Physical Therapy for Knee Injuries

Phase-Based Progress Estimates
1
Effectiveness
1
Safety
Knee Injuries
Physical Therapy - Other
Eligibility
< 65
All Sexes
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Study Summary

This trial is testing if patients can safely put weight on their reconstructed knee sooner than the standard protocol.

Treatment Effectiveness

Effectiveness Progress

1 of 3

Study Objectives

2 Primary · 5 Secondary · Reporting Duration: 4,7, and 10 months after surgery

Month 10
Measurements by physical therapists (Edema, thigh circumference)
Measurements by physical therapists (Quadriceps strength, gait analysis)
Measurements by physical therapists (Range of Motion)
6 months post-surgery
Gapping (mm) measured Standard of Care Varus stress radiographs
Baseline and 6 months
Numeric Pain Scale (NPS) (0-10 rating)
Year 1
Patient reported outcome scores
Pre-operative
Gapping (mm) measured on Standard of Care Varus stress radiographs

Trial Safety

Trial Design

2 Treatment Groups

Partial weight -bearing for the first six weeks after surgery
1 of 2
Full weight -bearing for the first six weeks after surgery
1 of 2
Active Control
Experimental Treatment

50 Total Participants · 2 Treatment Groups

Primary Treatment: Physical Therapy · No Placebo Group · N/A

Full weight -bearing for the first six weeks after surgery
Other
Experimental Group · 1 Intervention: Physical Therapy · Intervention Types: Other
Partial weight -bearing for the first six weeks after surgery
Other
ActiveComparator Group · 1 Intervention: Physical Therapy · Intervention Types: Other

Trial Logistics

Trial Timeline

Approximate Timeline
Screening: ~3 weeks
Treatment: Varies
Reporting: 4,7, and 10 months after surgery

Who is running the clinical trial?

Twin Cities OrthopedicsLead Sponsor
3 Previous Clinical Trials
880 Total Patients Enrolled
2 Trials studying Knee Injuries
80 Patients Enrolled for Knee Injuries
Robert F LaPrade, MD, PhDPrincipal InvestigatorTwin Cities Orthopedics
2 Previous Clinical Trials
80 Total Patients Enrolled
2 Trials studying Knee Injuries
80 Patients Enrolled for Knee Injuries

Eligibility Criteria

Age < 65 · All Participants · 5 Total Inclusion Criteria

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The subject is able to comply with the study requirements and is willing to sign the patient consent form.

About The Reviewer

Michael Gill preview

Michael Gill - B. Sc.

First Published: October 31st, 2021

Last Reviewed: October 16th, 2022

Michael Gill holds a Bachelors of Science in Integrated Science and Mathematics from McMaster University. During his degree he devoted considerable time modeling the pharmacodynamics of promising drug candidates. Since then, he has leveraged this knowledge of the investigational new drug ecosystem to help his father navigate clinical trials for multiple myeloma, an experience which prompted him to co-found Power Life Sciences: a company that helps patients access randomized controlled trials.