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Contact Information:

Dr Arvind Rawal
+44 (0)785 9893 179

Study Location:

Dept of Orthopaedics
CH49 5PE

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Treatment of Jones fracture: operative versus non operative treatment

Not Recruiting

Open to: All Genders

Age: Not Specified

Medical Conditions

Injury, Occupational Diseases, Poisoning: Jones fracture

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Not provided at time of registration

The aim of this study is to determine whether operative treatment of Jones fracture gives better outcome.

Randomised controlled trial

Start dates may differ between countries and research sites. The research team are responsible for keeping the information up-to-date.  

The recruitment start and end dates are as follows:

01 May 2005

30 Aug 2006


Intervention Type : Other
Intervention Description : Prospective study with randomisation of type II Jones Fractures into operative versus non-operative groups.Non-surgical treatment group patients will be placed in a short leg (below knee) non weight bearing cast for 6-8 weeks, followed by a weight bearing cast for an additional 6-8 weeks. Surgical treatment group patients will undergo open reduction and internal fixation of the fracture with intramedullary screw.All patients will be given follow up appointments at 2,4,8,12, and 16 week intervals. Radiographs will be similarly scheduled for 4, 8,12 and 16 week intervals to assess fracture healing. Final AOFAS score, radiological assessment and patient satisfaction score at 16 weeks will be used as outcome measures and the two groups will be compared.

You can take part if:

All patients with Jones fracture of 5th metatarsal

You may not be able to take part if:

1.Torg Type 3 fractures (Established non union)2. Refracture after previous healing with surgical / non surgical treatment3. Patients who do not wish to participate in the study and choose to opt for surgical or non surgical treatment without randomisation4. Patients below 16 yrs of age5. Patients with mental health problems or learning disabilities

Below are the locations for where you can take part in the trial. Please note that not all sites may be open.

  • Dept of Orthopaedics
    CH49 5PE

The study is sponsored by Record Provided by the NHSTCT Register - 2006 Update - Department of Health and funded by Wirral Hospitals NHS Trust; NHS R&D Support Funding .

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