Effects of Steroid Injection With Percutaneous Needle Aponeurotomy in Dupuytren's Contracture

The Effects of Steroid Injection With Percutaneous Needle Aponeurotomy in Patients With Dupuytren's Contracture: a Randomized Controlled Study


Patrocinador principal: Sunnybrook Health Sciences Centre

Colaborador: Canadian Society of Plastic Surgeons

Fuente Sunnybrook Health Sciences Centre
Resumen breve


Dupuytren's contracture is a common hand problem that causes certain fingers to bend towards the palm. Patients with this condition cannot perform daily activities and many are unable to work. It is usually treated by an operation to straighten the fingers followed by therapy if the angle that the fingers are bent at is large enough. However, no treatment has been able to completely prevent the angle from persisting.


This study is designed to examine whether or not the use of a drug in combination with surgery will improve the angle at which the fingers are bent more than surgery alone.


Subjects who receive triamcinolone acetonide will have straighter fingers compared with subjects who only have the operation and no triamcinolone acetonide at both 3 months and 6 months after the operation.


Eligible patients interested in having the operation to treat Dupuytren's contracture will be asked if they would like to join the study. Subjects will be randomly placed into one of two groups: the steroid injection group or the control group. Subjects will have a pre-operative visit, the surgery, and follow-ups at 6 weeks, 3 months and 6 months. All subjects will have the operation, but only those in the steroid injection group will receive an injection of the drug. During the 6 week and 3 month follow-ups, subjects in the steroid injection group may receive another injection if their fingers are still bent. Angles are measured at the pre-operative visit and at 3 and 6 months. The change in angle from before to after and any differences in the groups, in time points and interactions between the two will be analyzed.

Estado general Completed
Fecha de inicio November 2007
Fecha de Terminación June 2013
Fecha de finalización primaria August 2011
Fase Phase 3
Tipo de estudio Interventional
Resultado primario
Medida Periodo de tiempo
The primary endpoint of this study is the angle of contracture of the affected fingers (how bent the fingers are before and after the two treatments). 6 months
Inscripción 51

Tipo de intervención: Drug

Nombre de intervención: Triamcinolone Acetonide

Descripción: Triamcinolone acetonide will be administered into the cord following surgery with a tuberculin syringe and a 25-gauge needle. Doses will range from 60-120 mg depending on extent of the disease. Patients will receive injections at 6 weeks and 3 months for persisting nodules or cords. PI will determine the dosages. Estimates will be made based on the following: Size of nodule/cord: 1-2 cm2, dosage 20-40 mg Size of nodule/cord: 2-6 cm2, dosage 40-80 mg Size of nodule/cord: 6-10 cm2, dosage 80-100 mg Size of nodule/cord: >10 cm2, dosage 100-120 mg

Etiqueta de grupo de brazo: Steroid



Inclusion Criteria:

- Over the age of 18.

- Literate in the English language.

- Diagnosed by the PI with Dupuytren's contracture with an angle of contracture of 20° or greater.

- Candidates for percutaneous needle aponeurotomy.

- First surgery on the affected digit.

Exclusion Criteria:

- Allergy or sensitivity to triamcinolone acetonide or any of the non-medicinal components in the suspension.

- Patient is not a candidate for steroid injection for other medical reasons, which will be determined by the PI.

Género: All

Edad mínima: 18 Years

Edad máxima: N/A

Voluntarios Saludables: No

Oficial general
Apellido Papel Afiliación
Paul A. Binhammer, MD,MSc Principal Investigator Division of Plastic Surgery, Sunnybrook Health Sciences Centre
Instalaciones: Sunnybrook Health Sciences Centre, Division of Plastic Surgery
Ubicacion Paises


Fecha de verificación

December 2013

Fiesta responsable

Tipo: Principal Investigator

Afiliación del investigador: Sunnybrook Health Sciences Centre

Nombre completo del investigador: Dr. Paul Binhammer

Título del investigador: MD

Tiene acceso ampliado No
Condición Examinar
Número de brazos 2
Grupo de brazo

Etiqueta: Control

Tipo: No Intervention

Etiqueta: Steroid

Tipo: Experimental

Información de diseño del estudio

Asignación: Randomized

Modelo de intervención: Parallel Assignment

Propósito primario: Treatment

Enmascaramiento: None (Open Label)

Fuente: ClinicalTrials.gov