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Use of Cold and Compression Therapy With Total Knee Replacement Patients

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: NCT00712816
Recruitment Status : Unknown
Verified March 2012 by CoolSystems, Inc..
Recruitment status was:  Active, not recruiting
First Posted : July 10, 2008
Last Update Posted : March 20, 2012
Information provided by (Responsible Party):
CoolSystems, Inc.

Brief Summary:
The purpose of the study is to evaluate the effectiveness of a device that delivers cold and intermittent compression as compared to ice and compressive wraps on patients who have undergone knee replacement.

Condition or disease Intervention/treatment Phase
Osteoarthritis Total Knee Arthroplasty Device: Game Ready Injury Treatment System (CoolSystems Inc.) Other: Ice with compressive bandages Phase 4

Detailed Description:
The use of cryotherapy with compression for orthopedic postoperative recovery has not been fully investigated. A new device has been developed that combines cold and intermittent pneumatic compression in a single system. A well-controlled clinical study evaluating the clinical effectiveness of cryotherapy with compression in an orthopedic postoperative application is the subject of this protocol. Patients diagnosed with osteoarthritis of the knee and scheduled for primary total knee arthroplasty procedure will be invited to participate in this study.

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Study Type : Interventional  (Clinical Trial)
Estimated Enrollment : 224 participants
Allocation: Randomized
Intervention Model: Parallel Assignment
Masking: Single (Outcomes Assessor)
Primary Purpose: Treatment
Official Title: Investigating the Use of a Cryopneumatic Therapy Device in Primary Total Knee Arthroplasty Patients
Study Start Date : July 2008
Actual Primary Completion Date : December 2011
Estimated Study Completion Date : May 2012

Resource links provided by the National Library of Medicine

MedlinePlus related topics: Knee Replacement

Arm Intervention/treatment
Experimental: A Device: Game Ready Injury Treatment System (CoolSystems Inc.)
Cold with intermittent compression postoperatively for 2 weeks

Active Comparator: B Other: Ice with compressive bandages
Cold with static compression postoperatively for 2 weeks

Primary Outcome Measures :
  1. Physical function performance [ Time Frame: 2 weeks postoperative, 6 weeks postoperative, 6 months postoperative ]
  2. Time to reach defined physical therapy milestones [ Time Frame: 2 weeks postoperative, 6 weeks postoperative, 6 months postoperative ]

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Ages Eligible for Study:   18 Years to 85 Years   (Adult, Older Adult)
Sexes Eligible for Study:   All
Accepts Healthy Volunteers:   No

Inclusion Criteria:

  • At least 18 but no more than 85 years of age
  • Body Mass Index not greater than 40
  • Diagnosis of osteoarthritis of the knee
  • Medically cleared for total knee replacement surgery
  • Physically and mentally able and willing to participate in and follow the study protocol and schedule
  • Able and willing to have all postoperative physical therapy visits in a physical therapy clinic associated with the research site
  • Signed informed consent document for the study

Exclusion Criteria:

  • Rheumatoid arthritis
  • Severe pitting edema in the ipsilateral limb
  • History of thrombophlebitis in lower extremities
  • An active systemic disease such as AIDS, HIV, hepatitis, etc.
  • Is immunologically suppressed or has received or is receiving steroids at any dose daily for more than one month within the last 12 months
  • Is pregnant or planning to become pregnant during the study period
  • Any condition that would contraindicate using the Game Ready
  • Currently enrolled in another clinical trial that could affect outcome of this study
  • Previously enrolled in this study

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Please refer to this study by its identifier (NCT number): NCT00712816

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United States, California
Naval Medical Center, San Diego
San Diego, California, United States, 92134
United States, Hawaii
Tripler Army Medical Center
Honolulu, Hawaii, United States, 96859
United States, Illinois
Central DuPage Hospital
Winfield, Illinois, United States, 60190
United States, Indiana
Orthopaedic Research Foundation
Indianapolis, Indiana, United States, 46278
United States, Maine
Eastern Maine Medical Center
Bangor, Maine, United States, 04401
United States, New York
Hospital for Special Surgery
New York, New York, United States, 10021
United States, Ohio
Cleveland Clinic
Cleveland, Ohio, United States, 44195
United States, Texas
Brooke Army Medical Center
Fort Sam Houston, Texas, United States, 78234
Sports Medicine Associates of San Antonio
San Antonio, Texas, United States, 78240
United States, Washington
Madigan Army Medical Center
Tacoma, Washington, United States, 98431
Australia, New South Wales
Concord, New South Wales, Australia, 2137
Sponsors and Collaborators
CoolSystems, Inc.
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Responsible Party: CoolSystems, Inc. Identifier: NCT00712816    
Other Study ID Numbers: 2007-02
First Posted: July 10, 2008    Key Record Dates
Last Update Posted: March 20, 2012
Last Verified: March 2012
Keywords provided by CoolSystems, Inc.:
total knee arthroplasty
Additional relevant MeSH terms:
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Joint Diseases
Musculoskeletal Diseases
Rheumatic Diseases