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Knee Osteoarthritis Clinical Trials

Browse current & upcoming clinical research / studies on Knee Osteoarthritis. There are a total of 239 clinical trials for Knee Osteoarthritis in 18 countries with 24 trials currently in the United States. 57 are either active and/or recruiting patients or have not yet been completed. Click the title of each study to get the complete details on eligibility, location & other facts about the study.

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Interventional trials
Determine whether experimental treatments or new ways of using known therapies are safe and effective under controlled environments.
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October 2015 - December 2016
Problem: Currently, no system allows precise kinematic assessment of the knee and accurate guiding of orthopedic surgical actions in a minimally invasive fashion. However, such a system would prove useful in the clinical setting to improve the quality of surgical interventions at the knee. Hypothesis: A novel knee kinematic assessment and surgical guidance tool using 3D personalized imaging and minimally invasive bony fixation allows precise kinematic assessment and surgical guidance in the routine clinical setting. Objectives : - Demonstrating the capacity of the system to precisely measure 3D knee kinematics - Quantifying the reproducibility of the kinematic measurements - Measuring the impact of knee surgical procedures on knee kinematics - Assessing the correlations between measured articular kinematics and clinical results after knee surgery - Integrating the novel measuring system to the surgical flow of three knee surgical procedures - Quantifying the precision and reproducibility of the surgical actions guided by the system - Comparing the clinical results of surgeries guided by the system to those performed with the traditional technique
Sponsor: Centre hospitalier de l'Université de Montréal (CHUM)
Study type: Interventional
April 2015 - April 2018
Patients will be randomized (like the flip of a coin) to receive Exparel and a nerve block, standard of care for this procedure, or Exparel alone for pain management after surgery. They will also be asked to complete questionnaires before surgery, during their stay at the hospital after surgery, then at 3 months, 6 months and 12 months after surgery to assess pain and/or function levels, as well as the amount of pain medicine patients have used after surgery. Patients' leg strength will be measured immediately after surgery and again at 3, 6 and 12 months after surgery.
Sponsor: The Hawkins Foundation
Study type: Interventional
February 2015 - February 2017
The purpose of this research is to compare the effectiveness of conventional physical therapy (manual physical therapy, exercise, range of motion, and stretching) versus conventional physical therapy combined with dry needling in patients with knee osteoarthritis (OA). Physical therapists commonly use conventional physical therapy techniques and dry needling to treat knee OA, and this study is attempting to find out if the addition of dry needling to conventional physical therapy has an equal, greater, or lesser effect than conventional physical therapy alone.
Sponsor: Alabama Physical Therapy & Acupuncture
Study type: Interventional
February 2015 - December 2016
Osteoarthritis (OA) is the most common form of arthritis in Hong Kong and a prevalent condition in the ageing population. With disease progression, some clients may develop severe pain and profound limitations in ambulation, which may result in morbidity and impaired physical functions. Among the available treatments, pharmacological therapies primarily focus on musculoskeletal pain relief. However, adverse effects, such as gastrointestinal haemorrhage arising from non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drugs have led to an increasing number of concerns regarding the use of these treatments. Other non-invasive complementary methods for osteoarthritic knee (OA knee) should be explored because of the limitations of pharmacological therapy. Auriculotherapy (AT) is one of the approaches in traditional Chinese medicine (TCM). It is a therapeutic method by which specific points on the auricle are stimulated to treat various disorders of the body. The present study is a four-arm randomised controlled study to determine the effectiveness of AT using magneto-AT (MAT) and/or laser AT (LAT) to improve the conditions of elderly patients suffering from OA knee. The effectiveness of MAT and LAT in terms of alleviating pain, relieving stiffness and promoting a range of motion, and enhancing functional abilities will be determined. Subjects in 'Treatment arm 1' will receive MAT on specific auricular points on one side of the ear during each treatment session. A deactivated laser will be used to achieve the effect of subject blinding. Subjects in 'Treatment arm 2' will receive LAT using low-energy laser applied to selected acupoints of the ear, and a plaster centred with a portion of Junci Medulla that mimics MAT treatment will also be given. Subjects in 'Treatment arm 3' will receive a combined approach (both MAT and LAT). Subjects in the 'placebo arm' will serve as placebo controls. Six auricular acupoints that are considered to have an effect on the OA knee will be selected. Only one ear at a time will receive treatment. Thus, the ears will be treated alternately. The total treatment period will be four weeks. The experimental objects will be replaced every other day. Therefore, treatment will be performed thrice a week. Subjects will be assessed at baseline up to 3 months after the therapy. This study could advance the knowledge on the complementary approaches than can be used to improve OA knee conditions in the elderly.
Sponsor: The Hong Kong Polytechnic University
Study type: Interventional
January 2015 - April 2015
Physical activity is an essential first-line treatment for patients with knee osteoarthritis (OA). However, a 2013 systematic review found only 13% met the activity recommendation of 150 minutes or more per week. The primary goal of this pilot randomized controlled trail is to assess the feasibility and preliminary efficacy of a multi-component intervention/model of care involving a group education session, use of the Fitbit Flex (a wireless physical activity tracking device), and weekly telephone counselling by a physiotherapist (PT) to improve physical activity and reduce sedentary time in patients with knee OA.
