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Osteoarthritis clinical trials at UC Health
13 in progress, 3 open to eligible people

  • Genicular Artery Embolization for the Treatment of Knee Osteoarthritis

    open to eligible people ages 40-79

    The purpose of this clinical research study is to examine whether Embozene treatment of the genicular artery is a safe and effective way to treat arthritic knee pain. Embozene is a medical device made by Boston Scientific approved in the United States for the treatment of hypervascular tumors and arteriovenous malformations. It consists of thousands of microscopic spheres that are injected into the artery in the knee going to the region of pain. One of the causes of pain in the setting of knee arthritis is increased blood flow going to the specific area of pain. The goal of this procedure is to decrease the blood flow (embolize) to the specific region of the knee that is causing your pain. This is done by infusing Embozene particles into the specific blood vessel (genicular artery) supplying the area of pain in the knee.

    at UCLA

  • Persona TM Tibia Clinical Outcomes Study

    open to eligible people ages 18 years and up

    The primary objective of this study is to evaluate clinical performance for the commercially available Persona TM Tibia used in primary cementless tibia total knee arthroplasty.

    at UCLA

  • THE OMEGA-SPM-DOSE and OMEGA-SPM-PAD: Specialized Pro-Resolving Mediators in Patients With Peripheral Artery Disease

    open to all eligible people

    The purpose of this study is to understand the effects of fish oil supplement (containing parts of omega-3 fatty acids) on inflammation. The investigators are aiming to identify which dose of the fish oil supplement is the most effective. The name of the fish oil supplement is "SPM Emulsion."

    at UCSF

  • A Multicenter Study to Evaluate Functional Outcome After Knee Replacement

    Sorry, in progress, not accepting new patients

    Patients will be consecutively enrolled by implant. Implant groups will be those who have undergone surgery with either a ConforMIS iTotal® CR TKA or an Off-the- Shelf (OTS) system. The patient will conduct functional testing and answer questionnaires. The results will compare the ConforMIS iTotal with an Off the Shelf Knee replacement.

    at UCSD

  • A Pilot Trial to Assess Low-Intensity Ultrasound in Osteoarthritis

    Sorry, in progress, not accepting new patients

    The purpose of this exploratory trial is to investigate whether PLIUS is potentially effective as a disease and symptom modifying intervention in patients with early knee OA.

    at UCSD

  • Biologic Therapy to Prevent Osteoarthritis After ACL Injury

    Sorry, not yet accepting patients

    Anterior cruciate ligament (ACL) injuries are extremely common. On average, 50% of individuals suffering an ACL injury will develop radiographic osteoarthritis (OA) 10 to 20 years after injury. Unfortunately, ACL reconstruction does not prevent risk of future OA. Interleukin-1 (IL-1) levels in the human knee joint increase transiently after an ACL injury. In animal experiments, if interleukin-1 levels are increased in the joint, this alone causes arthritis to occur. Interleukin-1 receptor antagonist (IL-1Ra) is a naturally occurring inhibitor of IL-1. However, in ACL injuries the balance of these two proteins is disturbed transiently after injury, with the effects of IL-1 dominating this balance. In a large animal model of ACL injury, injection of IL-1Ra into the knee joint after ACL injury significantly decreased the amount of arthritis that was later observed. Thus, the investigators hypothesize that injection of IL-1 inhibitor (IL-1Ra) into the knee joint of patients suffering recent ACL injury will decrease the incidence of cartilage damage. After appropriate IRB approval, a total of 48 active patients will be randomized into one of three treatment groups. Group 1 will receive removal of the knee joint fluid (aspiration of hemarthrosis) using a needle and syringe within 1 week of injury. Following aspiration of the knee joint, an injection of 5 milliliters (mls) of sterile saline (as a placebo control) will be administered. In addition, a second knee aspiration procedure and an injection of 5mls of sterile saline into the injured knee joint will be performed at 10 days post-injury. Group 2 will receive aspiration of the knee hemarthrosis as described in group 1 as well as intra-articular administration of 150mg (~5mls) of anakinra (rhIL-1Ra) within 7 days of ACL injury. In addition, a second knee aspiration and injection of 5mls of sterile saline into the injured knee joint will be performed at 10 days post-injury. Group 3 patients will receive aspiration of the knee hemarthrosis and injection of anakinra as described in group 2 as well as a second intra-articular knee injection of anakinra (150mg, ~5mls) on post-injury day 10. Thus, all patients in this randomized placebo-controlled trial will undergo two injection procedures prior to surgery. Rather than waiting years to observe the sequelae, T1rho MRI technology will be used to compare MRI findings among patients in these 3 treatment groups as well as an uninjured control group. In addition, the investigators will analyze subjects self-reported function and pain scores as well as urinary levels of cartilage breakdown products over time. These MRI, urine and subjective outcome assessments will be obtained prior to surgery and then again at 3, 6, 9, 12 and 24 months post-operatively.

