Overview

This trial is active, not recruiting.

Condition patellar dislocation
Treatments locked knee brace
Sponsor Tampere University Hospital
Start date December 2005
End date January 2007
Trial identifier NCT01344915, PATRCTFIN

Summary

Knee immobilization in near extension has been proposed as a nonoperative treatment for primary traumatic patellar dislocation, although there exist no prospective studies regarding the method of immobilization. The objective of this prospective randomized study was to compare the clinical outcome after nonoperative treatment with restricted vs. free range of motion (ROM) for primary traumatic patellar dislocation.

United States No locations recruiting
Other Countries No locations recruiting

Study Design

Allocation randomized
Intervention model parallel assignment
Masking open label
Primary purpose treatment
Arm
(Active Comparator)
locked knee brace
(Active Comparator)
locked knee brace

Primary Outcomes

Measure
Patellar redislocation
time frame:

Eligibility Criteria

Male or female participants from 18 years up to 50 years old.

Inclusion Criteria: - A primary (first-time) patellar dislocation verified by clinical examination - Signs of patellar dislocation in MRI Exclusion Criteria: - anyone with previous patellar instability - osteochondral fracture requiring surgery - associated knee injuries

Additional Information

Official title RESTRICTED VS. FREE KNEE RANGE OF MOTION FOR PRIMARY TRAUMATIC PATELLAR DISLOCATION: A PROSPECTIVE RANDOMIZED STUDY
Principal investigator Petri J Sillanpää, MD PhD
Trial information was received from ClinicalTrials.gov and was last updated in April 2011.
Information provided to ClinicalTrials.gov by Tampere University Hospital.