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Joint Replacement

Knee Replacement Procedures for Osteoarthritis

Waitlist Available
Led By Kevin Fricka, MD
Research Sponsored by Anderson Orthopaedic Research Institute
Eligibility Criteria Checklist
Specific guidelines that determine who can or cannot participate in a clinical trial
Must have
medial compartment osteoarthritis of the knee
grade IV degeneration of the medial compartment
Must not have
Be younger than 18 years old
Screening 3 weeks
Treatment Varies
Follow Up2 years
Awards & highlights
No Placebo-Only Group

Study Summary

This trial finds that for patients with medial compartment osteoarthritis, UKA results in better function and less pain than TKA.

Eligible Conditions
  • Osteoarthritis of the Knee

Eligibility Criteria

Inclusion Criteria

You will be eligible if you check “Yes” for the criteria below
You are able to bend your knee more than 90 degrees.
You can bend your joints at least 10 degrees.
Your leg doesn't bend inward too much (less than 20 degrees).


Screening ~ 3 weeks
Treatment ~ Varies
Follow Up ~2 years
This trial's timeline: 3 weeks for screening, Varies for treatment, and 2 years for reporting.

Treatment Details

Study Objectives

Outcome measures can provide a clearer picture of what you can expect from a treatment.
Primary outcome measures
Knee Society Score
Secondary outcome measures

Awards & Highlights

No Placebo-Only Group
All patients enrolled in this study will receive some form of active treatment.

Trial Design

2Treatment groups
Active Control
Group I: UKAActive Control1 Intervention
Medial unicompartmental knee arthroplasty
Group II: TKAActive Control1 Intervention
Total knee arthroplasty

Find a Location

Who is running the clinical trial?

Rush University Medical CenterOTHER
411 Previous Clinical Trials
160,979 Total Patients Enrolled
25 Trials studying Osteoarthritis
3,126 Patients Enrolled for Osteoarthritis
Anderson Orthopaedic Research InstituteLead Sponsor
13 Previous Clinical Trials
1,508 Total Patients Enrolled
8 Trials studying Osteoarthritis
1,038 Patients Enrolled for Osteoarthritis
Kevin Fricka, MDPrincipal InvestigatorAnderson Orthopaedic Institute

Media Library

Total Knee Arthroplasty (Joint Replacement) Clinical Trial Eligibility Overview. Trial Name: NCT03385759 — N/A
Osteoarthritis Research Study Groups: UKA, TKA
Osteoarthritis Clinical Trial 2023: Total Knee Arthroplasty Highlights & Side Effects. Trial Name: NCT03385759 — N/A
Total Knee Arthroplasty (Joint Replacement) 2023 Treatment Timeline for Medical Study. Trial Name: NCT03385759 — N/A

Frequently Asked Questions

These questions and answers are submitted by anonymous patients, and have not been verified by our internal team.

What prerequisites must prospective participants fulfill before they can join this medical trial?

"This clinical trial is seeking 112 participants between the ages of eighteen and seventy-five with knee injuries. To be eligible, applicants must meet these criteria."

Answered by AI

Is this trial excluding individuals over the age of 70?

"Eligibility for this experimental study necessitates that applicants are aged between 18 to 75. This trial has 38 slots availbale for younger patients and 657 openings earmarked for senior citizens."

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Are recruitment efforts presently underway for this trial?

"As reflected on clinicaltrials.gov, this medical trial is no longer actively recruiting patients. Initially posted May 22nd 2018 and most recently edited November 9th 2022, the protocol has reached its recruitment quota. Nonetheless, 693 other studies are still enrolling participants currently across numerous locations worldwide."

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Who else is applying?

What state do they live in?
District of Columbia
How old are they?
18 - 65
What site did they apply to?
Anderson Orthopaedic Research Institute
What portion of applicants met pre-screening criteria?
Met criteria
How many prior treatments have patients received?

Why did patients apply to this trial?

First, I am willing to try anything that will help alleviate some of the discomfort. Second, I hope to make a contribution to my community.
PatientReceived 2+ prior treatments
~17 spots leftby Nov 2024