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Synovial Fluid Analysis of Intraarticular Elbow Fracture

2016-08-26 12:38:22 | BioPortfolio

Summary

The objective of this study is to obtain and compare bilateral elbow joint synovial fluid from patients with unilateral intraarticular elbow fracture and a contralateral healthy appearing elbow joint. The synovial fluid samples will undergo several forms of analysis for metabolites and proteins. Matched-pair statistical analysis will be performed to determine the metabolites and proteins that may play the greatest role in development of joint contracture.

Study Design

Intervention Model: Single Group Assignment, Masking: Open Label, Primary Purpose: Basic Science

Conditions

Elbow Fracture

Intervention

Synovial Fluid Analysis

Status

Not yet recruiting

Source

Duke University

Results (where available)

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Published on BioPortfolio: 2016-08-26T12:38:22-0400

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The clear, viscous fluid secreted by the SYNOVIAL MEMBRANE. It contains mucin, albumin, fat, and mineral salts and serves to lubricate joints.

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A fluid-filled sac lined with SYNOVIAL MEMBRANE that provides a cushion between bones, tendons and/or muscles around a joint.

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