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Restoration of Leg Length, Offset, and Center of Rotation in Total Hip Replacement

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ClinicalTrials.gov Identifier: NCT00738803
Recruitment Status : Unknown
Verified February 2009 by Tennessee Orthopedic Alliance.
Recruitment status was:  Recruiting
First Posted : August 20, 2008
Last Update Posted : February 6, 2009
Sponsor:
Information provided by:
Tennessee Orthopedic Alliance

Brief Summary:
The investigators aim to demonstrate the ability to accurately measure and restore leg length, offset, and center of rotation during a total hip replacement through a new technique that uses the femoral component as a measurement tool. The operative technique requires inserting the femoral component prior to performing the femoral neck osteotomy. After the femoral component is implanted, a reference guide is attached to the femoral component and guides a screw into the ilium at a fixed distance from the femoral component. The pre-arthroplasty measurements of leg length and offset are recorded. The femoral neck osteotomy is performed, and the native femoral head is removed and measured. The acetabular socket is prepared and the acetabular component is inserted. A repeat measurement with trial modular neck components is taken and allows the surgeon an additional opportunity to accurately recreate leg length and offset with the final component. The reference screw is removed from the ilium and the incision is closed.

Condition or disease Intervention/treatment Phase
Arthritis Procedure: Total hip replacement Not Applicable

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Study Type : Interventional  (Clinical Trial)
Estimated Enrollment : 100 participants
Allocation: Non-Randomized
Intervention Model: Single Group Assignment
Masking: None (Open Label)
Primary Purpose: Treatment
Official Title: Restoration of Leg Length, Offset, and Center of Rotation in Total Hip Replacement
Study Start Date : June 2007
Estimated Primary Completion Date : April 2009
Estimated Study Completion Date : April 2010

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MedlinePlus related topics: Hip Replacement
U.S. FDA Resources

Arm Intervention/treatment
Experimental: 1
Leg Length and offset measurement arm
Procedure: Total hip replacement
Total hip replacement typically preformed for hip arthritis
Other Name: Measurement Arm



Primary Outcome Measures :
  1. Leg Length and total offset [ Time Frame: 2 weeks ]


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Ages Eligible for Study:   18 Years and older   (Adult, Senior)
Sexes Eligible for Study:   All
Accepts Healthy Volunteers:   Yes
Criteria

Inclusion Criteria:

  • Hip arthritis requiring a total hip replacement through a superior approach

Exclusion Criteria:

  • Non-english speaking
  • Need for a cemented femoral stem
  • Acute femoral neck fracture

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Please refer to this study by its ClinicalTrials.gov identifier (NCT number): NCT00738803


Contacts
Contact: William Kurtz, MD 615-963-1437 kurtzwb@tnortho.com

Locations
United States, Tennessee
Baptist Hospital Recruiting
Nashville, Tennessee, United States, 37203
Sponsors and Collaborators
Tennessee Orthopedic Alliance
Investigators
Principal Investigator: William B Kurtz, MD Tennessee Orthopedic Alliance