Wrist Extension Dynasplint (WED) Distal Radius Fracture

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Recruitment Status : Unknown
Verified April 2012 by Dynasplint Systems, Inc..
Recruitment status was:  Not yet recruiting
First Posted : May 2, 2012
Last Update Posted : May 2, 2012
Information provided by (Responsible Party):
Dynasplint Systems, Inc.

Brief Summary:
The purpose of this study is to evaluate the effectiveness of a dynamic splinting system for wrist extension contracture following a distal radius fracture.

Condition or disease Intervention/treatment Phase
Distal Radius Fracture Wrist Contracture Device: Wrist Extension Dynasplint Not Applicable

Study Type : Interventional  (Clinical Trial)
Estimated Enrollment : 50 participants
Allocation: Randomized
Intervention Model: Single Group Assignment
Masking: None (Open Label)
Primary Purpose: Treatment
Official Title: Contracture Reduction Following Distal Radius Fracture
Estimated Primary Completion Date : December 2016
Estimated Study Completion Date : December 2016

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Arm Intervention/treatment
Experimental: experimental
Patients will be treated with the Standard of Care physical therapy, NSAIDs as well as a Wrist Extension Dynasplint
Device: Wrist Extension Dynasplint
Dynamic Splinting utilizes the protocols of Low-Load, Prolonged-Duration Stretch (LLPS) with calibrated, adjustable tension to increase the Total End Range Time (TERT) to reduce contracture. The Knee Extension Dynasplint for the Experimental group will have tension chambers delivering therapeutic treatment from the device.

No Intervention: Control
Patients will receive standard of care physical therapy and NSAIDS

Primary Outcome Measures :
  1. Change in maximal active range of motion in wrist extension [ Time Frame: 12 weeks ]

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Ages Eligible for Study:   18 Years to 80 Years   (Adult, Older Adult)
Sexes Eligible for Study:   All
Accepts Healthy Volunteers:   No

Inclusion Criteria:

  • Distal radius fracture treated with surgical management and wrist flexion contracture upon follow up

Exclusion Criteria:

  • Carpal Fractures (Scaphoid, Lunate, Hamate, and Trapezium)
  • Radial nerve entrapment
  • Arthrodesis
  • Traumatic dislocation of the distal ulna

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Please refer to this study by its identifier (NCT number): NCT01589627

Sponsors and Collaborators
Dynasplint Systems, Inc.
Principal Investigator: Stacy Berner, MD Advanced Centers for Orthopaedic Surgery and Sports Medicine

Responsible Party: Dynasplint Systems, Inc. Identifier: NCT01589627     History of Changes
Other Study ID Numbers: 2009.003
First Posted: May 2, 2012    Key Record Dates
Last Update Posted: May 2, 2012
Last Verified: April 2012

Keywords provided by Dynasplint Systems, Inc.:
distal radius fracture
wrist contracture

Additional relevant MeSH terms:
Fractures, Bone
Radius Fractures
Wounds and Injuries
Forearm Injuries
Arm Injuries
Joint Diseases
Musculoskeletal Diseases
Muscular Diseases