Condition category
Surgery
Date applied
23/01/2004
Date assigned
23/01/2004
Last edited
07/01/2010
Prospective/Retrospective
Retrospectively registered
Overall trial status
Completed
Recruitment status
No longer recruiting

Plain English Summary

Not provided at time of registration

Trial website

Contact information

Type

Scientific

Primary contact

Dr Mathew Morrissey

ORCID ID

Contact details

King's College London
Physiotherapy Division GKT School of Biomedical Sciences
GKT School of Biomedical Sciences
Sheperd's House
Guy's Campus
London
SE1 1UL
United Kingdom
+44 (0)20 7848 6678
matt.morrissey@kcl.ac.uk

Additional identifiers

EudraCT number

ClinicalTrials.gov number

Protocol/serial number

RDC01629

Study information

Scientific title

Acronym

Study hypothesis

Knee partial menisectomy is one of the most common orthopaedic surgeries. Post-surgical care may or may not include physiotherapy, depending on the surgeon, despite the lack of reports in the literature of clinical trials determining if physiotherapy is effective in cutting costs and restoring function in these patients. The purpose of this research is to determine whether a course of physiotherapy should be included in the early period after knee arthroscopic partial menisectomy surgery. This analysis will be performed by assessing the cost effectiveness of physiotherapy and the degree to which normal function is restored in the knee after surgery.

Ethics approval

Not provided at time of registration

Study design

Randomised controlled trial

Primary study design

Interventional

Secondary study design

Randomised controlled trial

Trial setting

Hospitals

Trial type

Treatment

Patient information sheet

Condition

Musculoskeletal injury; meniscectomy

Intervention

1. Physiotherapy three times a week for 6 weeks post-surgery
2. No treatment

Intervention type

Procedure/Surgery

Phase

Not Specified

Drug names

Primary outcome measures

1. Knee function and overall health will be measured over time to determine how these change as a result of treatment. Specifically, these variables will be assessed over time:
1.1. Function of the knee (i.e. motion in the saqittal plane) during level walking and stair climbing
1.2. Scores on the Flandry knee self-assessment questionnaire
1.3. Scores on the SF-36 from the health assessment questionnaire
1.4. Scores on the EuroQol from the health assessment questionnaire
2. In addition, the following will be assessment:
1.1. Time from surgery to return to work
1.2. Estimated level of knee physical stress in job and possible change from pre- to post-surgery
1.3. Total cost of physiotherapy versus non-treatment
1.4. Cost effectiveness of physiotherapy versus non-treatment (cost per QALY gain)

Secondary outcome measures

Not provided at time of registration

Overall trial start date

01/05/1999

Overall trial end date

01/05/2001

Reason abandoned

Eligibility

Participant inclusion criteria

Patients recently having undergone knee meniscectomy

Participant type

Patient

Age group

Not Specified

Gender

Not Specified

Target number of participants

Not provided at time of registration

Participant exclusion criteria

Does not match inclusion criteria

Recruitment start date

01/05/1999

Recruitment end date

01/05/2001

Locations

Countries of recruitment

United Kingdom

Trial participating centre

King's College London
London
SE1 1UL
United Kingdom

Sponsor information

Organisation

NHS R&D Regional Programme Register - Department of Health (UK)

Sponsor details

The Department of Health
Richmond House
79 Whitehall
London
SW1A 2NL
United Kingdom
+44 (0)20 7307 2622
dhmail@doh.gsi.org.uk

Sponsor type

Government

Website

http://www.doh.gov.uk

Funders

Funder type

Government

Funder name

NHS Executive London (UK)

Alternative name(s)

Funding Body Type

Funding Body Subtype

Location

Results and Publications

Publication and dissemination plan

Not provided at time of registration

Intention to publish date

Participant level data

Not provided at time of registration

Results - basic reporting

Publication summary

2003 results in http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/12775198

Publication citations

  1. Results

    Goodwin PC, Morrissey MC, Omar RZ, Brown M, Southall K, McAuliffe TB, Effectiveness of supervised physical therapy in the early period after arthroscopic partial meniscectomy., Phys Ther, 2003, 83, 6, 520-535.

Additional files

Editorial Notes