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

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

October 20, 2009
October 21, 2009
January 2004
May 2007   (final data collection date for primary outcome measure)
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 ]
Same as current
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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 ]
Same as current
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High Volume Specialty Knee Replacement Surgeons Achieve Better Clinical and Quality-of-Life Scores
High Volume Specialty Knee Replacement Surgeons Achieve Better Clinical and Quality-of-Life Scores

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

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.

Observational
Observational Model: Case Control
Time Perspective: Prospective
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Probability Sample

patients seen at Singapore General Hospital who require total knee arthroplasty

Total Knee Arthroplasty
Other: Specialty training for knee surgeons
  • 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
    Intervention: 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
Katz JN, Mahomed NN, Baron JA, Barrett JA, Fossel AH, Creel AH, Wright J, Wright EA, Losina E. Association of hospital and surgeon procedure volume with patient-centered outcomes of total knee replacement in a population-based cohort of patients age 65 years and older. Arthritis Rheum. 2007 Feb;56(2):568-74.

*   Includes publications given by the data provider as well as publications identified by ClinicalTrials.gov Identifier (NCT Number) in Medline.
 
Completed
3458
December 2007
May 2007   (final data collection date for primary outcome measure)

Inclusion Criteria:

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

Exclusion Criteria:

  • revision total knee arthroplasty
  • unicompartmental or bicompartmental knee arthroplasty
Both
37 Years to 90 Years
No
Contact information is only displayed when the study is recruiting subjects
Singapore
 
NCT00999570
2009/626/D
Yes
Tan Sok Chuen, Singapore General Hospital
Singapore General Hospital
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Principal Investigator: Sok Chuen Tan, MBBS, MRCS Singapore General Hospital
Study Director: Seng Jin Yeo, FRCS, FAMS Singapore General Hospital
Singapore General Hospital
October 2009

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