Outcome of Patients After Total Knee Replacement: A Comparison of Femoral Nerve Block and Epidural Anesthesia
|ClinicalTrials.gov Identifier: NCT01631799|
Recruitment Status : Completed
First Posted : June 29, 2012
Last Update Posted : June 29, 2012
|Condition or disease||Intervention/treatment||Phase|
|Morbidity Mortality Complications Function||Device: Femoral catheter Device: Epidural catheter||Not Applicable|
|Study Type :||Interventional (Clinical Trial)|
|Actual Enrollment :||80 participants|
|Intervention Model:||Parallel Assignment|
|Masking:||Single (Outcomes Assessor)|
|Official Title:||Outcome of Patients After Total Knee Replacement: A Comparison of Femoral Nerve Block and Epidural Anesthesia. A Randomized, Controlled Trial|
|Study Start Date :||October 2008|
|Actual Primary Completion Date :||September 2011|
|Actual Study Completion Date :||December 2011|
Active Comparator: Femoral Block
One group received a femoral block for analgesia after surgery. Ropivacain was administered continuously for three days.
Device: Femoral catheter
Femoral catheter was inserted at the beginning of surgery. After surgery ropivacaine was administered continuously for three days. In addition, patients received piritramide via patient-controlled analgesia. The amount of ropivacaine was measured.
Active Comparator: Epidural Analgesia
One group received an epidural analgesia after surgery for three days.
Device: Epidural catheter
The epidural catheter was inserted at the beiginning of surgery. After surgery ropivacaine was applied continuously for three days. In addition, patients received piritramide via patient controlled analgesia. The amount of ropivacaine was measured.
- Function [ Time Frame: 3 months after surgery ]3 months after surgery the function of the total knee replacement is testd
- Mortality [ Time Frame: 28 days after surgery ]
- Morbidity [ Time Frame: 28 days after surgery ]
Please refer to this study by its ClinicalTrials.gov identifier (NCT number): NCT01631799
|University of Rostock|
|Rostock, Mecklenburg/Vorpommern, Germany, 18057|
|Principal Investigator:||Thomas Mencke, PD Dr.||Dep. of Anesthesia, University of Rostock|