Arthroscopic Ankle Arthrodesis: Measuring Post-operative Pain to Assess the Potential for Outpatient Surgery.
Recruitment status was Recruiting
Post-operative pain will be measured using a pain diary for one week post-surgery. The purpose is to test the assumption that the arthroscopic technique leads to less post-operative pain and results in shorter hospital stays when compared to the open technique. It is believed that the arthroscopic technique will result in minimal pain when compared to the open technique, allowing this procedure to be performed as day surgery.
|Study Design:||Observational Model: Case Control
Time Perspective: Prospective
|Official Title:||Arthroscopic Ankle Arthrodesis: Measuring Post-operative Pain to Assess the Potential for Outpatient Surgery.|
- Numeric Rating Pain Scale (NRPS) [ Time Frame: recorded for one week post-operatively ] [ Designated as safety issue: No ]A scale from 0-10 is used for patients to record the amount of pain they are experiencing at a given time. Multiple questions are asked on a daily basis in a pain diary to report pain in the morning, at night, with movement, before and after pain medication.
|Study Start Date:||June 2011|
Please refer to this study by its ClinicalTrials.gov identifier: NCT01370252
|Health Sciences Centre||Recruiting|
|Winnipeg, Manitoba, Canada, R3A 1R9|
|Contact: Allan Hammond, MD FRCSC 204 451-5702 email@example.com|
|Principal Investigator: Allan Hammond, MD, FRCSC.|
|Principal Investigator:||Allan Hammond, MD, FRCSC||University of Manitoba, Faculty of Medicine, Department of Orthopedics, Assistant professor|