Periprosthetic Distal Femur Fracture
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|ClinicalTrials.gov Identifier: NCT01973712|
Recruitment Status : Recruiting
First Posted : October 31, 2013
Last Update Posted : June 18, 2021
A periprosthetic distal femur fracture is a fracture close to a knee implant. This type of fracture is often difficult to fix because of the close proximity of the two surgical implants which can sometimes interfere with proper bone healing. Improper healing can cause significant impairment and sometimes requires additional surgeries to correct the problem. Despite considerable interest and research put into developing techniques to repair this fracture surgeons do not know which is the best way to treat this type of fracture.
Our multicentre orthopaedic study group is conducting this study to compare two standard, but different treatments for periprosthetic distal femur fractures. One treatment consists of open surgery and the placement of a plate and screws along the side of the femur. The other consists of implanting an intramedullary nail in the femur.
The goal of this study is to directly compare the two treatments to see if one treatment results in better patient outcomes than the other.
|Condition or disease||Intervention/treatment||Phase|
|Periprosthetic Fractures Distal Femur Fractures||Procedure: Locked Compression Plating Procedure: Retrograde Intramedullary Nailing (RIMN)||Not Applicable|
|Study Type :||Interventional (Clinical Trial)|
|Estimated Enrollment :||94 participants|
|Intervention Model:||Parallel Assignment|
|Masking:||Single (Outcomes Assessor)|
|Official Title:||Treatment of Periprosthetic Distal Femur Fractures: A Randomized Controlled Trial of Locking Plate Osteosynthesis Versus Retrograde Nailing|
|Study Start Date :||May 2014|
|Estimated Primary Completion Date :||January 2022|
|Estimated Study Completion Date :||January 2022|
Experimental: Locked Compression Plating
A direct lateral approach to the distal femur will be employed utilizing minimally invasive and indirect reduction techniques. After fracture reduction is achieved with the use of intra-operative fluoroscopy, a locking plate will be provisionally implanted. Following confirmation of placement, definitive fixation will follow with multiple locking screws in the distal fragment and bicortical screw fixation proximally. A standard layered closure will follow
Procedure: Locked Compression Plating
Experimental: Retrograde Intramedullary Nailing (RIMN)
The previous midline knee incision will be employed to access to the knee joint, allowing exposure of the femoral start point via the open box in the femoral component. Following reaming of the canal, an appropriately sized retrograde nail will be inserted. Intra-operative fluoroscopy will be used to confirm reduction. Both proximal and distal locking screws will be used to transfix the nail. A standard layered closure will follow.
Procedure: Retrograde Intramedullary Nailing (RIMN)
- Timed Up and Go (TUG) test [ Time Frame: 3 months ]The TUG is a very simple timed test that was introduced in 1991 to measure mobility in the elderly. It involves documenting the time, in seconds, taken for subjects to rise from a standard arm chair, walk to a line on the floor 3 meters away, turn, return, and sit down again
- Rates of re-operation [ Time Frame: 12 months ]
- Rates of malunion [ Time Frame: 12 months ]
To learn more about this study, you or your doctor may contact the study research staff using the contact information provided by the sponsor.
Please refer to this study by its ClinicalTrials.gov identifier (NCT number): NCT01973712
|Contact: Milena Vicente, RN, CCRP||416-864-6060 ext firstname.lastname@example.org|
|St. Michael's Hospital, Department of Orthopaedic Surgery||Recruiting|
|Toronto, Ontario, Canada, M5C 1R6|
|Contact: Milena Vicente, RN, CCRP 416-864-6060 ext 2608 email@example.com|
|Sub-Investigator: Emil Schemitsch, MD, FRCAC|
|Principal Investigator: Aaron Nauth, MD, FRCSC|
|Sub-Investigator: Michael McKee, MD, FRCSC|
|Principal Investigator:||Aaron Nauth, MD, FRCSC||Unity Health Toronto|
|Principal Investigator:||Emil Schemitsch, MD, FRCSC||Unity Health Toronto|