Effects of Upper Extremity Immobilization and Use of a Steering Wheel Spinner Knob Following Distal Radius Fracture
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|ClinicalTrials.gov Identifier: NCT02105038|
Recruitment Status : Completed
First Posted : April 7, 2014
Last Update Posted : February 11, 2016
|Condition or disease||Intervention/treatment||Phase|
|Distal Radius Fracture||Other: Spinner knob Other: No Knob||Not Applicable|
The ability of an injured person to safely drive an automobile while immobilized in an upper extremity cast or splint is not well defined.
The aims of the study are to better understand how upper extremity injury and immobilization influences a patient's steering ability. The secondary aim is to further evaluate the effectiveness of a steering wheel spinner-knob to assist with one-handed driving. A steering wheel spinner knob may be a surrogate to assist with one handed driving while immobilized.
|Study Type :||Interventional (Clinical Trial)|
|Actual Enrollment :||24 participants|
|Intervention Model:||Crossover Assignment|
|Masking:||None (Open Label)|
|Official Title:||Effects of Upper Extremity Immobilization and Use of a Steering Wheel Spinner Knob Following Distal Radius Fracture|
|Study Start Date :||April 2014|
|Actual Primary Completion Date :||February 2016|
|Actual Study Completion Date :||February 2016|
Steering in a driving simulator using a steering wheel spinner knob.
Other: Spinner knob
Active Comparator: No Knob
Steering in a driving simulator immediately following surgical treatment of hip fractures.
Other: No Knob
- Steering reaction time [ Time Frame: 6 months ]Steering reaction time measured using a driving simulator will be compared across three time points (acutely, sub-acutely, and return to function) following surgical treatment of a distal radius fractures. This will be evaluated with and without the use of a steering wheel spinner knob.
- Steering accuracy [ Time Frame: 6 months ]Steering accuracy measured using a driving simulator will be compared across three time points (acutely, sub-acutely, and return to function) following surgical treatment of a distal radius fractures. This will be evaluated with and without the use of a steering wheel spinner knob.
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Please refer to this study by its ClinicalTrials.gov identifier (NCT number): NCT02105038
|United States, South Carolina|
|Greenville Health System|
|Greenville, South Carolina, United States, 29605|
|Principal Investigator:||Kyle J Jeray, MD||Prisma Health-Upstate|