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Effectiveness Study of Hylan G-F 20 to Preserve Cartilage in Osteoarthritis of the Knee

The safety and scientific validity of this study is the responsibility of the study sponsor and investigators. Listing a study does not mean it has been evaluated by the U.S. Federal Government. Read our disclaimer for details. Identifier: NCT00393393
Recruitment Status : Unknown
Verified October 2006 by Cabrini Medical Centre.
Recruitment status was:  Recruiting
First Posted : October 27, 2006
Last Update Posted : October 27, 2006
Genzyme, a Sanofi Company
Information provided by:
Cabrini Medical Centre

Brief Summary:
That Hylan G-F 20 may act to protect cartilage from the expected degree of degradation over a 12 month period in subjects with moderate to marked osteoarthritis of the knee

Condition or disease Intervention/treatment Phase
Osteoarthritis Drug: intra-articular injection of Hylan G-F 20 Phase 4

Detailed Description:
Two courses of Hylan G-F 20 ( Synvisc) administered by intra-articular injection at 6 monthly intervals. MRI examinations of the knee for estimation of cartilage volume prior to treatment, before second course and at 12 months in 40 subjects with Grade 2/3 osteoarthritis of knee . A further 40 subjects with similar degree of osteoarthritis of knee who do not receive Hylan G-F therapy will be assessed by MRI in identical manner.

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Study Type : Interventional  (Clinical Trial)
Enrollment : 80 participants
Allocation: Non-Randomized
Intervention Model: Parallel Assignment
Masking: Single
Primary Purpose: Treatment
Official Title: A Single-Blind Prospective Parallel Control Group Pilot Study to Assess the Effect of Hylan G-F 20 (Synvisc) Supplementation on Cartilage Preservation in Osteoarthritis of the Knee
Study Start Date : January 2006
Study Completion Date : January 2006

Resource links provided by the National Library of Medicine

MedlinePlus related topics: Osteoarthritis

Primary Outcome Measures :
  1. Cartilage volume as assessed by magnetic resonance imaging

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Ages Eligible for Study:   18 Years to 80 Years   (Adult, Older Adult)
Sexes Eligible for Study:   All
Accepts Healthy Volunteers:   No

Inclusion Criteria:

  • grade 2 or 3 osteoarthritis knee age 18 - 80 pain score VAS >39 mm on 100mm scale

Exclusion Criteria:

  • surgery in prior 12 months significant valgus deformity recent trauma use of opioid analgesia unstable medical condition recent corticosteroid injection morbid obesity

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Please refer to this study by its identifier (NCT number): NCT00393393

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Contact: stephen hall, MBBS, FRACP 613 9509 6166
Contact: marie feletar, MBBS, FRACP 613 9509 6166

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Australia, Victoria
Emeritus Research Recruiting
Malvern, Victoria, Australia, 3144
Principal Investigator: stephen hall, MBBS, FRACP         
Sponsors and Collaborators
Cabrini Medical Centre
Genzyme, a Sanofi Company
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Principal Investigator: stephen hall, MBBS, FRACP Cabrini Medical Centre
Publications automatically indexed to this study by Identifier (NCT Number):
Layout table for additonal information Identifier: NCT00393393    
Other Study ID Numbers: 05-11-07-05
First Posted: October 27, 2006    Key Record Dates
Last Update Posted: October 27, 2006
Last Verified: October 2006
Keywords provided by Cabrini Medical Centre:
Additional relevant MeSH terms:
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Osteoarthritis, Knee
Joint Diseases
Musculoskeletal Diseases
Rheumatic Diseases
Protective Agents
Physiological Effects of Drugs