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Types of Fixation of Vancouver B1 Periprosthetic Fractures

This study is currently recruiting participants.
Verified November 2017 by St. Michael's Hospital, Toronto
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ClinicalTrials.gov Identifier:
NCT01354535
First Posted: May 17, 2011
Last Update Posted: November 16, 2017
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Information provided by (Responsible Party):
St. Michael's Hospital, Toronto
  Purpose
The purpose of this study is to compare two different but standard treatments for the fixation of Vancouver B1 periprosthetic. The investigators aim to compare open reduction internal fixation using a locked plating system versus plating and strut allograft with cerclage wiring to determine which treatment results in a faster return to function as measured by the TUG test at 6 weeks post-op.

Condition Intervention
Femur Fractures Procedure: Isolated Locked Compression Plate Procedure: Cable Plating and Strut Allograft with Cerclage Wiring

Study Type: Interventional
Study Design: Allocation: Randomized
Intervention Model: Parallel Assignment
Masking: None (Open Label)
Primary Purpose: Treatment
Official Title: Isolated Locked Compression Plating Versus Cable Plating and Strut Allografts With Cerclage Wiring for Vancouver B1 Periprosthetic Femoral Fractures: A Randomized Controlled Trial

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Further study details as provided by St. Michael's Hospital, Toronto:

Primary Outcome Measures:
  • TUG test score at 6 weeks post-op [ Time Frame: 6 weeks ]
    We will administer the TUG test to each patient at 6 weeks to determine if there is a difference in functional status between both groups.


Secondary Outcome Measures:
  • Re-operation rates [ Time Frame: 1 year ]
    We will measure rates of re-operationin each of the treatment groups on study specific case report forms.


Estimated Enrollment: 89
Study Start Date: February 2013
Estimated Study Completion Date: June 2019
Estimated Primary Completion Date: June 2019 (Final data collection date for primary outcome measure)
Arms Assigned Interventions
Active Comparator: Cable plating with strut
The plate will be placed laterally with the allograft strut placed on the anterior cortex. Screw fixation will be used distal to the stem and cables and screws will be used proximal to the stem tip. Cerclage cables or wires will be used to secure the strut.
Procedure: Cable Plating and Strut Allograft with Cerclage Wiring
The plate will be placed laterally with the allograft strut placed on the anterior cortex. Screw fixation will be used distal to the stem and cables and screws will be used proximal to the stem tip. Cerclage cables or wires will be used to secure the strut.
Active Comparator: isolated plating
A lateral thigh incision will be used to expose the fracture site. Surgeons will attempt to minimize devascularization of the bone by meticulous dissection and indirect reduction techniques. An appropriate sized plate will be applied to the lateral aspect of the femur. Fracture reduction will be achieved with the use of intra-operative fluoroscopy and the plate will be secured with locking screws.
Procedure: Isolated Locked Compression Plate
A lateral thigh incision will be used to expose the fracture site. Surgeons will attempt to minimize devascularization of the bone by meticulous dissection and indirect reduction techniques. An appropriate sized plate will be applied to the lateral aspect of the femur. Fracture reduction will be achieved with the use of intra-operative fluoroscopy and the plate will be secured with locking screws.

  Eligibility

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Ages Eligible for Study:   18 Years to 90 Years   (Adult, Senior)
Sexes Eligible for Study:   All
Accepts Healthy Volunteers:   No
Criteria

Inclusion Criteria:

  • Age: over 18, no upper limit
  • Vancouver type B1 periprosthetic fracture
  • Fracture is amenable to either treatment group
  • Prosthesis is well fixed
  • Provision of informed consent

Exclusion Criteria:

  • Presence of an active infection around the fracture (soft tissue or bone)
  • Loose prosthesis
  • Trauma patients with an ISS > 16 or associated major injuries of the lower extremities
  • Known substance abuse
  • Likely problems, in the judgment of the investigators, with maintaining follow-up (i.e., patients with no fixed address, report a plan to move out of town, or intellectually challenged patients without adequate family support)
  Contacts and Locations
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Contacts
Contact: Emil Schemitsch, MD, FRCS(C) 416-864-6003 schemitsche@smh.ca
Contact: Michael McKee, MD, FRCS(C) 416-864-5880 mckeem@smh.ca

Locations
Canada, Ontario
St. michael's Hospital Recruiting
Toronto, Ontario, Canada, M5C 1R1
Contact: Milena Vicente, RN, CCRP    416-864-6060 ext 2608    vicentem@smh.ca   
Principal Investigator: Emil Schemitsch, MD, FRCS(C)         
Sub-Investigator: Aaron Nauth, MD, FRCSC         
Sponsors and Collaborators
St. Michael's Hospital, Toronto
Investigators
Principal Investigator: Emil Schemitsch, MD, FRCS(C) St. Michael's Hospital, Toronto
Principal Investigator: Aaron Nauth, MD, FRCSC St. Michael's Hospital, Toronto
  More Information

Responsible Party: St. Michael's Hospital, Toronto
ClinicalTrials.gov Identifier: NCT01354535     History of Changes
Other Study ID Numbers: 13052011
First Submitted: May 13, 2011
First Posted: May 17, 2011
Last Update Posted: November 16, 2017
Last Verified: November 2017

Keywords provided by St. Michael's Hospital, Toronto:
periprosthetic
femur fractures
Vancouver B1

Additional relevant MeSH terms:
Fractures, Bone
Femoral Fractures
Periprosthetic Fractures
Wounds and Injuries
Leg Injuries