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Effects Of Unilateral Forearm Vibration On The Loss Of Muscle And Bone Of Contralateral Forearm (Vib-Frx)

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ClinicalTrials.gov Identifier: NCT01553487
Recruitment Status : Withdrawn (We did not found voluntary subjects)
First Posted : March 14, 2012
Last Update Posted : August 14, 2013
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Study Description
Brief Summary:

The aim of the present study is to investigate the effects of vibrating the forearm bone in the free limb on muscle strength and bone mineral density of the forearm in patients with forearm/elbow fracture.

A total of 80 patients with forearm/elbow fracture are planned to include in this study. Patients will be randomly attained Training or Control group. Training period will be six weeks. Patients in the control group will receive standard care for provided for fractures, including fixation and rest.Before the start of the study and after six weeks, bilateral bone density of distal radius will be measured by DXA. Before trials, grip strength and the rest muscle electrical activity of contralateral wrist flexors and extensors will be measured. After six weeks, bilateral grip strength and the rest muscle electrical activity will be measured.


Condition or disease Intervention/treatment
Effects of Vibration Other: Forearm vibration

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Study Design

Study Type : Interventional  (Clinical Trial)
Actual Enrollment : 0 participants
Allocation: Randomized
Intervention Model: Parallel Assignment
Masking: Single (Outcomes Assessor)
Primary Purpose: Basic Science
Official Title: Effects Of Unilateral Forearm Vibration On The Loss Of Muscle Strength And Bone Of The Contralateral Forearm Due to Forearm/Elbow Fracture
Study Start Date : September 2013
Estimated Primary Completion Date : February 2014
Estimated Study Completion Date : March 2014
Arms and Interventions

Arm Intervention/treatment
Experimental: Excercise
The forearm vibration training
Other: Forearm vibration
All cases will be trained by forearm vibration device 5 times a week for six weeks period.
Other Name: vibration training
No Intervention: Control
Patients will be treated by routine fracture treatment methods (fixation and rest).


Outcome Measures

Primary Outcome Measures :
  1. Change of forearm muscle strength [ Time Frame: baseline and 6 weeks ]
    Change of muscle strength with forearm vibration


Secondary Outcome Measures :
  1. Change of distal radius bone mineral density [ Time Frame: baseline and 6 weeks ]
    Change of distal radius bone mineral density with forearm vibration


Eligibility Criteria

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Ages Eligible for Study:   18 Years to 50 Years   (Adult)
Sexes Eligible for Study:   All
Accepts Healthy Volunteers:   No
Criteria

Inclusion Criteria:

  • Patients with a simple (uncomplicated) forearm/elbow fracture
  • Males and females between 18 and 50 years of age

Exclusion Criteria:

  • Fracture of distal radius
  • Multiple previous fractures of bones in the upper extremities
  • Complicated fracture (associated skin and/or tendon and/or nerve and/or vascular trauma, fragmented fractures )
  • Patients not examined within the first three days after a trauma
  • Upper extremity problems

    • Orthopedic problems: shortness of arms, congenital abnormalities
    • Joint disease (arthritis, joint prosthesis, etc.)
    • Other painful pathologies in the upper extremities (tendinitis, bursitis, etc.)
    • Circulation problems in the upper extremities
    • Skin lesions, dermatologic disorders
  • Hypertension (>135 mmHg systolic, >85 mmHg diastolic) or Heart disease (coronary dis, conduction/rhythm prob, cardiac pacemaker)
  • Neurological diseases (CNS problems, peripheral neuropathy)
  • Systemic disease affecting bone metabolism: secondary osteoporosis, osteomalacia, Paget's disease, Diabetes mellitus, hepatic disease, renal dis. etc
  • Non-cooperative patients, psychiatric conditions (panic attacks etc)
Contacts and Locations

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Please refer to this study by its ClinicalTrials.gov identifier (NCT number): NCT01553487


Locations
Turkey
Bagcilar Training & Research Hospital
Istanbul, Turkey
Sponsors and Collaborators
Bagcilar Training and Research Hospital
Investigators
Study Chair: ILHAN KARACAN, MD Bagcilar Training & Research Hospital
More Information

Responsible Party: Ilhan Karacan, Clinical Associated Professor, Clinical Associated Professor, Bagcilar Training and Research Hospital
ClinicalTrials.gov Identifier: NCT01553487     History of Changes
Other Study ID Numbers: BEAH FTR-6
First Posted: March 14, 2012    Key Record Dates
Last Update Posted: August 14, 2013
Last Verified: August 2013

Keywords provided by Ilhan Karacan, Clinical Associated Professor, Bagcilar Training and Research Hospital:
vibration
muscle strength
bone loss
immobilization
fracture