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Efficacy of DBM on Fractures of the Shinbone (Tibia)

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ClinicalTrials.gov Identifier: NCT00299052
Recruitment Status : Completed
First Posted : March 6, 2006
Last Update Posted : September 24, 2013
Information provided by (Responsible Party):
Thomas Moore, Emory University

Brief Summary:

The Tibia bone (shinbone) is located in the leg, itis the most frequently fractured bone in the body and has very poor blood supply because it is surrounded by skin and fat instead of muscle like the thighbone causing healing problems. Problems frequently found during the healing process are malunion (bone heals in the wrong place), nonunion (the bone never heals), and compartment syndrome (a big inflammation of muscle that causes compression of nerves and blood vessels) with necrosis (death) of tissue. Surgeons have tried to decrease these problems by using different surgical techniques and substances to accelerate healing. Substances frequently used in fractures are bone grafts. Bone grafts are normally obtained from the wrist or the hip bone, and sometimes can cause other complications varying from pain to infection. To avoid complications, investigators have used alternatives such as obtaining bone from donors. The donor bone grafts are carefully analyzed and cleaned to ensure they will not cause problems for the receiver. Bone obtained from donors is called Demineralized Bone Matrix (DBM). DBM has proved to be very effective in helping fractures to heal faster and we want to use it in patients with tibia fractures.

This study is important because DBM can improve the way tibia fractures are treated and could have the potential to decrease the time patients must stay in the hospital. DBM could improve healing time and diminish overall costs. Also, with the use of DBM plus reamings, patients will have fewer complications like pain and infection.

Condition or disease Intervention/treatment Phase
Closed Fracture Open Fracture Device: Grafton DBM Biological: Reamings Phase 4

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Study Type : Interventional  (Clinical Trial)
Actual Enrollment : 16 participants
Allocation: Randomized
Intervention Model: Parallel Assignment
Masking: None (Open Label)
Primary Purpose: Treatment
Official Title: The Efficacy of Demineralized Bone Matrix and Autogenous Bone Graft in Accelerated Fracture Healing in Closed Tibia Fracture
Study Start Date : March 2006
Primary Completion Date : December 2007
Study Completion Date : September 2008

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MedlinePlus related topics: Fractures
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Arm Intervention/treatment
Active Comparator: A
Bone reamings with 5cc of DMB putty
Device: Grafton DBM
Grafton DBM will be mixed with bone reamings obtained during tibia IMN and place at the fracture site
Active Comparator: B
Bone reamings
Biological: Reamings
Bone reamings obtained during tibia IMN will be placed at the fracture site

Primary Outcome Measures :
  1. Fracture healing [ Time Frame: Weeks 0-3, 4-6, 7-8, 12 and 16-24 after surgery ]

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Ages Eligible for Study:   18 Years and older   (Adult, Senior)
Sexes Eligible for Study:   All
Accepts Healthy Volunteers:   No

Inclusion Criteria:

  • Patients presenting diaphyseal tibia fractures.

    • Patients older than 18 years old
    • Patients that will undergo IM nailing as definitive treatment.

Exclusion Criteria:

  • Patients presenting diaphyseal tibia fractures.
  • Patients older than 18 years old
  • Patients that will undergo IM nailing as definitive treatment.

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Please refer to this study by its ClinicalTrials.gov identifier (NCT number): NCT00299052

United States, Georgia
Grady Memorial Hospital
Atlanta, Georgia, United States, 30303
Sponsors and Collaborators
Emory University
Principal Investigator: Thomas J Moore, MD Emory University

Responsible Party: Thomas Moore, Principal Investigator, Emory University
ClinicalTrials.gov Identifier: NCT00299052     History of Changes
Other Study ID Numbers: 1272-2005
First Posted: March 6, 2006    Key Record Dates
Last Update Posted: September 24, 2013
Last Verified: September 2013

Keywords provided by Thomas Moore, Emory University:

Additional relevant MeSH terms:
Fractures, Bone
Fractures, Open
Fractures, Closed
Wounds and Injuries