• Clinical Trials - Hip fracture

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    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.
    Ultrasound Guided Fascia Iliaca Compartment Blockade for Acute Pain Control in Hip Fracture Patients: A Prospective, Randomized, Double-Blind, Comparative Study of Block Technique [LCID Study Number: 2016-002] The purpose of this study is to compare the effectiveness of 2 techniques used to perform a common nerve block used for pain control in patients who have a hip fracture. Enrollment by invitation only. Principal Investigator(s):
    Meredith M. Pace, MD

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

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