Overview

This trial is active, not recruiting.

Condition distal radius fracture
Sponsor National Taiwan University Hospital
Start date May 2012
End date March 2013
Trial size 100 participants
Trial identifier NCT01593813, PQ repair

Summary

The theoretical benefits of the repair of the pronator quadratus include flexor tendon protection, remain of the normal pronation-supination range of motion (ROM) and strength, and keeping the stable DRUJ.

Repair or not repair pronator quadratus in the volar plating of distal radial fracture-Are functional outcomes differ?

United States No locations recruiting
Other Countries No locations recruiting

Study Design

Observational model cohort
Time perspective prospective

Eligibility Criteria

Male or female participants from 20 years up to 80 years old.

Inclusion Criteria: - ≧ 20 or ≦ 80-years-old adult patients - Cooperative to evaluation - Distal radial fracture, fresh, single fracture - Volar plating Exclusion Criteria: - < 20 or > 80-years-old patients - Uncooperative adult, such as dementia - Old fracture, more than 1 Week - Multiple fractures - Pathological fracture - Surgery other then volar plating

Additional Information

Official title Repair or Not Repair Pronator Quadratus in the Volar Plating of Distal Radial Fracture-Are Functional Outcomes Differ ?
Description In the operation of distal radial fractures, the volar plating techniques become popular. During the surgical approach, the pronator quadratus (PQ) muscle needs split or full-thickness strip to exposure the fracture site and facilitate the instrumentation of the plate. Generally, the PQ would be repaired. Sometimes, the PQ is damaged by the fracture fragment so severely that it is difficult to repair the PQ. However, there is few reviews paper to discuss the consequence of the unrepaired or repaired PQ and the AAOS guideline1 of the treatment of distal radial fracture in 2009 did not even list the management of the PQ. The function of the PQ includes pronation and stability of the distal radial-ulnar joint (DRUJ). According to the study, the elimination of PQ function will cause a significant decrease in pronation torque, which is supposed to affect the function of the wrist in the daily life. The theoretical benefits of the repair of the pronator quadratus include flexor tendon protection3,4, remain of the normal pronation-supination range of motion (ROM) and strength, and keeping the stable DRUJ.
Trial information was received from ClinicalTrials.gov and was last updated in May 2012.
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