This trial is active, not recruiting.

Condition genu valgus
Treatment hemiepiphysiodesis
Sponsor Aarhus University Hospital
Start date May 2009
End date July 2012
Trial size 14 participants
Trial identifier NCT01641354, J.nr. 2009-41-3248, M-20080179


Knock knees or genu valgus necessitates in some children corrective surgery with partial closure of the growth plate at level of the knee.

United States No locations recruiting
Other countries No locations recruiting

Study Design

Allocation randomized
Endpoint classification efficacy study
Intervention model parallel assignment
Masking open label
Primary purpose treatment

Primary Outcomes

Treatment time
time frame: up to 3 years

Secondary Outcomes

Pain score post operatively
time frame: up to 3 years

Eligibility Criteria

Male or female participants from 8 years up to 15 years old.

Inclusion Criteria: - genu valgus - remaining growth Exclusion Criteria: - systemic disease - unilateral disease

Additional Information

Official title Reversible Hemiepiphysiodesis in Children - Stapling Versus Eight Plate
Description Background: Genu valgus is a condition with malalignment of the lower extremity. Surgery may be indicated in severe cases and reversible hemiepiphysiodesis is often the treatment of choice in growing children. Partial closure can be obtained by stapling technique or with a new treatment called tension band plating.
Trial information was received from ClinicalTrials.gov and was last updated in July 2012.
Information provided to ClinicalTrials.gov by Aarhus University Hospital.