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Baltimore, Maryland 21287


Prospective randomized controlled trial comparing use of single leg spica with double leg spica casts in the treatment of pediatric femur fractures in children ages 2 through 6 years old.

Study summary:

Introduction - double-leg spica casting is the treatment of choice at many centers for the treatment of diaphyseal femur fractures in children 2 to 6 years old. - Investigators hypothesize that these patients can be effectively treated with single-leg spica casting and that such treatment will result in easier care and better patient function during treatment. Methods - Prospective randomized controlled study of patients between 2 and 6 years old with diaphyseal femur fractures - patients randomly assigned to either immediate single or double-leg spica casting groups after consent was obtained - Radiographs serially evaluated for maintenance of reduction with respect to length, varus/valgus angulation and procurvatum/recurvatum angulation - After casts removal, the Activity Scale for Kids (Performance Version) questionnaire and a custom written survey were given to parents evaluating ease of care and function of children during treatment.


Inclusion Criteria: - diaphyseal femur fracture - age between 2 and 6 years old Exclusion Criteria: - underlying bone disorder - neuromuscular disease



Primary Contact:

Study Director
Dirk Leu, MD
Johns Hopkins University

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Location Contact:

Baltimore, Maryland 21287
United States

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Site Status: N/A

Data Source: ClinicalTrials.gov

Date Processed: August 31, 2019

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