Condition category
Surgery
Date applied
30/09/2004
Date assigned
30/09/2004
Last edited
29/08/2013
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

Mr David Stanley

ORCID ID

Contact details

Physiotherapy Department
East Surrey Hospital
Canada Avenue
Redhill
RH1 5RH
United Kingdom
+44 (0)1737 231688

Additional identifiers

EudraCT number

ClinicalTrials.gov number

Protocol/serial number

N0109133246

Study information

Scientific title

Acronym

Study hypothesis

A randomised controlled trial of an early rehabilitation class versus outpatient physiotherapy following discharge from hospital after primary total knee arthroplasty.

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

Surgery: Knee arthroplasty

Intervention

Randomised trial. All patients will receive the same information for a home exercise programme consisting of the traditional exercise programme and advice about ambulation, and the control of pain and swelling.
Control group-patients will attend the out-patients department weekly for six weeks to be reviewed by an out-patients physiotherapist. Treatment given will be checking and encouragement of exercises, gait education and active and passive mobilisations of the operated knee joint.
Experimental group will attend the Early Rehabilitation Knee Class weekly for six weeks. Here they will be doing supervised exercises, consisting of knee range of movement exercises, pedals, straight leg raises, inner range quadriceps exercises and ankle exercises. This class will be led by one of the out-patient physiotherapists.

Intervention type

Procedure/Surgery

Phase

Not Applicable

Drug names

Primary outcome measures

1. Range of movement
2. Timed 10 metre walk test
3. Comparison of walking aid

Secondary outcome measures

Not provided at time of registration

Overall trial start date

01/10/2003

Overall trial end date

30/11/2004

Reason abandoned

Eligibility

Participant inclusion criteria

Patients who are waiting for a total knee arthroplasty. Having undergone a primary unilateral total knee arthroplasty, aged between 60-80 years of age, and having a diagnosis of osteoarthritis of the knee requiring a joint replacement.

Participant type

Patient

Age group

Senior

Gender

Both

Target number of participants

Not provided at time of registration

Participant exclusion criteria

Does not match inclusion criteria

Recruitment start date

01/10/2003

Recruitment end date

30/11/2004

Locations

Countries of recruitment

United Kingdom

Trial participating centre

Physiotherapy Department
Redhill
RH1 5RH
United Kingdom

Sponsor information

Organisation

Department of Health

Sponsor details

Richmond House
79 Whitehall
London
SW1A 2NL
United Kingdom

Sponsor type

Government

Website

http://www.dh.gov.uk/Home/fs/en

Funders

Funder type

Hospital/treatment centre

Funder name

Surrey and Sussex Healthcare NHS Trust (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

Publication citations

Additional files

Editorial Notes