Knee Osteoarthritis Clinical Trials

Browse current & upcoming clinical research / studies on Knee Osteoarthritis. There are a total of 227 clinical trials for Knee Osteoarthritis in 19 countries with 24 trials currently in the United States. 54 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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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
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
October 2014 - June 2016
This purpose of this study is to evaluate the effectiveness and safety of the iovera° device for the temporary reduction of pain associated with knee osteoarthritis.
Sponsor: MyoScience, Inc
Study type: Interventional
October 2014 -
The overall goals of this work are: 1) to elucidate alterations in gene expression and downstream protein synthesis 2 wks after TKA to better explain quadriceps muscle atrophy after TKA and 2) understand the mechanisms responsible for improved maintenance of muscle strength with NMES utilization. Furthermore, this investigation seeks to expand previous findings regarding attenuation of strength and functional performance deficits with NMES application to better understand how altered gene expression influences muscle function.
Sponsor: University of Colorado, Denver
Study type: Interventional
October 2014 - June 2016
Knee osteoarthritis (OA) is commonly treated using laterally wedged insoles. Although these insoles typically reduce knee abduction moments (KAM) - a variable associated with knee osteoarthritis - and thus are believed to be beneficial for OA management, recent research has indicated that in some cases lateral wedge insoles actually increase knee joint loads. In such cases, a medial wedge may be more appropriate. The purpose of this study is to evaluate the influence of reduced KAMs on pain over 3-months for patients with knee OA. It is hypothesized that pain reduction will be directly related to KAM reduction. Forty-six participants with knee OA will be recruited to participate. Each will undergo biomechanical gait analysis to determine the wedge type that most greatly reduces knee adduction moments. In addition, each participant will undergo a Dual Energy X-Ray Absorptiometry (DXA) scan to quantify adiposity. Finally, participants will complete a series of questionnaires to evaluate pain, function, physical activity, footwear comfort and injury history. Participants will be randomized into either a wait list control group (no insole) or experimental group (medial or lateral wedged insole), and monitored for 3 months. Changes to pain, function, comfort and physical activity from baseline to 3 months will be assessed within the control and experimental groups. Regression analyses will be conducted on the experimental group to determine if a relationship exists between reduced KAMs and reduced pain over 3 months. Comparisons will also be made between the control and experimental groups.
Sponsor: University of Calgary
Study type: Interventional
September 2014 - December 2015
Patients scheduled to undergo total knee arthroplasty will receive motor sparing knee blocks with continuous adductor canal block along with multimodal analgesia started pre-operatively and continued into the postoperative period. The study will evaluate the feasibility of home discharge within the first 24 hours following total knee arthroplasty. We will also evaluate the pain scores in the first 5 days following the surgery, causes of delayed discharge and any adverse events.
Sponsor: Lawson Health Research Institute
Study type: Interventional
September 2014 - December 2016
As the U.S. population ages and the prevalence of osteoarthritis (OA) among older adults rises, the prevention of OA-associated disability is an important public health priority. Accordingly, efficacious interventions are needed to manage pain and maintain physical function among older adults with OA. Because skeletal muscle weakness is a primary contributory factor to the progression of pain and functional decline among persons with OA, optimal interventions are those capable of improving skeletal muscle strength. High-intensity resistance exercise is the best-known method of improving muscle strength; however high-compressive loads typically induce significant joint pain among persons with OA. Accordingly, current recommendations include the performance of low- or moderate-intensity physical exercise - despite the fact that these training paradigms are sub-optimal for enhancing muscle strength. This application proposes conduct a pilot study to investigate the potential of an innovative training paradigm with potential to stimulate improvements in skeletal muscle strength while utilizing low-intensity loads. This paradigm, known as KAATSU training, involves performing low-intensity exercise while externally-applied compression mildly restricts blood flow to the active skeletal muscle. The overarching objective of the present application is to evaluate the efficacy and feasibility of chronic KAATSU training for the improvement of skeletal muscle strength and physical function among persons aged > 60 years with symptomatic knee OA and mild to moderate physical limitations. A total of 72 participants will be recruited to participate in this three month intervention study. Participants will be randomly assigned to one of two intervention conditions: (1) a standard exercise intervention consisting of center-based, moderate-intensity resistance training, or (2) a KAATSU training program matched for overall workload. This study will provide novel information regarding the therapeutic potential of KAATSU training for improving strength and function as well as attenuating pain among these individuals. The study will also provide critical information regarding the long-term, clinical viability of the paradigm by evaluating participant safety, discomfort, and willingness to continually engage in the KAATSU training program.
Sponsor: University of Florida
Study type: Interventional
September 2014 - December 2015
Despite improvements in treatment, a significant part of patients have severe pain following knee arthroplasty. Preoperative identification of high-risk patients would allow for an intensive individualized analgesic treatment pre- and postoperatively and thus potentially in reduced pain acute and chronically.
Sponsor: Rigshospitalet, Denmark
Study type: Observational
August 2014 -
Knee osteoarthritis (OA) is a widespread problem in Canada, leading to decreased quality of life and increased economic burden. Current research has focused on expensive, invasive treatments, whereas inexpensive conservative treatments have received less attention. One such treatment is the use of orthotics to reduce pain and increase function in people with knee OA. Currently, clinical practice guidelines for the use of orthotics are vague and contradictory, and could benefit from more research taking into account foot posture. This study aims to compare the use of two orthotics designs in people with knee OA.
Sponsor: University of British Columbia
Study type: Interventional
August 2014 - December 2016
This study is looking at the efficacy of a sloped insole in patients with knee osteoarthritis. Regularly wearing a sloped insole over the course of one year will result in a wider joint space by x-ray in 60% of the subjects, a significant decrease in knee pain, decreased use of over the counter analgesics, and a clinically important improvement in the Womac pain and stiffness scale.
Sponsor: Park Nicollet Institute
Study type: Interventional
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