Continuous Regional Analgesia After Total Knee Arthroplasty

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Recruitment Status : Completed
First Posted : June 16, 2006
Last Update Posted : July 21, 2008
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Nantes University Hospital

Brief Summary:
This prospective, comparative and double blind study is aimed to determine if normal saline or dextrose 5% in water will modify the stimulation during the insertion of the stimulating catheter used for continuous femoral and sciatic blocks in total knee replacement.

Condition or disease Intervention/treatment Phase
Analgesia Other: Glucose 5% Other: NaCl 0.9% Phase 3

Detailed Description:
The operator is blinded to the medium fluid to expand the perineural femoral and sciatic nerves before threading in the stimulating catheter. He records all the electric data of electrolocation of nerve, which will be compared to determine whether or not a difference in intensity is found between normal saline or dextrose 5% in water.

Study Type : Interventional  (Clinical Trial)
Actual Enrollment : 50 participants
Allocation: Randomized
Intervention Model: Parallel Assignment
Masking: Double (Participant, Investigator)
Primary Purpose: Treatment
Official Title: Continuous Regional Analgesia After Total Knee Arthroplasty. Normal Saline or Dextrose 5% in Water as Fluid Medium for Pre-Placement Expansion in Order to Facilitate the Catheter Passing
Study Start Date : May 2006
Actual Primary Completion Date : July 2007
Actual Study Completion Date : December 2007

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MedlinePlus related topics: Knee Replacement

Primary Outcome Measures :
  1. Characteristics of electrolocation of nerve during insertion of the exploring needle and of the stimulating catheter

Secondary Outcome Measures :
  1. Efficacy of post-operative analgesia [ Time Frame: during 48 hours ]

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Ages Eligible for Study:   18 Years to 90 Years   (Adult, Older Adult)
Sexes Eligible for Study:   All
Accepts Healthy Volunteers:   No

Inclusion Criteria:

  • American Society of Anesthesiologists (ASA) I and II
  • Male or non-pregnant female
  • 18 - 80 years of age
  • Not allergic to iodine or local anesthetics
  • Absence of abnormality of coagulation
  • Scheduled for total knee replacement

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Please refer to this study by its identifier (NCT number): NCT00337597

Departemental Hospital of la Roche sur Yon
La Roche sur Yon, France, 85000
Nantes University Hospital
Nantes, France, 44093
Sponsors and Collaborators
Nantes University Hospital
Principal Investigator: Charles Pham Dang, MD Nantes UH

Responsible Party: Charles Pham Dang, Nantes University Hospital Identifier: NCT00337597     History of Changes
Other Study ID Numbers: BRD 05/7-F
First Posted: June 16, 2006    Key Record Dates
Last Update Posted: July 21, 2008
Last Verified: July 2008

Keywords provided by Nantes University Hospital:
Normal saline
Dextrose 5% in water
Continuous regional analgesia after total knee arthroplasty

Additional relevant MeSH terms:
Perceptual Disorders
Neurobehavioral Manifestations
Neurologic Manifestations
Nervous System Diseases
Signs and Symptoms