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Use of teriparatide to accelerate the healing of lower extremity stress fractures in high-level and high-performance athletes: a phase IV/II multicenter randomized clinical trial

Stress fractures (SFX) are a major problem for athletes, because they need to be a relatively long period of time away from activity. Most SFX are treated conservatively, and in some cases may result in delayed union or nonunion. To date, there is not any medication approved to accelerate the healing of SFX. Recently, teriparatide, an anabolic agent used in the treatment of osteoporosis, has shown as a promising treatment to accelerate the healing of fractures, by increasing bone formation. Objectives: To evaluate the efficacy and safety of 20 μg and 40 μg of teriparatide compared with placebo, for treating lower extremity SFX in high-level and high-performance athletes. Efficacy endpoints will be the time to radiographic healing and the return to sport time, measured in weeks Design: A phase IV/II, multicenter, randomized, double-blind, placebo-controlled clinical trial Setting: Hospital Universitari Doctor Josep Trueta and five Sports Medicine Centers of Catalunya Participants: High-level and high-performance athletes diagnosed with lower extremity stress fractures. Intervention: Teriparatide 20 μg (n=46), teriparatide 40 μg (n=46) and placebo (n=46), all as a daily subcutaneous injection for 8 weeks

Facultat de Medicina

Manager: Noriego Muñoz, Diana
Other contributions: Universitat de Girona. Facultat de Medicina
Author: Oliveras Font, Mercè
Abstract: Stress fractures (SFX) are a major problem for athletes, because they need to be a relatively long period of time away from activity. Most SFX are treated conservatively, and in some cases may result in delayed union or nonunion. To date, there is not any medication approved to accelerate the healing of SFX. Recently, teriparatide, an anabolic agent used in the treatment of osteoporosis, has shown as a promising treatment to accelerate the healing of fractures, by increasing bone formation. Objectives: To evaluate the efficacy and safety of 20 μg and 40 μg of teriparatide compared with placebo, for treating lower extremity SFX in high-level and high-performance athletes. Efficacy endpoints will be the time to radiographic healing and the return to sport time, measured in weeks Design: A phase IV/II, multicenter, randomized, double-blind, placebo-controlled clinical trial Setting: Hospital Universitari Doctor Josep Trueta and five Sports Medicine Centers of Catalunya Participants: High-level and high-performance athletes diagnosed with lower extremity stress fractures. Intervention: Teriparatide 20 μg (n=46), teriparatide 40 μg (n=46) and placebo (n=46), all as a daily subcutaneous injection for 8 weeks
Document access: http://hdl.handle.net/2072/296385
Language: eng
Publisher: Facultat de Medicina
Rights: Attribution-NonCommercial-NoDerivs 3.0 Spain
Rights URI: http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc-nd/3.0/es/
Subject: Cames -- Fractures
Esportistes -- Ferides i lesions
Medicina esportiva
Leg -- Fractures
Athletes -- Wounds and injuries
Sports medicine
Title: Use of teriparatide to accelerate the healing of lower extremity stress fractures in high-level and high-performance athletes: a phase IV/II multicenter randomized clinical trial
Type: info:eu-repo/semantics/bachelorThesis
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