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Comparison of Conventional and Large Diameter Femoral Heads for the Prevention of Hip Dislocation

The recruitment status of this study is unknown. The completion date has passed and the status has not been verified in more than two years.
Verified September 2011 by University of British Columbia.
Recruitment status was:  Active, not recruiting
Information provided by (Responsible Party):
University of British Columbia Identifier:
First received: September 11, 2005
Last updated: September 20, 2011
Last verified: September 2011
About ten percent of revision hip replacements will dislocate. Although dislocation is not a life-threatening problem, it is stressful and costly and requires hospitalization to treat. Subjects who have repeated dislocations live with the constant fear of another dislocation. The purpose of this study is to test the effectiveness of a large ball prosthesis in preventing post-surgical dislocation. A large diameter ball has greater freedom of movement before it impinges; therefore, theoretically, it should not dislocate as easily.

Condition Intervention
Hip Dislocation Device: Large Diameter Femoral Head

Study Type: Interventional
Study Design: Allocation: Randomized
Intervention Model: Parallel Assignment
Masking: None (Open Label)
Primary Purpose: Prevention
Official Title: A Randomized Multi-Centre Controlled Trial of Large Diameter (36/40 mm) Versus Conventional Diameter (32 mm) Femoral Heads for the Prevention of Post Revision Arthroplasty Dislocation

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Further study details as provided by University of British Columbia:

Primary Outcome Measures:
  • To compare the difference in dislocation rate between those receiving a large ball (36/40 mm femoral head) versus those receiving a 32 mm femoral head in patients who undergo revision hip arthroplasty [ Time Frame: at two years ]

Secondary Outcome Measures:
  • To compare polyethylene wear in the two groups [ Time Frame: Unspecified ]
  • To compare the difference in functional and quality of life measures in the two groups [ Time Frame: at 3, 12 and 24 months post surgery ]
  • To compare radiographic findings in the two groups [ Time Frame: Unspecified ]
  • To estimate the rate of re-revision in the two groups [ Time Frame: Unspecified ]

Estimated Enrollment: 400
Study Start Date: September 2007
Estimated Study Completion Date: December 2012
Primary Completion Date: April 2009 (Final data collection date for primary outcome measure)
Intervention Details:
    Device: Large Diameter Femoral Head

Ages Eligible for Study:   19 Years and older   (Adult, Senior)
Sexes Eligible for Study:   All
Accepts Healthy Volunteers:   No

Inclusion Criteria:

  1. Eligible patients will be those undergoing revision hip arthroplasty, either first revision or subsequent re-revision.
  2. Revision must require replacement of both the acetabular component and femoral component, except when revising femur only with well-fixed Trilogy socket.
  3. The acetabular component must have a minimum outer diameter of 50 mm.
  4. The femoral component inserted should be a Zimmer Versys™ beaded full-coated stem or Zimmer ZMR™ stem or collarless polished taper (CPT™)
  5. Patients must be able to reply to questionnaires in either French or English.

Exclusion Criteria:

  1. Patients who are undergoing revision for recurrent dislocation.
  2. Revision of the acetabulum requiring structural allograft or reconstruction ring.
  3. Revision of the acetabulum requiring the use of cemented all-polyethylene cups.
  4. Revision of the acetabulum using a liner cemented into an existing metal shell.
  5. Intra-operative decision to use a constrained liner.
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Please refer to this study by its identifier: NCT00175500

Canada, British Columbia
Vancouver General Hospital
Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada, V5Z 1L8
Sponsors and Collaborators
University of British Columbia
Principal Investigator: Donald Garbuz, MD University of British Columbia
  More Information

Responsible Party: University of British Columbia Identifier: NCT00175500     History of Changes
Other Study ID Numbers: C02-0530
Study First Received: September 11, 2005
Last Updated: September 20, 2011

Keywords provided by University of British Columbia:
Post-Arthroplasty Hip Dislocation

Additional relevant MeSH terms:
Hip Dislocation
Wounds and Injuries
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