Arthroscopic Anterior Cruciate Ligament Reconstruction: A Comparison of Three Catheter Placement Positions

The recruitment status of this study is unknown because the information has not been verified recently.
Verified September 2006 by University of Rochester.
Recruitment status was  Recruiting
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University of Rochester Identifier:
First received: September 12, 2005
Last updated: June 5, 2007
Last verified: September 2006

This investigation will evaluate the subjective effect on postoperative pain of three catheter placements in the knee:

  1. intraarticular infusion only,
  2. patellar tendon harvest site only,
  3. both intraarticular and patellar tendon harvest site.

Condition Intervention
Pain, Postoperative
Device: Breg Pain Care 3000 Catheter

Study Type: Interventional
Study Design: Allocation: Randomized
Endpoint Classification: Efficacy Study
Intervention Model: Single Group Assignment
Masking: Single Blind
Primary Purpose: Treatment
Official Title: A Placebo Controlled, Prospective, Randomized Clinical Investigation of the Efficacy of Continuous Infusion Regional Anesthetic on Postoperative Pain Following Arthroscopic Anterior Cruciate Ligament Reconstruction: A Comparison of Three Catheter Placement Positions

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Primary Outcome Measures:
  • Pain over the first three days post-operatively. This will be identified by the use of the Postoperative Patient Diary.

Estimated Enrollment: 96
Study Start Date: March 2005
Estimated Study Completion Date: April 2006
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Ages Eligible for Study:   15 Years to 65 Years
Genders Eligible for Study:   Both
Accepts Healthy Volunteers:   Yes

Inclusion Criteria:

  • Subject symptoms

    1. Daily pain
    2. Pain restricts work, recreation and/or activities of daily living (ADL)
  • Cognitive function sufficient to understand protocol and to complete subject diary or other analysis tools employed.
  • Must read, write, and understand the English language.
  • American Society of Anesthesiologists (ASA) risk 1 or 2
  • Gender - Both
  • Age 15 - 65 years (parental consent will be obtained on all subjects under age 18).
  • Provided written informed consent

Exclusion Criteria:

  • Neuropathic joint
  • Remote source of ongoing sepsis
  • Severe vascular disease
  • Any medical condition precluding safe anesthesia, surgery, or rehabilitation
  • Comorbid conditions preventing full functional activity or which require continuous use of pain medication.
  • A known history of allergy, sensitivity, or any other form of reaction to local anesthetics of the amide type, acetaminophen, or opioids.
  • Suspected inability to comply with study procedures, including language difficulties or medical history and/or concomitant disease, as judged by the investigator.
  • A neurological and/or vascular condition which may affect the outcome of the procedure.
  • Receiving regular treatment with analgesics, sedatives, or any other medication with central nervous system effects.
  • Tendency to bleed
  • Women who are pregnant or are not practicing medically acceptable contraception (a pregnancy test is used pre-operatively as part of standard of care).
  • Participation in other clinical studies during this study or in the 14 days prior to admission to this study.
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Please refer to this study by its identifier: NCT00178178

Contact: Robert Bronstein, MD 585-275-1024
Contact: April D Yanuzo, BS 585-273-1465

United States, New York
Strong Memorial Hospital Recruiting
Rochester, New York, United States, 14642
Contact: Robert D Bronstein, MD    585-275-1024   
Sponsors and Collaborators
University of Rochester
Principal Investigator: Robert D Bronstein, MD University of Rochester
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No publications provided Identifier: NCT00178178     History of Changes
Other Study ID Numbers: Pain Catheter Study
Study First Received: September 12, 2005
Last Updated: June 5, 2007
Health Authority: United States: Institutional Review Board

Keywords provided by University of Rochester:
anterior cruciate ligament reconstruction
Pain Care 3000
Catheter Placement
Breg, Inc

Additional relevant MeSH terms:
Pain, Postoperative
Pathologic Processes
Postoperative Complications
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