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You can access this
clinical trial
if you have
Hip Osteoarthritis or Knee Osteoarthritis
and you are
over 60
years old
The phase for this study is not defined.
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The purpose

Osteoarthritis leads to reduced independence and quality of life. Total hip replacement is a successful and cost-effective surgical intervention to relieve pain and improve functioning in patients with osteoarthritis. Research has shown that preoperative health status strongly predicts outcomes including physical function and hospitalization length after hip replacement surgery. Frail patients, in particular, are at greater risk of poor postoperative outcomes and could potentially benefit from interventions targeting an improvement in their health status prior to undergoing a hip or knee replacement surgery. Partnering with the YMCA and a multi-disciplinary team of healthcare providers, this pilot trial will examine the feasibility of a multi-modal intervention for frail patients that includes a supervised exercise program, vitamin D and protein supplementation, and a medication review. The results of this feasibility study will guide the design of a future multi-centre study, which if successful, could be developed into a routine model of care that is implemented in joint replacement programs across Ontario and ultimately improving the lives of frail seniors undergoing hip or knee replacement.

Provided treatments

  • Other: Multi-Modal Frailty Intervention
  • Other: Usual Care
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Tris trial is registered with FDA with number: NCT02885337. The sponsor of the trial is McMaster University and it is looking for 111 volunteers for the current phase.
Official trial title:
Fit-Joints: Getting Fit for Hip or Knee Replacement, A Pilot Randomized Control Trial