In this study, a total of 219 subjects from the MOON nested cohort will be studied at CCF, Vanderbilt and OSU, Table 1. Among them, some will have added MRI during their 10-year visit for the MOON study. Some subjects who finished their 10-year visit for the MOON Onsite study already will be called back to have MRI. PROMs and other information of these subjects will be collected through the MOON study.
Spinal posture and imbalance are known to be related to increased muscle expenditure, with narrow "cone of economy" of muscle effort defining the most comfortable postures. Therefore, it is hypothesized that predicting the posture of the lowest muscle effort available for a patient with a given spinal alignment and body properties will correspond to the posture the patient will most likely assume. Based on established musculoskeletal models, a model application was configured to allow prediction of this optimal posture. This study aims to assess the validity of this approach and the value of using biomechanical modeling for ...
Osteoarthritis (OA) is a leading cause of disability around the world. The aging population is only further increasing its prevalence. Moreover, increasing rates of obesity, as well as increasing athletic participation, is leading to patients developing OA at younger ages. Although total joint replacement is effective for alleviating the effects of OA for many patients, it is less beneficial for younger patients given the resultant reduced mobility and the ~15 year life of a total joint replacement. Therefore, new options are needed for OA. One such option is bone marrow aspirate concentrate (BMAC) injection into the diseased joint. ...
This is an open-label study to evaluate the long-term efficacy and safety of KZR-616 in patients with active PM or DM who completed the double-blind treatment period of Study KZR-616-003, up to and including the Week 32 Visit, prior to the first dose of open-label KZR-616.
Comparing two different corticosteroids (dexamethasone and triamcinolone) for use in sacroiliac joint injections
This is a prospective, real-world observational study in which patients with RA who are initiating treatment with a JAK inhibitor medication will self-report disease activity and treatment satisfaction measures using their own web-enabled device such as a smartphone. Secondary objectives include analyzing the epidemiology and natural history of the disease, its comorbidities, and current treatment practices.
The goal of this study is to find an effective treatment for chronic patellar tendinopathy (PT). Investigators will conduct a 32-week randomized controlled clinical trial to determine whether platelet rich plasma (PRP) injections improve disease-specific clinical outcomes with correlation to a new method of ultrasound (US) imaging assessment called Acoustoelastography (AE). Positive findings of PRP compared to control would suggest future larger scale studies to help establish an optimal protocol for the nonsurgical management of PT.
Sponsor is conducting this post market clinical follow-up (PMCF) study to evaluate the safety and efficacy of its EVOLUTION® Revision CCK Tibia and EVOLUTION® Revision CCK Femur with EVOLUTION® CCK Tibial inserts. These type of studies are required by regulatory authorities for all devices that have been approved in Europe (EU) to evaluate the medium and long term clinical evidence. This study has been designed in accordance with MEDDEV2.12/2 rev 2 (European Medical Device Vigilance System) and ISO (International Organization for Standardization) 14155:2011 guidelines.
This will be an open label, prospective study to determine the association between specific genotypes, epigenetics and behavioral factors, with the phenotypes, defined by pain perception, postoperative pain, analgesic and side effect responses to perioperative opioids, chronic postoperative pain and gene expression in adolescents following major spine surgery.
This study will evaluate the use of a local injection around the knee (periarticular) during total knee replacement (TKR) surgery to see if it reduces postoperative pain levels. The injection is a combination of various medications which are thought to reduce pain levels. Approximately 128 patients will participate in this study, half of the patients will receive this injection during surgery and the other half will receive a saline (salt water) injection. Pain scores after the surgery will be compared between the two groups. All patients will also receive a long-acting (24 hours) morphine injection during surgery. The...