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Balance in Patients After Surgery for Torn Meniscus

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 November 2005 by Hadassah Medical Organization.
Recruitment status was:  Recruiting
ClinicalTrials.gov Identifier:
First Posted: November 22, 2005
Last Update Posted: May 13, 2008
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Hadassah Medical Organization
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 Intervention Phase
Torn Menisci Procedure: meniscectomy Phase 1

Study Type: Observational
Study Design: Time Perspective: Prospective
Official Title: Functioning Balance in Patients After Surgery for Torn Meniscus: Meniscectomy vs Meniscal Repair; A Prospective Study

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Estimated Enrollment: 150
Study Start Date: November 2005
Estimated Study Completion Date: January 2008

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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 ClinicalTrials.gov identifier (NCT number): NCT00256971

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

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
Principal Investigator: isabella schwartz Hadassah Medical Organization IRB
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ClinicalTrials.gov Identifier: NCT00256971     History of Changes
Other Study ID Numbers: MEN-BM-HMO-CTIL
First Submitted: November 20, 2005
First Posted: November 22, 2005
Last Update Posted: May 13, 2008
Last Verified: November 2005