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rhBMP-2 vs Autologous Bone Grafting for the Treatment of Non-union of the Docking Site in Tibial Bone Transport

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 May 2015 by Dr Jan Vanderstappen, Universitaire Ziekenhuizen Leuven.
Recruitment status was:  Not yet recruiting
Information provided by (Responsible Party):
Dr Jan Vanderstappen, Universitaire Ziekenhuizen Leuven Identifier:
First received: December 12, 2012
Last updated: May 26, 2015
Last verified: May 2015

When there is a bone defect, bone transport is used to bridge the defect. Frequently, the bone in the docking site (where the transported bone comes together) doesn't heal.

The objective is to study the effectivity of rhBmp-2 (inductos) to stimulate bone healing, in order to find new techniques to treat non-union of long bones.

The method of the study is a randomized controlled trial, to compare rhBMP-2 and autologous bone grafting in stimulating bone healing in the docking site.

Condition Intervention
Device: rhBMP-2

Study Type: Interventional
Study Design: Allocation: Randomized
Intervention Model: Parallel Assignment
Masking: Open Label
Primary Purpose: Treatment
Official Title: rhBMP-2 vs Autologous Bone Grafting for the Treatment of Non-union of the Docking Site in Tibial Bone Transport

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Further study details as provided by Dr Jan Vanderstappen, Universitaire Ziekenhuizen Leuven:

Primary Outcome Measures:
  • Bone healing in the docking site [ Time Frame: up to 4 months ]

Secondary Outcome Measures:
  • Infection [ Time Frame: up to one year ]
  • Edema [ Time Frame: up to one year ]
  • cancer [ Time Frame: up to one year ]

Estimated Enrollment: 20
Study Start Date: July 2015
Estimated Study Completion Date: April 2016
Estimated Primary Completion Date: January 2016 (Final data collection date for primary outcome measure)
Arms Assigned Interventions
Active Comparator: Autologous bone grafting
autologous bone of the iliac crest
Device: rhBMP-2
Experimental: rhBMP-2
Inductos, recombinant human bone morphogenetic protein
Device: rhBMP-2


Ages Eligible for Study:   18 Years to 65 Years   (Adult)
Sexes Eligible for Study:   All
Accepts Healthy Volunteers:   No

Inclusion Criteria:

  • Patients treated with bone transport (Ilizarov technique) and have non-union of the docking site, which is characterized by absence of bridging callus after two months of compression in the docking site.

Exclusion Criteria:

  • Allergy for inductos
  • active growth,
  • malignancy
  • infection
  • PAD
  • pathological fracture
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Responsible Party: Dr Jan Vanderstappen, MD, Universitaire Ziekenhuizen Leuven Identifier: NCT01756144     History of Changes
Other Study ID Numbers: 2012-005664-10
Study First Received: December 12, 2012
Last Updated: May 26, 2015

Additional relevant MeSH terms:
Fractures, Ununited
Fractures, Bone
Wounds and Injuries processed this record on May 25, 2017