SPRINT - Randomized Trial of Tibial Fracture Fixation

2014-08-27 03:56:05 | BioPortfolio


The purpose of this study is to determine if there is a difference in the rate of healing of a tibia fracture treated with an intramedullary nail based on whether or not the bone was reamed prior to nail insertion.


Patients with tibia fractures that are amenable to being treated with both a reamed and an unreamed nail will be randomized via telephone to one of the two groups. These patients then will be followed for a year with clinical, as well as subjective, outcome follow-up questionnaires. Time to healing, as well as repeat interventions and adverse events, will be tracked. The rationale for doing a large sample size multi-center trial is the hope that a clear answer to whether or not one of these two methods is significantly better than the other will become apparent and thus aid surgeons in making a more informed operative treatment choice.

Study Design

Allocation: Randomized, Control: Active Control, Endpoint Classification: Efficacy Study, Intervention Model: Parallel Assignment, Masking: Open Label, Primary Purpose: Treatment


Tibial Fracture


Intramedullary nail implant


San Francisco General Hospital
San Francisco
United States




National Institute of Arthritis and Musculoskeletal and Skin Diseases (NIAMS)

Results (where available)

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Published on BioPortfolio: 2014-08-27T03:56:05-0400

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