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You can access this
clinical trial
if you have
Arthropathy of Knee
and you are
between 18 and 80
years old
This is an observational trial.
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The purpose

The purpose of this prospective study is determine if barbed sutures are more efficient, have comparable complication rates, clinical outcomes, and cosmesis outcomes versus traditional knotted sutures when used in the closure of primary total knee arthroplasty (TKA). Barbed suture has been associated with improved closure efficiency and safety in TKA in prior studies. The investigators performed a multicenter randomized controlled trial to determine the efficiency and safety of this technology in TKA. The investigators prospectively randomized 411 patients undergoing primary TKA to either barbed running (n=191) or knotted interrupted suture closure (n=203). Closure time was measured intraoperatively. Cost analysis was based on suture and operating room time costs.

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Tris trial is registered with FDA with number: NCT01320371. The sponsor of the trial is University of Utah and it is looking for 363 volunteers for the current phase.
Official trial title:
Clinical Outcomes and Cost Analysis of Standard Versus Barbed Sutures for Closure in Primary Total Knee Arthroplasty: A Single Blinded Multicenter Prospective Randomized Trial.