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The Effect of Vitamin c on Preventing Complex Regional Pain Syndrome (CRPS Type I) Following Ankle Fracture (CRPS)

The recruitment status of this study is unknown. The completion date has passed and the status has not been verified in more than two years.
Verified March 2011 by Rabin Medical Center.
Recruitment status was:  Not yet recruiting
Information provided by:
Rabin Medical Center Identifier:
First received: March 28, 2011
Last updated: April 18, 2011
Last verified: March 2011
The use of prophylactic treatment with vitamin c may prevent complex regional pain syndrome (CRPS)

Condition Intervention
Ankle Fracture Dietary Supplement: vitamin c Drug: placebo

Study Type: Interventional
Study Design: Allocation: Randomized
Intervention Model: Parallel Assignment
Masking: Triple (Participant, Care Provider, Investigator)
Primary Purpose: Prevention
Official Title: The Effect of Vitamin c on Preventing Complex Regional Pain Syndrome (CRPS Type I) Following Ankle Fracture, Prospective Double Blind Study

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Further study details as provided by Rabin Medical Center:

Primary Outcome Measures:
  • CRPS incidence [ Time Frame: 6 months ]
    the incidence of CRPS (according to the IASP or Bruehl diagnostic cruteria) in both population following the fracture will be record and compared

Estimated Enrollment: 100
Study Start Date: April 2011
Estimated Study Completion Date: February 2014
Estimated Primary Completion Date: December 2013 (Final data collection date for primary outcome measure)
Arms Assigned Interventions
Experimental: vitamin c
administration of vitamin c for 45 days following ankle fracture operation
Dietary Supplement: vitamin c
1000 mg of vitamin c for 45 days
Other Name: ascorbic acid
Placebo Comparator: placebo
placebo pills
Drug: placebo
placebo pills

Detailed Description:
There are several studies similar in wrist fracture.

Ages Eligible for Study:   18 Years and older   (Adult, Senior)
Sexes Eligible for Study:   All
Accepts Healthy Volunteers:   Yes

Inclusion Criteria:

  • ankle fracture within 3 weeks after the fracture

Exclusion Criteria:

  • pregnant or lactating woman
  • open fracture
  • already treated with vitamin c
  • chronic renal failure
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Please refer to this study by its identifier: NCT01338129

Contact: alon burg, MD 972-54-4854248
Contact: eli sidon, MD 972-52-3896169

Beilinson, Rabin Medical Center, Not yet recruiting
Petah Tikva,, Israel
Principal Investigator: alon burg, MD         
Sponsors and Collaborators
Rabin Medical Center
  More Information

Responsible Party: alon burg MD, rabin medical center Identifier: NCT01338129     History of Changes
Other Study ID Numbers: RMC116131CTIL
Study First Received: March 28, 2011
Last Updated: April 18, 2011

Keywords provided by Rabin Medical Center:
vitamin c
ascorbic acid
ankle fracture
crps prevention

Additional relevant MeSH terms:
Fractures, Bone
Complex Regional Pain Syndromes
Reflex Sympathetic Dystrophy
Ankle Fractures
Wounds and Injuries
Autonomic Nervous System Diseases
Nervous System Diseases
Peripheral Nervous System Diseases
Neuromuscular Diseases
Ascorbic Acid
Growth Substances
Physiological Effects of Drugs
Molecular Mechanisms of Pharmacological Action
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