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Computer Assisted Planing of Corrective Osteotomy for Distal Radius Malunion

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: NCT01193010
Recruitment Status : Completed
First Posted : September 1, 2010
Results First Posted : June 21, 2019
Last Update Posted : June 21, 2019
AO foundation
Information provided by (Responsible Party):
Jesse B. Jupiter, MD, Massachusetts General Hospital

Brief Summary:
This study is designed as a multi-center randomized controlled trial, comparing two groups of patients with symptomatic extra-articular malunited distal radius fractures. One group of patients will undergo corrective surgery of the distal radius, with preoperative computer-assisted planning and virtual osteotomy, and the other group will undergo corrective surgery, with conventional (non-computer-assisted) preoperative planning. The investigators hypothesize that computer-assisted surgical planning will result in a better functional outcome.

Condition or disease Intervention/treatment Phase
Extraarticular Distal Radius Malunion Procedure: Computer-Assisted Surgical Planning Procedure: distal radius osteotomy Not Applicable

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Study Type : Interventional  (Clinical Trial)
Actual Enrollment : 40 participants
Allocation: Randomized
Intervention Model: Parallel Assignment
Masking: None (Open Label)
Primary Purpose: Treatment
Official Title: Computer-Assisted Versus Non-Computer Assisted Preoperative Planning of Corrective Osteotomy for Extra-Articular Distal Radius Malunions: A Multi-Center Randomized Controlled Trial
Actual Study Start Date : May 2010
Actual Primary Completion Date : May 2016
Actual Study Completion Date : May 2016

Arm Intervention/treatment
Active Comparator: Control
Surgery without computer-assisted planning.
Procedure: distal radius osteotomy
In this control group, the planning and surgical execution of the distal radius osteotomy will be performed as usual, without computer-assisted planning of the osteotomy.

Experimental: Computer-Assisted Surgical Planning Procedure: Computer-Assisted Surgical Planning
Using a CT reconstructing of affected distal radius and the normal contralateral limb, surgical guides for the osteotomy will be created to assist with surgical planning.

Primary Outcome Measures :
  1. Disability of the Shoulder and Hand Score [ Time Frame: 0, 3, 6, 12 months ]
    DASH score is a measure of upper extremity function. It ranges 0-100, where higher scores indication more disability and worse upper extremity function.

Secondary Outcome Measures :
  1. Patient-Rated Wrist Evaluation (PWRE_ [ Time Frame: 0, 3, 6, 12 months ]
    PRWE score is a measure of wrist function. It ranges 0-100, where higher scores indication more disability and worse wrist function.

  2. Numerical Rating Scale for Pain [ Time Frame: 0, 3, 6, 12 months ]
    Pain rated on a scale of 0-10, where 0 is no pain and 10 is severe pain

  3. Numerical Rating Scale for Satisfaction [ Time Frame: 0, 3, 6, 12 months ]
    Satisfaction rated on a scale of 0-10, where 0 is not satisfied and 10 is completely satisfied

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Ages Eligible for Study:   18 Years and older   (Adult, Older Adult)
Sexes Eligible for Study:   All
Accepts Healthy Volunteers:   No

Inclusion Criteria:

  • Extraarticular distal radius malunion requiring surgery
  • Adult patient (> 18 yo)
  • Fluent in English

Exclusion Criteria:

  • Pregnant patient
  • Prisoner
  • Abnormal contralateral forearm

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Please refer to this study by its identifier (NCT number): NCT01193010

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United States, Massachusetts
Massachusetts General Hospital
Boston, Massachusetts, United States, 02115
Sponsors and Collaborators
Massachusetts General Hospital
AO foundation
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Principal Investigator: Jupiter Jesse, MD MGH
Publications automatically indexed to this study by Identifier (NCT Number):
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Responsible Party: Jesse B. Jupiter, MD, Principal Investigator, Massachusetts General Hospital Identifier: NCT01193010    
Other Study ID Numbers: 2010P000444
First Posted: September 1, 2010    Key Record Dates
Results First Posted: June 21, 2019
Last Update Posted: June 21, 2019
Last Verified: March 2019