Reducing Range of Motion Deficits Post Radial Fracture
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.
|Study Design:||Allocation: Randomized
Intervention Model: Single Group Assignment
Masking: Single Blind (Outcomes Assessor)
Primary Purpose: Prevention
|Official Title:||Reducing Range of Motion Deficits With In-cast Exercises: A Randomized Controlled Trial|
- Change in range of motion [ Time Frame: 6 weeks, 6 months, 1 year ] [ Designated as safety issue: No ]
- Complications [ Time Frame: 6 weeks ] [ Designated as safety issue: Yes ]The number and type of complications will be collected and compared between groups
|Study Start Date:||December 2010|
|Study Completion Date:||December 2012|
|Primary Completion Date:||December 2012 (Final data collection date for primary outcome measure)|
This group will receive instructions on specific exercises to perform after randomization.
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
Please refer to this study by its ClinicalTrials.gov identifier: NCT01262807
|Pan Am Clinic|
|Winnipeg, Manitoba, Canada, R3M 3E4|
|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|