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Evaluation of Skeletal Maturity for Slipped Capital Femoral Epiphysis

Information source: University of Medicine and Dentistry New Jersey
Information obtained from ClinicalTrials.gov on February 07, 2013
Link to the current ClinicalTrials.gov record.

Condition(s) targeted: Slipped Capital Femoral Epiphysis

Intervention: Radiographs for skeletal assessment (Other)

Phase: N/A

Status: Recruiting

Sponsored by: University of Medicine and Dentistry New Jersey

Overall contact:
Tamir Bloom, MD, Phone: 973-972-0246, Email: bloomta@umdnj.edu

Summary

This study is being done for two reasons: 1) to evaluate growth problems in the hip in patients with Slipped Capital Femoral Epiphysis (SCFE) as they continue to grow into adults, and 2) to help doctors determine which patients are at risk for developing a SCFE on their opposite hip. Studies show that up to 60% of patients with a SCFE will go on to develop a SCFE on their other side. Being able to better determine which patients are at risk for developing a SCFE on the other side will help physicians better monitor patients with a history of a SCFE and perhaps treat them before they develop a SCFE on the opposite side. By studying the growth centers seen on X-rays of your child's legs and elbow, the investigators may be able to better predict which children with a SCFE are at risk for developing a SCFE on their opposite hip and potential growth problems as they continue to grow.

Clinical Details

Official title: Skeletal Age Assessment From the Olecranon For Slipped Capital Femoral Epiphysis

Study design: Intervention Model: Single Group Assignment, Masking: Open Label, Primary Purpose: Diagnostic

Primary outcome:

Clinical assessment

Radiographic data on skeletal maturity and SCFE radiographic characteristics

Secondary outcome:

Clinical examination

Radiographic evaluation of Limb length discrepancy on Scanogram

Eligibility

Minimum age: 8 Years. Maximum age: 16 Years. Gender(s): Both.

Criteria:

Inclusion Criteria:

- Slipped capital femoral epiphysis

Exclusion Criteria:

- Prior Slipped capital femoral epiphysis

Locations and Contacts

Tamir Bloom, MD, Phone: 973-972-0246, Email: bloomta@umdnj.edu

University of Medicine and Dentistry of New Jersey, Newark, New Jersey 07101, United States; Recruiting
Tamir Bloom, MD, Email: bloomta@umdnj.edu
Tamir Bloom, MD, Principal Investigator
Additional Information

Starting date: October 2008
Last updated: January 27, 2013

Page last updated: February 07, 2013

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