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Nonopioid Analgesia After Arthroscopic Meniscus Surgery

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. Know the risks and potential benefits of clinical studies and talk to your health care provider before participating. Read our disclaimer for details. Identifier: NCT03820193
Recruitment Status : Recruiting
First Posted : January 29, 2019
Last Update Posted : February 15, 2019
Information provided by (Responsible Party):
Toufic R. Jildeh, Henry Ford Health System

Brief Summary:
This is a randomized, single blinded, standard of care controlled clinical trial. This project aims to compare postoperative pain control in patients in two treatment arms of arthroscopic meniscus surgery: a treatment group given a non-opioid pain control regimen, and a standard of care control group given standard opioid pain control regimen

Condition or disease Intervention/treatment Phase
Meniscus Disorder Narcotic Use Drug: Celecoxib Drug: Hydrocodon/Acetaminophen Drug: Ketorolac Drug: Gabapentin Drug: Acetaminophen Drug: Diazepam Early Phase 1

Detailed Description:

Study Design: This is a randomized, single blinded, standard of care-controlled clinical trial. All adult patients over eighteen desiring arthroscopic meniscus surgery will be eligible. Nonnarcotic postoperative pain control regimen described below were chosen based on previous studies in fracture care and joint arthroplasty.

Patients will be consented and recruited. Once participation has been determined and consent obtained, the names of participating patients will be provided to the research pharmacy. Patients will be randomized with a computer-generated table in 2 patient blocks by the research pharmacy. Patients postoperative analgesia will be divided into one of the following 2 treatment arms: 1) A novel nonopioid pain protocol or 2) traditional narcotic pain analgesia

Primary endpoints is reduction in pain as measured by Visual Analog Score and Patient Reported Outcome Measurement Informatics Systems. The endpoints will be collected at each post-operative day using a journal. Moreover, endpoints will be collected at the patient's first post-operative appointment. These appointments are scheduled within one-week of the index procedure.

Statistical Analysis: All continuous data will be analyzed using independent 2-group t tests and reported as means ± standard deviations. Categorical data will be compared between the 2 groups using chi-square tests and reported as counts and percentages. A preliminary test to confirm the quality of variances will be conducted prior to utilizing the t test to confirm the appropriate statistical analysis. Nonparametric equivalents Wilcoxon rank-sum and Fisher exact tests will be used as needed for nonnormal distributions and low variable numbers, respectively. A multivariable regression analysis was performed to assess for potential confounding demographic variables.

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Study Type : Interventional  (Clinical Trial)
Estimated Enrollment : 100 participants
Allocation: Randomized
Intervention Model: Parallel Assignment
Masking: Single (Care Provider)
Primary Purpose: Treatment
Official Title: Traditional vs. Nonopioid Analgesia After Arthroscopic Meniscus Surgery
Actual Study Start Date : January 22, 2019
Estimated Primary Completion Date : January 20, 2020
Estimated Study Completion Date : May 20, 2020

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Arm Intervention/treatment
Experimental: Post-Operative Non Opioid Pain Protocol
Patients will be administered a post-operative non-opioid pain protocol consisting of: Celecoxib, Ketorolac, Gabapentin, Acetaminophen, Diazepam
Drug: Celecoxib
Post-Operative Non Opioid Pain Protocol
Other Name: Celebrex

Drug: Ketorolac
Post-Operative Non Opioid Pain Protocol
Other Name: Toradol

Drug: Gabapentin
Post-Operative Non Opioid Pain Protocol
Other Name: Neurontin

Drug: Acetaminophen
Post-Operative Non Opioid Pain Protocol
Other Name: Tylenol

Drug: Diazepam
Post-Operative Non Opioid Pain Protocol
Other Name: Valium

Active Comparator: Post-Operative Traditional Pain Protocol
Patients will be administered a traditional post-operative pain protocol consisting of: Hydrocodone-acetaminophen
Drug: Hydrocodon/Acetaminophen
Traditionally used narcotic pain control
Other Name: Norco

Primary Outcome Measures :
  1. Pain Levels [ Time Frame: 10 days post-operatively ]
    Patients record pain levels every 3 hours using Visual analog scales for 10 days post-operatively. Average daily pain was calculated for each patient. Higher values portend worse control.

  2. Patient Reported Outcome Measurement Information System [ Time Frame: 10 days post-operatively ]
    Patient Reported Outcome Measurement Information System - Pain Interference (PROMIS PI) scores collected nightly until study completion. Average PROMIS PI values calculated nightly. A higher score indicates more pain interference.

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Ages Eligible for Study:   18 Years and older   (Adult, Older Adult)
Sexes Eligible for Study:   All
Accepts Healthy Volunteers:   Yes

Inclusion Criteria:

  • All adult patients over age 18 scheduled for arthroscopic meniscus repair or partial menisectomy

Exclusion Criteria:

  • Patients with a medical history of known allergies or intolerance to allergies or intolerance to Celebrex, Tylenol, Neurontin, dexamethasone, tramadol, substantial alcohol or drug abuse, and pregnancy, history of narcotics within 6 months of surgery, renal impairment, peptic ulcer disease, GI bleeding.

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Please refer to this study by its identifier (NCT number): NCT03820193

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Contact: Toufic R Jildeh, MD 5172308511

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United States, Michigan
Henry Ford Health System Recruiting
Detroit, Michigan, United States, 48202
Contact: Toufic R Jildeh    517-230-8511   
Sponsors and Collaborators
Henry Ford Health System
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Principal Investigator: Toufic R Jildeh, MD Henry Ford Health System
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Responsible Party: Toufic R. Jildeh, Resident, Henry Ford Health System Identifier: NCT03820193    
Other Study ID Numbers: 123193
First Posted: January 29, 2019    Key Record Dates
Last Update Posted: February 15, 2019
Last Verified: February 2019
Individual Participant Data (IPD) Sharing Statement:
Plan to Share IPD: Undecided
Plan Description: Per Request

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Studies a U.S. FDA-regulated Drug Product: Yes
Studies a U.S. FDA-regulated Device Product: No
Additional relevant MeSH terms:
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Acetaminophen, hydrocodone drug combination
Analgesics, Non-Narcotic
Sensory System Agents
Peripheral Nervous System Agents
Physiological Effects of Drugs
Anti-Inflammatory Agents, Non-Steroidal
Anti-Inflammatory Agents
Antirheumatic Agents
Cyclooxygenase 2 Inhibitors
Cyclooxygenase Inhibitors
Enzyme Inhibitors
Molecular Mechanisms of Pharmacological Action
Anti-Anxiety Agents
Tranquilizing Agents
Central Nervous System Depressants
Psychotropic Drugs
Excitatory Amino Acid Antagonists
Excitatory Amino Acid Agents
Neurotransmitter Agents
Antimanic Agents
Analgesics, Opioid