Effectiveness of Acupuncture as an Adjunct to Rehabilitation After Knee Arthroplasty

The recruitment status of this study is unknown because the information has not been verified recently.
Verified February 2012 by Back and Rehabilitation Center, Copenhagen.
Recruitment status was  Recruiting
Sponsor:
Information provided by (Responsible Party):
Tom Petersen, Back and Rehabilitation Center, Copenhagen
ClinicalTrials.gov Identifier:
NCT00935155
First received: July 7, 2009
Last updated: February 7, 2012
Last verified: February 2012

July 7, 2009
February 7, 2012
January 2009
November 2011   (final data collection date for primary outcome measure)
pain [ Time Frame: 3 months after treatment ] [ Designated as safety issue: Yes ]
Same as current
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disability [ Time Frame: 3 months after treatment ] [ Designated as safety issue: Yes ]
Same as current
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Effectiveness of Acupuncture as an Adjunct to Rehabilitation After Knee Arthroplasty
Effectiveness of Acupuncture as an Adjunct to Rehabilitation After Knee Arthroplasty. A Randomized Controlled Trial.

No randomized trials have tested the effectiveness of acupuncture as a supplement to rehabilitation after total knee replacement. Studies from related fields, however, have shown reduction of symptoms as a result of acupuncture treatment in patients with knee pain caused by severe osteoarthritis in the knee. Furthermore, studies have reported that the need of pain medication was lower when acupuncture treatment was performed immediately after knee surgery.

The aim of this study is to test whether acupuncture can reduce pain and improve disability as a supplement to rehabilitation after total knee replacement.

One hundred and seventy patients will be allocated by drawing lots to either a treatment group receiving exercise therapy and acupuncture or a group receiving exercise therapy alone. Treatment will start 3 weeks after surgery at the latest.

Outcome of treatments will be measured at completion of treatment and at 3 months follow-up by pain- and disability questionnaires as well as the recording of walking capacity.

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Interventional
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Allocation: Randomized
Endpoint Classification: Safety/Efficacy Study
Intervention Model: Factorial Assignment
Masking: Double Blind (Investigator, Outcomes Assessor)
Primary Purpose: Treatment
Total Knee Replacement
  • Procedure: Acupuncture
    Westerns style acupuncture. Twice a week for 12 weeks
  • Procedure: exercises
    Coordination, mobilizing, endurance, strength
  • Experimental: Acupuncture
    Acupuncture in combination with exercise therapy
    Intervention: Procedure: Acupuncture
  • Active Comparator: exercises
    Coordination, mobilizing, endurance, strength
    Intervention: Procedure: exercises
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*   Includes publications given by the data provider as well as publications identified by ClinicalTrials.gov Identifier (NCT Number) in Medline.
 
Recruiting
170
March 2012
November 2011   (final data collection date for primary outcome measure)

Inclusion Criteria:

  • Hemi- or total knee arthroplasty.
  • 18 - 70 years of age.

Exclusion Criteria:

  • Concurrent diseases that compromises treatment, i.e.hip disease, rheumatoid arthritis, migraine).
  • Bleeding disorders.
  • Heart disease or use of pacemaker.
  • Lack of patient cooperation, i.e. psychological disorders, alcoholism, problems with language).
  • Infection.

Exclusion criteria during intervention:

  • Infection.
  • Cicatrice-burst.
Both
18 Years to 70 Years
No
Contact: Tom Petersen, PT, PhD +45 35304974 tom.petersen@suf.kk.dk
Contact: Inge Lis Goethgen, Head +45 35304950 MW53@suf.kk.dk
Denmark
 
NCT00935155
VIFAB-727-44-2007
No
Tom Petersen, Back and Rehabilitation Center, Copenhagen
Back and Rehabilitation Center, Copenhagen
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Principal Investigator: Tom Petersen, PT, PhD Back and Rehabilitation Center, Copenhagen
Back and Rehabilitation Center, Copenhagen
February 2012

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