Pediatric Femur Research Project
This trial is active, not recruiting.
|Treatment||femur fracture repair|
|Sponsor||Washington University School of Medicine|
|Collaborator||University of Missouri-Columbia|
|Start date||June 2009|
|End date||December 2014|
|Trial size||145 participants|
|Trial identifier||NCT00943332, 09-0819|
Current treatment protocol for pediatric femoral shaft fractures is immediate spica casting for patients 6 years and younger and for patients over 6 years and older is percutaneous or open placement of titanium elastic intramedullary nails. The investigators would like to evaluate the current treatment protocol by comparing those patients 6 years and younger treated with closed reduction and spica casting to those 6 years and younger treated with percutaneous pinned with titanium elastic intramedullary nails or submuscular plating. The investigators will be comparing their post-operative functional level, pain management, impact on family and complications through chart and x-ray reviews. The goal is to improve patient care pre and post-operatively for those who have sustained a femoral shaft fracture 6 years old and younger and increase the knowledge of those residents/physicians who care for this patient population.
|United States||No locations recruiting|
|Other countries||No locations recruiting|
Impact on family
time frame: 6 months
post-operative functional level
time frame: 1 year
time frame: 6 weeks
time frame: 2 years
Male or female participants from 2 years up to 6 years old.
Inclusion Criteria: - Child diagnosed with femur fracture between the ages of 2-6 years old - Patient will undergo surgical intervention for a femur fracture (e.g., submuscular plating, Nancy nailing, casting ) Exclusion Criteria: - Parent refusal to participate for any reason - Children with neuromuscular disorders having a Gross Motor Function Classification greater than 3 - Pathologic fracture
|Official title||Pediatric Femur Research Project|
|Principal investigator||J. Eric Gordon, MD|
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