    at UCLA

  • Effects of Catheter Location Relative to Femoral Artery on Postoperative Analgesia for Continuous Adductor Canal Blocks

    Sorry, not yet accepting patients

    Adductor canal (AC) nerve block is a commonly used modality for postoperative pain control after total knee arthroplasty (TKA). When the adductor canal is viewed by ultrasound, the femoral artery and femoral vein can easily be identified, however, the nerve that is to be blocked is often not visible. For this reason, the femoral artery is used as a landmark for the block. There currently are no studies examining the optimal placement of the nerve block catheter relative to the femoral artery in the canal. The goal of this study will be to examine the relationship between nerve catheter tip location relative to femoral artery within the adductor canal for continuous AC nerve blocks. The investigators specifically will compare postoperative pain as well as incidence of vascular puncture during the procedure and time to complete the procedure for two different catheter locations.

    at UCSD

  • Effects of Mindfulness-Based Stress Reduction on Knee Osteoarthritis

    Sorry, in progress, not accepting new patients

    The purpose of this study is to see if stress reduction can lead to less pain due to knee osteoarthritis. To do this the investigators will compare two types of stress reduction modalities, Mindfulness-Based Stressed Reduction (MBSR) and a Health Enhancement Program (HEP). Both include stress reduction techniques, but MBSR has a mindfulness component that includes meditation. MBSR will be provided either in-person or online and HEP will be in-person. The assignment to the stress reduction program will be determined by the Principal Investigator. In order to assess for stress reduction and pain reduction the investigators will use validated measuring tools before, during, and after the course instructions.

    at UC Davis

  • NexGen TM Tibia Clinical Outcomes Study

    Sorry, not currently recruiting here

    The objective of this study is to evaluate clinical performance for the commercially available NexGen TM Monoblock Tibia and NexGen TM Modular Tibia used in primary cementless tibia total knee arthroplasty.

    at UCLA

  • Outcomes Study of the TM Reverse Shoulder System Used in Primary or Revision Reverse Total Shoulder Arthroplasty

    Sorry, in progress, not accepting new patients

    The objectives of this study are to obtain survival and outcome data on the Trabecular Metal Reverse Shoulder System when used in primary or revision reverse total shoulder arthroplasty.

    at UCSF

  • Safety and Effectiveness of Cartiva Implant in the Treatment of First CMC Joint Osteoarthritis Compared to LRTI (GRIP 2)

    Sorry, in progress, not accepting new patients

    This study will evaluate whether Cartiva is an effective treatment for individuals with osteoarthritis of the first CMC joint in the hand compared to LRTI.

    at UCSD

  • Saline-Controlled Study of nSTRIDE APS for Knee Osteoarthritis

    Sorry, in progress, not accepting new patients

    A double-blind, multicenter, randomized, controlled trial (RCT) that will evaluate the efficacy of a single dose of Autologous Protein Solution (APS) in patients with Osteoarthritis (OA) of the knee.

    at UCLA UCSF

  • Study to Determine the Safety and the Efficacy of Fasinumab Compared to Placebo and Nonsteroidal Anti-inflammatory Drugs (NSAIDs) for Treatment of Adults With Pain From Osteoarthritis of the Knee or Hip

    Sorry, in progress, not accepting new patients

    The primary objective of the study is to evaluate the efficacy of fasinumab compared to placebo, when administered for up to 24 weeks in patients with pain due to osteoarthritis (OA) of the knee or hip. The secondary objectives of the study are: - To evaluate the efficacy of fasinumab compared to non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drugs (NSAID)s, when administered for up to 24 weeks in patients with pain due to OA of the knee or hip - To assess the safety and tolerability of fasinumab compared to placebo and compared to NSAIDs, when administered for up to 24 weeks in patients with pain due to OA of the knee or hip

    at UC Davis

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