Arthropathy clinical trials at University of California Health
2 in progress, 1 open to eligible people
open to eligible people ages 18 years and up
The Antibiotic Prophylaxis in Patients Undergoing Elective Total Knee Arthroplasty (TKA): Multi-Center Trial is a study that will compare the effectiveness of various perioperative strategies for antibiotic delivery as prophylaxis for periprosthetic joint infections (PJI) and surgical site infection in elective primary TKA. The investigators hypothesize that a single dose of prophylactic antibiotic administered within 60 minutes before the incision is not an effective way to prevent PJI in elective primary total knee arthroplasty (TKA). The investigators also hypothesize that the prolonged delivery (24 hours) of antibiotic prophylaxis after surgery does not further reduce the incidence of PJI in elective primary TKA. Duke University is the only site recruiting both primary total knee arthroplasty and unilateral knee arthroplasty.
Sorry, in progress, not accepting new patients
This will be a randomized controlled trial to determine if postoperative ibuprofen after arthroscopic rotator cuff repair impacts postoperative opiate medication use, Visual Analog Scale (VAS) pain scores, shoulder range of motion (ROM), and repair integrity.
Our lead scientists for Arthropathy research studies include Thomas Vail.