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Use of Compression Glove to Prevent Complications After Distal Radius Fractures: a Randomized Controlled Trial

2014-07-23 21:09:18 | BioPortfolio

Summary

Distal radius fractures (DRF) are the most common type of fracture in the human body, and a large proportion of DRFs result in complications. Previously proposed preventive strategies have questionable efficacy and may impose additional risks on the patient. Because many complications secondary to DRFs are associated with excessive swelling, a prophylactic means for edema reduction could dramatically reduce morbidity among this population. A compression glove is a non-invasive, non-pharmacological way to reduce edema. Previous studies have confirmed its utility in edema reduction after hand trauma and among patients with chronic inflammatory conditions, but none have sufficiently investigated the application to patients with DRF, a population in which this intervention could have a large impact. The investigators propose a RCT to evaluate use of a compression glove during recovery among patients who have sustained an unstable DRF. The investigators hypothesize that patients who wear a compression glove after a DRF:

- Will experience less edema

- Will demonstrate greater functionality

- Will recover more quickly

- Will have lower incidence rates of carpal tunnel syndrome

- Will have lower incidence rates of complex regional pain syndrome

Study Design

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

Conditions

Post-traumatic Carpal Tunnel Syndrome

Intervention

Compression glove

Location

Athens Orthopedic Clinic
Athens
Georgia
United States
30606

Status

Recruiting

Source

J&M Shuler

Results (where available)

View Results

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Published on BioPortfolio: 2014-07-23T21:09:18-0400

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Medical and Biotech [MESH] Definitions

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Syndromes which feature DYSKINESIAS as a cardinal manifestation of the disease process. Included in this category are degenerative, hereditary, post-infectious, medication-induced, post-inflammatory, and post-traumatic conditions.

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