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Length of Stay and Complications in High-risk Patients Receiving Fast-track Total Hip (THA) or Knee- Alloplasty (TKA)

This study is currently recruiting participants. (see Contacts and Locations)
Verified October 2016 by Rigshospitalet, Denmark
Hvidovre University Hospital
Aarhus University Hospital
Vejle Hospital
Sydvestjysk Hospital
Regional Hospital Holstebro
Naestved Hospital
Bispebjerg Hospital
Aalborg University Hospital Farsø
Central Jutland Regional Hospital
Information provided by (Responsible Party):
Christoffer Joergensen, Rigshospitalet, Denmark Identifier:
First received: January 18, 2012
Last updated: October 4, 2016
Last verified: October 2016
The purpose of the study is to determine the influence of preoperative co-morbidity in relation to increased length of stay and postoperative complications in patients receiving fast-track hip or knee replacement.

Arthroplasty Complications
Postoperative Morbidity

Study Type: Observational [Patient Registry]
Study Design: Observational Model: Cohort
Time Perspective: Prospective
Target Follow-Up Duration: 90 Days
Official Title: Length of Stay and Complications in High-risk Patients Receiving Fast-track Total Hip (THA) or Knee- Alloplasty (TKA).

Further study details as provided by Rigshospitalet, Denmark:

Primary Outcome Measures:
  • Length of hospital stay and reasons for length of hospital stay >4days [ Time Frame: At discharge ]

    Number of nights spend in hospital after day of surgery, including transferral between departments.

    Any procedure followed by more than 4 days in hospital will have review of discharge papers to determine causes of the "prolonged" admission

  • Surgically related readmissions [ Time Frame: 90 days after surgery ]
    Evaluation of any potentially surgery related readmission 90 days after discharge. Readmissions defined as related are defined as: Revision due to prosthesis problems, deep venous thrombosis (DVT), pulmonary embolism (PE) (verified or disproved), stroke/transitory cerebral ischaemia (TCI), possible wound infection (return to operating theatre, treatment with antibiotics only, no treatment), fractures without known trauma, falls, knee manipulation, hip dislocation, cardiac problems (acute myocardial infarction (AMI), any type of arrhythmia), pneumonia, urinary retention (UR), abdominal complications (gastric ulcer, ileus) and sequelae (rehabilitation, opioid side-effects, pain, other conditions related to surgery). Readmissions due to chronic obstructive lung disease (COPD), syncope and urinary tract infection (UTI) ≤ 30 days of primary admission

Secondary Outcome Measures:
  • Mortality 90 days after surgery [ Time Frame: 90 days after surgery ]
    Evaluation of all deaths 90 days after surgery

Other Outcome Measures:
  • Co-morbidity related readmissions [ Time Frame: 90 days after surgery ]
    Depending on the type of co-morbidity investigated, special attention and analysis of readmissions found to be related to the specific type of co-morbidity will be done

Estimated Enrollment: 30000
Study Start Date: February 2010
Estimated Study Completion Date: January 2017
Estimated Primary Completion Date: January 2017 (Final data collection date for primary outcome measure)
Fast-track THA/TKA
Any patient receiving THA/TKA in the participating wards

Detailed Description:

Preoperative risk assessment is well established and repeatedly demonstrated to be related to adverse postoperative outcomes regarding all organ functions. However, all evidence is based upon conventional care programs and none has been done on fast-track surgery, neither in total hip arthroplasty (THA) or total knee arthroplasty (TKA).

The purpose of this study series is therefore to evaluate the importance of conventional risk factors in an optimised fast-track TKA and THA set-up. These studies will be performed in the Lundbeck Foundation Center for fast-track THA and TKA, based on an established database, but with additional detailed risk information to be included in studies of certain types co-morbidity.

The Lundbeck Foundation Center Database prospectively registers patient characteristics and co-morbidity in all patients receiving hip and knee arthroplasty. This is done using a questionaire and with dedicated staff available to help in case of doubt regarding specific questions. Additional information is collected by scrutinizing the patients medical charts. Completeness of data has been shown to be about 95%.


Ages Eligible for Study:   18 Years and older   (Adult, Senior)
Sexes Eligible for Study:   All
Accepts Healthy Volunteers:   No
Sampling Method:   Probability Sample
Study Population
unselected patients receiving THA or TKA

Inclusion Criteria:

  • Standardized elective fast-track THA or TKA

Exclusion Criteria:

  • Elective THA or TKA not in regular fast-track setup
  • not a Danish citizen
  Contacts and Locations
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Please refer to this study by its identifier: NCT01515670

Contact: Christoffer C Joergensen, MD +45 35454616
Contact: Henrik Kehlet, Prof,MD,PhD +45 35454074

Aarhus University Hospital Recruiting
Aarhus, Judland, Denmark, 8000
Himmerland Hospital Recruiting
Farsoe, Judland, Denmark, 9640
Sydvestjydsk hospital Grindsted Recruiting
Grindsted, Judland, Denmark, 7200
Holstebro Regionalhospital Recruiting
Holstebro, Judland, Denmark, 7500
Vejle Hospital Recruiting
Vejle, Judland, Denmark, 7100
Viborg Hospital Recruiting
Viborg, Judland, Denmark, 8800
Contact: Andrea Søe-Larsen, Nurse   
Principal Investigator: Niels Krarup, MD         
Hvidovre Hospital Recruiting
Hvidovre, Seeland, Denmark, 2650
Bispebjerg University Hospital Recruiting
Copenhagen, Denmark
Contact: Jens Bagger, MD   
Gentofte University Hospital Recruiting
Gentofte, Denmark
Contact: Søren Solgaard, MD         
Principal Investigator: Søren Solgaard, MD         
Næstved Hospital Recruiting
Næstved, Denmark
Contact: Henrik M Schroeder, MD         
Sponsors and Collaborators
Rigshospitalet, Denmark
Hvidovre University Hospital
Aarhus University Hospital
Vejle Hospital
Sydvestjysk Hospital
Regional Hospital Holstebro
Naestved Hospital
Bispebjerg Hospital
Aalborg University Hospital Farsø
Central Jutland Regional Hospital
Principal Investigator: Christoffer C Joergensen, MD Rigshospitalet, Denmark
  More Information

Additional Information:
Publications automatically indexed to this study by Identifier (NCT Number):
Responsible Party: Christoffer Joergensen, Research-fellow, Rigshospitalet, Denmark Identifier: NCT01515670     History of Changes
Other Study ID Numbers: RH30-0623
Study First Received: January 18, 2012
Last Updated: October 4, 2016

Keywords provided by Rigshospitalet, Denmark:
Enhanced recovery
preoperative co-morbidity
postoperative morbidity
Morbidity processed this record on April 26, 2017