Mobile Weight-Support Therapy (MWeST) for Mobility After Geriatric Fracture (MWeST)
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|ClinicalTrials.gov Identifier: NCT03864367|
Recruitment Status : Withdrawn (PI decided to end the study)
First Posted : March 6, 2019
Last Update Posted : January 7, 2021
This is a two-year study proposal to assess feasibility of MWeST (Mobile Weight-Support Therapy) implementation after geriatric fracture and its effects on functional and patient-reported outcomes.
The goal of this study is to improve mobilization of geriatric lower extremity trauma patients, with the aim of improving overall functional and patient-reported outcomes while decreasing complications and readmissions. Almost 50% of the adult population in the United States has osteopenia or osteoporosis, with over 2 million fragility fractures per year and a projected $25 billion in costs by 2025. These patients are at high risk for readmission due to complications, and at increased risk of mortality with these complications. Sarcopenia, a generalized loss of skeletal muscle associated with aging, has also been associated with increased disability and increased risk of future fracture in these patients. The investigator's study aims to assess the value of weight-support therapy for geriatric patients with lower extremity trauma in improving their overall risk of future injury and disability.
|Condition or disease||Intervention/treatment|
|Distal Femur Fracture||Device: Device - Prism Medical FGA-700 Bariatric Floor Lift|
|Study Type :||Observational|
|Actual Enrollment :||0 participants|
|Official Title:||Mobile Weight-Support Therapy (MWeST) for Mobility After Geriatric Fracture|
|Actual Study Start Date :||January 28, 2019|
|Estimated Primary Completion Date :||January 2021|
|Actual Study Completion Date :||January 5, 2021|
This group will use the MWeST lift device along with regular physical therapy. The lift device is the Prism Medical FGA-700 Bariatric Floor Lift including a sling to assist in walking.
Device: Device - Prism Medical FGA-700 Bariatric Floor Lift
This group will be using a Mobile Weight-Support Therapy (MWeST) device (the Prism Medical FGA-700 Bariatric Floor Lift) to determine if it improves mobilization of older patients with traumas of their legs.
This group will only receive regular physical therapy.
- Walking with device [ Time Frame: 1 year ]Determining if the Mobile Weight-Support device helps improve mobility after injury compared to walking without device.
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Please refer to this study by its ClinicalTrials.gov identifier (NCT number): NCT03864367
|United States, Missouri|
|Washington University in St. Louis|
|Saint Louis, Missouri, United States, 63110|
|Principal Investigator:||ANNA N MILLER, MD||Washington University School of Medicine|