High Volume Specialty Knee Replacement Surgeons Achieve Better Clinical and Quality-of-Life Scores

This study has been completed.
Sponsor:
Information provided by:
Singapore General Hospital
ClinicalTrials.gov Identifier:
NCT00999570
First received: October 20, 2009
Last updated: October 21, 2009
Last verified: October 2009
  Purpose

To determine whether specialty training or high volume of operative experience is associated with better clinical outcome and quality-of-life scores.


Condition Intervention
Total Knee Arthroplasty
Other: Specialty training for knee surgeons

Study Type: Observational
Study Design: Observational Model: Case Control
Time Perspective: Prospective
Official Title: High Volume Specialty Knee Replacement Surgeons Achieve Better Clinical and Quality-of-Life Scores

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Further study details as provided by Singapore General Hospital:

Primary Outcome Measures:
  • To determine whether specialty training or high volume of operative experience is associated with better clinical outcome and quality-of-life scores. [ Time Frame: 2 years ] [ Designated as safety issue: No ]

Secondary Outcome Measures:
  • To determine which other factors are predictors of better outcome score and quality-of-life scores. [ Time Frame: 2 years ] [ Designated as safety issue: No ]

Enrollment: 3458
Study Start Date: January 2004
Study Completion Date: December 2007
Primary Completion Date: May 2007 (Final data collection date for primary outcome measure)
Groups/Cohorts Assigned Interventions
Patients operated by AR trained surgeons
patients who had their total knee replacements performed by surgeons who have completed a fellowship training in adult reconstruction surgery
Other: Specialty training for knee surgeons
Patients operated by non-AR surgeons
patients who had their total knee replacements performed by orthopaedic surgeons who did not complete an adult reconstruction fellowship training

Detailed Description:

Primary total knee replacements are becoming a commonly performed procedure. Many general orthopaedists can perform large numbers of such surgeries. Thus, we aim to find out if there is value of having surgeons with AR fellowship training to perform primary total knee arthroplasty. This has an implication in the direction of the training of future AR surgeons and in the distribution of operative cases.

  Eligibility

Ages Eligible for Study:   37 Years to 90 Years
Genders Eligible for Study:   Both
Accepts Healthy Volunteers:   No
Sampling Method:   Probability Sample
Study Population

patients seen at Singapore General Hospital who require total knee arthroplasty

Criteria

Inclusion Criteria:

  • patients who require total knee arthroplasty seen during the specified period

Exclusion Criteria:

  • revision total knee arthroplasty
  • unicompartmental or bicompartmental knee arthroplasty
  Contacts and Locations
Please refer to this study by its ClinicalTrials.gov identifier: NCT00999570

Locations
Singapore
Singapore General Hospital
Singapore, Singapore, 169608
Sponsors and Collaborators
Singapore General Hospital
Investigators
Principal Investigator: Sok Chuen Tan, MBBS, MRCS Singapore General Hospital
Study Director: Seng Jin Yeo, FRCS, FAMS Singapore General Hospital
  More Information

Publications:
Responsible Party: Tan Sok Chuen, Singapore General Hospital
ClinicalTrials.gov Identifier: NCT00999570     History of Changes
Other Study ID Numbers: 2009/626/D
Study First Received: October 20, 2009
Last Updated: October 21, 2009
Health Authority: Singapore: Domain Specific Review Boards

Keywords provided by Singapore General Hospital:
outcome
quality of life
total knee arthroplasty
clinical outcome scores post total knee arthroplasty
quality of life scores post total knee arthroplasty

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