kind of plates the investigators are comparing are the Locked plates form Synthes ® using the minimally invasive technique vs the Expert Tibial Nail® from Synthes ®

Ages Eligible for Study:   18 Years to 60 Years   (Adult)
Sexes Eligible for Study:   All
Accepts Healthy Volunteers:   No

Inclusion Criteria:

  • Males and Females aged from 18-60 years
  • Closed Tibia Fracture
  • Tibia Fracture Müller AO Class 43-A

Exclusion Criteria:

  • Intra-articular Fractures
  • Open fractures
  • fracturesSubjects with documented Marfan's syndrome or Ehlers-Danlos syndrome or Hajdu-Cheney syndrome.
  • Post organ transplant patients (except Cornea transplant)
  • Subjects on immunosuppressive medications
  • Subjects with diagnosed with

    • Osteogenesis imperfecta
    • Osteopetrosis
    • Paget disease of bone
    • Renal osteodystrophy
  • Subjects with diagnosed neoplasms or mitotic illnesses
  • Subjects receiving growth hormone
  • Unable to comply with postoperative rehabilitation e.g. head injury
  • Impending compartment syndrome
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Please refer to this study by its identifier: NCT01047826

Contact: Husam A AL-Rumaih, MD +96612520088 ext 14119
Contact: Wael S Taha, MD +96612520088 ext 14117

Saudi Arabia
King Abdullah International Medical Research Center Recruiting
Riyadh, Central, Saudi Arabia, 11426
Contact: Husam A AL-Rumaih, MD    +96612520088 ext 14119   
Contact: Sami I AL-Essia, MD    +96612520088 ext 14119   
Principal Investigator: Wael S Taha, MD         
Sub-Investigator: Abdulaziz AL-Ammari, MD         
Sponsors and Collaborators
King Abdullah International Medical Research Center
Principal Investigator: Husam A AL-Rumaih, MD National Guard Heath Affaires, Saudi Arabia
Study Director: Wael S Taha, MD National Guard Health Affairs
Study Chair: Sami I AL-Essia, MD National Guard Health Affairs
  More Information

Additional Information:
Responsible Party: Husam A. AL-Rumaih/Dr, King Abdullah International Medical Research Center Identifier: NCT01047826     History of Changes
Other Study ID Numbers: RC09/128
Study First Received: January 12, 2010
Last Updated: June 22, 2011

Keywords provided by King Abdullah International Medical Research Center:
Fractured Tibia
Expert Tibial Nail
Minimally Invasive Plate Osteosynthesis (M.I.P.O)
Intramedullary Nailing
Locked Plate
distal third

Additional relevant MeSH terms:
Fractures, Bone
Tibial Fractures
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