Accepts Healthy Volunteers
Healthy volunteers are participants who do not have a disease or condition, or related conditions or symptoms
An interventional clinical study is where participants are assigned to receive one or more interventions (or no intervention) so that researchers can evaluate the effects of the interventions on biomedical or health-related outcomes.
An observational clinical study is where participants identified as belonging to study groups are assessed for biomedical or health outcomes.
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|Eligible Ages||60 Years - 85 Years|
This trial id was obtained from ClinicalTrials.gov, a service of the U.S. National Institutes of Health, providing information on publicly and privately supported clinical studies of human participants with locations in all 50 States and in 196 countries.
Phase 1: Studies that emphasize safety and how the drug is metabolized and excreted in humans.
Phase 2: Studies that gather preliminary data on effectiveness (whether the drug works in people who have a certain disease or condition) and additional safety data.
Phase 3: Studies that gather more information about safety and effectiveness by studying different populations and different dosages and by using the drug in combination with other drugs.
Phase 4: Studies occurring after FDA has approved a drug for marketing, efficacy, or optimal use.
The sponsor is the organization or person who oversees the clinical study and is responsible for analyzing the study data.
|University of Maryland, Baltimore|
The person who is responsible for the scientific and technical direction of the entire clinical study.
|Christa Nelson, DPT, PhD|
|Principal Investigator Affiliation||University of Maryland, Baltimore|
Category of organization(s) involved as sponsor (and collaborator) supporting the trial.
The disease, disorder, syndrome, illness, or injury that is being studied.
Hip osteoarthritis (OA) is one of the most common causes of disability in older adults, with pain, stiffness, and weakness the most frequently reported symptoms. Weakness is a major concern as decreased lower extremity strength is a contributor to balance and other mobility limitations that increase fall risk in the aging population. Weakness in the primary hip muscles in particular have been shown to contribute to gait variability and altered mechanics of stepping when recovering from a balance perturbation. Contributing factors for these strength deficits are multifactorial and may include decreased muscle mass/size, changes in muscle composition, and/or a decreased ability to activate the muscle. Intramuscular fat infiltration (IMAT), has been reported in several conditions affecting older adults, and has been shown to be more modifiable at lower levels, suggesting that earlier detection and intervention may be important. CT and MRI are both commonly used to measure these relevant muscle properties, but ultrasound imaging may be valid alternative, and has the advantage of being more accessible to clinicians in many settings. The investigators hypothesize that cross-sectional area (CSA) and IMAT of the hip and lumbar musculature will be significantly altered in individuals with hip OA (affected limb) compared to that seen in similar-aged control participants, and that larger differences in CSA and IMAT will be positively correlated with OA severity, increased impairment, pain, and disability.
: Hip OA
Individuals with diagnosed hip osteoarthritis
Individuals without diagnosed hip osteoarthritis
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