Delayed mobilization/Formal physical therapy group for Distal Radius Fracture

Phase-Based Progress Estimates
1
Effectiveness
1
Safety
Distal Radius FractureSplint - Other
Eligibility
18 - 75
All Sexes
What conditions do you have?
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Study Summary

This trial is testing whether it is better to have surgery for a broken wrist followed by a splint and physical therapy, or just surgery.

Eligible Conditions
  • Distal Radius Fracture

Treatment Effectiveness

Effectiveness Progress

1 of 3

Study Objectives

1 Primary · 4 Secondary · Reporting Duration: 2 weeks, 4 weeks, 12 weeks, 24 weeks

Week 24
Change in Grip strength
Change in wrist range mobility
Change in wrist range mobility using DASH
Percentage of Loss of fixation
Week 24
Change in Patient comfort/pain (VAS)

Trial Safety

Trial Design

2 Treatment Groups

Delayed mobilization/Formal physical therapy group
1 of 2
Immediate mobilization/self guided physical therapy group
1 of 2

Active Control

250 Total Participants · 2 Treatment Groups

Primary Treatment: Delayed mobilization/Formal physical therapy group · No Placebo Group · N/A

Delayed mobilization/Formal physical therapy groupActiveComparator Group · 2 Interventions: Splint, Formal Physical Therapy · Intervention Types: Other, Behavioral
Immediate mobilization/self guided physical therapy groupActiveComparator Group · 2 Interventions: Self directed physical therapy, Soft dressing (No Splint) · Intervention Types: Behavioral, Other

Trial Logistics

Trial Timeline

Screening: ~3 weeks
Treatment: Varies
Reporting: 2 weeks, 4 weeks, 12 weeks, 24 weeks

Who is running the clinical trial?

NYU Langone HealthLead Sponsor
1,264 Previous Clinical Trials
753,341 Total Patients Enrolled
Louis CatalanoPrincipal InvestigatorNYU Langone
Jadie De Tolla, MDPrincipal InvestigatorNYU Langone Health

Eligibility Criteria

Age 18 - 75 · All Participants · 5 Total Inclusion Criteria

Mark “Yes” if the following statements are true for you:
You have a displacement of 2mm or more in the joint.
You have had a > 10 degrees of dorsal tilt for at least 6 months.
A displaced distal radius fracture, plus a styloid fracture, treated with volar locked plating and screws.