The Need for Compression Bandage Following Total Knee Arthroplasty A Prospective Randomized Controlled Trial Conducted in Simultaneous Bilateral Total Knee Replacements

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Rothman Institute Orthopaedics

Status

Completed

Conditions

Osteo Arthritis Knee

Treatments

Device: Compression bandage
Device: Gauze dressing

Study type

Interventional

Funder types

Other

Identifiers

NCT03521869
14WHoz

Details and patient eligibility

About

The purpose of this study is to evaluate if applying a compression bandage on the leg alters early outcome following TKA. The primary objective of this study is to evaluate leg swelling by measuring leg circumference following simultaneous bilateral total knee arthroplasty (TKA) with and without the application of compression bandage.

Enrollment

50 patients

Sex

All

Ages

18+ years old

Volunteers

No Healthy Volunteers

Inclusion criteria

  • All patients receiving elective simultaneous bilateral primary total knee arthroplasty, treated by Rothman physicians at the Thomas Jefferson University Hospital or Rothman Specialty Hospital.

Exclusion criteria

  • Previous venous thromboembolic event.
  • Lymph edema in one or both legs.
  • BMI > 40
  • Prior surgery (other than arthroscopy)

Trial design

Primary purpose

Supportive Care

Allocation

Randomized

Interventional model

Parallel Assignment

Masking

None (Open label)

50 participants in 2 patient groups

Compression bandage group
Active Comparator group
Treatment:
Device: Compression bandage
Standard gauze group
Active Comparator group
Treatment:
Device: Gauze dressing

Trial contacts and locations

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