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Arthroplasty Rehabilitation Score - Can we Predict the Short Term Postoperative Outcome?

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 April 2008 by Hadassah Medical Organization.
Recruitment status was:  Not yet recruiting
Sponsor:
ClinicalTrials.gov Identifier:
NCT00668915
First Posted: April 29, 2008
Last Update Posted: April 29, 2008
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Hadassah Medical Organization
  Purpose

Total joint arthroplasty are common operations among the elderly population. The postoperative patients' rehabilitation process may be influenced by a variety of factors, such as age, BMI, perioperative hemoglobin levels, pain perception, comorbidities, etc. Nevertheless, only a few well controlled studies evaluated the effect of various factors on patients' rehabilitation short-term outcome. Furthermore, no scale has been developed, that can predict patients' rehabilitation and functioning levels 6 weeks postoperatively. In the current study we wish to evaluate the effect on patients' function that the following factors have: age, BMI, admission and discharge hemoglobin levels, pain perception, type of operation (TKA versus THA), intensity of postoperative physiotherapy, involvement of other joints by the primary pathology, comorbidities, and self assessed health status.

In order to quantify patients' level of functioning, several tests will be used: hand grip strength, Timed up and go test (TUG) and Oxford knee and hip score. The factors that will be found statistically significantly associated with level of functioning, will be used in an attempt to develop a scale that will predict the level of functioning 6 weeks postoperatively.

Such a scale can allow preoperative identification of patients at high risk of postoperative low functioning levels and the application of a unique rehabilitation program, for only these patients, in order to optimize their functioning.


Condition
Osteoarthritis

Study Type: Observational
Study Design: Observational Model: Cohort
Time Perspective: Prospective
Official Title: Arthroplasty Rehabilitation Score - Can we Predict the Short Term Postoperative Outcome?

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Further study details as provided by Hadassah Medical Organization:

Primary Outcome Measures:
  • Oxford hip and knee score
  • Grip strength
  • Timed up and go test

Estimated Enrollment: 200
Groups/Cohorts
A
Primary arthroplasty

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  Eligibility

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Ages Eligible for Study:   18 Years and older   (Adult, Senior)
Sexes Eligible for Study:   All
Accepts Healthy Volunteers:   No
Sampling Method:   Probability Sample
Study Population
Patients undergoing primary arthroplasty
Criteria

Inclusion Criteria:

  1. Patient above the age of 18 and eligible to provide informed consent.
  2. Scheduled for elective unilateral (one joint), primary total joint arthroplasty of hip or knee.
  3. Stepping with the operated leg is allowed after the surgery.

Exclusion Criteria:

  1. Patients unwilling to participate.
  2. Patients with complications preventing regular rehabilitation, e.g. Myocardial Infarction, Pulmonary Embolism, Pneumonia, and infection or fracture of the joint.
  3. Patients with any complication that prevents stepping with the operated leg.
  Contacts and Locations
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Please refer to this study by its ClinicalTrials.gov identifier (NCT number): NCT00668915


Contacts
Contact: Leonid Kandel, MD 972-50-787-4328 kandel@hadassah.org.il

Locations
Israel
Hadassah Medical Organization
Jerusalem, Israel
Sponsors and Collaborators
Hadassah Medical Organization
  More Information

ClinicalTrials.gov Identifier: NCT00668915     History of Changes
Other Study ID Numbers: rehabtjr-HMO-CTIL
First Submitted: April 28, 2008
First Posted: April 29, 2008
Last Update Posted: April 29, 2008
Last Verified: April 2008

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