Academy of Finland
Funding decision
Applicant / Contact person Mattila, Ville Matti
Organisation Tampere University Hospital
Project title NITEP-Group: Treatment of distal radius fracture in patients 65 years of age and older – a set of prospective, randomized controlled trials
Decision No. 308203
Decision date 28.04.2017
Funding period 01.09.2017 - 31.08.2021
Funding 305 601
WebFOCUS Report
Project description
Distal radius fracture (DRF) is the most common upper extremity fracture. Treatment options varies and high quality studies are lacking. Existing studies have small sample sizes, irrelevant outcome measures and selection biases leading to controversial conclusions in treatment. We aim for 5 separate trials to clarify the treatment of DRF's. Trials are designed to assess efficacy of surgery, cast position and optimal rehabilitation. With our large existing Nordic-collaboration and previous knowledge on RCT's it is possible to run each trial within one year each. After 2 years follow-up we are able to draw conclusions. Implementation is executed in co-operation with national trustworthy guidelines committees, professional organisations in each participating country. Implementation of the research results is also spread out to the public in co-operation with national patient’s associations and media coverage.