Knee Osteoarthritis Clinical Trials

Browse current & upcoming clinical research / studies on Knee Osteoarthritis. There are a total of 212 clinical trials for Knee Osteoarthritis in 17 countries with 20 trials currently in the United States. 47 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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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 60 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
August 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
June 2014 - July 2015
The purpose of this study is to determine whether intra-articular hyaluronic acid provides symptomatic relief of osteoarthritis of the knee.
Sponsor: Fidia Farmaceutici s.p.a.
Study type: Interventional
June 2014 - March 2016
Osteoarthritis of the knee is a degenerative joint disease that involves degradation of the joint. Symptoms include joint tenderness, pain, stiffness, locking, and occasionally an effusion. Over 40 million Americans also have cardiovascular disease in addition to their OA. Initiation and maintenance of even low-levels of physical activity is critical for management of cardiac risk. Patients with osteoarthritis have been shown to have poorer aerobic conditioning, lower daily physical activity levels and lower self-efficacy for exercise than non-OA cohorts. It has been established that there exists a consistent gradient across activity groups indicating greater longevity and reduced risk of CHD, CVD, and stroke, in more active individuals. Available research suggests the greatest gains in cardiovascular fitness occur in moving a sedentary individual to even low levels of physical activity, and 12 weeks is enough to demonstrate change in the risk profile of at-risk individuals. Finally, appropriate levels of aerobic and strength training have been shown to be beneficial in treatment of osteoarthritis of the knee. This study will evaluate the effectiveness of hylan G-F 20 (single injection preparation) in promoting greater levels of physical activity and fitness as measured by MET level compared to an exercise-only cohort; evaluating both the change in physical function as well as the cardiovascular risk profile. This is a randomized, single-blinded clinical trial comparing injection of the knee joint with Hylan GF-20 to sham procedure. Subjects will undergo a regular exercise program for 6 months following randomization.
Sponsor: OhioHealth
Study type: Interventional
June 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. In addition, recent research has begun to indicate that separate subtypes of osteoarthritis exist, and that these different subtypes may respond differently to a mechanical intervention such as a wedged insole. These subtypes include metabolic-OA (linked to obesity), post-traumatic OA (linked to knee injury), and genetic-OA (linked to family history). The purposes of this study are to (a) evaluate the influence of reduced KAMs loading on pain over 6-months for patients with knee OA, and (b) evaluate how patients from different OA subtypes respond to a mechanical treatment (i.e. wedged insole). It is hypothesized that pain reduction and function improvement will be directly related to KAM reduction. One-hundred and thirty 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, diet and family and injury history. Participants will be randomized into either a control group (sham insole) or experimental group (wedged insole), and monitored for 6 months. Comparisons will be made between the control and experimental group to determine if reduced knee adduction moments contribute to reduced pain and improved function over 6 months. In addition, patients will be stratified based on OA subtype to determine if treatment response is dependent on OA subtype.
Sponsor: University of Calgary
Study type: Interventional
June 2014 - August 2015
There is a high prevalence of falls in those with knee osteoarthritis (OA) compared to healthy older adults. Balance is a key element of function that allows individuals to maintain posture and respond to perturbations, and poor balance control, a risk factor for falls, has been noted in those with knee OA. There is a lack of research guiding treatment for balance deficits in knee OA, with interventions aimed at improving balance deficits in those with knee OA having mixed results. Targeted dynamic balance interventions in other patient populations have been shown to significantly improve dynamic balance control and physical function. If results similar to such populations can be achieved, such a program may produce a significant reduction in functional disability in the knee OA population and improve quality of life. The purpose of this study is to examine the effect of a 10-week targeted dynamic balance intervention on dynamic balance and physical function in people with knee OA. This will be a randomized controlled trial (RCT).
Sponsor: University of British Columbia
Study type: Interventional
June 2014 - December 2014
Knee osteoarthritis is one of the most prevalent orthopedic conditions worldwide. With the aging population, a 40% patient increase is expected to present at clinics with complaints of primary osteoarthritis by 2025. Multiple studies have attempted to establish non-surgical criteria for knee arthritis and usage of resources to avoid major surgery. It has long been accepted as a treatment option for patients who have failed to respond to NSAIDs and other non-surgical therapies to receive intra-articular injections of steroid and anesthesia mixtures to hold off disease progression. Various studies have compared different sites of injection and the accuracy rate of the injection being within the joint. Recent studies report a 66% accuracy on palpation-guided injection on the anterolateral knee, 93% accuracy on palpation-guided injection on the superolateral portal of the knee, and new studies show an improvement of up to 98% with use of ultrasound guiding software. However, in a health care system with limited resources, providing patients with US-guided injections represented an increased cost of $178.35 per patient as per 2010 Medicare reports. Therefore, assuming these accuracy rates, we will compare the anterolateral and superolateral portals for knee injection and their clinical effect to monitor if in fact there is a difference in patient reported outcomes. As a secondary analysis, if no difference is found, a strong case for palpation-guided injections versus ultrasound-guided injections can be made. In this study we will prospectively enroll 60 patients to be divided into two 30 patient groups with primary knee osteoarthritis. Patients that qualify as subjects will be treated with an intraarticular knee injection through an anterolateral portal or a suprapatellar portal as per group in which they are placed. Scores will be given for pain of the injection and of the baseline illness and compared on a subsequent visit to assess self-reported functional outcomes.
Sponsor: University of Puerto Rico
Study type: Interventional
May 2014 -
Hypothesis: Intraarticular injections of isotonic Xylitol solution will improve pain in patients with knee osteoarthritis (OA).
Sponsor: Hadassah Medical Organization
Study type: Interventional
May 2014 - June 2015
The focus of the study is to determine the prevalence and variance of self-reported knee pain characteristics in a community-derived sample of adults aged 40 years and over. It will also identify characteristics such as structural changes of osteoarthritis of the knee as well as physiological parameters and blood and urine biomarkers.
Sponsor: University of Nottingham
Study type: Observational
May 2014 - April 2016
Knee osteoarthritis (OA) is a costly health condition affecting more than 10% of Canadian adults. Excessive and unbalanced loads passing through the knee joint have been implicated in the progression of OA. Typical conservative treatment of OA has focused on increasing daily activity, without consideration for the underlying joint loading. This study aims to compare a 4-month walking program that aims to increase the angle of the foot (toe-out angle) during walking - a measure shown to reduce joint loading and OA disease progression - while increasing walking time/distance, with a standard walking program that aims to increase walking time/distance. It is predicted that the walking program focusing on increasing toe-out will provide greater reductions in self-reported knee pain and a greater reduction in unfavorable knee joint loading.
Sponsor: University of British Columbia
Study type: Interventional
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