Looseners versus Tighteners: Histopathology Analysis of Arthrofibrosis in Total Knee Replacement (TKA) Save

Date Added
November 3rd, 2016
PRO Number
Pro00052283
Researcher
Vincent Pellegrini
Keywords
Aging, Arthritis, Bone, Joint, Pain, Physical Therapy
Summary

All primary total knee replacement patients will undergo the surgical procedure per the surgeon's standard technique. Samples of tissue that is ordinarily removed and discarded as a part of the procedure will be sent to the pathology lab, where the pathologist will prepare and stain the tissue sample to assess for levels of a specific protein thought to be a marker for the likelihood of the soft tissues to form dense versus loose scar tissue. We will then follow each patient's postoperative course to determine if levels of the protein in question, alpha smooth muscle actin (ASMA) correlate with outcomes. Outcomes will include postoperative pain, range of motion, as well as patient-reported satisfaction and function scores.

Institution
MUSC
Recruitment Contact
Monica Baczko
843-792-8169
baczko@musc.edu

Comparative Effectiveness of Pulmonary Embolism Prevention after Hip and Knee Replacement: Balancing Safety and Effectiveness Save

Date Added
April 19th, 2016
PRO Number
Pro00053742
Researcher
Vincent Pellegrini
Keywords
Drug Studies, Joint
Summary

PEPPER is a randomized study comparing the three most commonly used blood thinners in North America in patients who have elected to undergo primary or revision hip or knee joint replacement surgery. The blood thinners being compared are enteric coated aspirin plus air pump compression, low intensity warfarin, and rivaroxaban.

Institution
MUSC
Recruitment Contact
Monica Baczko
843-792-8169
baczko@gmail.com

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