Feasibility of Outpatient Total Knee Arthroplasty

The recruitment status of this study is unknown because the information has not been verified recently.
Verified December 2011 by Ottawa Hospital Research Institute.
Recruitment status was  Recruiting
Information provided by (Responsible Party):
Dr. G. Dervin, Ottawa Hospital Research Institute
ClinicalTrials.gov Identifier:
First received: August 19, 2010
Last updated: December 20, 2011
Last verified: December 2011

This proposal outlines the investigators plan to develop, evaluate and implement an accelerated in hospital and community rehabilitation following total knee arthroplasty (TKA) leading to outpatient TKA. The benefits of applying current concepts of improved postoperative analgesia and less invasive surgical technique are expected to improve objective parameters of knee function, increase patients satisfaction, while reducing health care resources requirements as compared with standard rehabilitation. The innovation of combining best practices from orthopaedic sports medicine, Anesthesia, Physiotherapy and Knee reconstruction are expected to realize this goal.

Total Knee Replacement

Study Type: Observational
Study Design: Observational Model: Cohort
Time Perspective: Prospective
Official Title: Feasibility of Outpatient Total Knee Arthroplasty

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Further study details as provided by Ottawa Hospital Research Institute:

Estimated Enrollment: 60
Study Start Date: November 2010
Estimated Study Completion Date: July 2013
Estimated Primary Completion Date: January 2013 (Final data collection date for primary outcome measure)
Patients presenting for elective TKA
Patients will be advised preoperatively about an accelerated path while in hospital that will share many attributes of the standard TOH care map but with several additions, chosen to help reduce pain and hemarthrosis, both felt to be the major impediments to faster recuperation.

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Ages Eligible for Study:   50 Years to 75 Years
Genders Eligible for Study:   Both
Accepts Healthy Volunteers:   Yes
Sampling Method:   Probability Sample
Study Population

The first 20 patients (baseline) will be treated in hospital so we can gauge the potential of inpatient stay and our criteria will be refined. The next group of 20 (intermediate) will be geared toward overnight stay and finally the last 20 patients (full intervention) will be geared for same day discharge using the successful protocol already in place for unicompartment knee arthroplasty (UKA) at TOH.


Inclusion Criteria:

  • Must be candidate for Total knee arthroplasty
  • Patient of Dr Dervin and Dr Gofton
  • Male or Female
  • Age range between 50-75yrs,
  • Agreed to FNB
  • A Subvastus approach can be used

Patients who do not meet any exclusion criteria.

Exclusion Criteria:

  • Over 75 of age
  • Poor health issues
  • No FNB
  • Revised surgery on same knee
  • Pt with evidence of active infection
  • Pt with a BMI larger than 30kg/m2
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Please refer to this study by its ClinicalTrials.gov identifier: NCT01186211

Contact: Geoffrey Dervin, MD,MSc,FRCSC (613)737-8081 gdervin@ottawahospital.on.ca
Contact: Wade Gofton MD,MEd, BScH,FRCSC (613) 798-5555 ext 18779 wgofton@ottawahospital.on.ca

Canada, Ontario
The Ottawa General Hospital Recruiting
Ottawa, Ontario, Canada, H1H 8L6
Contact: Geoffrey Dervin MD, MSc,FRCSC    (613)737-8081    gdervin@ottawahospital.on.ca   
Contact: Wade Gofton MD,MEd, ,BScH,FRCSC    (613)798-5555 ext 18779    wgofton@ottawahospital.on.ca   
Principal Investigator: Geoffrey Dervin MD, MSc,FRCSC         
Sponsors and Collaborators
Ottawa Hospital Research Institute
Principal Investigator: Geoffrey Dervin, MD,MSc,FRCSC OHRI / The Ottawa Hospital
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Responsible Party: Dr. G. Dervin, Chair, Orthopaedic Surgery, Ottawa Hospital Research Institute
ClinicalTrials.gov Identifier: NCT01186211     History of Changes
Other Study ID Numbers: OHREB2010262-01H
Study First Received: August 19, 2010
Last Updated: December 20, 2011
Health Authority: Canada: Ethics Review Committee

Keywords provided by Ottawa Hospital Research Institute:
Total Knee Arthroplasty (TKA)
Modified Length of Stay (MLOS)

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