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Unipolar vs. Bipolar Hemostasis in Total Knee Arthroplasty: A Prospective Randomized Trial

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ClinicalTrials.gov Identifier: NCT01003080
Recruitment Status : Completed
First Posted : October 28, 2009
Results First Posted : April 7, 2011
Last Update Posted : April 7, 2011
Sponsor:
Information provided by:
Montefiore Medical Center

Brief Summary:
The use of Aquamantys during total knee arthroplasty will reduce drain output and the necessity for blood transfusions.

Condition or disease Intervention/treatment Phase
Knee Arthroplasty Device: Aquamantys Device Other: Standard of care treatment for hemostasis during a total knee arthroplasty. Phase 4

Study Type : Interventional  (Clinical Trial)
Actual Enrollment : 111 participants
Allocation: Randomized
Intervention Model: Single Group Assignment
Masking: Single (Participant)
Official Title: Unipolar vs. Bipolar Hemostasis in Total Knee Arthroplasty: A Prospective Randomized Trial
Study Start Date : August 2009
Actual Primary Completion Date : April 2010
Actual Study Completion Date : April 2010

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MedlinePlus related topics: Knee Replacement

Arm Intervention/treatment
Experimental: TKA with the Aquamantys for hemostasis
This arm will receive the total knee arthroplasty with the Aquamantys device used for hemostasis.
Device: Aquamantys Device
The Aquamantys is used for hemostasis in patients randomized to receive total knee arthroplasty with the device.

Active Comparator: TKA without the Aquamantys for hemostasis
This group will receive total knee arthroplasty using the standard treatment for hemostasis.
Other: Standard of care treatment for hemostasis during a total knee arthroplasty.
The active comparator arm will receive the "standard-of-care" for hemostasis during total knee arthroplasty. This is achieved with a unipolar Bovie electrocauterization device.




Primary Outcome Measures :
  1. Drain Output. [ Time Frame: First 24 hours following surgery. ]
    This is a measure of the average drain output collected in the first 24 hours following surgery.


Secondary Outcome Measures :
  1. Change in Hemoglobin and Hematocrit. [ Time Frame: First three days after surgery. ]


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

Inclusion Criteria:

  • Patient indicated for total knee arthroplasty

Exclusion Criteria:

  • Patients undergoing revision total knee arthroplasty
  • Patients with blood disorders
  • Patients on chronic anti-thrombotic medication such as Coumadin
  • Patients with a history of deep vein thrombosis
  • Patients with a history of pulmonary embolism

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Please refer to this study by its ClinicalTrials.gov identifier (NCT number): NCT01003080


Locations
United States, New York
Jack D. Weiler Hospital-Division of Montefiore Medical Center
Bronx, New York, United States, 10461
Montefiore Medical Center
Bronx, New York, United States, 10467
Sponsors and Collaborators
Montefiore Medical Center
Investigators
Principal Investigator: Sun Jin Kim, MD Montefiore Medical Center

Responsible Party: Dr. Sun Jin Kim, MD (Principal Investigator), Montefiore Medical Center
ClinicalTrials.gov Identifier: NCT01003080     History of Changes
Other Study ID Numbers: 09-05-145
First Posted: October 28, 2009    Key Record Dates
Results First Posted: April 7, 2011
Last Update Posted: April 7, 2011
Last Verified: March 2011

Keywords provided by Montefiore Medical Center:
The evaluation of hemostasis during total knee arthroplasty using the aquamantys device.

Additional relevant MeSH terms:
Hemostatics
Coagulants