• Clinical Trials - Hip fracture

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    Fixation Using Alternative Implants For The Treatment Of Hip Fractures (FAITH): A MultiCentre Randomized Trial Comparing Sliding Hip Screws And Cancellous Screws On Revision Surgery Rates And Quality Of Life In The Treatment Of Femoral Neck Fractures [LCID Study Number: 2009-050] The purpose of this study is to investigate whether multiple cancellous screws versus sliding hip screws will decrease the rate of revision surgeries in patients with femoral neck fractures (hip fractures). We will also compare functional recovery, complications and quality of life. Principal Investigator(s):
    Andrew J. Marcantonio, DO, MBA

    For more information about this Research Study call 781-744-8027.

    Study Coordinator(s):
    John S. Garfi.
    Fixation using Alternative Implants for the Treatment of Hip Fractures (FAITH-2): A Multi-Centre 2x2 Factorial Randomized Trial Comparing Sliding Hip Screws versus Cancellous Screws AND Vitamin D versus Placebo on Patient Important Outcomes and Quality of Life in the Treatment of Young Adult (18-60) Femoral Neck Fractures [LCID Study Number: 2015-008] The purpose of this study is to test the effectiveness, safety and side effects of 2 types of surgical implants (sliding hip screw versus cancellous screw fixation) with or without vitamin D supplementation for young patients (aged 18-60) with femoral neck fractures. Both surgical treatments are FDA approved for use in the treatment of hip fractures Patients will be assigned at random, that is, by a method of chance (like a flip of a coin), to 1 of 4 groups: 1. Sliding hip screw and vitamin D supplement 2. Sliding hip screw and placebo (a fluid with no vitamin D in it) 3. Cancellous screw and vitamin D supplement 4. Cancellous screw and placebo (a fluid with no vitamin D in it) Principal Investigator(s):
    Andrew J. Marcantonio, DO, MBA

    For more information about this Research Study call 781-744-8027.

    Study Coordinator(s):
    John S. Garfi.
    Hip Fracture Evaluation With Alternatives Of Total Hip Arthroplasty Vs Hemi-Arthroplasty(HEALTH)A Multi-Centre Randomized Trial Comparing Total Hip Arthroplasty & Hemi-Arthroplasty On Revision Surgery & QOL In Patients With Displaced Femoral Neck Fracture [LCID Study Number: 2009-055] The purpose of this study is to compare the effectiveness, safety and side effects of total hip replacement (arthroplasty) versus partial hip replacements (hemi-arthroplasty) for patients with hip fractures. Principal Investigator(s):
    Andrew J. Marcantonio, DO, MBA

    For more information about this Research Study call 781-744-8027.

    Study Coordinator(s):
    John S. Garfi.
    Intramedullary Nail Versus Sliding Hip Screw Inter-Trochanteric Evaluation (INSITE): A Multi-Center Randomized Controlled Trial of Intramedullary Nails Versus Sliding Hip Screws in the Management of Intertrochanteric Fractures of the Hip [LCID Study Number: 2011-097] The purpose of this study is to assess the impact of Gamma3 intramedullary nails versus sliding hip screws on health-related quality of life as measured by the EuroQuol-5D at 52 weeks in individuals with trochanteric fractures. Secondary outcomes include revision surgery rates, fracture healing rates, fracture related adverse events, and health-related quality of life, including the Parker mobility score and Harris Hip Score. Principal Investigator(s):
    Andrew J. Marcantonio, DO, MBA

    For more information about this Research Study call 781-744-8027.

    Study Coordinator(s):
    John S. Garfi.