Edinburgh Clinical Trials


Duration of External Neck Stabilisation following odontoid fracture in older or frail adults


The main aim of the study is to determine whether earlier removal of a hard collar is associated with a better quality of life in older and frail patients with a fracture of the odontoid process bone in the neck.


Chief Investigator: Dr Paul Brennan

Number and location of participating sites (by region/ country): 25 sites across the UK

EudraCT number: N/A

ISRCTN number: N/A


Funder: NIHR HTA

Start and End date

Of grant award: 01 February 2021 to 31 January 2025

Of recruitment: November 2021 to 31 August 2023


Current Status: Recruiting

Trial Website: N/A

Email: DENS.Trial@ed.ac.uk


UK GDPR Privacy Statement: As part of Patient Information Sheet


Co-sponsor Representative: http://accord.scot/

Chief Investigator

Dr Paul Brennan, Centre for Clinical Brain Sciences, BioQuarter, University of Edinburgh, EH16 4XU, paul.brennan@ed.ac.uk


Trial Managers

Jennifer Waddell  and Bea Selby

ECTU, University of Edinburgh, level 2, NINE Edinburgh BioQuarter, 9 Little France Road, Edinburgh EH16 4UX DENS.Trial@ed.ac.uk


ECTU involvement: Trial management / Statistics / Data base and randomisation / Health Economics.