Evaluating the Ability of Zoledronic Acid to Reduce the Rate of Subsequent Osteoporotic Fractures After a Hip Fracture

This study has been completed.
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Novartis ( Novartis Pharmaceuticals )
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First received: September 24, 2002
Last updated: May 1, 2012
Last verified: May 2012
The purpose of this study is to evaluate whether zoledronic acid given once yearly for two years to men and women after surgical repair of a recent hip fracture will significantly reduce the rate of all re-occurring (new) osteoporotic fractures. All patients will receive vitamin D and calcium.

Condition Intervention Phase
Hip Fracture
Drug: Zoledronic Acid
Phase 3

Study Type: Interventional
Study Design: Allocation: Randomized
Endpoint Classification: Efficacy Study
Intervention Model: Parallel Assignment
Masking: Double-Blind
Primary Purpose: Treatment

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Further study details as provided by Novartis:

Primary Outcome Measures:
  • Significant reduction in rate of clinical fractures after surgical repair of hip fracture

Secondary Outcome Measures:
  • Increase in total hip and femoral neck BMDs

Estimated Enrollment: 2127
Study Start Date: February 2002
Study Completion Date: February 2007
Primary Completion Date: February 2007 (Final data collection date for primary outcome measure)

Ages Eligible for Study:   50 Years and older
Genders Eligible for Study:   Both
Accepts Healthy Volunteers:   No

Inclusion Criteria:

  • Male or female ages 50 years or older
  • Must have a recent hip fracture repair in the past 90 days
  • Must be able to walk with or without assistive device (for example, using a walker) prior to the hip fracture

Exclusion Criteria:

  • Current bisphosphonate users such as aredia (pamidronate), didronel (etidronate), fosamax (alendronate), actonel (residronate), skelid (tiludronate)

Other protocol-defined inclusion/exclusion criteria may apply.

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Responsible Party: Novartis ( Novartis Pharmaceuticals )
ClinicalTrials.gov Identifier: NCT00046254     History of Changes
Other Study ID Numbers: CZOL446H2310 
Study First Received: September 24, 2002
Last Updated: May 1, 2012
Health Authority: United States: Food and Drug Administration

Keywords provided by Novartis:
hip fracture
recurrent fracture
bone loss
bone mineral density
zoledronic acid
nursing home

Additional relevant MeSH terms:
Fractures, Bone
Hip Fractures
Bone Diseases
Bone Diseases, Metabolic
Femoral Fractures
Hip Injuries
Leg Injuries
Musculoskeletal Diseases
Wounds and Injuries
Zoledronic acid
Bone Density Conservation Agents
Physiological Effects of Drugs

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