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Polyaxial Locking Plates in Treating Distal Humeral Fractures

The safety and scientific validity of this study is the responsibility of the study sponsor and investigators. Listing a study does not mean it has been evaluated by the U.S. Federal Government. Read our disclaimer for details. Identifier: NCT03272490
Recruitment Status : Completed
First Posted : September 5, 2017
Last Update Posted : September 5, 2017
Information provided by (Responsible Party):
Dr. Chlodwig Kirchhoff, Technische Universität München

Brief Summary:
20 patients with distal humeral fractures (AO 13-A1 - AO 13-C3) were included in the current study since 2014. After completing the randomization plan, patients were distributed into two groups for different variable angle locking plates (DePuy Synthes VA-LCP vs. Medartis Aptus Elbow). Clinical and radiological follow-ups were conducted 6 weeks, 12 weeks, 6 months and 12 months after the operation.

Condition or disease Intervention/treatment Phase
Distal Humerus Fracture Procedure: Medartis Procedure: Synthes Not Applicable

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Study Type : Interventional  (Clinical Trial)
Actual Enrollment : 20 participants
Allocation: Randomized
Intervention Model: Parallel Assignment
Masking: Single (Participant)
Primary Purpose: Treatment
Official Title: Polyaxial Locking Plates in Treating Distal Humeral Fractures: a Comparative Randomized Trial for Clinical Outcome
Actual Study Start Date : February 5, 2014
Actual Primary Completion Date : June 6, 2017
Actual Study Completion Date : July 1, 2017

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Arm Intervention/treatment
Active Comparator: Medartis
Surgery using the Medartis Implant
Procedure: Medartis
Surgery using the medartis implant

Active Comparator: Synthes
Surgery using the Synthes implant
Procedure: Synthes
Surgery using the Synthes implant

Primary Outcome Measures :
  1. Mayo Elbow Performance Score (MEPS) [ Time Frame: 12 months ]
    clinical and functional outcome

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Ages Eligible for Study:   18 Years to 95 Years   (Adult, Older Adult)
Sexes Eligible for Study:   All
Accepts Healthy Volunteers:   No

Inclusion Criteria:

  • The inclusion criteria involve all patients from the age of 18 to 95 years who suffered from a distal humeral fracture (AO 13-A1 - AO 13-C3) that had to undergo operative treatment

Exclusion Criteria:

  • The exclusion criteria involve all under-aged patients (< 18 years), pregnant patients and patients with a mental disorder as well as patients under comprehensive legal support. In addition, pathological fractures had been excluded from the study.

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Please refer to this study by its identifier (NCT number): NCT03272490

Sponsors and Collaborators
Technische Universität München
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Study Director: Peter Bibethaler, Prof. Department of Trauma Surgery Klinikum rechts der Isar Technical University of Munich, Germany Ismaninger Strasse 22 81675 Munich, Germany

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Responsible Party: Dr. Chlodwig Kirchhoff, Principal Investigator, Technische Universität München Identifier: NCT03272490    
Other Study ID Numbers: 12345
First Posted: September 5, 2017    Key Record Dates
Last Update Posted: September 5, 2017
Last Verified: September 2017
Individual Participant Data (IPD) Sharing Statement:
Plan to Share IPD: No

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Studies a U.S. FDA-regulated Drug Product: No
Studies a U.S. FDA-regulated Device Product: No
Keywords provided by Dr. Chlodwig Kirchhoff, Technische Universität München:
locking plate
anatomical preshaped
Additional relevant MeSH terms:
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Fractures, Bone
Humeral Fractures
Wounds and Injuries
Arm Injuries