This trial is active, not recruiting.

Condition osteoarthritis
Treatment biphosfonate
Phase phase 3
Sponsor Region Skane
Collaborator AddBio AB
Start date April 2011
End date November 2012
Trial size 30 participants
Trial identifier NCT01745276, PFX-2009378


The purpose of this study is to evaluate the relative osseomechanical strength of a novel coated pin/screw in a clinical model.

United States No locations recruiting
Other countries No locations recruiting

Study Design

Endpoint classification safety study
Intervention model single group assignment
Masking double blind (subject, outcomes assessor)
Primary purpose treatment
External pins coated by biphosfonate.

Primary Outcomes

To evaluate the relative osseomechanical strength of a novel coated pin/screw in a clinivcal mode.
time frame: 2011-07-01-2012-02-01

Eligibility Criteria

Male or female participants from 20 years up to 80 years old.

Inclusion Criteria: - All patients which are diagnostiserade med arthr and needs an operation.

Additional Information

Official title Evaluation of Bisphosphonate Coated Pins for Extern Fixation in Tibia Osteotomy
Description The pin fixation and the risk for pin loosening and pintract infection is intimately connected Moroni et al., Magyar et al. Toksvig-Larsen and W-Dahl) The pin performance ratio for insertion to extraction torque (PPI) varies significantly between screw types. The extraction torque force is the most important value and it is estimated that a removal torque around 300 Nm probably will be the best bon-pin fixation in clinical practice. In animal studies and even in clinical studies the hydroxyapatite (HA) coated screw retained the highest level of osseointegration. However, the fixation for HAscrews is, especially in diaphyseal bone, the risk for too tight fixation, with extreme difficulties to remove the screws in few cases as a result ( high pain and seldom it is impossible to remove the screw) Coating by biphosphonate is a new novel technique with preclinical appealing performance, which theoretically should make this coating very appealing in clinical practice. The theory behind this technique is that it create a good pinfixation reasonable easy to remove. The current most used cortical screw designs performed poorest in terms of fixation (PPI) Method Using the hemicallotasis technique for correction in high tibial osteotomies today, HA coated (Osteotite) conical 130/50 screws is used in the proximal tibia - the metaphysic - and plain (standard) cortical conical screws 110/40 is used in the diaphysis. To study the effect of an improved pin coating a study including 30 patients randomised to the standard procedure today or the novel technique using biphosphonate coated screws. In the metaphysic, the randomisation will be between the HA coated (Osteotite) screws and the biphosphonated coated screws 130/50 (screw thread 50mm) In the diaphysis the randomisation will be between the plain standard 110/40 screws and the biphosphonate 110/40 coated screws Totally 30 patients will be studied which means totally 120 pins. This has been based on power calculations resulting in 23 patients in each group and calculated on extraction torque force. This is a clinical study and 30 patients is estimated due to expected drop out.
Trial information was received from ClinicalTrials.gov and was last updated in December 2012.
Information provided to ClinicalTrials.gov by Region Skane.