Preoperative Pain, Function, and Activity for Total Hip and Knee Arthroplasty Patients

This study has been completed.
Lundbeck Foundation
Information provided by (Responsible Party):
Bente Holm, Hvidovre University Hospital Identifier:
First received: November 24, 2010
Last updated: July 18, 2012
Last verified: July 2012
This study wish to show if the preoperative level of pain, function or activity for hip and knee arthroplasty patients has any predictive value of the time it takes to fulfill the well-defined discharge criteria.


Study Type: Observational
Study Design: Observational Model: Cohort
Time Perspective: Prospective
Official Title: The Influence of Preoperative Pain, Function, and Activity on Time to Fulfill Discharge Criteria for Total Hip and Knee Arthroplasty Patients

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Primary Outcome Measures:
  • Leg muscles strength [ Time Frame: 7 months ] [ Designated as safety issue: No ]
    Maximal muscle force tested for one leg at a time in a Power Rig Mashine

Secondary Outcome Measures:
  • Functional performance [ Time Frame: 7 months ] [ Designated as safety issue: No ]
    Tested by: Timed Up & Go test, 10 meter fast speed walking test

Estimated Enrollment: 100
Study Start Date: January 2011
Study Completion Date: July 2012
Primary Completion Date: July 2012 (Final data collection date for primary outcome measure)
Total arthroplasty
Patients with osteoarthrosis going for hip or knee arthroplasty

Detailed Description:
The investigators would like to be able to identify those patients, for whom it will take longest time to fulfill the discharge criteria. With this knowledge the investigators will be able to initiate sufficient treatment already before operation.

Ages Eligible for Study:   18 Years and older
Genders Eligible for Study:   Both
Accepts Healthy Volunteers:   No
Sampling Method:   Non-Probability Sample
Study Population
Concesutive hip and knee arthroplasty patients from a department of orthopaedic surgery

Inclusion Criteria:

  • Total hip arthroplasty patients
  • Total knee arthroplasty patients

Exclusion Criteria:

  • Inability to speak and understand Danish
  • Inability to perform the functional measurements due to other conditions
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Please refer to this study by its identifier: NCT01248039

Department of Surgery, Univerity Hospital at Hvidovre
Hvidovre, Denmark, 2650
Sponsors and Collaborators
Hvidovre University Hospital
Lundbeck Foundation
Principal Investigator: Bente Holm, MSc The Lundbeckcenter for hip and knee surgery, University Hospital at Hvidovre, Kettegaard Allé 30, DK-2650 hvidovre, Denmark
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Additional publications automatically indexed to this study by Identifier (NCT Number):
Responsible Party: Bente Holm, Physiotherapist for development and research, Hvidovre University Hospital Identifier: NCT01248039     History of Changes
Other Study ID Numbers: H-4-2010-FSP2, PRE-THA-TKA
Study First Received: November 24, 2010
Last Updated: July 18, 2012
Health Authority: Denmark: Ethics Committee

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Muscle strength, functional performance, joint replacement processed this record on December 01, 2015