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Treatment of Non-Dislocated Midshaft Both-Bone Fractures

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ClinicalTrials.gov Identifier: NCT00314600
Recruitment Status : Unknown
Verified November 2006 by Colaris, Joost, M.D..
Recruitment status was:  Recruiting
First Posted : April 14, 2006
Last Update Posted : February 26, 2007
Information provided by:
Colaris, Joost, M.D.

April 12, 2006
April 14, 2006
February 26, 2007
January 2006
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pronation and supination
Same as current
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complications, function, esthetics, complaints in daily living, X-rays
complications, function, esthetics, complains in daily living, X-rays
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Treatment of Non-Dislocated Midshaft Both-Bone Fractures
Above Elbow Cast in Non-Dislocated Both-Bone Midshaft Forearm Fractures in Children: Necessity or Needless Cruelty? A Randomized Trial
The investigators created a randomized clinical trial to find out what kind of treatment is optimal for non-dislocated both-bone midshaft forearm fractures.

Children who arrive at the emergency unit with a non-dislocated both-bone midshaft forearm fracture will be asked to join the trial. After informed consent we will do a randomization between 6 weeks above elbow cast and 3 weeks above elbow cast in combination with 3 weeks under elbow cast.

Outpatient clinic visits till a follow-up of 6 months. During these visits we will investigate: consolidation and dislocation on X-ray, function of both arms, complaints in daily living and complications.

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Allocation: Randomized
Intervention Model: Crossover Assignment
Masking: None (Open Label)
Primary Purpose: Treatment
Device: above and below elbow cast
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Colaris JW, Reijman M, Allema JH, Biter LU, Bloem RM, van de Ven CP, de Vries MR, Kerver AJ, Verhaar JA. Early conversion to below-elbow cast for non-reduced diaphyseal both-bone forearm fractures in children is safe: preliminary results of a multicentre randomised controlled trial. Arch Orthop Trauma Surg. 2013 Oct;133(10):1407-14. doi: 10.1007/s00402-013-1812-8. Epub 2013 Jul 17.

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Inclusion Criteria:

  • Both-bone midshaft forearm fracture
  • Age < 16 years old

Exclusion Criteria:

  • Dislocation
  • Fracture older than 1 week
  • No informed consent
  • Refracture
  • Open fracture (Gustillo 2 and 3)
  • Torus fractures of both ulna and radius
Sexes Eligible for Study: All
up to 15 Years   (Child)
Contact information is only displayed when the study is recruiting subjects
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Colaris, Joost, M.D.
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Principal Investigator: Joost W Colaris, M.D. HAGA/Erasmus Medical Centre
Colaris, Joost, M.D.
November 2006

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