Trunk Strength Study

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Recruitment Status : Completed
First Posted : February 23, 2011
Last Update Posted : March 11, 2011
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University of Kentucky

Brief Summary:
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.

Condition or disease
Ventral/Incisional Hernia Repairs

Study Type : Observational
Estimated Enrollment : 10 participants
Observational Model: Case Control
Time Perspective: Prospective
Official Title: Abdominal Wall Hernias and Abdominal Wall Function: A Quantitative Study of Trunk Strength.
Study Start Date : March 2010

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MedlinePlus related topics: Hernia
U.S. FDA Resources

patients with abdominal wall hernias

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Ages Eligible for Study:   18 Years to 65 Years   (Adult)
Sexes Eligible for Study:   All
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 (NCT number): 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

Responsible Party: John Scott Roth, MD, University of Kentucky Medical Center Identifier: NCT01300936     History of Changes
Other Study ID Numbers: 09-0876-P6H
First Posted: February 23, 2011    Key Record Dates
Last Update Posted: March 11, 2011
Last Verified: March 2011

Additional relevant MeSH terms:
Incisional Hernia
Pathological Conditions, Anatomical
Postoperative Complications
Pathologic Processes