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You can access this
clinical trial
if you have
Closed Fracture of Base of Fifth Metatarsal Bone
and you are
over 15
years old
The phase for this study is not defined.
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The purpose

Avulsion fractures of the base (tuberosity) of fifth metatarsal bone are the most common fractures in the foot, frequently treated in fracture clinics and involving significant resources. At present methods of treatment and follow up vary widely from no active treatment to surgery, depending entirely on a treating doctor preference. There is no agreement on simple, safe and reliable method of treatment. The investigators believe that vast majority of these injuries heal well on its own without any specific treatment. By comparing two most commonly used treatments the investigators aim to establish one simple, safe and reliable mode of treatments. The investigators are going to evaluate functional results of these two treatments in a short and longer time prospective, by using the best available scientific tools. The investigators believe that results of the investigators study will eventually lead to change of practise and more efficient NHS care for these patients. It will reduce unnecessary treatments and clinic appointments, and bring substantial savings to the NHS in a long prospective.

Provided treatments

  • Device: Compressive bandage
  • Device: Below knee walking cast

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Tris trial is registered with FDA with number: NCT01592604. The sponsor of the trial is Sheffield Teaching Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust and it is looking for 60 volunteers for the current phase.
Official trial title:
An Optimal Treatment for Avulsion Fractures of the Base of Fith Metatarsal Bone. A Level I Prospective Randomised Control Trial