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Post-Operative Rehabilitation of Knee Osteochondral Defect: A Case Series

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Recruitment Status : Completed
First Posted : March 2, 2018
Last Update Posted : February 11, 2019
Information provided by (Responsible Party):
California State University, Northridge

Brief Summary:
A case-series review was performed on five collegiate athletes with osteochondral lesions of the knee at California State University, Northridge (CSUN). All subjects received surgical intervention to treat the defect. The surgeries performed were either an Osteoarticular Transfer System (OATS) procedure and/or a Microfracturing procedure. Subjects were treated post-operatively by the CSUN team physical therapist and/or athletic trainers at CSUN. This paper seeks to provide information about osteochondral defects of the knee, the surgical interventions, and a protocol for post-operative treatment and rehabilitation of such injuries.

Condition or disease
Osteochondral Defect Osteochondritis Dissecans

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Study Type : Observational
Actual Enrollment : 5 participants
Observational Model: Case-Only
Time Perspective: Retrospective
Official Title: Examination and Post-operative Rehabilitation of University Athletes With Osteochondral Lesions of the Knee: A Case Series Report
Actual Study Start Date : January 2011
Actual Primary Completion Date : November 2018
Actual Study Completion Date : November 2018

Primary Outcome Measures :
  1. Level of Function [ Time Frame: Through study completion; an average of 6 months ]
    Determined by subject's ability to return to play of his/her respective sport

Secondary Outcome Measures :
  1. Pain [ Time Frame: Monthly until the completion of the study; an average of 6 months ]
    Pain as measured by the Visual Analog Scale (VAS), 0 (No pain) - 10 (Severe Pain)

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Ages Eligible for Study:   Child, Adult, Older Adult
Sexes Eligible for Study:   All
Accepts Healthy Volunteers:   No
Sampling Method:   Non-Probability Sample
Study Population
The subjects were recruited from a population of student athletes at California State University, Northridge. These athletes were being treated by the Physical Therapy and/or Athletic Training Departments for Osteochondral Defect of the knee.

Inclusion Criteria:

  • Student athlete at CSUN
  • Diagnosed with Osteochondral dissecans (OCD)
  • Underwent surgical procedure to treat OCD
  • Treated postoperatively by the team physical therapist and/or athletic trainers at CSUN.

Exclusion Criteria:

- No concurrent ligamentous injures to the knee during the time of subject participation in the study

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Please refer to this study by its identifier (NCT number): NCT03452098

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United States, California
California State University, Northridge
Northridge, California, United States, 91330
Sponsors and Collaborators
California State University, Northridge
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Principal Investigator: Aimie Kachingwe, PT, DPT, EdD, OCS, FAAOMPT CSUN Physical Therapy Department
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Responsible Party: California State University, Northridge Identifier: NCT03452098    
Other Study ID Numbers: IRB-FY18-11
First Posted: March 2, 2018    Key Record Dates
Last Update Posted: February 11, 2019
Last Verified: February 2019

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Studies a U.S. FDA-regulated Drug Product: No
Studies a U.S. FDA-regulated Device Product: No
Additional relevant MeSH terms:
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Osteochondritis Dissecans
Bone Diseases
Musculoskeletal Diseases
Cartilage Diseases
Connective Tissue Diseases