Humerus Fracture clinical trials at University of California Health
4 in progress, 3 open to eligible people
open to eligible people ages 4-12
The purpose of this study is to investigate the post-operative pain control in pediatric patients with closed lateral condyle fractures who undergo open reduction and percutaneous pinning. Patients will be randomized into one of two groups. Group 1 will receive an infraclavicular nerve block to the affected extremity by a fellowship trained pediatric anesthesiologist prior to surgery. Group 2 will undergo the Orthopaedic Institute of Children's (OIC) standard preoperative protocol. Post-operative pain management will be the same for both groups per standard protocol. Pain level will be assessed post-operatively using the Wong-Baker FACES scale and parents will be asked to fill out a questionnaire regarding their satisfaction with the surgery and pain control. Parents will also fill out a medication log until the patient no longer requires pain medication. All patients in both groups will receive standard oxycodone solution prescriptions post-operatively as per typical protocol. The duration of participation in the study is approximately 1 week and requires 2 visits (time of recruitment at surgery and 1st post-op visit). This study is being conducted in hopes of developing comprehensive pain management protocols to reduce opioid consumption after surgical fixations of displaced lateral condyle fractures if the study can show that patients are more satisfied and require less opioid medication when receiving preoperative regional anesthesia.
open to eligible people ages 5-12
The purpose of this study to investigate post-operative pain control in pediatric patients with closed supracondylar humerus fracture who undergo closed reduction and percutaneous pinning. Currently, it is standard of care that patients receive a narcotic prescription for post-operative pain control. All patients will initially be seen in our pediatric urgent care and recruited at the time of surgery. Patients will be randomized to receiving acetaminophen and ibuprofen or acetaminophen and oxycodone. Parents will not be blinded to the acetaminophen but both investigators, parents and the patients will be blinded to the study drug (ibuprofen or oxycodone). Pain level will be assessed using the Wong-Baker FACES scale and parents will be asked to fill out a questionnaire regarding their satisfaction with the surgery and pain control. Parents will also fill out a medication log until the patient no longer requires pain medication. The duration of participation in the study is approximately 1 week and requires 2 visits (time of recruitment at surgery to 1st post-op visit). This study is being conducted in hopes of reducing opioid prescription after surgical fixation of uncomplicated supracondylar humerus fractures if our study can show that patient's pain levels post-operatively and parent/patient satisfaction are unchanged or improved in the acetaminophen and ibuprofen arm.
open to eligible people ages 18 years and up
This project consists of a prospective case design. Study candidates will include all patients ages 18 and over who were evaluated at UCSD and found to have a critical-sized humerus, femur, or tibia segmental defect that would be fixed through surgery. Patients who consent to study participation will receive the TRUMATCH Graft Cage for their long bone segmental defect repair. Data on healing rates, complication rates, re-operation rates, time to return to normal activity, and pain levels will be collected for each participation. After 3 years of data collection, we will analyze this data to provide further insight on the utility of the TRUMATCH Graft Cage. Given the significant difficulty with repairing segmental long bone defects, it is imperative to evaluate novel systems to appropriately manage these injuries.
Sorry, in progress, not accepting new patients
The objectives of this study are to obtain survival and outcome data on the Trabecular Metal Reverse Shoulder System when used in primary or revision reverse total shoulder arthroplasty.