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Multihole or Epidural Catheter for Local Anesthetic in the Wound

This study has been completed.
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Hvidovre University Hospital Identifier:
First received: June 16, 2009
Last updated: NA
Last verified: June 2009
History: No changes posted

Postoperative administration of local anesthetics is effective for postoperative pain management across surgical specialties but the optimal type of catheter (single, few or multiholed catheters) has not been determined.

This study investigates wound spread of a radioactive isotope (technetium) administered in different types of catheters after total hip arthroplasty.

Condition Intervention
Postoperative Pain
Hip Arthroplasty
Other: 2 mBq radioactive technetium diluted in 20 mL saline

Study Type: Observational
Study Design: Observational Model: Case-Only
Time Perspective: Prospective
Official Title: Multihole or Epidural Catheter for Local Anesthetic in the Wound

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Further study details as provided by Hvidovre University Hospital:

Primary Outcome Measures:
  • wound spread area of radioactive isotope

Enrollment: 16
Study Start Date: October 2008
Study Completion Date: June 2009
Primary Completion Date: June 2009 (Final data collection date for primary outcome measure)
Groups/Cohorts Assigned Interventions
epidural catheter
subfascial placement of a triple-orifice epidural catheter
Other: 2 mBq radioactive technetium diluted in 20 mL saline
multiholed catheter
subfascial placement of a multi-orifice 15 cm catheter
Other: 2 mBq radioactive technetium diluted in 20 mL saline


Ages Eligible for Study:   Child, Adult, Senior
Sexes Eligible for Study:   All
Accepts Healthy Volunteers:   No
Sampling Method:   Non-Probability Sample
Study Population
patients undergoing total hip arthoplasty

Inclusion Criteria:

  • operation with total hip arthroplasty

Exclusion Criteria:

  • allergies to drugs administered
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Please refer to this study by its identifier: NCT00921908

Hvidovre University Hospital
Hvidovre, Denmark, 2650
Sponsors and Collaborators
Hvidovre University Hospital
  More Information Identifier: NCT00921908     History of Changes
Other Study ID Numbers: H-A-2008-028
Study First Received: June 16, 2009
Last Updated: June 16, 2009

Keywords provided by Hvidovre University Hospital:
total hip arthroplasty

Additional relevant MeSH terms:
Pain, Postoperative
Neurologic Manifestations
Nervous System Diseases
Postoperative Complications
Pathologic Processes
Signs and Symptoms
Anesthetics, Local
Central Nervous System Depressants
Physiological Effects of Drugs
Sensory System Agents
Peripheral Nervous System Agents processed this record on May 25, 2017