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Knee Osteoarthritis Clinical Trials

The term Knee Osteoarthritis refers to the Osteoarthritis of the knee joints. Women over the age 40 are more susceptible to this disease than their counterpart.

The common symptoms of Knee Osteoarthritis are pain and stiffness in the knee, difficulty in movement, weakness of muscle, deformity of knees, effusion and accumulation of joint fluid inside a cyst.

Most of the time, Knee Osteoarthritis is the after effect of natural wear and tear of the joints. Sometimes it is also noticed across a generation or as a post-traumatic effect. The other reasons behind Knee Osteoarthritis are arthritis, injury of knee joints, trauma, ligament instability, obesity etc.

The diagnosis of Knee Osteoarthritis is primarily done by judging the external symptoms. X-ray, blood report and other specific tests are also performed to confirm the diagnosis. Painkillers are used to control the pain related to Knee Osteoarthritis. Intra-articular injection also helps to control the inflammation. Overweight patients can get some relief by losing some body weight. In addition to all these, physical therapy is the most essential method of treatment for Knee Osteoarthritis. In severe situation, surgery like total or partial knee replacement is considered to be an effective solution to the problem.

Clinical trials for Knee Osteoarthritis are an important step in the development of new treatments and 22 clinical trials are currently active in the United State for Knee Osteoarthritis. There are currently 30 different interventions being investigated in Knee Osteoarthritis clinical trials. Some Knee Osteoarthritis clinical trials are being performed and managed in 51 cities by 22 different clinical trial investigators.

Knee Osteoarthritis clinical trials interventions

  • Acupuncture
  • Cognitive Behavioral Therapy For Pain Cbt-P
  • Total Knee Arthroplasty
  • Star Intervention
  • Attention-Control
  • Control Group
  • Hymovis Intra-Articular Injection
  • Phosphate Buffered Saline Injection
  • Intense Tens (Empi Select Tens)
  • Tissuegene-C
  • Full Kinetic Chain Manipulative Therapy
  • Tranexamic Acid

Sites/Medical Centers doing Knee Osteoarthritis Clinical Trials

  • Henry Ford Hospital
  • Spaulding Rehabilitation Hospital
  • VA Palo Alto Health Care System
  • Site Reference ID/Investigator# 61218
  • The Arthritis Research Institute of America
  • Mid-Atlantic Medical Research Centers
  • University of Pittsburgh School of Nursing
  • Cleveland Chiropractic College Health Center
  • Sinai Hospital of Baltimore
  • Brigham and Women's Hospital
  • Barry University School of Human Performance and Leisure Studies
  • University of Pittsburgh Late Life Depression Program

Clinical Trial Investigators for Knee Osteoarthritis

  • Heather K Vincent, Ph.D. (UF&Shands Orthopaedics and Sports Medicine Institute)
  • Julie Keysor, PhD (Boston University, Sargent College of Health and Rehabilitation Sciences)
  • Neil A Segal, MD, MS (University of Iowa)
  • Marcie Griffith, MAOM (Tufts Medical Center)
  • Kelli Dominick Allen, PhD (Durham VA Medical Center)
  • Kevin R Vincent, M.D. Ph.D. (UF&Shands Orthopaedics and Sports Medicine Institute)
  • Bryan H Swaim, M.S. (New England Baptist Hospital)
  • Kristin Baker, PhD (Boston University)
  • G. Kelley Fitzgerald, PT, PhD (Intermountain Healthcare)
  • Mary I O'Connor, MD (Mayo Clinic Jacksonville)
  • Terence J Gioe, M.D. (Minneapolis VAMC)
  • Pete Shull (Stanford University School of Medicine)

List of Clinical Trials for Knee Osteoarthritis

If you are interested in participating in a clinical trial of knee osteoarthritis, you can find trials near you.

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