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Greenville, South Carolina 29605


Purpose:

The aims of the study are to better understand how upper extremity injury and immobilization influences a patient's steering ability. Patients with acute distal radius fractures treated with surgery will be recruited for study in a driving simulator. The results will hopefully assist physicians to better counsel patients with upper extremity injuries on when it is safe to return to driving.


Study summary:

The ability of an injured person to safely drive an automobile while immobilized in an upper extremity cast or splint is not well defined. The aims of the study are to better understand how upper extremity injury and immobilization influences a patient's steering ability. The secondary aim is to further evaluate the effectiveness of a steering wheel spinner-knob to assist with one-handed driving. A steering wheel spinner knob may be a surrogate to assist with one handed driving while immobilized.


Criteria:

Inclusion Criteria: - • Acute distal radius fracture treated with surgery and initially immobilized in a cast or splint - Valid driver's license with 1 years of driving experience and actively driving during the last three months - English speaking - Ability to start testing within 10 days of surgery Exclusion Criteria: - • <18 years of age - Current use of steering wheel spinner knob or hand controls while driving - Non-drivers - Multi-trauma - Open fractures - Surgical repair with external fixation - Concurrent distal radius/ulnar joint injury and repair - Any other joint besides the wrist immobilized following surgery - Contralateral upper extremity disability - Previous ipsilateral upper extremity functional deficit - Inability to participate for the full length of the study


NCT ID:

NCT02105038


Primary Contact:

Principal Investigator
Kyle J Jeray, MD
Greenville Health 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: November 22, 2017

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