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ACP for Local Application in Ankle Arthrodesis

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ClinicalTrials.gov Identifier: NCT01131455
Recruitment Status : Terminated (Study was terminated due to the untimely death of the investigator)
First Posted : May 27, 2010
Results First Posted : November 13, 2014
Last Update Posted : November 13, 2014
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Information provided by (Responsible Party):

Study Description
Brief Summary:
To compare the outcomes of patients who undergo three different types of surgeries for ankle fusion and reconstruction.

Condition or disease Intervention/treatment
Ankle Arthritis Biological: Autologous Concentrated Plasma

Detailed Description:
It is understood that an elevated concentration of platelets in the mix of the arthrodesis construct applied intra-operatively to the bony surface, has osteo-generating and enhanced wound healing properties. With that knowledge there is a clinical need and enthusiasm for the application of concentrated platelets, which release a large quantity of growth factors to encourage recovery in non healing injuries or surgical sites. This study represents an effort to more clearly define the true clinical outcomes with or without biologic enhancement, and fulfills a need for fortifying evidence concerning the efficacy of ACP in live human bone healing-- based on radiographic and CT scans.

Study Design

Study Type : Interventional  (Clinical Trial)
Actual Enrollment : 10 participants
Allocation: Non-Randomized
Intervention Model: Parallel Assignment
Masking: None (Open Label)
Primary Purpose: Treatment
Official Title: Autologous Concentrated Platelet-rich Plasma (Arthrex ACP®) for Local Application in Ankle Arthrodesis: A Prospective Outcome Analysis.
Study Start Date : October 2009
Primary Completion Date : July 2010
Study Completion Date : July 2010
Arms and Interventions

Arm Intervention/treatment
Active Comparator: Fusion+ACP+Autograft
Standard anatomic reduction will be adhered to- neutral alignment will be employed (5° valgus, external rotation and neutral foot dorsiflexion). The arthrodesis undertaken for all groups will be the standard arthroscopic ankle arthrodesis with portals to the ankle (anterior medial / anterior lateral), skin incision only technique with dissection through the capsule and penetration to the joint. Standard debridement of the gutters, tibia osteophyte, tibia-talor joint resection and autograft preparation will be performed in the joint. Depending on randomization of the subject, (Autologous concentrated Plasma)ACP-A or ACP-DBM mixture will be added to the arthrodesis site with the joint taken through range of direct motion and reduced.
Biological: Autologous Concentrated Plasma
Autologous blood products have created a growing interest for use in a number of orthopedic therapies. The healing effects of plasma are supported by growth factors released by platelets. These growth factors induce a healing process wherever they are applied. The Arthrex ACP System is a cost-effective method of concentrating growth factors for therapeutic use.
Other Name: ACP
Active Comparator: Fusion + ACP +DBM
Standard anatomic reduction will be adhered to- neutral alignment will be employed (5° valgus and external rotation and neutral foot dorsiflexion). Depending on the randomization of the subject, (Autologous Concentrated Plasma)ACP-A or ACP-DBM mixture will be added to the arthrodesis site with the joint taken through range of direct motion and then reduced.
Biological: Autologous Concentrated Plasma
Autologous blood products have created a growing interest for use in a number of orthopedic therapies. The healing effects of plasma are supported by growth factors released by platelets. These growth factors induce a healing process wherever they are applied. The Arthrex ACP System is a cost-effective method of concentrating growth factors for therapeutic use.
Other Name: ACP
No Intervention: Standard-Fusion +Autograft only
Standard anatomic reduction will be adhered to- neutral alignment will be employed (5° valgus and external rotation and neutral foot dorsiflexion). The arthrodesis undertaken for all groups will be the standard arthroscopic ankle arthrodesis with portals to the ankle (anterior medial / anterior lateral), skin incision only technique with blunt dissection through the capsule and penetration to the joint. Depending on the randomization of the subject, ACP-A or ACP-DBM mixture will be added to the arthrodesis site with the joint taken through range of direct motion and then reduced.


Outcome Measures

Primary Outcome Measures :
  1. CT Scan for Fusion Analysis [ Time Frame: 8 weeks post op. ]
    There will be no outcome analysis for the CT scan performed on the 10 patients due to the death of the primary investigator.


Eligibility Criteria

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Ages Eligible for Study:   18 Years to 70 Years   (Adult, Senior)
Sexes Eligible for Study:   All
Accepts Healthy Volunteers:   No
Criteria

Inclusion Criteria:

  • patients whom present the need for the elective surgery

Exclusion Criteria:

Contacts and Locations

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Locations
United States, Missouri
Columbia Orthopedic Group
Columbia, Missouri, United States, 65201
Sponsors and Collaborators
Columbia Orthopaedic Group, LLP
Investigators
Principal Investigator: Paul Shurnas Columbia Orthopaedic Group
More Information

Responsible Party: Vicki L Jones, Sr. Research Coordinator, Columbia Orthopaedic Group, LLP
ClinicalTrials.gov Identifier: NCT01131455     History of Changes
Other Study ID Numbers: ARTH-0071
First Posted: May 27, 2010    Key Record Dates
Results First Posted: November 13, 2014
Last Update Posted: November 13, 2014
Last Verified: November 2014