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Hyper Baric Oxygen Therapy (HBOT) for Spontaneous Osteonecrosis of the Knee

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 September 2013 by Assaf-Harofeh Medical Center.
Recruitment status was:  Recruiting
Information provided by (Responsible Party):
Assaf Harofeh MC, Assaf-Harofeh Medical Center Identifier:
First received: August 28, 2013
Last updated: September 19, 2013
Last verified: September 2013
safety and efficacy of Hyper Baric Oxygen (HBO) in patients presenting with spontaneous osteonecrosis of the knee

Condition Intervention Phase
Spontaneous Osteonecrosis of the Knee
Biological: Weight reduction
Phase 1

Study Type: Interventional
Study Design: Allocation: Randomized
Intervention Model: Parallel Assignment
Masking: Open Label
Primary Purpose: Treatment
Official Title: Safety and Efficacy of Hyper Baric Oxygen Therapy (HBOT) in Patients Presenting With Spontaneous Osteonecrosis of the Knee

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Further study details as provided by Assaf-Harofeh Medical Center:

Primary Outcome Measures:
  • Efficacy [ Time Frame: 6 weeks ]
    Pain Reduction

  • Safety [ Time Frame: end of HBOT ]
    Number of Participants with Adverse Events during HBOT

Secondary Outcome Measures:
  • Reduction In AVN size by MRI [ Time Frame: 6 weeks ]

Estimated Enrollment: 40
Study Start Date: May 2012
Estimated Study Completion Date: August 2015
Estimated Primary Completion Date: May 2015 (Final data collection date for primary outcome measure)
Arms Assigned Interventions
Experimental: Biological
6 weeks of HBO treatment as well as non weight bearing
Biological: Weight reduction
Active Comparator: Control
non weight bearing
Biological: Weight reduction


Ages Eligible for Study:   40 Months to 85 Years   (Child, Adult, Senior)
Sexes Eligible for Study:   All
Accepts Healthy Volunteers:   No

Inclusion Criteria:

  • Age40-85 years
  • Diagnosis of Spontaneous osteonecrosis of the knee (SONK)in last month, Stage 1 or 2 by MRI.

Exclusion Criteria:

  • Hyperbaric treatment (HBOT) in the last 2 years.
  • Any contraindication for HBOT
  • Pregnancy.
  • Inability to sign inform consent
  • Any contraindication for MRI
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Please refer to this study by its identifier: NCT01950858

Contact: Yiftah Beer, MD 972-8-9779432

Assaf-Harofeh Medical Center Recruiting
Zerifin, Israel, 70300
Contact: Yiftah Beer, MD    972-8-9779432   
Sponsors and Collaborators
Assaf-Harofeh Medical Center
Study Chair: Shai Efrati, MD Assaf-Harofeh Medical Center
  More Information

Responsible Party: Assaf Harofeh MC, Yiftah Beer, Assaf-Harofeh Medical Center Identifier: NCT01950858     History of Changes
Other Study ID Numbers: 91/12*1
Study First Received: August 28, 2013
Last Updated: September 19, 2013

Additional relevant MeSH terms:
Bone Diseases
Musculoskeletal Diseases
Pathologic Processes processed this record on May 22, 2017