A Research Study on a New Potential Approach That May Help Hip Fracture Recovery

Research Center: Washington University in Saint Louis (WUSTL)
Location: 660 S. Euclid Ave, St. Louis, MO 63110
Lead Doctor: Ellen Binder, MD
IRB Committee: Washington University’s Institutional Review Board

Background

Did you know that 75% of older adult hip fracture patients never return to their pre-hip fracture level of daily functioning and mobility?

Washington University School of Medicine seeks volunteers to participate in a new approach that may improve the lives of women who’ve had surgery to repair a hip fracture. The purpose of this research study is to investigate the effectiveness of a 6-month gel therapy combined with exercise to potentially improve mobility and the ability to perform daily tasks after hip fracture surgery.

Who Can Participate?

  • Women, aged 65+ years and older
  • Had surgery to repair a hip fracture in the last 5 months 
  • The study includes:
    • 6 month individualized, supervised exercise program OR a home exercise program
    • Application of a low-dose hormone replacement gel

Why Participate? 

  • You may experience improvements to your hip fracture recovery. 
  • You may help other women improve their hip fracture recovery in the future.
  • You will be helping to advance medical research.

Transportation and study related procedures provided at no cost to you. If you decide to participate in the study and later feel you no longer wish to be part of it, you may withdraw at any time. Only qualified health professionals will monitor your health as it relates to the study. 

Thank you for your interest! Please follow the link below to see if you qualify. 

Your Rights

  • If you decide to participate in the study and later feel that you no longer wish to be part of it, you may withdraw at any time.
  • Your records relating to this study and any other information received will be kept strictly confidential, except as required by the law.
  • Qualified health professionals will monitor your health as it relates to the study.

What Next?

  1. Click the link below to enter your contact details and answer some eligibility questions.
  2. The research centre will then contact you by phone to discuss the trial and answer your questions.
Click Here to Enter Your Contact Details and Be Contacted by Phone About the Trial