Treatment of Distal Radius Buckle Fractures

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Wake Forest University (WFU)

Status

Terminated

Conditions

Fracture Treatment

Treatments

Other: Supportive Care
Procedure: Cast

Study type

Interventional

Funder types

Other

Identifiers

NCT01762605
IRB00012567

Details and patient eligibility

About

This study determines if patients with buckle fractures of the distal radius and/or ulna treated with supportive care only demonstrate non-inferior outcomes in regard to pain control during healing, functional outcome at the wrist joint, and parental satisfaction, when compared with patients treated with the standard treatment regimen of 3-4 weeks in a short arm cast.

Enrollment

11 patients

Sex

All

Ages

1 to 17 years old

Volunteers

Accepts Healthy Volunteers

Inclusion criteria

Children age 1-17 with buckle fractures of the distal radius and/or ulna. -

Exclusion criteria

  • Patients are excluded if there is any other injury to the upper limb or serious bodily trauma that might complicate pain scores. Children with suspected or proven metabolic bone disease, or pathologic fractures are excluded due to resultant abnormal bone healing.

Trial design

Primary purpose

Treatment

Allocation

Randomized

Interventional model

Single Group Assignment

Masking

None (Open label)

11 participants in 2 patient groups

Supportive Care
Experimental group
Description:
No casting or splinting, supportive care only by parents
Treatment:
Other: Supportive Care
Cast
Active Comparator group
Description:
Casting for 4 weeks
Treatment:
Procedure: Cast

Trial contacts and locations

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