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"Blind" vs. Fluoroscopy-Guided Steroid Injections for Knee Osteoarthritis

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Recruitment Status : Withdrawn
First Posted : April 4, 2014
Last Update Posted : December 12, 2017
Information provided by (Responsible Party):
Johns Hopkins University

Brief Summary:
To compare relative efficacy of intraarticular steroid injection using anatomic landmarks vs. fluoroscopy guided technique in decreasing knee osteoarthritis pain 1 month after the procedure.

Condition or disease Intervention/treatment Phase
Osteoarthritis Other: Fluoroscopy guided steroid injection Other: Blind Steroid Injection Not Applicable

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Study Type : Interventional  (Clinical Trial)
Actual Enrollment : 0 participants
Allocation: Randomized
Intervention Model: Parallel Assignment
Masking: None (Open Label)
Primary Purpose: Treatment
Official Title: Prospective Randomized-Controlled Two-Arm Study of "Blind" vs. Fluoroscopy-Guided Steroid Injections for Knee Osteoarthritis
Actual Study Start Date : July 2014
Actual Primary Completion Date : July 2016
Actual Study Completion Date : July 2016

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MedlinePlus related topics: Osteoarthritis

Arm Intervention/treatment
Active Comparator: Blind Steroid Injection
Blind Steroid Injection for patients with OA deemed qualified for it clinically
Other: Blind Steroid Injection
Want to compare it to fluoroscopy guided, with assumption that it will be less effective in reducing pain

Active Comparator: Fluoroscopy guided steroid injection
Fluoroscopy guided Steroid Injection for patients with OA deemed qualified for it clinically. We want to see which one is better.
Other: Fluoroscopy guided steroid injection
We want to compare if there is a difference between the two arms, with the assumption that with fluoroscopy will deliver the steroid more accurately and see better outcomes.

Primary Outcome Measures :
  1. Numerical Rating Scale (pain) [ Time Frame: 1 month ]
    Decrease in pain from baseline at one month

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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:

- Adults with knee OA clinically deemed to qualify for steroid injection

Exclusion Criteria:

- Children Non-English Speakers Pregnant

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Responsible Party: Johns Hopkins University Identifier: NCT02104726     History of Changes
Other Study ID Numbers: IRB00026934
First Posted: April 4, 2014    Key Record Dates
Last Update Posted: December 12, 2017
Last Verified: December 2017
Additional relevant MeSH terms:
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Osteoarthritis, Knee
Joint Diseases
Musculoskeletal Diseases
Rheumatic Diseases