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Standard Reaming Versus Reaming/Irrigating/Aspirating for Intramedullary Nailing of Femoral Shaft Fractures (STAFF)

This study is ongoing, but not recruiting participants.
Sponsor:
Information provided by (Responsible Party):
Greenville Health System
ClinicalTrials.gov Identifier:
NCT00534326
First received: September 20, 2007
Last updated: February 22, 2017
Last verified: February 2017
September 20, 2007
February 22, 2017
December 2006
December 2015   (Final data collection date for primary outcome measure)
Fracture Healing [ Time Frame: 3 months, 6 months, 1 year, 2 years ]
Fracture Healing
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Patient Based Quality of Life [ Time Frame: Baseline, 3 months, 6 months, 1 year, 2 years ]
Patient Based Quality of Life
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Standard Reaming Versus Reaming/Irrigating/Aspirating for Intramedullary Nailing of Femoral Shaft Fractures
Standard Reaming Versus Reaming/Irrigating/Aspirating for Intramedullary Nailing of Femoral Shaft Fractures
Reaming (enlarging of the bone canal) is commonly performed prior to the insertion of intramedullary nails for the fixation of long bone fractures. This study is designed to compare the union rates between fractures reamed by standard reaming versus reaming with a Reamer/Irrigator/ Aspirator (RIA). In addition, this study will collect patient-based outcomes on these patients. Little information exists on the patient based outcomes following femur fractures. We hope that the patient based outcomes of this study will also be able to aid physicians in advising patients with femur fractures of their possible outcomes.
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Interventional
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Allocation: Randomized
Intervention Model: Parallel Assignment
Masking: Participant
Primary Purpose: Treatment
Femoral Fractures
  • Procedure: Standard Reaming
    Femoral reaming using standard reaming techniques of multiple reamers
  • Procedure: Reaming/Irrigating/Aspirating
    Reaming using the Reamer/Irrigator/Aspirating
  • Active Comparator: 1
    Standard Reaming of femoral shaft fracture prior to intramedullary nailing
    Intervention: Procedure: Standard Reaming
  • Active Comparator: 2
    Reamer/Irrigator/Aspirating of femoral shaft fracture prior to intramedullary nailing
    Intervention: Procedure: Reaming/Irrigating/Aspirating
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*   Includes publications given by the data provider as well as publications identified by ClinicalTrials.gov Identifier (NCT Number) in Medline.
 
Active, not recruiting
550
December 2017
December 2015   (Final data collection date for primary outcome measure)

Inclusion Criteria:

  1. Men or women between the ages of 18 years and 85 years;
  2. Acute fractures of the femoral shaft

Exclusion Criteria:

  1. Fractures not amenable to intramedullary nailing and deemed by the treating surgeon;
  2. Pathological fractures;
  3. Open fractures;
  4. Patients with additional injuries to the ipsilateral femur;
  5. Surgical delay of greater than 7 days from the time of injury;
  6. Retained hardware in the affected limb;
  7. Previous infection in fractured limb;
  8. Likely problems in the judgment of the investigators with maintaining follow-up;
  9. Patients with severe cognitive injuries or disabilities will be excluded if it is deemed that they will be unable to complete the study questionnaires;
  10. Hopeless diagnosis;
  11. Medical comorbidities that prohibit the conductance of surgical treatment under a general anesthetic;
  12. Fractures requiring cephalomedullary nails
Sexes Eligible for Study: All
18 Years to 85 Years   (Adult, Senior)
No
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United States
 
 
NCT00534326
Ort-07-06-06
No
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Greenville Health System
Greenville Health System
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Principal Investigator: Kyle J Jeray, MD Greenville Health System
Greenville Health System
February 2017

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