Research Study

A Multicentre, Randomized Trial of Far Cortical Locking Versus Standard Constructs for Acute, Displaced Fractures of the Distal Femur Treated With Locked Plate Fixation
Principal Investigator 
Kelly A. Lefaivre

Overview

Body Locations and Systems 
Fractures
ClinicalTrials.gov# 
NCT01766648
Status 
Recruiting
Study Start/End 
Oct 1, 2014 to Jul 18, 2017
Locations 
Vancouver General Hospital
Name/Title 
Raman Johal, Study Coordinator
Phone 
604-875-5239
Email Address 
raman.johal@vch.ca
Purpose of Study 

To determine if Far Cortical Locking screws increase fracture healing rates at 3 months in Closed Distal Femur Fractures in adults when compared to standard locking screw constructs.

Fracture healing at 3 months will be assessed via x-ray and clinical assessment of the fracture.

Null Hypothesis: There will be no difference in fracture healing at 3 months post-fixation between subjects treated with far cortical locking screw or standard locking screw fixation.

Eligibility 

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Disclaimer 

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