Rib Fixation System for Rib Fractures

Chippenham Johnston-Willis Hospital, Richmond, VA
Targeting 2 different conditionsRib Fixation SystemN/ARecruitingLed by Darwin Ang, MDResearch Sponsored by Darwin Ang

Study Summary

This trial will compare two methods of treating patients with severe rib trauma. One group will receive standard care, which includes fixing the ribs. The other group will receive modern critical care, which focuses on pain control.

Eligible Conditions
  • Rib Fractures
  • Flail Chest

Eligibility Criteria

Inclusion Criteria

You will be eligible if you check “Yes” for the criteria below
You have had chest surgery for reasons unrelated to the current study.
You have three or more consecutive rib fractures in multiple locations, which is called flail chest.
You have significant pain and difficulty performing daily activities, rated at 3 or higher on the FPS scale.
You have a physical abnormality or disability.
You are not able to breathe without the help of a ventilator.


Screening ~ 3 weeks
Treatment ~ Varies
Follow ups ~ measured through study completion, up to 2 years
This trial's timeline: 3 weeks for screening, Varies for treatment, and measured through study completion, up to 2 years for reporting.

Treatment Details

Study Objectives

Outcome measures can provide a clearer picture of what you can expect from a treatment.
Primary outcome measures
ICU Length of Stay
Secondary outcome measures
Quality of Life, as determined by SF-36 survey
Total cost of treatments
Other outcome measures
Complication Rates
Hospital length of stay
Narcotic usage
+5 more

Awards & Highlights

No Placebo-Only Group
All patients enrolled in this study will receive some form of active treatment.

Trial Design

2Treatment groups
Active Control
Group I: Rib Fixation SystemActive Control1 Intervention
This group of subjects will receive a surgical rib plating procedure after trauma
Group II: Critical Care and Pain ControlActive Control1 Intervention
This group will receive critical care and pain control after trauma

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Who is running the clinical trial?

Darwin AngLead Sponsor
Darwin Ang, MD4.555 ReviewsPrincipal Investigator - HCA Trauma Network
SCRI Development Innovations, LLC
4Patient Review
I had a successful total hip replacement in January 2021.

Media Library

Rib Fixation System (Other) Clinical Trial Eligibility Overview. Trial Name: NCT02595593 — N/A
Rib Fractures Research Study Groups: Rib Fixation System, Critical Care and Pain Control
Rib Fractures Clinical Trial 2023: Rib Fixation System Highlights & Side Effects. Trial Name: NCT02595593 — N/A
Rib Fixation System (Other) 2023 Treatment Timeline for Medical Study. Trial Name: NCT02595593 — N/A

Frequently Asked Questions

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

What is the uppermost limit of participants in this research endeavor?

"To commence the trial, 236 individuals who adhere to the inclusion guidelines must volunteer. There are two possible sites for enrolment: Ocala Regional Medical Center - Health Trauma in Ocala, South Carolina and Grand Strand Regional Medical Center in Myrtle Beach, Virginia."

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How widely accessible is this trial?

"This research is presently recruiting participants from 6 different medical centres, located in Ocala, Myrtle Beach and Richmond, among other places. For those wishing to join the study, it would be advisable to pick a clinic that is closest to you so as to reduce travel requirements."

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Do I meet the eligibility criteria to join this medical research?

"Qualification for this trial requires participants to have flail chest and be between 18-90 years old. Presently, the study is looking to accept up to 236 individuals."

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Are there any vacancies remaining for participants in this experiment?

"The evidence stored on clinicaltrials.gov reveals that this medical test is currently searching for participants, having been initially posted in April 2015 and recently updated in May 2022."

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Are individuals younger than age 50 being included in this research?

"This clinical trial is seeking individuals aged 18 and above, but under 90 years old."

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~25 spots leftby Sep 2024