This trial is active, not recruiting.

Condition hip arthritis
Treatments hi-fatigue bone cement, palacos bone cement
Phase phase 2
Sponsor University of Aarhus
Collaborator Aarhus University Hospital
Start date August 2010
End date April 2016
Trial size 50 participants
Trial identifier NCT01289834, VEK20100112


The purpose of this scientific study is to compare early migration of hip prostheses in respect to the bone in order to determine whether there is a clinical difference between the two investigated bone cements (which one is best suited for cementation of hip prostheses).

United States No locations recruiting
Other countries No locations recruiting

Study Design

Allocation randomized
Endpoint classification safety/efficacy study
Intervention model parallel assignment
Masking single blind (subject)
Primary purpose treatment
(Active Comparator)
CPT femoral stems fixed with Hi-Fatigue Bone Cement
hi-fatigue bone cement
Hi-Fatigue bone cement is a new development of Aap Biomaterials, GmbH & Co that has not yet been tested in the clinical setting. Hi-Fatigue has a medium to low viscosity. Laboratory tests confirm Hi-Fatigue bone cement to have properties equivalent to or better than the golden standard bone cement" Palacos. Hi-Fatigue is to be used without pre-chilling. When mixed at a room temperature of 21°C Hi-Fatigue has a low initial viscosity improving mixing and theoretically reducing the porosity of the cured cement.
(Active Comparator)
CPT femoral stems fixed with Palacos Bone Cement
palacos bone cement
Palacos Bone Cement has been used for 48 years and has a good reputation as the "gold standard" among bone cements (3). It is a high-viscosity cement with rapid application that makes it advantageous for use in orthopedic joint surgery. Palacos cement was developed in order to allow hand mixing of monomers and polymers in a dish in the operating room. Air pollution with toxic monomers in the operating room was a problem that was primarily solved by exhaust ventilation, later supplemented with vacuum mixing

Primary Outcomes

Femoral component migration (roentgen stereo photogrammetric analysis - RSA)
time frame: 2 years

Eligibility Criteria

Male or female participants at least 71 years old.

Inclusion Criteria: - primary hip osteoarthritis - sufficient bone quality for total hip arthroplasty - age 71 years and above - no upper age limit if the patient is capable - informed and written consent - patient can only enter the project with one hip Exclusion Criteria: - planned bilateral hip surgery - neuromuscular or vascular disease in the affected leg - preoperatively not found suitable for a hip arthroplasty - patients with osteoporosis based on former diagnosis or preoperative DEXA-scan - fracture sequelae, osteonecrosis or previous extensive hip surgery - patients who cannot refrain from taking NSAID post-operatively - continuous medical treatment with vitamin K antagonists (Warfarin) which is known to reduce the bone mass by a factor of 5 - patients with metabolic bone disease - patients with rheumatoid arthritis - postmenopausal women in systemic estrogenic hormone substitution - patients with a continuous need of systemic cortisone treatment - non-Danish citizenship - patients who do not comprehend the Danish language (read and speak) - senile dementia - alcoholism - defined as men drinking more than 21 units a week and women drinking more than 14 units a week - drug abuse - major psychiatric disease - metastatic cancer disease and treatment with radiation therapy or chemotherapy - severe systemic disease (e.g. hemi paresis and Parkinson disease) - systemic hip and spine disease - employee at the orthopaedic department, Aarhus University Hospital - ongoing case regarding industrial injury insurance of the knee - patients with poor dental status (risk of infection)

Additional Information

Official title A Migration (RSA) and Bone Density (DEXA) Study Comparing Hi-Fatigue Bone Cement and Palacos Bone Cement in Fixation of a Smooth vs. a Fine-blasted Femoral Stem. A Prospective Randomized Study on Primary Total Hip Arthroplasty.
Principal investigator Kjeld Soballe, Professor MD
Description A randomized controlled clinical trial on 50 hybrid hips age above 70 years to the described two surgical procedures will be performed at Aarhus University hospital by two orthopaedic consultants. Randomization in 10 blocks of ten patients distributed with five patients for Palacos Cement and five patients for Hi-Fatigue Cement. - 25 CPT femoral stems fixed with Hi-Fatigue Bone Cement. - 25 CPT femoral stems fixed with Palacos Bone Cement. All patients will be operated by the postero-lateral approach. The post-operative treatment and training will not differ from the standard.
Trial information was received from ClinicalTrials.gov and was last updated in October 2014.
Information provided to ClinicalTrials.gov by University of Aarhus.