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Knee Osteoarthritis Clinical Trials

Browse current & upcoming clinical research / studies on Knee Osteoarthritis. There are a total of 232 clinical trials for Knee Osteoarthritis in 20 countries with 22 trials currently in the United States. 53 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
December 2014 - 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
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 -
Complementary and alternative medicine has been employed over thousands of years to relieve knee Osteoarthritis (OA) pain. Xinfeng Capsule, a patent Chinese herbal medicine, has been used in the treatment of Knee Osteoarthritis (KOA) Some studies involving animal subjects may explored its mechanism. However, presently, there is a lack of large-sample, multicenter, randomized, controlled trials to evaluate the effects of Xinfeng Capsule treated for KOA. Therefore, the investigators designed a randomized, placebo-controlled, double-blind, multicenter trial to evaluate the effectiveness and safety of Xinfeng Capsule in the treatment of KOA.
Sponsor: The First Affiliated Hospital of Anhui University of Traditional Chinese Medicine
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
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 - 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
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
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