Surgical Field Bacterial Contamination in Primary Total Hip (THA) and Knee (TKA) Arthroplasty
|ClinicalTrials.gov Identifier: NCT01493375|
Recruitment Status : Suspended (Study principal investigator left the organization)
First Posted : December 16, 2011
Last Update Posted : May 28, 2015
In Denmark, approximately 13,000 operations are carried out every year. Prosthetic infection is a very serious condition and despite extensive prophylactic measures, prosthetic infections appear in 1-2 percent of the operated patients.
It is difficult to diagnose prosthetic infection with the techniques applied so far and incorrect diagnosis might imply unnecessary reoperations as well as unnoticed infections might lead to prolonged pain and invalidity.
The purpose of this study is to examine the value of these three techniques applied as a supplement to the existing technology and on this basis to prepare an algorithm for the examination of joint prosthesis infection.
|Condition or disease|
|Study Type :||Observational|
|Actual Enrollment :||60 participants|
|Official Title:||Surgical Field Bacterial Contamination in Primary Hip and Knee Replacement Surgery|
|Study Start Date :||June 2010|
|Actual Primary Completion Date :||December 2010|
- Contamination of the operation area [ Time Frame: 12 months ]We want to examine the existence of contamination before an operation in hip and knee. Furthermore, we want to examine the contamination to achieve better knowledge of the bacterial combination.
- Description of the bacterial culture [ Time Frame: 12 months ]We want to describe the bacterial culture to achieve better knowledge of the bacterial combination.
Please refer to this study by its ClinicalTrials.gov identifier (NCT number): NCT01493375
|Northern Orthopaedic Division, Clinic Frederikshavn|
|Frederikshavn, Northern Jutland, Denmark|
|Principal Investigator:||Eileen Kohler, PhD student||Orthopaedic Surgery Research Unit, Aalborg University Hospital|
|Study Director:||Sten Rasmussen, M.D.||Northern Orthopaedic Division, Aalborg University Hospital|