Weight-Bearing Recommendation After Replacement of the Hip or Knee Joint
This trial is active, not recruiting.
|Phase||phase 1/phase 2|
|Sponsor||Verein zur Förderung der Rehabilitationsforschung in Schleswig-Holstein|
|Collaborator||Verein zur Förderung der Erforschung und Bekämpfung rheumatischer Erkrankungen Bad Bramstedt e. V.|
|Start date||January 2002|
|End date||August 2004|
|Trial size||352 participants|
|Trial identifier||NCT00266396, vffr-35|
Despite the widespread use of total hip and knee arthroplasty, there is a notable lack of consensus regarding postoperative treatment, mostly because of the lack of well-designed studies testing the efficacy and effectiveness of such practices. In particular, there are no evidence-based recommendations on the amount of weight that the patient should be advised to bear on the operated leg after the operation.
|United States||No locations recruiting|
|Other Countries||No locations recruiting|
|Damp, Germany||Ostseeklinik Damp, Department I of Orthopedic Surgery||no longer recruiting|
|Kiel, Germany||University of Schleswig-Holstein Medical Center, Kiel Campus||no longer recruiting|
|Lübeck, Germany||University of Schleswig-Holstein Medical Center, Lübeck Campus||no longer recruiting|
|Wedel, Germany||Wedel Hospital, Department of Surgery||no longer recruiting|
|Endpoint classification||efficacy study|
|Intervention model||parallel assignment|
Physical function, measured by means of the Western Ontario and McMaster universities (WOMAC) osteoarthritis index
Leg specific stiffness and pain, both measured by the WOMAC.
Physical component summary of the SF36
Lequesne Hip resp. Knee Score
Male or female participants of any age.
Inclusion Criteria: - Patient who is about to receive unilateral hip or knee replacement surgery on an elective basis for diagnosis of osteoarthritis or femoral head necrosis Exclusion Criteria: - A history of septic arthritis, - Hip fracture, - Intraoperative complications, - History of implant surgery on the joint to be operated on, - Rheumatoid arthritis, - Amputations, - Inability to complete the questionnaires because of cognitive or language difficulties.
|Official title||A Randomized Trial of Weight-Bearing Recommendations After Total Hip or Total Knee Arthroplasty|
|Principal investigator||Thoralf R Liebs, MD|
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