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Arthroscopic Ankle Arthrodesis: Measuring Post-operative Pain to Assess the Potential for Outpatient Surgery.

The recruitment status of this study is unknown. The completion date has passed and the status has not been verified in more than two years.
Verified June 2011 by Hammond, Allan, M.D..
Recruitment status was:  Recruiting
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Hammond, Allan, M.D. Identifier:
First received: June 8, 2011
Last updated: NA
Last verified: June 2011
History: No changes posted
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 Type: Observational
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.

Further study details as provided by Hammond, Allan, M.D.:

Primary Outcome Measures:
  • Numeric Rating Pain Scale (NRPS) [ Time Frame: recorded for one week post-operatively ]
    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.

Estimated Enrollment: 40
Study Start Date: June 2011
scope technique
open technique


Ages Eligible for Study:   Child, Adult, Senior
Sexes Eligible for Study:   All
Accepts Healthy Volunteers:   No
Sampling Method:   Non-Probability Sample
Study Population
Patients selected from the surgeons waitlist.

Inclusion Criteria:

  • Ankle osteoarthritis with adequate bone stock

Exclusion Criteria:

  • Mental or physical inability to consent or answer pain questions, pre-operative or peri-operative morbidity impairing mobility, pre-operative opioid therapy, non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drugs or steroids within 24 hours before skin incision, kidney or liver dysfunction, morbid obesity, smoking, significant bony deformity, significant loss of bone stock or diabetes with sensory changes will be cause for exclusion.
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Please refer to this study by its identifier: NCT01370252

Canada, Manitoba
Health Sciences Centre Recruiting
Winnipeg, Manitoba, Canada, R3A 1R9
Contact: Allan Hammond, MD FRCSC    204 451-5702   
Principal Investigator: Allan Hammond, MD, FRCSC.         
Sponsors and Collaborators
Hammond, Allan, M.D.
Principal Investigator: Allan Hammond, MD, FRCSC University of Manitoba, Faculty of Medicine, Department of Orthopedics, Assistant professor
  More Information

Responsible Party: Dr. Allan Hammond, University of Manitoba, Assistant Professor, Faculty of Medicine Identifier: NCT01370252     History of Changes
Other Study ID Numbers: H2011:070
Study First Received: June 8, 2011
Last Updated: June 8, 2011

Keywords provided by Hammond, Allan, M.D.:
ankle arthrodesis
arthroscopic technique
ankle osteoarthritis

Additional relevant MeSH terms:
Pain, Postoperative
Joint Diseases
Musculoskeletal Diseases
Rheumatic Diseases
Neurologic Manifestations
Nervous System Diseases
Postoperative Complications
Pathologic Processes
Signs and Symptoms processed this record on August 17, 2017