Anterolateral Watson Jones Approach Versus Transgluteal Approach for Uncemented Hemi- Arthroplasty in Displaced Femoral Neck Fracture

This study is currently recruiting participants. (see Contacts and Locations)
Verified February 2014 by Sorlandet Hospital HF
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Sorlandet Hospital HF Identifier:
First received: January 3, 2014
Last updated: February 14, 2014
Last verified: February 2014

Hemiarthroplasty is a well established treatment of Femoral Neck Fractures in the Elderly. During the last decade the use of Minimal Invasive Surgical( MIS) approaches have been increasing. Our hypothesis is that Patients with a Femoral Neck Fracture may benefit from a MIS approach.

Condition Intervention
Femoral Neck Fracture
Procedure: hemiarthroplasty

Study Type: Interventional
Study Design: Allocation: Randomized
Intervention Model: Parallel Assignment
Masking: Single Blind (Outcomes Assessor)
Primary Purpose: Treatment

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Further study details as provided by Sorlandet Hospital HF:

Primary Outcome Measures:
  • Visual Analogue Scale Pain and Patient Satisfaction [ Time Frame: Pre and postoperative, 3 and 12 Months ] [ Designated as safety issue: No ]

Secondary Outcome Measures:
  • Timed up and go [ Time Frame: postoperative, 3 and 12 Monthes ] [ Designated as safety issue: No ]
    TUG test- Timed up and Go

  • Harris Hip Score [ Time Frame: Pre / Postoperative, 3 and 12 Months ] [ Designated as safety issue: No ]
  • Hip Osteoarthritis Disability Score [ Time Frame: Postoperative, 3 and 12 Months ] [ Designated as safety issue: No ]
  • EuroQol [ Time Frame: Postoperative, 3 and 12 Months ] [ Designated as safety issue: No ]

Estimated Enrollment: 150
Study Start Date: February 2014
Estimated Primary Completion Date: February 2016 (Final data collection date for primary outcome measure)
Arms Assigned Interventions
Active Comparator: Anterolateral Approach
Patient Operated with Watson Jones Approach
Procedure: hemiarthroplasty
Active Comparator: Trans-gluteal Approach
Patient operated with Trans-gluteal Hardinge Approach
Procedure: hemiarthroplasty


Ages Eligible for Study:   70 Years to 85 Years
Genders Eligible for Study:   Both
Accepts Healthy Volunteers:   Yes

Inclusion Criteria: Patients 70- 85 Years of Age -

Exclusion Criteria:

Dementia, Infection Not Suitable for Hemiarthroplasty


  Contacts and Locations
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Please refer to this study by its identifier: NCT02028468

Contact: terje ugland, MD 38074124 ext +47

Sorlandet Hospital Recruiting
Kristiansand, Norway, 4604
Contact: Frode Gallefoss, Professor    +47 38073319   
Principal Investigator: terje ugland, MD         
Sponsors and Collaborators
Sorlandet Hospital HF
Principal Investigator: Lars Nordsletten, Professor University of Oslo Ullevål
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Responsible Party: Sorlandet Hospital HF Identifier: NCT02028468     History of Changes
Other Study ID Numbers: 811419
Study First Received: January 3, 2014
Last Updated: February 14, 2014
Health Authority: Norway:National Committee for Medical and Health Research Ethics

Keywords provided by Sorlandet Hospital HF:
Femoral Neck Fracture
Anterolateral approach
Trans-gluteal approach
Watson Jones approach
Hardinge approach

Additional relevant MeSH terms:
Femoral Neck Fractures
Femoral Fractures
Fractures, Bone
Hip Fractures
Leg Injuries
Wounds and Injuries processed this record on March 26, 2015