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Reducing Range of Motion Deficits Post Radial Fracture

This study has been completed.
ClinicalTrials.gov Identifier:
First Posted: December 17, 2010
Last Update Posted: June 8, 2015
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Pan Am Minor Injury Clinic
Information provided by:
University of Manitoba
This a randomized controlled study to test the hypothesis that patients who perform in-cast exercises will have superior range of motion immediately post-cast removal, without a concomitant increase in complication rate when compared with a control group who receives standard post cast care which does not include the intervention exercises.

Condition Intervention
Radius Fractures Other: Exercises

Study Type: Interventional
Study Design: Allocation: Randomized
Intervention Model: Single Group Assignment
Masking: Single (Outcomes Assessor)
Primary Purpose: Prevention
Official Title: Reducing Range of Motion Deficits With In-cast Exercises: A Randomized Controlled Trial

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Further study details as provided by University of Manitoba:

Primary Outcome Measures:
  • Change in range of motion [ Time Frame: 6 weeks, 6 months, 1 year ]

Secondary Outcome Measures:
  • Complications [ Time Frame: 6 weeks ]
    The number and type of complications will be collected and compared between groups

Estimated Enrollment: 70
Study Start Date: December 2010
Study Completion Date: December 2012
Primary Completion Date: December 2012 (Final data collection date for primary outcome measure)
Arms Assigned Interventions
Experimental: Exercise
This group will receive instructions on specific exercises to perform after randomization.
Other: Exercises
A specific set of standardized exercises will be taught to patients who are randomized to the intervention group. They will be instructed to do these exercises daily while in-cast. They will have an exercise log to track adherence.
No Intervention: Standard Care
This group will receive standard care


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

Inclusion Criteria:

  • patient experienced distal radial fracture
  • patient is over 18 years of age
  • patient can follow instructions and comply with protocol
  • fracture is managed non-operatively

Exclusion Criteria:

  • bilateral wrist fractures
  • previous fracture to the affected wrist
  • previous range of motion limitations to the affected wrist
  • involvement of other upper extremity structures (i.e. shoulder)
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Please refer to this study by its ClinicalTrials.gov identifier (NCT number): NCT01262807

Canada, Manitoba
Pan Am Clinic
Winnipeg, Manitoba, Canada, R3M 3E4
Sponsors and Collaborators
University of Manitoba
Pan Am Minor Injury Clinic
Principal Investigator: Jamie Dubberley, MD University of Manitoba
Study Chair: Jeff Leiter, PhD Pan Am Clinic
Study Director: Kristy Wittmeier, PhD Winnipeg Health Sciences Centre
  More Information

Responsible Party: Jamie Dubberley, University of Manitoba
ClinicalTrials.gov Identifier: NCT01262807     History of Changes
Other Study ID Numbers: H2010:187
First Submitted: December 15, 2010
First Posted: December 17, 2010
Last Update Posted: June 8, 2015
Last Verified: June 2015

Keywords provided by University of Manitoba:
range of motion

Additional relevant MeSH terms:
Fractures, Bone
Radius Fractures
Wounds and Injuries
Forearm Injuries
Arm Injuries