The Impact of Thumb Carpometacarpal Osteoarthritis on General Health

This study has been completed.
Sponsor:
Collaborator:
University of Rochester
Information provided by (Responsible Party):
Ryan Calfee, MD, Washington University School of Medicine
ClinicalTrials.gov Identifier:
NCT01133197
First received: May 26, 2010
Last updated: June 26, 2015
Last verified: June 2015
  Purpose

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.


Condition
Thumb Arthritis

Study Type: Observational
Study Design: Observational Model: Case Control
Time Perspective: Prospective
Official Title: The Impact of Thumb Carpometacarpal Osteoarthritis on General Health

Resource links provided by NLM:


Further study details as provided by Washington University School of Medicine:

Primary Outcome Measures:
  • Hand Function [ Time Frame: Baseline ] [ Designated as safety issue: No ]
    Use of hand by Michigan Hand Questionnaire


Secondary Outcome Measures:
  • Overall Health [ Time Frame: Baseline ] [ Designated as safety issue: No ]
    SF-36


Enrollment: 188
Study Start Date: July 2009
Study Completion Date: June 2015
Primary Completion Date: June 2015 (Final data collection date for primary outcome measure)
Groups/Cohorts
controls
No hand arthritis
CMC Arthritis
Patients with arthritis

Detailed Description:

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.

  Eligibility

Ages Eligible for Study:   18 Years to 80 Years
Genders Eligible for Study:   Both
Accepts Healthy Volunteers:   No
Sampling Method:   Non-Probability Sample
Study Population

patients presenting for treatment have thumb arthritis

Criteria

Inclusion Criteria:

  • Healthy adults clinically diagnosed with thumb carpometacarpal osteoarthritis. The diagnosis must have been confirmed radiographically prior to consideration for study enrollment.
  • Adults accompanying patients to participating offices will be recruited to be control subjects. They must not be receiving medical or surgical treatment for a hand or wrist complaint.
  • Additionally control subjects must not have been diagnosed with thumb osteoarthritis.

Exclusion Criteria:

  • Subjects must be over 18 years of age and English speaking.
  • Subjects are not to include incarcerated adults or those unable to provide consent for study participation.
  • Patients diagnosed with currently symptomatic hand or wrist pathology outside of the thumb carpometacarpal joint will be excluded.
  • Patient with prior surgery on the affected thumb will be excluded.
  • Pregnant females are excluded from study participation with pregnancy determined by patient self-reporting (standard of care before office radiographs).
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Please refer to this study by its ClinicalTrials.gov identifier: NCT01133197

Locations
United States, Missouri
Barnes Jewish Hospital
St Louis, Missouri, United States, 63110
Sponsors and Collaborators
Washington University School of Medicine
University of Rochester
Investigators
Principal Investigator: Ryan P Calfee, MD Washington University School of Medicine
  More Information

No publications provided

Responsible Party: Ryan Calfee, MD, Associate Professor of Orthopaedic Surgery, Washington University School of Medicine
ClinicalTrials.gov Identifier: NCT01133197     History of Changes
Other Study ID Numbers: 09-0829
Study First Received: May 26, 2010
Last Updated: June 26, 2015
Health Authority: United States: Institutional Review Board

Keywords provided by Washington University School of Medicine:
thumb
arthritis
Impact of thumb arthritis on health

Additional relevant MeSH terms:
Osteoarthritis
Arthritis
Joint Diseases
Musculoskeletal Diseases
Rheumatic Diseases

ClinicalTrials.gov processed this record on June 30, 2015