Obturator Nerve Block With Femoral and Sciatic Block

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Recruitment Status : Completed
First Posted : August 4, 2011
Last Update Posted : August 4, 2011
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Saint Francis Care

Brief Summary:
The purpose of this study is to evaluate how many patients require the addition of the obturator nerve block in the recovery room after the total knee surgery. Also to study the efficacy of blocking the obturator nerve in controlling their knee pain.

Condition or disease Intervention/treatment Phase
Nerve Block; Pain Medication Procedure: Oburator Nerve block Procedure: Sham Injection in pectineus muscle. Not Applicable

Study Type : Interventional  (Clinical Trial)
Actual Enrollment : 16 participants
Allocation: Randomized
Intervention Model: Parallel Assignment
Masking: Single (Participant)
Primary Purpose: Treatment
Official Title: Is an Obturator Nerve Block Required for Every Patient Having Total Knee Arthroplasty With Femoral and Sciatic Nerve Block?
Study Start Date : October 2008
Actual Primary Completion Date : June 2009
Actual Study Completion Date : July 2009

Arm Intervention/treatment
Experimental: True Obturator Nerve Block Procedure: Oburator Nerve block
Use of selective pain block.

Sham Comparator: Sham Block Procedure: Sham Injection in pectineus muscle.
Five minutes after the sham block pain was assessed in these patients. If pain score was 5 or greater a true obturator nerve block was performed on these patients.

Primary Outcome Measures :
  1. To assess the use of obturator Nerve block for patients undergoing total knee arthroplasty [ Time Frame: 15 minutes in recovery room post operatively ]
    The need for rescue obturator nerve block in total knee arthoplasty patients who have sucessful femoral nerve block and sciatic nerve block in place.

Secondary Outcome Measures :
  1. Pain medication use intra-operatively and in the recovery room after surgery. Pain scores in recovery room. [ Time Frame: During surgery and until discharge from recovery room. ]

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Ages Eligible for Study:   18 Years to 85 Years   (Adult, Older Adult)
Sexes Eligible for Study:   All
Accepts Healthy Volunteers:   No

Inclusion Criteria:

  • total knee replacement

Exclusion Criteria:

  • Hisory of neurologica disease, diabetes, pregnancy, neuropathy

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Please refer to this study by its identifier (NCT number): NCT01409460

United States, Connecticut
Saint Francis Hospital and Medical Center
Hartford, Connecticut, United States, 06105
Sponsors and Collaborators
Saint Francis Care

Responsible Party: Sanjay Sinha, Saint Francis Hospital Identifier: NCT01409460     History of Changes
Other Study ID Numbers: 08-10-003
First Posted: August 4, 2011    Key Record Dates
Last Update Posted: August 4, 2011
Last Verified: October 2008