Fracture Table vs. Lateral Positioning for Intramedullary Fixation of Femur Fractures: A pilot cluster randomized crossover trial

McMaster Led

PI: Daniel Axelrod, Sheila Sprague

Local PI: Herman Johal

Project Coordinator: Jodi Gallant (gallaj4@mcmaster.ca)

Status: 3- Recruiting

Recruitment Start Date: October 2020

Recruitment End Date: TBD

Objective: To assess the feasibility of a definitive cluster randomized crossover trial to determine the effect of lateral patient positioning versus supine positioning with fracture table use for reamed antegrade intramedullary fixation of femur fractures.

Funding Received: Canadian Institutes of Health Research (CIHR), Hamilton Academic Health Sciences Organization (HAHSO), Canadian Orthopaedic Trauma Society (COTS)

Anatomical Location: Midshaft femur fractures appropriate for antegrade fixation.