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Preemptive Analgesia in Cruciate Reconstruction

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ClinicalTrials.gov Identifier: NCT01017380
Recruitment Status : Completed
First Posted : November 20, 2009
Last Update Posted : November 20, 2009
Information provided by:
Prince of Songkla University

Brief Summary:
The aims of this study was to compare analgesic efficacy of preoperative administration of etoricoxib versus celecoxib for post-operative pain relief after arthroscopic anterior cruciate ligament reconstruction. One hundred and two patients diagnosed as anterior cruciate ligament injury will randomized into 3 groups using opaque envelope. Both patients and surgeon were blinded to the allocation. All of the patients will be operated by one orthopaedic surgeon under regional anesthesia. Each group will be given either etoricoxib 120 mg., celecoxib 400 mg., or placebo 1 hour prior to operative incision. Post-operative pain intensity, time to first dose of analgesic requirement and numbers of analgesic used for rescue pain control and adverse events will be recorded periodically to 48 hours after surgery.

Condition or disease Intervention/treatment Phase
Anterior Cruciate Ligament Injury Drug: Celecoxib Drug: etoricoxib Phase 3

Study Type : Interventional  (Clinical Trial)
Actual Enrollment : 30 participants
Allocation: Randomized
Intervention Model: Parallel Assignment
Masking: Double (Participant, Outcomes Assessor)
Primary Purpose: Treatment
Official Title: Comparing Etoricoxib and Celecoxib for Preemptive Analgesia for Acute Postoperative Pain in Patients Undergoing Arthroscopic Anterior Cruciate Ligament Reconstruction: A Randomized Controlled Trial
Study Start Date : January 2008
Primary Completion Date : January 2009
Study Completion Date : June 2009

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Drug Information available for: Celecoxib
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Arm Intervention/treatment
Experimental: placebo
identical placebo
Drug: Celecoxib
celecoxib 400 mg 1 cap before surgery
Drug: etoricoxib
120 mg 1 tab before surgery

Primary Outcome Measures :
  1. VAS score [ Time Frame: 6,12,24,48 hour postoperative ]

Secondary Outcome Measures :
  1. number of analgesic used [ Time Frame: 48 hour postoperative ]

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Ages Eligible for Study:   15 Years to 50 Years   (Child, Adult)
Sexes Eligible for Study:   All
Accepts Healthy Volunteers:   No

Inclusion Criteria:

  • patients with anterior cruciate ligament injury age 15-50 yr

Exclusion Criteria:

  • previous knee surgery

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Please refer to this study by its ClinicalTrials.gov identifier (NCT number): NCT01017380

Prince of Songkla University
Hat Yai, Songkhla, Thailand, 90110
Sponsors and Collaborators
Prince of Songkla University
Study Director: Boonsin Tangtrakulwanich, MD.,Ph.D Faculty of Medicine, Prince of Songkla University

Publications automatically indexed to this study by ClinicalTrials.gov Identifier (NCT Number):
Responsible Party: Secretariate,Department of Orthopaedic Surgery, Facuty of Medicine, Prince of Songkla University
ClinicalTrials.gov Identifier: NCT01017380     History of Changes
Other Study ID Numbers: EC50/369-007
First Posted: November 20, 2009    Key Record Dates
Last Update Posted: November 20, 2009
Last Verified: November 2009

Keywords provided by Prince of Songkla University:
preemptive analgesia
cruciate ligament

Additional relevant MeSH terms:
Anterior Cruciate Ligament Injuries
Knee Injuries
Leg Injuries
Wounds and Injuries
Cyclooxygenase 2 Inhibitors
Cyclooxygenase Inhibitors
Enzyme Inhibitors
Molecular Mechanisms of Pharmacological Action
Anti-Inflammatory Agents, Non-Steroidal
Analgesics, Non-Narcotic
Sensory System Agents
Peripheral Nervous System Agents
Physiological Effects of Drugs
Anti-Inflammatory Agents
Antirheumatic Agents