Ultrasound and X-ray in Detecting Articular Cartilage Calcification (chondro)

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Recruitment Status : Completed
First Posted : November 25, 2008
Last Update Posted : September 6, 2010
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University Hospital, Limoges

Brief Summary:
Prospective study with an echography of the 2 knees and radiography of the 2 knees (front and profile) for each patient. If found calcification on ultrasound further examination with ultrasound wrists, hips and shoulders.

Condition or disease Intervention/treatment Phase
Chondrocalcinosis Articular Cartilage Calcification Procedure: Echography Not Applicable

Detailed Description:

Osteo-articular echography is currently recognized as an important development among rheumatologists.

Chondrocalcinosis, which can promote joint inflammation and cartilage degeneration, is highly prevalent in elderly subjects.

Osteo-articular echography is currently reconized as an important development among rheumatologists and can efficiently use to detect Chondrocalcinosis.

The aim of this study is to find a correlation between radiography and echography in detecting CPPD crystal deposition, on a sample of patients and more important with a new generation of ultrasound with a probe superficial performance.

166 patients will be enrolled in this trial and an echography and a radiography of the 2 knees (front and profile) will be done for each patient.

Ih the echography show a calcification, further exams with wrists, hips shoulders echographies will be conducted.

In case of liquid epanchement, analysis of the liquid will be carried in order to eliminate the differential diagnostic including septic arthritis

Study Type : Interventional  (Clinical Trial)
Estimated Enrollment : 166 participants
Allocation: Non-Randomized
Intervention Model: Single Group Assignment
Masking: None (Open Label)
Primary Purpose: Diagnostic
Official Title: Concordance Entre l'échographie du Genou et la Radiographie Standard Dans la détection Des Calcifications Dans le Cadre de la Chondrocalcinose Articulaire
Study Start Date : May 2008
Actual Primary Completion Date : September 2010
Actual Study Completion Date : September 2010

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Intervention Details:
  • Procedure: Echography

Primary Outcome Measures :
  1. Knee calcification detected by echography and radiography [ Time Frame: Day 1 ]

Secondary Outcome Measures :
  1. Calcification description and other localisations finding [ Time Frame: Day 1 ]

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Ages Eligible for Study:   70 Years and older   (Older Adult)
Sexes Eligible for Study:   All
Accepts Healthy Volunteers:   No

Inclusion Criteria:

  • patient> 70 years
  • articular pathology of the knee
  • consent signed

Exclusion Criteria:

  • Not covered by social security

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Please refer to this study by its identifier (NCT number): NCT00797537

Service de Rhumatologie
Limoges, France, 87000
Sponsors and Collaborators
University Hospital, Limoges

Responsible Party: CHU de Limoges Identifier: NCT00797537     History of Changes
Other Study ID Numbers: I07027/chondrocalcinose
First Posted: November 25, 2008    Key Record Dates
Last Update Posted: September 6, 2010
Last Verified: September 2010

Keywords provided by University Hospital, Limoges:
Inflammation of bone and cartilage

Additional relevant MeSH terms:
Calcium Metabolism Disorders
Metabolic Diseases
Joint Diseases
Musculoskeletal Diseases
Crystal Arthropathies