The Impact of Thumb Carpometacarpal Osteoarthritis on General Health
|Study Design:||Observational Model: Case Control
Time Perspective: Prospective
|Official Title:||The Impact of Thumb Carpometacarpal Osteoarthritis on General Health|
- Hand Function [ Time Frame: Baseline ] [ Designated as safety issue: No ]Use of hand by Michigan Hand Questionnaire
- Overall Health [ Time Frame: Baseline ] [ Designated as safety issue: No ]SF-36
|Study Start Date:||July 2009|
|Study Completion Date:||June 2015|
|Primary Completion Date:||June 2015 (Final data collection date for primary outcome measure)|
No hand arthritis
Patients with arthritis
This study is designed to define the impact of thumb arthritis on patient's general health. As a secondary objective, data will be analyzed to determine the effects of medical and musculoskeletal comorbidities on the rating of upper extremity function by the patient.
Potential Contribution: The data that we intend to gather could further our understanding of the overall health impact of thumb osteoarthritis and allow surgeons to more accurately interpret patient-rated measures of upper extremity function in the presence of comorbidities.
Osteoarthritis of the thumb carpometacarpal joint is one of the most common sites of arthritic degeneration in the hand. To date, no study has examined this conditions impact on overall health using a validated health measure (e.g. SF-36). Additionally, no study has examined the impact of medical and musculoskeletal comorbidities on patient-rated measures of upper extremity function in these patients.
Please refer to this study by its ClinicalTrials.gov identifier: NCT01133197
|United States, Missouri|
|Barnes Jewish Hospital|
|St Louis, Missouri, United States, 63110|
|Principal Investigator:||Ryan P Calfee, MD||Washington University School of Medicine|