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Purpose

The purpose of this study is to compare quadriceps muscle strength, pain, opioid consumption and patient function during the first three months after short-stay total knee replacement between patients treated with short-duration tourniquet knee replacement with the Aquamantys® bipolar sealer versus those treated with the standard of care (tourniquet used throughout the case and no Aquamantys®). By doing this study, investigators hope to learn if short duration tourniquet knee replacement with the Aquamantys® bipolar sealer is more effective than standard of care (tourniquet used throughout the case and no Aquamantys®). The purpose of this study is to compare quadriceps muscle strength, pain, opioid consumption and patient function during the first three months after short-stay total knee replacement between patients treated with short-duration tourniquet knee replacement with the Aquamantys® bipolar sealer versus those treated with the standard of care (tourniquet used throughout the case and no Aquamantys®).

Condition

Eligibility

Eligible Ages
Between 18 Years and 100 Years
Eligible Genders
All
Accepts Healthy Volunteers
Yes

Inclusion Criteria

  • primary total knee arthroplasty

Exclusion Criteria

  • repeat knee replacement (revision arthroplasty)
  • bilateral knee replacements on the same day
  • partial knee replacements
  • health or social limitations that do not allow for the participant to be discharged to home on the same day or day after surgery.

Study Design

Phase
N/A
Study Type
Interventional
Allocation
Randomized
Intervention Model
Parallel Assignment
Primary Purpose
Treatment
Masking
Double (Participant, Outcomes Assessor)

Arm Groups

ArmDescriptionAssigned Intervention
Experimental
Aquamantys
The Aquamantys bipolar sealer is a device used during surgery to help reduce bleeding in the joint. The system uses radiofrequency energy and sterile saline (salt water) to close small blood vessels in the knee to help reduce bleeding.
  • Device: Aquamantys
    The Aquamantys bipolar sealer is a device used during surgery to help reduce bleeding in the joint. The system uses radiofrequency energy and sterile saline (salt water) to close small blood vessels in the knee to help reduce bleeding.
Active Comparator
Standard of Care: Tourniquet
Standard of care for reducing bleeding during the total knee arthroplasty
  • Device: Tourniquet
    Standard of care for reducing bleeding during the total knee arthroplasty

Recruiting Locations

UK Center for Clinical and Translational Science and nearby locations

University of Kentcuky
Lexington, Kentucky 40536
Contact:
Stephen Duncan, MD
859-323-5533
stdunc2@uky.edu

More Details

NCT ID
NCT04016285
Status
Recruiting
Sponsor
Stephen Duncan

Study Contact

Stephen T Duncan, MD
(859) 218-3131
stdunc2@uky.edu

Notice

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