Sponsor: University of British Columbia
Study type: Interventional
December 2014 - December 2016
Physical activity is an essential first-line treatment for patients with knee osteoarthritis (OA). However, a 2013 systematic review found only 13% met the activity recommendation of 150 minutes or more per week. The primary goal of this randomized controlled trail is to assess the efficacy of a physical activity counseling model, involving a group education session, the use of Fitbit Flex (a wireless physical activity tracking device), and online/telephone coaching by a physiotherapist (PT), to improve physical activity and reduce sedentary time in patients with knee OA.
Sponsor: University of British Columbia
Study type: Interventional
December 2014 - August 2016
Knee Osteoarthritis (KOA) is a major cause of pain and disability, particularly in those of increasing age and body fat. As there are no very effective therapies for KOA, disease often progresses until knee replacement surgery is needed. It has been observed Vitamin D and Physical Activity (PA) levels are lower in those with KOA, increased age and body fat. As the relationship between KOA, Vitamin D and PA levels are not clearly understood, this study aims to explore these relationships and the acceptability/feasibility of PA and Vitamin D interventions in those who would likely to benefit from these interventions. 200-300 people, 50-70 years, BMI 30-40kg/m2, meeting American College of Rheumatology (ACR) KOA Guidelines, will be recruited from North Tyneside and Liverpool Hospital trusts November 2014-January 2016 to participate in a single cross-sectional study visit, which will measure: Vitamin D/Calcium serum levels, BMI/Body Fat, mobility, Quality of life and pain (by questionnaire), and PA levels. Those participants with insufficient Vitamin D levels (25-50nmol/L) and PA levels (<30min moderate PA/week), will be invited to take part in a 3 month pilot RCT study. >64 people will be recruited for the pilot RCT and equally randomly allocated to 1 of 4 intervention groups: Vitamin D (1 capsule a day: 2000IU), Placebo (identical capsule: 1 a day), PA (online PA programme) and PA and Vitamin D. Additionally at the end of the 12 week study visit, up to 20 participants will be invited to take part in a qualitative interview exploring their experience during the two studies.
Sponsor: Newcastle University
Study type: Interventional
December 2014 - January 2021
OBJECTIVE: To evaluate the improvement of patients with gonarthritis exposed to a multidisciplinary care program with and without associated classroom educational program. METHODS: 152 patients (men and women) aged 40 or older with arthritis stages I to III of Kelgren and Lawrence. Have been treated with drugs, orthotics and referred to physical rehabilitation (physiotherapy and/or physical activity). Patients will be randomized into 2 groups of 76 and will go through pre-assessment with multidisciplinary team: Psychologist - assess cognitive ability; level of anxiety, and depression. Nutritionist - anthropometric parameters and diet quality. Social Worker - Level of education, religion, autonomy and mobility capacity to the hospital. Physiotherapist - range of motion, pain, function and quality of life. Occupational Therapy - range of motion and strength. Physical Educator - level of physical activity and functional capacity. Orthopaedic - additional examinations, disease classification, orthotics, report to Social Security and Traffic Department, evaluation questionnaires (SF 36, VAS, WOMAC, LEQUESNE), referral to physical therapy, physical activity and inform consent. A group will submitted to two interventions, with an interval of two months between each intervention. The control group will only make evaluations / consultations with all professional teams without classes for 2 years, then will attend the courses and will be followed by two more years. Interventions will be lectures and practices with the seven professional teams, covering the topic arthritis (orthopedic team), what is disease, being ill, and the role of the patient in the treatment (psychology) to obtain behavioral change. Lectures and practices with physical therapy and occupational therapy to show the importance of exercise in relieving symptoms (physical therapy), the importance of rest and proper ergonomics at home and at work (occupational therapy). The nutritionist shows proper alimentation. Lecture and practice with physical educator (showing the difference between the laber work and regular physical activity as well as the importance of strength exercises, resistance and stretching) and theoretical class with the social service by calling attention to the importance of leisure. After two months, the second intervention is made in order to verify the acquired concepts. Six months, 1, 2, 3 and 4 years after the first evaluation, the groups will be called to new multi evaluation.
Sponsor: University of Sao Paulo General Hospital
Study type: Interventional
November 2014 - June 2017
The purpose of this study is to examine the effectiveness of standard physical therapy and an internet-based exercise program for people with knee osteoarthritis (OA). Both of these programs will be compared to a "waiting list" control group. The investigators hypothesize that both treatments will result in greater improvement than the control condition and that the treatments will be similarly effective. The investigators also expect that some patients may do better with one treatment type or another and will explore this.
Sponsor: University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill
Study type: Interventional
October 2014 - December 2014
Osteoarthritis (OA) is the most common joint disease associated with aging. Although many patients take glucosamine supplements as a non-traditional treatment for osteoarthritis, the effectiveness of these supplements is questionable. This study will evaluate glucosamine therapy by directly analyzing two functions of joint fluid that are impaired by osteoarthritis - namely, the abilities to lubricate the joint and absorb shocks during activity. Joint fluid samples will be collected from subjects with knee osteoarthritis and analyzed on a device that simulates typical joint movements. After 3 months of glucosamine supplementation, samples will be collected again to detect potential improvements in joint fluid function.
Sponsor: University of British Columbia
Study type: Interventional
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