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Local Infiltration Analgesia With Ropivacaine Versus Placebo in Bilateral Hip Arthroplasty

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 March 2009 by Hvidovre University Hospital.
Recruitment status was:  Recruiting
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Hvidovre University Hospital Identifier:
First received: March 17, 2009
Last updated: NA
Last verified: March 2009
History: No changes posted
High-volume infiltration analgesia may be effective in postoperative pain management following total hip arthroplasty. In this randomized, double-blind trial patients undergoing bilateral hip arthoplasty are randomized to receive high-volume local anesthetic infiltration in one hip and similar infiltration with saline (placebo) in the other hip.

Condition Intervention Phase
Postoperative Pain Hip Arthroplasty Drug: ropivacaine 0,2% Drug: saline.9% Phase 4

Study Type: Interventional
Study Design: Allocation: Randomized
Masking: Triple (Participant, Investigator, Outcomes Assessor)
Primary Purpose: Treatment

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Further study details as provided by Hvidovre University Hospital:

Primary Outcome Measures:
  • postoperative pain [ Time Frame: 0-48 hours postoperative ]

Estimated Enrollment: 12
Arms Assigned Interventions
Active Comparator: Hip 1
high volume local anesthetic infiltration
Drug: ropivacaine 0,2%
Local wound infiltrtation with 170 mL ropivacaine 2 mg/mL
Placebo Comparator: Hip 2 Drug: saline.9%
Wound infiltration with 170 mL sterile saline


Ages Eligible for Study:   Child, Adult, Senior
Sexes Eligible for Study:   All
Accepts Healthy Volunteers:   No

Inclusion Criteria:

  • scheduled for bilateral total hip arthroplasty
  • able to speak and understand Danish

Exclusion Criteria:

  • treatment with opioids or steroids
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Please refer to this study by its identifier: NCT00864409

Contact: Lasse Andersen, MD +45 36323632

Hviovre University Hospital Recruiting
Hvidovre, Denmark, DK-2650
Contact: Lasse Andersen, MD    +45 36323632   
Sponsors and Collaborators
Hvidovre University Hospital
  More Information

Responsible Party: Lasse Andersen, MD, Hvidovre University Hospital Identifier: NCT00864409     History of Changes
Other Study ID Numbers: KF-01-2006-4062
Study First Received: March 17, 2009
Last Updated: March 17, 2009

Keywords provided by Hvidovre University Hospital:
postoperative pain
total hip arthroplasty

Additional relevant MeSH terms:
Pain, Postoperative
Neurologic Manifestations
Nervous System Diseases
Postoperative Complications
Pathologic Processes
Signs and Symptoms
Anesthetics, Local
Central Nervous System Depressants
Physiological Effects of Drugs
Sensory System Agents
Peripheral Nervous System Agents processed this record on September 21, 2017