Summary

Eligibility
for people ages 18-69 (full criteria)
Location
at Sacramento, California
Dates
study started
estimated completion
Principal Investigator
by Christopher D Kreulen, MD, MS

Description

Summary

Aim: - Determine if external fixation decreases soft tissue complications compared to splinting. - Determine if external fixation decreases time to definitive surgical stabilization and improves final fixation compared to splinting. - Determine if external fixation improves functional outcomes as evaluated by validated functional scoring systems. Hypothesis: - External fixation improves definitive fixation and functional outcomes of acute calcaneal fractures with decreased complication rates compared to splinting

Official Title

External Fixation Versus Splinting of Acute Calcaneus Fractures Prior to Definitive Surgery

Keywords

Calcaneus Fracture Staged External Fixation Splinting Soft tissue complications Fractures, Bone External fixator External fixation

Eligibility

You can join if…

Open to people ages 18-69

  • Voluntary consent
  • Age 18 to 69
  • Clinical and/or advanced imaging confirming an acute calcaneal fracture that has occurred within 2 days of which, eventually definitive surgery is recommended/accepted.
  • Unable to consent

You CAN'T join if...

  • Age <18
  • Prior surgery of the affected extremity
  • Prisoners
  • Pregnant women
  • Inflammatory arthritis
  • Non-English-speaking patients

Location

  • University of California, Davis Medical Center accepting new patients
    Sacramento California 95817 United States

Lead Scientist at UC Davis

Details

Status
accepting new patients
Start Date
Completion Date
(estimated)
Sponsor
University of California, Davis
Links
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ID
NCT04063657
Study Type
Interventional
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