Is a Knee Arthroscopy of Any Benefit for the Middleaged Patient With Meniscal Symptoms?
|ClinicalTrials.gov Identifier: NCT01288768|
Recruitment Status : Completed
First Posted : February 2, 2011
Last Update Posted : May 3, 2013
|Condition or disease||Intervention/treatment||Phase|
|Chronic Meniscus Injury||Procedure: Knee arthroscopy||Not Applicable|
|Study Type :||Interventional (Clinical Trial)|
|Actual Enrollment :||150 participants|
|Intervention Model:||Parallel Assignment|
|Official Title:||Is a Knee Arthroscopy of Any Benefit for the Middleaged Patient With Meniscal Symptoms?|
|Study Start Date :||March 2010|
|Actual Primary Completion Date :||May 2013|
|Actual Study Completion Date :||May 2013|
Active Comparator: Arthroscopy
Knee arthroscopy + Exercise therapy
Procedure: Knee arthroscopy
Knee arthroscopy within 4 weeks.
No Intervention: Exercise therapy
Exercise therapy alone
- KOOS (Knee injury and Osteoarthritis Outcome Score); Pain subscale [ Time Frame: 12 month ]KOOS is a 42 item selfadministrated questionnaire with 5 separate subscales; pain, symptoms, activities of daily living (ADL), sport and recreation, quality of life (QoL). A change of approximately 10 is considered a clinical important difference (CID). At 12 month after the randomization the "arthroscopy+exercise therapy" arm will be compared to the "exercise therapy alone" arm.
- KOOS (Knee injury and Osteoarthritis Outcome Score) [ Time Frame: 3 month ]
- Tegner activity scale [ Time Frame: 12 month ]
- KOOS (Symptoms, ADL, Sport/rec, QOL subscores) [ Time Frame: 12 month ]
- Functional tests [ Time Frame: 3 month ]Squatting (possible without pain, possible with pain, not possible). SOLEC ( one-legged stance) barefoot. Best time for three trials. Standing up from a chair on one leg, maximum repetitions in 30 sec. All test supervised by a physiotherapist.
Please refer to this study by its ClinicalTrials.gov identifier (NCT number): NCT01288768
|Orthopaedic dept. University Hospital Linköping|
|Linköping, Sweden, 581 85|
|Principal Investigator:||Håkan Gauffin, MD PhD||Orthopaedic dept. University Hospital, Linköping, Sweden.|