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PT vs no PT Following THA

The safety and scientific validity of this study is the responsibility of the study sponsor and investigators. Listing a study does not mean it has been evaluated by the U.S. Federal Government. Read our disclaimer for details. Identifier: NCT02687945
Recruitment Status : Completed
First Posted : February 22, 2016
Last Update Posted : March 15, 2016
Information provided by (Responsible Party):
Rothman Institute Orthopaedics

Brief Summary:
The purpose of this study is to determine if outpatient physiotherapy results in improved and/or more rapid achievement of functional outcomes and quality of life in comparison to those patients who do not undergo outpatient physiotherapy after total hip arthroplasty

Condition or disease Intervention/treatment Phase
Osteoarthritis Procedure: Outpatient physiotherapy Procedure: Self-guided physiotherapy Not Applicable

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Study Type : Interventional  (Clinical Trial)
Primary Purpose: Supportive Care
Official Title: Study to Evaluate Outpatient Physiotherapy in Total Hip Arthroplasty: A Prospective Randomized Controlled Trial
Study Start Date : May 2015
Actual Primary Completion Date : September 2015
Actual Study Completion Date : March 2016

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Arm Intervention/treatment
Active Comparator: Outpatient physiotherapy
two weeks of in-home physiotherapy following total hip replacement followed by two months of outpatient physiotherapy with 2-3 weekly sessions
Procedure: Outpatient physiotherapy
Active Comparator: No outpatient physiotherapy
two weeks of in-home physiotherapy following total hip replacement followed by two months of self-guided physiotherapy exercises
Procedure: Self-guided physiotherapy

Primary Outcome Measures :
  1. Harris Hip Score [ Time Frame: 4 weeks ]
    This is a validated instrument

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Ages Eligible for Study:   60 Years and older   (Adult, Older Adult)
Sexes Eligible for Study:   All

Inclusion Criteria:

  • Any patient undergoing unilateral primary total hip arthroplasty with age > 60

Exclusion Criteria:

  • Post-traumatic osteoarthritis
  • Rheumatoid arthritis or other peripheral inflammatory disease
  • Avascular necrosis
  • Revision or conversion THA
  • Post-septic osteoarthritis
  • Patients discharged to a rehabilitation unit or other form of respite care such as a skilled nursing facility, acute rehabilitation center, convalescent home, long-term care facility or nursing home
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Responsible Party: Rothman Institute Orthopaedics Identifier: NCT02687945    
Other Study ID Numbers: 2016MAus
First Posted: February 22, 2016    Key Record Dates
Last Update Posted: March 15, 2016
Last Verified: March 2016
Additional relevant MeSH terms:
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Joint Diseases
Musculoskeletal Diseases
Rheumatic Diseases