Local Infiltration Analgesia in Bilateral Knee Arthroplasty - Efficacy of Subcutaneous Wound Infiltration With Local Anesthetic

This study has been completed.
Lundbeck Foundation
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Hvidovre University Hospital
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First received: June 23, 2009
Last updated: NA
Last verified: June 2009
History: No changes posted
Local infiltration analgesia is effective in total knee arthroplasty for postoperative pain management, but the efficacy of subcutaneous wound infiltration has not been evaluated. This study aims at evaluating the efficacy of subcutaneous wound infiltration in total knee arthroplasty in 16 patients undergoing bilateral knee arthroplasty.

Condition Intervention Phase
Pain, Postoperative
Drug: ropivacaine 0.2%, 50 mL
Drug: normal saline
Phase 4

Study Type: Interventional
Study Design: Allocation: Randomized
Endpoint Classification: Efficacy Study
Intervention Model: Crossover Assignment
Masking: Double Blind (Subject, Caregiver, Investigator, Outcomes Assessor)
Primary Purpose: Treatment
Official Title: Local Infiltration Analgesia in Bilateral Knee Arthroplasty - Efficacy of Subcutaneous Wound Infiltration With Local Anesthetic.

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Primary Outcome Measures:
  • Postoperative pain [ Time Frame: 1-6 hours postoperative ] [ Designated as safety issue: No ]

Enrollment: 16
Study Start Date: September 2008
Study Completion Date: June 2009
Primary Completion Date: June 2009 (Final data collection date for primary outcome measure)
Arms Assigned Interventions
Active Comparator: active
subcutaneous wound infiltration with 50 mL ropivacaine 0.2%
Drug: ropivacaine 0.2%, 50 mL
Placebo Comparator: placebo
subcutaneous wound infiltration with 50 mL saline
Drug: normal saline


Ages Eligible for Study:   18 Years and older
Genders Eligible for Study:   Both
Accepts Healthy Volunteers:   No

Inclusion Criteria:

  • total bilateral knee arthroplasty

Exclusion Criteria:

  • immunological diseases
  • treatment with opioids or steroids
  • allergy to any drugs administered
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Please refer to this study by its ClinicalTrials.gov identifier: NCT00927225

Hvidovre University Hospital
Hvidovre, Denmark, 2650
Sponsors and Collaborators
Hvidovre University Hospital
Lundbeck Foundation
  More Information

Publications automatically indexed to this study by ClinicalTrials.gov Identifier (NCT Number):
Responsible Party: Lasse Andersen, Hvidovre Hospital
ClinicalTrials.gov Identifier: NCT00927225     History of Changes
Other Study ID Numbers: H-D-2008-104 
Study First Received: June 23, 2009
Last Updated: June 23, 2009
Health Authority: Denmark: The Regional Committee on Biomedical Research Ethics

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

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