Comparison Study of Using Ultrasound Guidance for Hematoma Blocks vs. Traditional Approach

This study has been withdrawn prior to enrollment.
(no participants enrolled)
Information provided by (Responsible Party):
St. Luke's-Roosevelt Hospital Center Identifier:
First received: October 17, 2008
Last updated: October 13, 2015
Last verified: October 2008
Will use visual analog scales to compare effectiveness of traditional hematoma block vs ultrasound guided hematoma block with regards to pain. This will be done for closed forearm fractures.

Condition Intervention
Forearm Fracture
Other: ultrasound guided hematoma block

Study Type: Interventional
Official Title: "Are Ultrasound-guided Hematoma Blocks for Distal Forearm Fractures Superior to the Landmark-guided Method for Hematoma Blocks?"

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Further study details as provided by St. Luke's-Roosevelt Hospital Center:

Primary Outcome Measures:
  • Visual analog scale movement [ Designated as safety issue: No ]

Enrollment: 0
Study Start Date: September 2008
Estimated Primary Completion Date: August 2009 (Final data collection date for primary outcome measure)
Arms Assigned Interventions
traditional hematoma block
people will receive traditional hematoma block for closed forearm fractures
Other: ultrasound guided hematoma block
pt. will receive ultrasound guided hematoma block
Other Name: ultrasound
ultrasound guided hematoma block
pts. will receive a hematoma block using bedside ultrasound to guide the placement
Other: ultrasound guided hematoma block
ultrasound will be used to guide hematoma blocks
Other Name: ultrasound


Ages Eligible for Study:   18 Years and older
Genders Eligible for Study:   Both
Accepts Healthy Volunteers:   No

Inclusion Criteria:

  • Age > 18
  • Closed forearm fracture

Exclusion Criteria:

  • Mentally impaired, visually impaired or deaf
  • Age < 18
  • Alcohol on board
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Please refer to this study by its identifier: NCT00775554

United States, New York
St. Luke's Roosevelt Hospital
New York City, New York, United States, 10025
Sponsors and Collaborators
St. Luke's-Roosevelt Hospital Center
  More Information

Responsible Party: St. Luke's-Roosevelt Hospital Center Identifier: NCT00775554     History of Changes
Other Study ID Numbers: 08-118 
Study First Received: October 17, 2008
Last Updated: October 13, 2015
Health Authority: United States: Institutional Review Board processed this record on May 26, 2016