This trial is active, not recruiting.

Condition non-displaced scaphoid fractures
Sponsor Massachusetts General Hospital
Start date July 2007
End date January 2012
Trial size 60 participants
Trial identifier NCT00916539, 2006P-001424, IRB 2006p001424


This trial is trying to understand if immobilization of the thumb after a non-displaced scaphoid fracture affects recovery. The standard of care overseas is a cast that allows for free movement of the thumb, and in the United States it is a cast that immobilizes the thumb. This study is attempting to understand if there is a difference.

United States No locations recruiting
Other countries No locations recruiting

Study Design

Observational model cohort
Time perspective prospective
Cast that immobilizes the thumb
Cast that does not immobilize the thumb

Primary Outcomes

DASH questionnaire, Gartland and Werley score, Mayo Score, Grip strength, Range of Motion
time frame: 6 months

Eligibility Criteria

Male or female participants at least 18 years old.

Inclusion Criteria: 1. 18 years or older 2. Isolated fracture of the scaphoid 3. No displacement of the scaphoid fracture on CT scan Exclusion Criteria: 1. Associated ipsilateral ligament injury or fracture 2. Pregnant Patient

Additional Information

Official title Non-displaced Scaphoid Fractures: A Clinical Trial of Cast Immobilization Including vs. Excluding the Thumb
Principal investigator David C Ring, MD
Trial information was received from ClinicalTrials.gov and was last updated in September 2015.
Information provided to ClinicalTrials.gov by Massachusetts General Hospital.