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Artelon Metatarsophalangeal (MTP) Spacer

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: NCT01028469
Recruitment Status : Unknown
Verified December 2009 by Artimplant AB.
Recruitment status was:  Recruiting
First Posted : December 9, 2009
Last Update Posted : December 15, 2009
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Artimplant AB

Brief Summary:
The aim of this prospective, case series is to evaluate the surgical treatment of painful and disabling osteoarthrosis in the MTP-I joint by insertion of an Artelon MTP Spacer.

Condition or disease Intervention/treatment Phase
Osteoarthritis Hallux Rigidus Device: Artelon MTP Spacer Phase 4

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Study Type : Interventional  (Clinical Trial)
Estimated Enrollment : 15 participants
Intervention Model: Single Group Assignment
Masking: None (Open Label)
Primary Purpose: Treatment
Official Title: Artelon MTP Spacer - Surgical Treatment of Mild to Moderate Hallux Rigidus
Study Start Date : December 2009
Estimated Primary Completion Date : December 2011

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Arm Intervention/treatment
Experimental: Artelon MTP Spacer
Metatarsophalageal hemi-implant
Device: Artelon MTP Spacer
Metatarsophalangeal hemi-implant

Primary Outcome Measures :
  1. Pain, function and alignment of the treated toe evaluated by the investigator using the American Orthopeadic Foot & Ankle Society (AOFAS) clinical rating system. [ Time Frame: pre-treatment and 12 months post-op ]

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Ages Eligible for Study:   Child, Adult, Older Adult
Sexes Eligible for Study:   All
Accepts Healthy Volunteers:   No

Inclusion Criteria:

  • The patient experiences pain and limitations of the great toe dorsiflexion at the MTP-I joint.
  • The patient has a clinically and radiographically verified arthritis in the MTP-I joint indicating the need for surgical treatment.
  • The patient reads, understands and is able to complete the study questionnaires in Swedish.
  • The patient has received written and oral information regarding the study and has signed the informed consent form.

Exclusion criteria:

  • The patient has a pronounced hallux rigidus without mobility in the MTP-I joint (ROM = 0°).
  • The patient has previously received surgical treatment affecting the anatomy of the MTP-I joint.
  • The patient has a systemic rheumatic disease, ongoing infection, hallux valgus or is seriously ill.

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Please refer to this study by its identifier (NCT number): NCT01028469

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Contact: Martin Alund, M.D.

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Sahlgrenska Universitetssjukhuset, Område Ortopedi, Mölndal Recruiting
Mölndal, Sweden
Sponsors and Collaborators
Artimplant AB
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Principal Investigator: Martin Alund, M.D. Sahlgrenska University Hospital, Mölndal, Sweden

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Responsible Party: Katrin Gisselfalt, Chief Research & Development, Artimplant Identifier: NCT01028469    
Other Study ID Numbers: KP026
First Posted: December 9, 2009    Key Record Dates
Last Update Posted: December 15, 2009
Last Verified: December 2009
Additional relevant MeSH terms:
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Hallux Rigidus
Hallux Limitus
Joint Diseases
Musculoskeletal Diseases
Foot Deformities, Acquired
Foot Deformities
Foot Injuries
Leg Injuries
Wounds and Injuries