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Gold Against Pains From Osteoarthrosis in the Knee

This study has been withdrawn prior to enrollment.
(Withdrawn because of lack of approvement from local medical authorities)
University of Aarhus
Aarhus University Hospital
Information provided by (Responsible Party):
Northern Orthopaedic Division, Denmark Identifier:
First received: September 19, 2006
Last updated: March 28, 2014
Last verified: March 2014
Gold implantation around arthritic joints is a very popular treatment - but the effect has never been controlled.

Condition Intervention Phase
Device: gold berlocks
Phase 2

Study Type: Interventional
Study Design: Allocation: Randomized
Intervention Model: Single Group Assignment
Masking: Double-Blind
Primary Purpose: Treatment
Official Title: Clinical Effects From Implants of Gold Around the Arthrotic Knee Joint. A Randomized, Double Blind, Placebo Controlled Investigation.

Further study details as provided by Northern Orthopaedic Division, Denmark:

Primary Outcome Measures:
  • VAS

Secondary Outcome Measures:

Enrollment: 0
Study Start Date: January 2009
Study Completion Date: October 2012
Primary Completion Date: October 2012 (Final data collection date for primary outcome measure)
Detailed Description:

Randomization between

  1. Gold (4 x 3 berlocks, injected under local anesthesia) and
  2. Sham operation - only local anesthesia Functional and pain measures reported through the next 6 months.

Ages Eligible for Study:   18 Years to 80 Years   (Adult, Senior)
Sexes Eligible for Study:   All
Accepts Healthy Volunteers:   No

Inclusion Criteria:

Arthrosis in knee joint

Exclusion Criteria:

Need for NSAID

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Please refer to this study by its identifier: NCT00378339

Northern Orthopaedic Division, Klinik Frederikshavn
Frederikshavn, Northern Jutland, Denmark
Sponsors and Collaborators
Northern Orthopaedic Division, Denmark
University of Aarhus
Aarhus University Hospital
Principal Investigator: Mogens B Laursen, MD, Phd Northern Orthopaedic Division
  More Information

Responsible Party: Northern Orthopaedic Division, Denmark Identifier: NCT00378339     History of Changes
Other Study ID Numbers: ON-04-015-MBL
Study First Received: September 19, 2006
Last Updated: March 28, 2014

Keywords provided by Northern Orthopaedic Division, Denmark:
gold processed this record on May 25, 2017