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Static and Dynamic Balance in Correlation With Quality of Life, in Primary Total Knee Replacement

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ClinicalTrials.gov Identifier: NCT00256958
Recruitment Status : Unknown
Verified November 2005 by Hadassah Medical Organization.
Recruitment status was:  Recruiting
First Posted : November 22, 2005
Last Update Posted : May 13, 2008
Sponsor:
Information provided by:
Hadassah Medical Organization

Brief Summary:

Knee osteoarthritis (OA) is one of the most prevalent musculoskeletal complaints worldwide, affecting 30-40% of the population by the age of 65 yr.Individuals with knee OA suffer progressive loss of function.Balance is an integral component of these and many other activities of daily living. Individuals with knee OA display impairment in postural control, mostly under dynamic testing condition. Total knee replacement (TKR) has an established place in the treatment of knee osteoarthritis and is considered to be an effective intervention.It remains unknown whether TKR impact significantly at balance state of the patients with OA and whether improving in functional abilities after TKR correlates with balance control ability in this population.The purpose of this study is to determine whether TKR have any effects on relatively new postural control measures using force platform system - Balance master, in correlation with functional balance assessment.

Methods:

Participants During a year of prospective study we plan to recruit 150 participants with symptomatic OA of the knee, hospitalizing in orthopedic department of Hadassah Hospital for primary TKR. Participants will undergo evaluation just before a surgery and a year after.They will be asked to perform Balance Master measurements, ambulation and balance tests. Additional information will be collected through a questionnaire and physical examination.


Condition or disease Intervention/treatment Phase
Osteoarthritis Total Knee Replacement Procedure: total knee replacement Phase 1 Phase 2

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Study Type : Interventional  (Clinical Trial)
Estimated Enrollment : 150 participants
Allocation: Randomized
Intervention Model: Single Group Assignment
Masking: None (Open Label)
Primary Purpose: Diagnostic
Official Title: Static and Dynamic Balance During Standing and Walking in Correlation With Quality of Life, in Primary Total Knee Replacement
Study Start Date : November 2005
Estimated Study Completion Date : June 2007

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MedlinePlus related topics: Knee Replacement
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Primary Outcome Measures :
  1. Balance Master Testing
  2. Oxford Knee Score
  3. Visual Analog Scale
  4. Four Square Step Test
  5. Time Up and Go test

Secondary Outcome Measures :
  1. SF-36.


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Ages Eligible for Study:   50 Years to 90 Years   (Adult, Senior)
Sexes Eligible for Study:   All
Accepts Healthy Volunteers:   No
Criteria

Inclusion Criteria:During a year of prospective study we plan to recruit 150 participants with symptomatic OA of the knee, hospitalizing in orthopedic department of Hadassah Hospital for primary TKR. Confirmation of diagnosis of OA will be based on the American College of Rheumatology classification criteria . Participants have to be able to stand and to walk and also to follow simple instructions.

Exclusion Criteria:previous knee surgery, neurological problem with severe motor deficit (Parkinson disease, hemiplegia, spinal cord injury), severe orthopedic problem of low limbs (arthrodesis of low limb's joints, failed TKR/THR, amputation, failed back), systemic arthritic condition, severe cognitive problem with restricted consent.


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Contacts
Contact: Isabella Schwartz, MD 972-25844474 isabellas@hadassah.org.il

Locations
Israel
Hadassah Medical Organization Recruiting
Jerusalem, Israel
Contact: Arik Tzukert, DMD    00 972 2 6776095    arik@hadassah.org.il   
Contact: Hadas Lemberg, PhD    00 972 2 6777572    lhadas@hadassah.org.il   
Principal Investigator: Isabella Schwartz, MD         
Sponsors and Collaborators
Hadassah Medical Organization
Investigators
Principal Investigator: Isabella Schwartz, MD Hadassah Medical Organization

ClinicalTrials.gov Identifier: NCT00256958     History of Changes
Other Study ID Numbers: TKR-BM-HMO-CTIL
First Posted: November 22, 2005    Key Record Dates
Last Update Posted: May 13, 2008
Last Verified: November 2005

Additional relevant MeSH terms:
Osteoarthritis
Arthritis
Joint Diseases
Musculoskeletal Diseases
Rheumatic Diseases