Management of Postoperative Pain Following Total Knee Arthroplasty by Using Acupuncture-moxibustion Therapy
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|ClinicalTrials.gov Identifier: NCT01047384|
Recruitment Status : Completed
First Posted : January 12, 2010
Last Update Posted : May 21, 2014
Orthopedic surgery is reportedly among the most painful surgical procedures. Surgical damage following major orthopedic surgery often involves a large, deep incision with considerable tissue dissection and muscle, bone, and vascular exposure. Post-operative pain after such surgery is exacerbated on movement or by reflex spasms of the muscles, which may delay mobilization, reduce satisfaction, prolong hospitalization, and possibly increase medical costs.
We design a prospective randomized study for postoperative pain control following total knee arthroplasty.
|Condition or disease||Intervention/treatment||Phase|
|Osteoarthritis, Knee||Procedure: acupuncture-moxibustion therapy Procedure: Regular therapy||Phase 2 Phase 3|
|Study Type :||Interventional (Clinical Trial)|
|Actual Enrollment :||100 participants|
|Intervention Model:||Parallel Assignment|
|Study Start Date :||January 2010|
|Actual Primary Completion Date :||June 2011|
Procedure: acupuncture-moxibustion therapy
Active Comparator: Regular therapy
Procedure: Regular therapy
- Pain VAS score [ Time Frame: pre-operaton, immediately post operation, postop 6hrs, postop 12hrs, postop 18hrs, postop 24hrs, post op 48hrs, postop 72hrs ]
- Functional score: SF-36 [ Time Frame: Pre-operation, immediately post-operation, postop 6 weeks, postop 12 weeks ]
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|Chang Gung Memorial Hospital|
|Kweishian, Taoyuan, Taiwan, 333|