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Effect of Zoledronic Acid on Femoral Bone Loss Following Total Hip Arthroplasty

This study has been completed.
Information provided by (Responsible Party):
David F. Scott, MD, Spokane Joint Replacement Center Identifier:
First received: December 24, 2010
Last updated: January 21, 2015
Last verified: January 2015
In a randomized, double-blind trial, BMD of the operated proximal femur after total hip replacement measured by dual-energy x-ray absorptiometry (DXA) were compared for up to two years in patients receiving IV ZOL 5 mg infusion (n = 27) or placebo (IV saline infusion; n = 24) at two weeks and one year after surgery.

Condition Intervention Phase
Drug: Zoledronic acid
Phase 4

Study Type: Interventional
Study Design: Allocation: Randomized
Intervention Model: Parallel Assignment
Masking: Double Blind (Participant, Care Provider, Investigator, Outcomes Assessor)
Primary Purpose: Treatment
Official Title: Effect of Zoledronic Acid on Femoral Bone Loss Following Total Hip Arthroplasty

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Further study details as provided by Spokane Joint Replacement Center:

Primary Outcome Measures:
  • Bone mineral density [ Time Frame: 5 years ]

Enrollment: 66
Study Start Date: January 2005
Study Completion Date: December 2014
Primary Completion Date: December 2014 (Final data collection date for primary outcome measure)
Arms Assigned Interventions
Placebo Comparator: Placebo group Drug: Zoledronic acid
Zoledronic acid per protocol
Other Name: Reclast
Experimental: Study drug group Drug: Zoledronic acid
Zoledronic acid per protocol
Other Name: Reclast


Ages Eligible for Study:   Child, Adult, Senior
Sexes Eligible for Study:   All
Accepts Healthy Volunteers:   Yes

Inclusion Criteria:

  • Patients undergoing primary elective total hip replacement

Exclusion Criteria:

  • Osteoporosis (BMD ≤-2.5)
  • Trauma to the operated femur, hip revisions, femoral dysplasia, trochanteric osteotomy, inflammatory arthritis
  • Severe renal impairment
  • Use of any medications affecting BMD
  • Known sensitivity to bisphosphonates
  • Severe dental problems, and pregnancy or being able to conceive and not using reliable birth control methods
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Responsible Party: David F. Scott, MD, PI, Spokane Joint Replacement Center Identifier: NCT01267279     History of Changes
Other Study ID Numbers: SJRC-Reclast
Study First Received: December 24, 2010
Last Updated: January 21, 2015

Additional relevant MeSH terms:
Bone Diseases, Metabolic
Bone Diseases
Musculoskeletal Diseases
Zoledronic acid
Bone Density Conservation Agents
Physiological Effects of Drugs processed this record on April 26, 2017