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Comparison of Gamma Nail Versus Dynamic Hip Screw for the Treatment of Unstable Intertrochanteric 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 July 2010 by Wolfson Medical Center.
Recruitment status was:  Recruiting
Sponsor:
ClinicalTrials.gov Identifier:
NCT01173744
First Posted: August 2, 2010
Last Update Posted: June 17, 2011
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Information provided by:
Wolfson Medical Center
  Purpose

The objective of the study is to examine the treatment of unstable Intertrochanteric fractures with the short Gamma nail, compared to the use of the dynamic hip screw (DHS).

This is a prospective study. Sixty patients with unstable Intertrochanteric fractures will be randomized to be treated using either Gamma nail or DHS. The patients will be followed for 12 months. The primary endpoint is the clinical outcome as measured by the Merle d'Aubigne and Postelhip score.


Condition Intervention
Intertrochanteric Femoral Fractures Device: Gamma-3 Nail Device: DHS

Study Type: Interventional
Study Design: Allocation: Randomized
Intervention Model: Parallel Assignment
Masking: Single (Investigator)
Primary Purpose: Treatment

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Further study details as provided by Wolfson Medical Center:

Primary Outcome Measures:
  • Clinical outcome as measured by the Merle d'Aubigne and Postel hip score [ Time Frame: 1 year ]

Estimated Enrollment: 60
Study Start Date: July 2010
Estimated Study Completion Date: July 2012
Estimated Primary Completion Date: July 2012 (Final data collection date for primary outcome measure)
Arms Assigned Interventions
Experimental: Gamma-3 Nail Device: Gamma-3 Nail
Gamma-3 Nail (stryker)
Active Comparator: DHS Device: DHS
DHS (Zimmer)

  Eligibility

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Ages Eligible for Study:   18 Years to 90 Years   (Adult, Senior)
Sexes Eligible for Study:   All
Accepts Healthy Volunteers:   No
Criteria

Inclusion Criteria:

  • Acute Intertrochanteric fracture - A1-32 AO/OTA
  • Abbreviated mental score >6
  • Community ambulator (pre-fracture state)

Exclusion Criteria:

  • Previous arthritis
  • Pathological fracture
  • Chronic corticosteroid use
  • Concomitant lower extremity fractures
  Contacts and Locations
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To learn more about this study, you or your doctor may contact the study research staff using the contact information provided by the sponsor.

Please refer to this study by its ClinicalTrials.gov identifier (NCT number): NCT01173744


Contacts
Contact: Dror Lakstein, MD ++972-3-5028383 drorale@gmail.com

Locations
Israel
E. WOlfson medical center Recruiting
Holon, Israel, 58100
Contact: Dror Lakstein, MD    ++972-3-5028383    drorale@gmail.com   
Principal Investigator: Dror Lakstein, MD         
Sponsors and Collaborators
Wolfson Medical Center
  More Information

Responsible Party: Dror Lakstein, MD, Wolfson MC
ClinicalTrials.gov Identifier: NCT01173744     History of Changes
Other Study ID Numbers: 0076-10-WOMC
First Submitted: July 27, 2010
First Posted: August 2, 2010
Last Update Posted: June 17, 2011
Last Verified: July 2010

Keywords provided by Wolfson Medical Center:
Intertrochanteric femoral fractures - unstable

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