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Knee Joint Icing and Knee-extension Strength (IS)

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ClinicalTrials.gov Identifier: NCT01249612
Recruitment Status : Terminated
First Posted : November 30, 2010
Last Update Posted : July 19, 2012
Sponsor:
Collaborator:
Lundbeck Foundation
Information provided by (Responsible Party):
Bente Holm, Hvidovre University Hospital

Brief Summary:
With this study the investigators wish to (1) investigate the acute effect of knee joint icing on knee-extension strength shortly after total knee arthroplasty (TKA); and (2) investigate the acute effect of knee joint icing on knee pain, knee joint circumference and functional performance shortly after TKA.

Condition or disease Intervention/treatment Phase
Arthroplasty Other: Thermotherapy Phase 1

Detailed Description:
As knee joint icing had no acute effect on knee-extension strength in the present study, prolonged icing may have an effect on one or more of the parameters, and further studies are needed to determine the potential beneficial effects of cooling after TKA.

Study Type : Interventional  (Clinical Trial)
Actual Enrollment : 20 participants
Allocation: Randomized
Intervention Model: Crossover Assignment
Masking: Single (Investigator)
Primary Purpose: Treatment
Official Title: No Effect of Knee Joint Icing on Knee-extension Strength After Total Knee Arthroplasty. A Randomized Cross-over Study
Study Start Date : April 2010
Actual Primary Completion Date : November 2010
Actual Study Completion Date : December 2010

Arm Intervention/treatment
Placebo Comparator: Control treatment
Elbow joint icing using two plastic bags with crushed ice
Other: Thermotherapy
Elbow joint icing
Other Name: Cryotherapy
Active Comparator: Active treatment
Knee joint icing using two plastic bags with crushed ice
Other: Thermotherapy
Knee joint icing
Other Name: Cryotherapy



Primary Outcome Measures :
  1. Knee-extension strength [ Time Frame: In the first week after surgery patients are measured on two days: One day before and after active (knee icing) treatment and one day before and after control (elbow icing) treatment ]
    Maximal knee-extension strength is measured using a hand-held dynamometer


Secondary Outcome Measures :
  1. Knee pain [ Time Frame: In the first week after surgery patients are measured on two days: One day before and after active (knee icing) treatment and one day before and after control (elbow icing) treatment ]
    Knee pain was quantified by using The Visual Analog Scale (VAS) at rest and during active measurements.



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

Inclusion Criteria:

  • primary unilateral total knee arthroplasty

Exclusion Criteria:

  • inability to speak and understand Danish
  • inability to perform the measurements due to other diseases

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Locations
Denmark
The Lundbeckcenter for fast-track hip and knee surgery
Copenhagen, Hvidovre, Denmark, 2650
Sponsors and Collaborators
Hvidovre University Hospital
Lundbeck Foundation
Investigators
Principal Investigator: Bente Holm, MSc Department of Orthopaedic Surgery, University Hospital at Hvidovre, Kettegaard Alle 30, DK-2650 Hvidovre, Denmark

Publications automatically indexed to this study by ClinicalTrials.gov Identifier (NCT Number):
Responsible Party: Bente Holm, MSc PT, Hvidovre University Hospital
ClinicalTrials.gov Identifier: NCT01249612     History of Changes
Other Study ID Numbers: (H-A-2008-063, nr. 24100
TKA-BH3 ( Registry Identifier: H-A-2008-063 )
First Posted: November 30, 2010    Key Record Dates
Last Update Posted: July 19, 2012
Last Verified: July 2012

Keywords provided by Bente Holm, Hvidovre University Hospital:
Knee joint icing
knee-extension strength