pedCAT for Ankle Fractures

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Effectiveness
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Safety
University of Iowa Hospitals and Clinics, Iowa City, IA
Ankle Fractures+4 More
pedCAT - Radiation
Eligibility
18+
All Sexes
Eligible conditions
Ankle Fractures

Study Summary

This study is evaluating whether a new low-cost, low-dose standing CT system can help detect early signs of osteoarthritis.

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Eligible Conditions

  • Ankle Fractures
  • Musculoskeletal Diseases
  • Orthopedic Disorders
  • Posttraumatic Osteoarthritis
  • Traumas

Treatment Effectiveness

Effectiveness Estimate

1 of 3

Study Objectives

This trial is evaluating whether pedCAT will improve 1 primary outcome and 2 secondary outcomes in patients with Ankle Fractures. Measurement will happen over the course of 18 months.

18 months
Change in ankle function
Change in ankle pain
Changes in the ankle joint space width

Trial Safety

Safety Estimate

1 of 3

Trial Design

2 Treatment Groups

Control
Experimental: pedCAT

This trial requires 20 total participants across 2 different treatment groups

This trial involves 2 different treatments. PedCAT is the primary treatment being studied. Participants will all receive the same treatment. There is no placebo group. The treatments being tested are not being studied for commercial purposes.

Experimental: pedCAT
Radiation
Subjects in this group will undergo weight-bearing CT (pedCAT) imaging at 6 months, 12 months, and 18 months post-ankle injury.
ControlNo treatment in the control group

Trial Logistics

Trial Timeline

Approximate Timeline
Screening: ~3 weeks
Treatment: Varies
Reporting: 18 months
This trial has the following approximate timeline: 3 weeks for initial screening, variable treatment timelines, and roughly 18 months for reporting.

Closest Location

University of Iowa Hospitals and Clinics - Iowa City, IA

Eligibility Criteria

This trial is for patients born any sex aged 18 and older. There is one eligibility criterion to participate in this trial as listed below.

Mark “yes” if the following statements are true for you:
Individuals 18 to 70 years old Sustained an intra-articular fracture of the tibial plafond Indicated for operative treatment Present for treatment within 4 weeks of injury

Patient Q&A Section

Please Note: These questions and answers are submitted by anonymous patients, and have not been verified by our internal team.

What causes ankle fractures?

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There are many causes, but common accidents, such as falling from a height, are a common cause of the injury in young males and postmenopausal females.

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Can ankle fractures be cured?

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Although the majority of patients healed without any complications, the remaining 7% required surgical removal of the fracture or surgery to correct long bone deformity. This may relate to the complexity of the fractures, the underlying foot conditions and patient age.

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What are common treatments for ankle fractures?

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Treatment of ankle fractures depends on many factors including the age of the person, the mechanism of injury, associated injuries, and the nature of the fracture. Common treatments include casting, and most often, operative treatment.

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What are the signs of ankle fractures?

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In young children with an ankle fracture, a child who has lost the ability to feel the ankle with one hand may be able to detect the wound on the other limb. In older children, fractures of the proximal tibia can be appreciated only on radiographs. In older children and adults, loss of consciousness or difficulty moving the limb is suggestive of a fracture of the distal tibia or fibula.

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What is ankle fractures?

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The study data showed a lower incidence and lower prevalence of ankle fractures in females than in males as well as a lower incidence and prevalence of distal tibial plateau fractures in young males.

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How many people get ankle fractures a year in the United States?

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This is a large population-based study demonstrating the serious problem of fall-related ankle fracture. The number of individuals with ankle fractures appears to fluctuate over time and therefore has high public health, safety, and economic relevance. Preventive interventions are urgently required to inform and educate community members about how to prevent falls.

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Is pedcat typically used in combination with any other treatments?

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Findings from a recent study showed that a combination of a tibial fracture treatment and a pedcat is safe and effective. Pedcat is a viable option for the treatment of traumatic ankle fracture with no complication recorded in this study.

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What are the common side effects of pedcat?

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Pedcat has shown to have a slight improvement in healing of an ankle fracture in dogs. Overall side effects are generally small and can sometimes be controlled by prescribing low doses of steroids.

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What is pedcat?

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Pedcat is a new diagnostic test for detecting stress fractures in adolescent competitive athletes. The test can be used to verify stress fractures in athletes who do not return to the sport following injury. Pedcat's result is a non-invasive test that can be utilized in conjunction with other tests (for example, a magnetic resonance imaging) to increase diagnostic accuracy and assist with clinical decision making. Clinicians can use Pedcat to help make a diagnosis for stress fracture in athletes despite other tests that would be normal in an uninjured athlete. pedcattest.

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What is the latest research for ankle fractures?

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While a 2017 studyfound that patients had significantly higher levels of cadmium in their whole blood when compared to healthy controls, there is no evidence that blood cadmium levels are causal. Furthermore, [the authors of the study] found no conclusive evidence to suggest that cadmium is a risk factor for acute ankle injuries but a [2010 study]found that patients had higher blood cadmium levels than healthy controls. There is currently no evidence to suggest that blood cadmium levels will have an effect on the healing of acute ankle fractures.

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Does pedcat improve quality of life for those with ankle fractures?

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The PedCat Score is a reliable and valid instrument for the patient, family, and research researcher to assess the impact of orthotics on health-related quality of life. The PedCat Score has not been studied in this way previously.

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Does ankle fractures run in families?

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The occurrence of ankle injuries in a close spatial relationship with other injuries, including other fractures, warrants thorough investigation to search for a heritable risk factor.

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