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Kirschner Wire and Pull-out Wire Fixation for the Treatment of Bony Mallet Finger

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ClinicalTrials.gov Identifier: NCT01072760
Recruitment Status : Completed
First Posted : February 22, 2010
Last Update Posted : February 22, 2010
Sponsor:
Information provided by:
The Second Hospital of Qinhuangdao

Brief Summary:
The objective of this report is to describe a new surgical technique for the treatment of bony mallet finger which involves the application of both Kirschner wire and pull-out wire fixation. It is believed to decrease the risk of the complications.

Condition or disease Intervention/treatment Phase
Bony Mallet Finger Procedure: K wire Not Applicable

Detailed Description:
From May 2003 to December 2008, we used Kirschner wire and pull-out wire fixation to carry out 54 closed bony mallet finger in 54 patients. The bony mallet finger was applicated both Kirschner wire and pull-out wire fixation.

Study Type : Interventional  (Clinical Trial)
Actual Enrollment : 54 participants
Allocation: Non-Randomized
Intervention Model: Single Group Assignment
Masking: Single (Participant)
Primary Purpose: Treatment
Official Title: Kirschner Wire and Pull-out Wire Fixation for the Treatment of Bony Mallet Finger
Study Start Date : May 2003
Actual Primary Completion Date : December 2008
Actual Study Completion Date : February 2009

Arm Intervention/treatment
Experimental: K wire Procedure: K wire
Mallet finger treatment
Other Name: stainless steel wire



Primary Outcome Measures :
  1. The digits were assessed for skin necrosis, skin breakdown, infection. [ Time Frame: 15 days ]

Secondary Outcome Measures :
  1. The patients rated their pain experience by a visual analogue scale. The results were graded by Crawford's criteria. [ Time Frame: 1 year ]


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

Inclusion Criteria:

  1. bony mallet finger;
  2. patient had failed trials of nonsurgical treatment;
  3. fracture involving more than 1/3 of the joint surface;
  4. fragment displacement or subluxation of the DIP joint.

Exclusion Criteria:

  1. tendinous mallet finger;
  2. success of nonsurgical treatment;
  3. comminuted fracture;
  4. fracture involving at or less than 1/3 of the joint surface which could be successfully replaced with nonsurgical treatment.

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Please refer to this study by its ClinicalTrials.gov identifier (NCT number): NCT01072760


Locations
China, Hebei
The second hospital of Qinhuangdao
Qinhuangdao, Hebei, China, 066600
Sponsors and Collaborators
The Second Hospital of Qinhuangdao
Investigators
Principal Investigator: Sumin Wen, M.D. The Second Hospital of Qinhuangdao

Publications of Results:
Responsible Party: Xu Zhang, The Second Hospital of Qinhuangdao
ClinicalTrials.gov Identifier: NCT01072760     History of Changes
Other Study ID Numbers: QHD201002
QHD20010201 ( Other Identifier: The second hospital of Qinhuangdao )
First Posted: February 22, 2010    Key Record Dates
Last Update Posted: February 22, 2010
Last Verified: February 2010

Keywords provided by The Second Hospital of Qinhuangdao:
Mallet finger
extensor tendon
Kirschner wire
Fracture Fixation