Recruitment

Recruitment Status
Completed
Estimated Enrollment
120

Exclusion Criteria

Congenital anomaly
Previous distal radius/ulna-fracture and/or disabling hand injury of the same extremity
Pathological fracture other than osteoporotic fracture
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Congenital anomaly
Previous distal radius/ulna-fracture and/or disabling hand injury of the same extremity
Pathological fracture other than osteoporotic fracture
Concurrent fractures to the upper or lower extremities or other illness which affect movement of the extremities
Gustilo-Anderson type III open fractures
Patients not belonging to Akershus University Hospital
Previous distal radius fracture or other disabling injury to the contralateral side
Age below 18 and above 70
Bilateral radius fracture
Congenital bone disease (for example osteogenesis imperfecta)
Systemic joint disease such as rheumatoid arthritis
Patients who do not speak Norwegian
Dementia or other psychiatric illness which affect compliance

Summary

Conditions
  • Distal Radius Fracture
  • Wrist Fracture
Type
Interventional
Design
  • Allocation: Randomized
  • Intervention Model: Parallel Assignment
  • Masking: None (Open Label)
  • Primary Purpose: Treatment

Participation Requirements

Age
Between 18 years and 70 years
Gender
Both males and females

Description

The study will focus on patients treated with volar locked plating following an extraarticular distal radius fracture. In a prospective manner the investigators intend to analyze hand function, x-ray and other parameters in order to investigate whether early mobilization and a targeted program of ph...

The study will focus on patients treated with volar locked plating following an extraarticular distal radius fracture. In a prospective manner the investigators intend to analyze hand function, x-ray and other parameters in order to investigate whether early mobilization and a targeted program of physiotherapy postoperatively leads to a better functional result and earlier return to a normal activity level. The investigators analysis will also focus on the safety of early mobilization with regards to possible detrimental effects on the osteosynthesis, bony union, associated soft-tissue injuries and functional outcome. The investigators also intend to assess the cost of more intensive follow-up and physiotherapy and do a cost-benefit evaluation.

Exclusion Criteria

Congenital anomaly
Previous distal radius/ulna-fracture and/or disabling hand injury of the same extremity
Pathological fracture other than osteoporotic fracture
...
Congenital anomaly
Previous distal radius/ulna-fracture and/or disabling hand injury of the same extremity
Pathological fracture other than osteoporotic fracture
Concurrent fractures to the upper or lower extremities or other illness which affect movement of the extremities
Gustilo-Anderson type III open fractures
Patients not belonging to Akershus University Hospital
Previous distal radius fracture or other disabling injury to the contralateral side
Age below 18 and above 70
Bilateral radius fracture
Congenital bone disease (for example osteogenesis imperfecta)
Systemic joint disease such as rheumatoid arthritis
Patients who do not speak Norwegian
Dementia or other psychiatric illness which affect compliance

Tracking Information

NCT #
NCT02015468
Collaborators
Not Provided
Investigators
Study Director: Jan Erik Madsen, Professor Oslo University Hospital