Impact of a Technique of Massage During the First Week of Hospitalization on the Recycling of the Mobility of the Knee Further to the Installation of Knee Replacement (PTGMass)
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|ClinicalTrials.gov Identifier: NCT02278627|
Recruitment Status : Completed
First Posted : October 30, 2014
Last Update Posted : January 11, 2019
During fthe first postoperative days, physiotherapists supported patients with knee replacement in orthopaedics of Saint-Junien's and Limoges' hospitals. This support includes movements of the leg in active and non active motions, without any help and with an arthromotor, and involves walking rehabilitation.
The investigators would like to complete the physiotherapist's support with manual lymphatic drainage (MLD) using a specific method based on pressure of finger splayed (PFS). This might have a positive impact on time recovery of joint range, on postoperative oedema resorbtion and on patient's pain during rehabilitation classes.
French National Authority for Health specifies there is not a single study assessing massage effects on knee replacement, according to current bibliography.
The investigators purpose is the establishment of a prospective, controlled, randomised trial referred as a "superiority" trial. A total of 98 patients divided in 2 parallel groups will be created.
The study will be in an open-label manner for both patient and physiotherapist involved in walk rehabilitation but will be conducted as a blinded study for the investigating physiotherapist.
Inclusion period will be 17 months and the following period will be 6 weeks.
|Condition or disease||Intervention/treatment||Phase|
|Orthopedic Surgery||Other: manual lymphatic drainage||Not Applicable|
|Study Type :||Interventional (Clinical Trial)|
|Actual Enrollment :||44 participants|
|Intervention Model:||Parallel Assignment|
|Masking:||None (Open Label)|
|Primary Purpose:||Health Services Research|
|Official Title:||Impact of a Technique of Massage During the First Week of Hospitalization on the Recycling of the Mobility of the Knee Further to the Installation of Knee Replacement|
|Study Start Date :||September 2014|
|Actual Primary Completion Date :||April 2017|
|Actual Study Completion Date :||December 2017|
Experimental: manual lymphatic drainage
We wish to complete the physiotherapist's support with manual lymphatic drainage (MLD) using a specific method based on pressure of finger splayed (PFS)
Other: manual lymphatic drainage
|No Intervention: Usual treatment|
- To measure the joint range at day 7 after operation [ Time Frame: 2 days (Day 0 and Day 7) ]The measures will be made with a goniometer
- To measure the oedema at day 7 after operation [ Time Frame: 2 days (Day 0 and Day 7) ]
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Please refer to this study by its ClinicalTrials.gov identifier (NCT number): NCT02278627
|University Hospital, Limoges|
|Limoges, France, 87 042|