Tourniquet for Ankle Fractures

Phase-Based Progress Estimates
Oregon Health and Science University, Portland, OR
Ankle Fractures+9 More
Tourniquet - Procedure
All Sexes
What conditions do you have?

Study Summary

This trial looks at the effects of using a tourniquet during surgery on muscle function and patient recovery afterwards. The purpose of this trial is to compare the effectiveness of two different types of tourniquets in treating ankle fractures. One group of patients will receive the standard tourniquet, while the other group will receive an experimental tourniquet. There will be no placebo group in this trial.

Eligible Conditions

  • Ankle Fractures
  • Ankle
  • Fracture
  • Syndesmotic Injury
  • Fibula

Treatment Effectiveness

Effectiveness Progress

1 of 3

Other trials for Ankle Fractures

Study Objectives

3 Primary · 10 Secondary · Reporting Duration: Assessed preoperatively and at 2 hours and 3, 6 and 12 weeks postoperatively

Week 12
Pain Score
Week 12
Ankle range of motion
Calf girth
Malleolar circumference
Proximal and distal lower extremity strength
Single-limb stance time
Y-balance test scores
Week 12
Foot and Ankle Ability Measure
Patient-Reported Outcomes Measurement Information System Pain Interference Subscale
Patient-Reported Outcomes Measurement Information System Physical Function Subscale
Hour 2
Limb pH

Trial Safety

Safety Progress

1 of 3

Other trials for Ankle Fractures

Trial Design

2 Treatment Groups

1 of 2
No Tourniquet
1 of 2
Active Control

390 Total Participants · 2 Treatment Groups

Primary Treatment: Tourniquet · No Placebo Group · N/A

ActiveComparator Group · 1 Intervention: Tourniquet · Intervention Types: Procedure
No TourniquetNoIntervention Group · 1 Intervention: No Tourniquet · Intervention Types:

Trial Logistics

Trial Timeline

Approximate Timeline
Screening: ~3 weeks
Treatment: Varies
Reporting: assessed preoperatively and at 2 hours and 3, 6 and 12 weeks postoperatively
Closest Location: Oregon Health and Science University · Portland, OR
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2012First Recorded Clinical Trial
1 TrialsResearching Ankle Fractures
533 CompletedClinical Trials

Who is running the clinical trial?

Oregon Health and Science UniversityLead Sponsor
880 Previous Clinical Trials
6,826,417 Total Patients Enrolled
Lara Atwater, MDPrincipal InvestigatorOregon Health and Science University

Eligibility Criteria

Age 18+ · All Participants · 1 Total Inclusion Criteria

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About The Reviewer

Michael Gill preview

Michael Gill - B. Sc.

First Published: October 9th, 2021

Last Reviewed: August 12th, 2022

Michael Gill holds a Bachelors of Science in Integrated Science and Mathematics from McMaster University. During his degree he devoted considerable time modeling the pharmacodynamics of promising drug candidates. Since then, he has leveraged this knowledge of the investigational new drug ecosystem to help his father navigate clinical trials for multiple myeloma, an experience which prompted him to co-found Power Life Sciences: a company that helps patients access randomized controlled trials.