What we do
About our project
We are performing our study to optimize treatment for patients with a clinically suspected scaphoid fracture. Patients with a clinically suspected scaphoid fracture and normal initial radiographs are treated with 2 weeks below-elbow cast since 10% of these patients has an occult scaphoid fracture. Eventually, this results in unnecessary cast treatment in 90% of the patients. Therefore, we are evaluating if patients can be treated with 3 days supportive bandage instead of 2 weeks cast and if it is cost-effective.
The follow up period of our study is 1 year. Patients are evaluated after 2 weeks and 1 year in the hospitals with a physical examination and radiographs and at several time points during the follow up questionnaires are send to the patients via email.Our study is a randomized controlled multicenter study and all hospitals between The Hague until Dordrecht are participating.
Funds & Grants
We received grants from ZonMw and CZ to perform this study
Department of surgery
Department of emergency medicine
Haaglanden Medisch Centrum
Reinier de Graag Gasthuis
Sint Franciscus Gasthuis
Albert Schweitzer Ziekenhuis Dordrecht en Zwijndrecht
Clinically SUspected ScaPhoid fracturE: treatment with supportive bandage or CasT? 'Study protocol of a multicenter randomized controlled trial' (SUSPECT study).
BMJ Open. 2020 Sep 29;10(9):e036998.