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Balance in Patients After Surgery for Torn Meniscus

The safety and scientific validity of this study is the responsibility of the study sponsor and investigators. Listing a study does not mean it has been evaluated by the U.S. Federal Government. Read our disclaimer for details. Identifier: NCT00256971
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
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Hadassah Medical Organization

Brief Summary:
The important role of the menisci in knee function and in preserving knee health has been shown in several studies. Additionally to principal functions of load transmission and shock absorption, meniscus contributes to knee joint proprioception and probably also to joint stability.Study about affect of meniscus injury on balance posture has not previously been published.Surgical practice is increasingly aimed at minimal resection of injured tissue, preserving a stable meniscal remnant with as much function as possible.The purpose of this study is to determine whether menisci surgery have any effects on relatively new postural control measures, in correlation with functional balance assessment. The second purpose is to establish the affect of different types of menisci surgery on balance impairment (meniscectomy vs tear repair), in correlation with a long-term outcome.

Condition or disease Intervention/treatment
Torn Menisci Procedure: meniscectomy

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Study Type : Observational
Estimated Enrollment : 150 participants
Time Perspective: Prospective
Official Title: Functioning Balance in Patients After Surgery for Torn Meniscus: Meniscectomy vs Meniscal Repair; A Prospective Study
Study Start Date : November 2005
Estimated Study Completion Date : January 2008

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MedlinePlus related topics: Tears

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Ages Eligible for Study:   18 Years to 40 Years   (Adult)
Sexes Eligible for Study:   All

Inclusion Criteria:

  • Participants have to be healthy people
  • 18-40 years old
  • After a traumatic event of only one knee

Exclusion Criteria:

  • Previous knee surgery
  • OA per arthroscopy
  • Neurological problem
  • Any other orthopedic problem of lower limbs
  • Systemic arthritic condition (RA, SLE etc.)
  • Severe cognitive problem with restricted consent
  • Pregnancy

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Please refer to this study by its identifier (NCT number): NCT00256971

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Contact: Isabella Schwartz, MD 972-25844474

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Hadassah Medical Organization, Recruiting
Jerusalem,, Israel
Contact: Arik, Tzukert, DMD    00 972 2 6776095   
Contact: Hadas Lemberg,, PhD    00 972 2 6777572    :   
Principal Investigator: isabella schwartz, md         
Sponsors and Collaborators
Hadassah Medical Organization
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Principal Investigator: isabella schwartz Hadassah Medical Organization IRB
Layout table for additonal information Identifier: NCT00256971    
Other Study ID Numbers: MEN-BM-HMO-CTIL
First Posted: November 22, 2005    Key Record Dates
Last Update Posted: May 13, 2008
Last Verified: November 2005