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Operative Versus Nonoperative Treatment for Scapula Fractures

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ClinicalTrials.gov Identifier: NCT00849771
Recruitment Status : Withdrawn (Joined another larger group of same study)
First Posted : February 24, 2009
Last Update Posted : November 13, 2015
Information provided by (Responsible Party):
William Obremskey, Vanderbilt University

February 20, 2009
February 24, 2009
November 13, 2015
March 2008
January 2009   (Final data collection date for primary outcome measure)
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Operative Versus Nonoperative Treatment for Scapula Fractures
Multicenter Prospective Study of Operative and Non-operative Treatment for Scapula Fractures

The purpose of this study is to contrast and evaluate the functional outcome of patients with operative vs. nonoperative treatment of scapula fractures. The specific aim of this project is to monitor the return to function of patients in both the operative and nonoperative cohorts.

The potential impact is a clearer set of choices in treatment options for this type of injury.

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Observational Model: Cohort
Time Perspective: Prospective
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Non-Probability Sample
The subject population will include patients seen at participating facilities for the care of scapula fractures, who are 18 years of age or older, meet inclusion/exclusion criteria and are willing to consent.
  • Scapula Fracture
  • Clavicle Fracture
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    Operative Treatment (Open Reduction Internal Fixation)
  • 2
    Non-operative/Conservative Care
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January 2009
January 2009   (Final data collection date for primary outcome measure)

Inclusion Criteria:

  • 18 Years of Age or Older
  • Displacement of glenoid neck and scapula body of greater than 2 cm
  • Angular deformity between the fracture fragments of greater than 45 degrees.
  • A combination of displacement greater than 1.5 cm AND angulation greater than 30 degrees
  • A glenopolar angle less than 22 degrees
  • A Double Lesion of the Superior Shoulder Suspensory Complex (SSSC)

Exclusion Criteria:

  • Age Less Than 18 years Old
  • Brachial Plexus Injury
  • Traumatic Brain Injury or Cognitive Disability preventing participation in the consent or post injury rehabilitation
  • Spinal cord injuries resulting in paraplegic, quadriplegic disabilities or permanent ipsilateral peripheral nerve damage
  • Ipsilateral Upper Extremity Injury
  • Previous Shoulder Surgery
  • Insufficient English proficiency to complete the DASH Questionnaire
Sexes Eligible for Study: All
18 Years and older   (Adult, Senior)
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United States
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William Obremskey, Vanderbilt University
Vanderbilt University
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Principal Investigator: William T. Obremskey, MD, MPH Vanderbilt University Medical Center
Principal Investigator: Peter Cole, MD University of Minnesota - Clinical and Translational Science Institute
Vanderbilt University
November 2015