Condition category
Musculoskeletal Diseases
Date applied
12/09/2003
Date assigned
12/09/2003
Last edited
20/10/2010
Prospective/Retrospective
Retrospectively registered
Overall trial status
Completed
Recruitment status
No longer recruiting

Plain English Summary

Not provided at time of registration

Trial website

Contact information

Type

Scientific

Primary contact

Mrs Nikki Burr

ORCID ID

Contact details

Physiotherapy
Mount Vernon Hospital
Rickmansworth Road
Northwood
Middlesex
HA6 2RN
United Kingdom
+44 (0)1923 844447
Nikki.Burr@whht.nhs.uk

Additional identifiers

EudraCT number

ClinicalTrials.gov number

Protocol/serial number

N0143118853

Study information

Scientific title

Acronym

Study hypothesis

To review the results obtained from three rehabilitation regimes following extensor tendon injury and repair in zones V-VI.

Ethics approval

Not provided at time of registration

Study design

Randomised controlled trial

Primary study design

Interventional

Secondary study design

Randomised controlled trial

Trial setting

Not specified

Trial type

Other

Patient information sheet

Condition

Musculoskeletal Diseases: Tendon injury

Intervention

Randomised controlled investigation to standardise rehabilitation after four weeks repair using three different regimes for the four weeks treatment.
1. Volar splint immobilising the wrist in extension and the metacarpophalangeal (MCP), proximal interphalangeal (PIP) and distal interphalangeal (DIP) joints immobilised in a neutral (extended) position (Newport et al 1990)
2. Wrist and MCP joints immobilised in a volar splint allowing controlled mobilisation of the PIP and DIP joints (Dargan 1969, Slater et al 1997)
3. A static volar splint with wrist extended, MCP joints flexed and PIP and DIP joints flexed. The patient carries out controlled extension exercises from the splint (Sylaidas et al 1997).

Intervention type

Other

Phase

Not Specified

Drug names

Primary outcome measures

Baseline data for the hand therapy team to try and standardise the rehabilitation for this group.

Secondary outcome measures

Not provided at time of registration

Overall trial start date

01/11/2002

Overall trial end date

31/07/2004

Reason abandoned

Eligibility

Participant inclusion criteria

From a group of 60 patients attending the hand therapy unit after undergoing extensor tendon repair in zones V-VI.

Participant type

Patient

Age group

Not Specified

Gender

Not Specified

Target number of participants

60

Participant exclusion criteria

Not provided at time of registration

Recruitment start date

01/11/2002

Recruitment end date

31/07/2004

Locations

Countries of recruitment

United Kingdom

Trial participating centre

Physiotherapy
Northwood, Middlesex
HA6 2RN
United Kingdom

Sponsor information

Organisation

Department of Health (UK)

Sponsor details

Richmond House
79 Whitehall
London
SW1A 2NL
United Kingdom

Sponsor type

Government

Website

http://www.doh.gov.uk

Funders

Funder type

Government

Funder name

West Hertfordshire Hospitals NHS Trust (UK)

Alternative name(s)

Funding Body Type

Funding Body Subtype

Location

Results and Publications

Publication and dissemination plan

Not provided at time of registration

Intention to publish date

Participant level data

Not provided at time of registration

Results - basic reporting

Publication summary

2005 results in http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/15757771

Publication citations

  1. Results

    Bulstrode NW, Burr N, Pratt AL, Grobbelaar AO, Extensor tendon rehabilitation a prospective trial comparing three rehabilitation regimes., J Hand Surg Br, 2005, 30, 2, 175-179, doi: 10.1016/j.jhsb.2004.10.016.

Additional files

Editorial Notes