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Effect of Mobilization on Acute Postoperative Pain and Nociceptive Function

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ClinicalTrials.gov Identifier: NCT01018277
Recruitment Status : Completed
First Posted : November 23, 2009
Last Update Posted : April 20, 2012
Sponsor:
Collaborator:
Lundbeck Foundation
Information provided by (Responsible Party):
Troels Haxholdt Lunn, Hvidovre University Hospital

Brief Summary:

Aim of the present study is twofold.

  • First we want to evaluate the effect of mobilization on acute postoperative pain
  • Second to test weather chances in pain sensitivity are occurring following surgery and mobilization after total knee arthroplasty

Condition or disease Intervention/treatment
Pain, Postoperative Pain Sensitivity, Postoperative Other: Mobilization (walking)

Detailed Description:

Little is known about the effect of mobilization on acute postoperative pain and mobilization induced pain, and if altered pain sensitivity occur under these circumstances.

  • First we want to evaluate the effect of mobilization on acute postoperative pain using the visual analog scale (VAS)
  • Second to test weather chances in pain sensitivity are occurring following surgery and mobilization after total knee arthroplasty, using two simple tools, the Pain Matcher and a Pressure Algometer.

Study Type : Observational
Actual Enrollment : 26 participants
Observational Model: Cohort
Time Perspective: Prospective
Official Title: Effect of Mobilization on Acute Postoperative Pain and Nociceptive Function After Total Knee Arthroplasty: A Prospective, Consecutive, Trial
Study Start Date : December 2009
Actual Primary Completion Date : June 2010
Actual Study Completion Date : June 2010

Intervention Details:
  • Other: Mobilization (walking)
    25 meters twice


Primary Outcome Measures :
  1. Pain score on the visual analog scale (difference before and after two mobilisation seances) [ Time Frame: up to 24 hours ]
    pain at rest (supine) 5 min after exercise(after the 2nd walk)


Secondary Outcome Measures :
  1. Pain score on the visual analog scale (difference before and after two mobilisation seances) [ Time Frame: up to 24 hours ]
    pain at rest (supine) 20 min after the 2nd walk, pain during passive hip flexion and pain during passive knee flexion 5 and 20 min after the 2nd walk, as well as pain during the 2nd walk after 6 and 25 m

  2. Pain sensitivity measured with pressure algometry and with pain matcher (difference before and after two mobilisation seances and difference before and after surgery) [ Time Frame: up to 24 hours ]
    Nociceptive function before and after postoperative exercise



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Ages Eligible for Study:   18 Years and older   (Adult, Older Adult)
Sexes Eligible for Study:   All
Accepts Healthy Volunteers:   No
Sampling Method:   Non-Probability Sample
Study Population
Patients operated with TKA
Criteria

Inclusion Criteria:

  • Patients scheduled for total unilateral knee arthroplasty

Exclusion Criteria:

  • Cognitive dysfunction or peripheral / central neurological dysfunction inconsistent with protocol completing
  • Alcohol and medical abuse (as defined by the National Health Service of Denmark
  • Daily use of opioids or glucocorticoids

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Locations
Denmark
Hvidovre University Hospital
Copenhagen, Hvidovre, Denmark
Sponsors and Collaborators
Hvidovre University Hospital
Lundbeck Foundation
Investigators
Principal Investigator: Troels Haxholdt Lunn, MD Hvidovre University Hospital

Responsible Party: Troels Haxholdt Lunn, MD, Hvidovre University Hospital
ClinicalTrials.gov Identifier: NCT01018277     History of Changes
Other Study ID Numbers: H-1-2009-115
2009-41-4004
First Posted: November 23, 2009    Key Record Dates
Last Update Posted: April 20, 2012
Last Verified: April 2012

Additional relevant MeSH terms:
Pain, Postoperative
Pain
Neurologic Manifestations
Nervous System Diseases
Postoperative Complications
Pathologic Processes
Signs and Symptoms