Comparative Effect of Commercially Available Custom Dynamic Orthoses (CDOs)
[Technical Report, Annual Report]
IOWA UNIV IOWA CITY
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The objective of this research is to provide first-of-its-kind comparative effectiveness data for commercially and clinically available CDOs, and identify factors most strongly associated with device preference and function. Our efforts primarily focus on outcomes associated with the form, fit, and resulting function with the devices. The projects specific aims are to 1 determine the comparative effect of custom dynamic orthosis type in individuals with limb impairment resulting from traumatic limb injury 2 determine if study-provided custom dynamic orthoses improve function relative to no-device and standard-of care conditions in individuals with impairment resulting from traumatic limb injury and 3 identify factors that are associated with device preference and function. A multicenter, prospective, randomized, crossover, controlled clinical trial will be conducted to determine the effect of device type on patient outcomes. Study staff have been hired, the project sites have received local IRB approval and are awaiting HRPO approval prior to initiating collection.
- Medicine and Medical Research