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Greenville, South Carolina 29605


Purpose:

Decreased range of motion is common after fractures around the knee and can impact a patient's ability to perform activities of daily living such as rising from a seated position or getting in and out of a bathtub. A continuous passive motion (CPM) machine is a machine that continuously moves a joint (such as the knee) without the patient having to use the muscles in his/her leg. A goal of this therapy is to maintain as much motion as possible following this injury. This study is a randomized, prospective study to evaluate the effectiveness of CPM in maintaining knee range of motion following open reduction and internal fixation (ORIF) of fractures around the knee


Criteria:

Inclusion Criteria: - If the patient has an intra-articular distal femur or proximal tibia fracture - Independent ambulatory prior to injury - No previous knee injury limiting motion Exclusion Criteria: - If the patients range of motion was decreased prior to injury (ex. Osteoarthritis, previous knee fracture or injury) - Any contraindication to CPM (concomitant hip or ankle fracture) - Open physis of tibia or distal femur - Pathological Fracture - Compartment Syndrome - Neurovascular injury - Fracture due to gunshot wound - Greater than 21 days from fracture to definitive open reduction and internal fixation - Fractures treated with definitive external fixation - Open fractures - Extensor mechanism injuries - Likely problems in the judgment of the investigator with maintaining follow-up


NCT ID:

NCT00591929


Primary Contact:

Principal Investigator
Kyle J. Jeray, MD
Greenville Hospital System


Backup Contact:

N/A


Location Contact:

Greenville, South Carolina 29605
United States



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Site Status: N/A


Data Source: ClinicalTrials.gov

Date Processed: March 16, 2018

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