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A Randomized Double-Blind, Placebo-Controlled Study to Evaluate the Effect of Non-Invasive Pulsed Electromagnetic Fields (PEMF) on Postoperative Pain Following Total Knee Arthroplasty

This study is currently Recruiting

August 2011 By Center for Joint Surgery and Sports Medicine, Maryland

First Recieved on August 10, 2011

Last Updated on August 11, 2011

Sponsor: Center for Joint Surgery and Sports Medicine, Maryland
Collaborators:
Information provided by: Center for Joint Surgery and Sports Medicine, Maryland
Identifier: NCT01415856

Purpose

The purpose of this study is to determine whether the Torino II device, which emits a pulsed electromagnetic field), will help to decrease pain and swelling after knee replacement surgery, and thereby decrease the use of narcotic medications after surgery.

Study Type: Interventional
Study Design: Allocation: Randomized, Endpoint Classification: Efficacy Study, Intervention Model: Parallel Assignment, Masking: Double Blind (Subject, Caregiver, Investigator), Primary Purpose: Treatment

Eligibility

Ages Eligible for Study:18 Years
Genders Eligible for Study:Both
Accepts Healthy Volunteers:No
Criteria

Inclusion Criteria: - Age: greater than 18 years - Weight: less than 300 lbs. - Diagnosis: osteoarthritis - Type of Surgery: unilateral knee replacement Exclusion Criteria: - No pacemaker or defibrillator. - No infection of the affected knee. - No previous open surgery of the affected knee. - No history of Rheumatoid Arthritis. - No more than 2 narcotic pills per month in the last 6 months for pain.

Investigators

Locations

  • Center for Joint Surgery and Sports Medicine

    Hagerstown, Maryland 21742 United States

Conditions related to this trial:

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