Local Infiltration Analgesia in Major Spine Surgery With Ropivacaine Versus Placebo

This study has been completed.
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Hvidovre University Hospital
ClinicalTrials.gov Identifier:
First received: October 10, 2008
Last updated: June 22, 2011
Last verified: October 2008
The purpose of this study is to examine whether local infiltration analgesia (LIA) with Ropivacaine and adrenaline is effective in the treatment of postoperative pain after major spine surgery.

Condition Intervention Phase
Pain, Postoperative
Drug: Ropivacaine 0.5 %
Drug: Isotonic NaCl
Phase 4

Study Type: Interventional
Study Design: Allocation: Randomized
Endpoint Classification: Efficacy Study
Intervention Model: Parallel Assignment
Masking: Double Blind (Subject, Investigator, Outcomes Assessor)
Primary Purpose: Treatment
Official Title: Lokal Infiltrations Analgesi Med Ropivakain 0,5 % Versus Placebo Ved Rygkirurgi for Spinalstenose: et Prospektivt Randomiseret, Dobbeltblindet, Placebo-kontrolleret Studie

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Primary Outcome Measures:
  • Postoperative Pain [ Time Frame: 0-48 h postoperatively ] [ Designated as safety issue: No ]

Secondary Outcome Measures:
  • Analgesia consumption [ Time Frame: 0-48 h postoperatively ] [ Designated as safety issue: No ]

Estimated Enrollment: 48
Study Start Date: October 2008
Study Completion Date: August 2009
Primary Completion Date: August 2009 (Final data collection date for primary outcome measure)
Arms Assigned Interventions
Active Comparator: Ropivacaine Drug: Ropivacaine 0.5 %
Local infiltration analgesia
Placebo Comparator: Placebo Drug: Isotonic NaCl
Local infiltration analgesia


Ages Eligible for Study:   18 Years to 80 Years
Genders Eligible for Study:   Both
Accepts Healthy Volunteers:   No

Inclusion Criteria:

  • patients eligible for major spine surgery
  • must speak and understand Danish
  • must be able to give oral and written consent

Exclusion Criteria:

  • alcohol or medicine abuse
  • treatment with opioids > 100 mg daily
  • allergy to local anesthetics
  • severe obesity
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Please refer to this study by its ClinicalTrials.gov identifier: NCT00771459

Hvidovre University Hospital
Copenhagen, Hvidovre, Denmark, 2650
Sponsors and Collaborators
Hvidovre University Hospital
  More Information

Responsible Party: Billy B Kristensen, Hvidovre University Hospital
ClinicalTrials.gov Identifier: NCT00771459     History of Changes
Other Study ID Numbers: H-D-2007-0111 
Study First Received: October 10, 2008
Last Updated: June 22, 2011
Health Authority: Denmark: The Danish National Committee on Biomedical Research Ethics
Denmark: Danish Dataprotection Agency

Keywords provided by Hvidovre University Hospital:
Local infiltration analgesia
postoperative pain

Additional relevant MeSH terms:
Pain, Postoperative
Pathologic Processes
Postoperative Complications
Signs and Symptoms
Anesthetics, Local
Central Nervous System Agents
Central Nervous System Depressants
Peripheral Nervous System Agents
Pharmacologic Actions
Physiological Effects of Drugs
Sensory System Agents
Therapeutic Uses

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