Hand Laceration | Prophylactic Antibiotic Treatment for Hand Lacerations Involving Flexor and/or Extensor Tendon

Hand Laceration research study

What is the primary objective of this study?

The investigators assume that simple hand lacerations involving flexors or extensors tendons, do not require prophylactic antibiotic treatment to prevent wound infection.

Who is eligible to participate?

Inclusion Criteria: - Hand laceration - Tendon involeved - Clean laceration - No bone involved Exclusion Criteria: - Pregnant - Children - Immunocompremised patients - \"Dirty\" lacerations

Which medical condition, disease, disorder, syndrome, illness, or injury is researched?

Hand Laceration

Tendon Involved

Clean Laceration

No Bone Involved

Study Interventions

Interventions can include giving participants drugs, medical devices, procedures, vaccines, and other products that are either investigational or already available or noninvasive approaches such as surveys, education, and interviews.


Study Arms

Research studies and clinical trials typically have two or more research arms. An arm is a group of people who receive the same treatment in the study.

with antibiotic and without antibiotic

Study Status

Unknown status

Start Date: August 2013

Completed Date:

Phase: Phase 4

Type: Interventional


Primary Outcome: rate of wound infections

Secondary Outcome:

Study sponsors, principal investigator, and references

Principal Investigator:

Lead Sponsor: HaEmek Medical Center, Israel


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