DRAFFT2 (Distal Radius Acute Fracture Fixation Trial 2) is sponsored by the University of Oxford. The study started on the 1st July 2016 and will end on the 31st October in 2019.
This study is for participants who are 16 years or older who have sustained an acute dorsally displaced fracture of the distal radius, who would benefit from manipulation.
The primary objectives of this study are to quantify and draw inferences on observed differences in wrist function between surgical fixation with K-wires versus plaster casting in the first year after the injury.
The secondary objectives of this study are to;
- Quantify and draw inferences on observed differences in Health-related Quality of Life between the trial treatment groups in the first year post-randomisation.
- Determine the complication rate, including the need for further surgery, of surgical fixation with K-wires versus casting at one year post-randomisation.
- To investigate, using appropriate statistical and economic analysis methods, the healthcare resource use, and comparative cost effectiveness at one year, of surgical fixation with K-wires versus plaster casting.