Geniculate Artery Embolization for the Treatment of Knee Pain (GAE)
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|ClinicalTrials.gov Identifier: NCT02850068|
Recruitment Status : Completed
First Posted : July 29, 2016
Last Update Posted : August 23, 2018
|Condition or disease||Intervention/treatment||Phase|
|Osteoarthritis Of Knee||Device: Geniculate Artery Embolization||Not Applicable|
Purpose: The primary aims of this study are to determine if geniculate artery embolization (GAE) will reduce the severity of pain as well as global disability (resulting from the combination of pain, stiffness and difficulty performing daily activities) caused by knee OA and if it can be performed safely. The secondary aim is to determine if GAE can result in the decreased necessity for ongoing conservative OA therapies such as medication therapy and joint injections.
Participants: Twenty patients with knee osteoarthritis resulting in knee pain that is refractory to conservative therapies, who are not planning to undergo surgery within 6 months.
Procedures (methods): This will be an open label 24-month pilot study with a small population undergoing GAE to determine safety and efficacy. Clinical procedures and evaluations will consist of a preoperative screening assessment to determine if the potential study subject meets the inclusion and exclusion criteria, enrollment, surgical procedure for geniculate artery embolization, and follow-up visits at 24 hours, 1, 3 & 6 months. An MRI will be performed at the 1-month visit to detect a change in synovial vascularity and to exclude complication.
|Study Type :||Interventional (Clinical Trial)|
|Actual Enrollment :||20 participants|
|Intervention Model:||Single Group Assignment|
|Masking:||None (Open Label)|
|Official Title:||Geniculate Artery Embolization for the Treatment of Knee Pain Secondary to Osteoarthritis|
|Actual Study Start Date :||January 25, 2017|
|Actual Primary Completion Date :||August 3, 2018|
|Actual Study Completion Date :||August 3, 2018|
Experimental: Geniculate Artery Embolization
Patients in this study will receive the geniculate artery embolization (GAE) procedure. The primary aims will be to determine if geniculate artery embolization (GAE) will reduce pain and disability (resulting from pain, stiffness and difficulty performing daily activities) caused by knee osteoarthritis (OA).
Device: Geniculate Artery Embolization
Geniculate artery embolization (GAE) is a new procedure that is being used to reduce pain and disability (resulting from pain, stiffness and difficulty performing daily activities) caused by knee osteoarthritis (OA). Embolization is a procedure where physicians intentionally block the blood vessels to specific areas of the body to prevent blood flow to that region. By doing this, the decrease in blood flow will decrease the size of the area of interest. In this case, the goal is to decrease the size of inflammatory tissue around the knee, resulting in improvement of pain, stiffness and difficulty performing daily activities from OA.
Other Name: Embozene Microspheres
- Patient function (arbitrary units) [ Time Frame: 6 months ]Western Ontario and McMaster University Osteoarthritis Index will be used to measure function. This is a score derived from a questionnaire in which the patient answers questions regarding rheumatic symptoms, stiffness, pain and how it affects the ability to function.
- Patient pain (mm) [ Time Frame: 6 months ]The pain intensity is assessed using a visual analogue scale (VAS), which is a horizontal line 100 mm in length. Subjects mark the VAS with a single vertical line to indicate their current pain level, with 0 mm representing "No Pain" and 100 mm representing "Worst Possible Pain". Pain will be assessed at each of the patient's follow-up visits and used to measure the change from baseline (prior to the GAE procedure). The investigators will use this to measure if the patient's pain level decreases.
- Reduction in Medication (arbitrary units) [ Time Frame: 6 months ]Reduction in the number or strength of previously initiated OA medical therapy (e.g. NSAIDs) at 6 months follow-up, which will be summarized using counts and simple statistics (i.e., mean number of patients with reduction in medication).
- Patient complications (arbitrary units) [ Time Frame: 6 months ]The number and description of complications, adverse events, or poor outcomes that are secondary to the GAE procedure, which will be summarized using counts and simple statistics (i.e., mean number of patients with complications.)
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Please refer to this study by its ClinicalTrials.gov identifier (NCT number): NCT02850068
|United States, North Carolina|
|Chapel Hill, North Carolina, United States, 27599|
|United States, Virginia|
|Vascular Institute of Virginia|
|Woodbridge, Virginia, United States, 22193|
|Principal Investigator:||Ari Isaacson, MD||University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill|