Trunk Strength Study

This study has been completed.
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University of Kentucky Identifier:
First received: February 18, 2011
Last updated: March 10, 2011
Last verified: March 2011
The purpose of this study is to measure abdominal wall strength both preoperatively and postoperatively in patients undergoing ventral/incisional hernia repairs. The investigators hypothesize that abdominal wall strength is improved in hernia repairs that reapproximate the rectus musculature to the midline. Abdominal wall strength measurements would be obtained utilizing various abdominal strength testing.

Ventral/Incisional Hernia Repairs

Study Type: Observational
Study Design: Observational Model: Case Control
Time Perspective: Prospective
Official Title: Abdominal Wall Hernias and Abdominal Wall Function: A Quantitative Study of Trunk Strength.

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Estimated Enrollment: 10
Study Start Date: March 2010
patients with abdominal wall hernias


Ages Eligible for Study:   18 Years to 65 Years
Genders Eligible for Study:   Both
Accepts Healthy Volunteers:   No
Sampling Method:   Non-Probability Sample
Study Population
Patients who will undergo laparoscopic ventral hernia repair or open repair. People between the ages of 18 to 65 in relative good health.

Inclusion Criteria:

  • Patients who are scheduled for hernia repair.

Exclusion Criteria:

  • Pregnant females.
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Please refer to this study by its identifier: NCT01300936

United States, Kentucky
University of Kentucky Medical Center
Lexington, Kentucky, United States, 40536
Sponsors and Collaborators
University of Kentucky
Principal Investigator: Scott Roth, MD University of Kentucky
  More Information

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Responsible Party: John Scott Roth, MD, University of Kentucky Medical Center Identifier: NCT01300936     History of Changes
Other Study ID Numbers: 09-0876-P6H
Study First Received: February 18, 2011
Last Updated: March 10, 2011
Health Authority: United States: Institutional Review Board processed this record on November 27, 2015