Knee Osteoarthritis Clinical Trials

Browse current & upcoming clinical research / studies on Knee Osteoarthritis. There are a total of 250 clinical trials for Knee Osteoarthritis in 15 countries with 16 trials currently in the United States. 35 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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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
June 2015 - June 2016
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
June 2015 - June 2016
The knee prosthesis is a validated treatment for end-stage osteoarthritis, and this intervention usually provides a significant improvement in the quality of life of patients. However, a significant percentage of patients (up 30%) say disappointed with the outcome of the intervention. One hypothesis that could explain these poor results might be poor adaptation of the implants to the patient's anatomy, resulting in a non-physiological kinematics for the patient. Multiple studies try to obtain an individual adaptation of the intervention according to multiple criteria. The measurement of the kinematics of the knee before surgery could participate in this process.
Sponsor: University Hospital, Strasbourg, France
Study type: Observational
May 2015 - April 2016
The knee prosthesis is a validated treatment for end-stage of knee osteoarthritis, and this intervention usually provides a significant improvement in the quality of life of patients. However, a significant percentage of patients (up to 30%) are disappointed with the outcome of the intervention. One hypothesis that could explain these poor results might be the poor positioning of implants. Individual cutting guides are produced after a CT scan response planning carried out according to the CT scan anatomy of each patient, and subsequently adapted to its real anatomy during surgery, thus theoretically better accuracy of the implementation over conventional techniques. It has been shown in the past that the navigation has been the gold standard in measuring the three-dimensional orientation of the implants during surgery, and this system is systematically used in the service for over 10 years.
Sponsor: University Hospital, Strasbourg, France
Study type: Observational
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
March 2015 -
The goal of this study is to explore the effectiveness of a commercially available, over-the-counter knee brace in the conservative treatment of knee osteoarthritis. Participants will either be fitted with a brace and told to wear it every day during normal activities, fitted with the brace and given instructions on a set of quadriceps strengthening exercises to complete twice daily, every day, or be given the exercise instructions, but not fitted with a brace. Functional and subjective outcomes will be collected preoperatively and at 6 and 12 weeks from baseline, with the goal of informing the effectiveness of bracing alone versus a home exercise program, and whether the combination of those provides the most therapeutic benefit to participants.
Sponsor: Orthopaedic Research Foundation
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
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 - May 2016
Purpose: For the target population of adult patients with end stage osteoarthritis, this randomized clinical trial will be used to evaluate the benefit of three months of physical therapy compared to no treatment in patients indicated for total knee arthroplasty. Participants:Patients that are diagnosed with end stage osteoarthritis who are indicated for total knee arthroplasty. Procedures: Patients will be randomized to either receive physical therapy or no treatment. They will be scheduled to return in 3 months for discussion of operative versus continued nonoperative treatment of their osteoarthritis.This will be determined by change in PROMIS (Patient Reported Outcome Measurement Information System) score and prevention of surgery.
Sponsor: University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill
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
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