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Current Projects


 Investigator-Initiated Studies

 

OCD Clarix Study CURRENTLY RECRUITING

Start Date: 
Principal Investigator: Dr. Murray Penner
Sponsor: Amniox Medical, Inc

Purpose: To measure the effectiveness and safety of CLARIX® CORD 1K membrane when used alongside arthroscopic debridement for treatment of osteochondral defects in the ankle joint.

 

OCD Validation Study CURRENTLY RECRUITING

Start Date: July 22, 2013
Principal Investigator:  Dr. Kevin Wing
Sponsor: No sponsor

Purpose: To gather evidence to support and justify the use of two questionnaires (AOS, FAAM) in the assessment of the different interventions available for treatment of OCD. Ultimately, this study will help to establish a prospective clinical database at the St. Paul’s Hospital Orthopaedic Research Office for use in future OCD research.

Please contact the Orthopaedic Research Office (604-806-8743) for more information.

 

OCD Weight Bearing Study CURRENTLY RECRUITING

Start Date: September 6, 2013
Principal Investigator:  Dr. Alastair Younger
Sponsor: No sponsor

Purpose: To evaluate the effect of weight bearing as tolerated compared to non-weight bearing on patient outcomes following arthroscopic forage of OCDs in the ankle.

Please contact the Orthopaedic Research Office (604-806-8743) for more information.

 

STATE Study   RECRUITMENT CLOSED

Start Date: September 29, 2014
Investigators: Dr. Kevin Wing, Dr. Jeffrey Nacht, Dr. Alastair Younger, Dr. Murray Penner, Dr. Jason Sutherland, Dr. Andrea Veljkovic
Sponsor: No sponsor

Purpose: To assess changes in patients’ health status (general health, pain, depression) following referral to St. Paul’s hospital and to document the information for future analysis.  Access to such information could improve the quality of orthopaedic care.

 

Hintegra I, II Studies RECRUITMENT CLOSED

Start Date: February 1, 2009
Investigators: Dr. Murray Penner, Dr. Kevin Wing, Dr. Alastair Younger
Sponsor: Integra Life Sciences Corporation

Purpose: To clinically assess the Hintegra Total Ankle Prosthesis compared to Ankle Fusion for the treatment of severe ankle pain due to arthritis or trauma.

Please contact the Orthopaedic Research Office (604-806-8743) for more information.

 

 

Fibular Nail 2 Study RECRUITMENT CLOSED

Start Date: January 17, 2014
Principal Investigator: Dr. Alastair Younger
Sponsor: No sponsor

Purpose:  To assess the safety and efficacy of fluoroscopic reduction and fibular nail fixation in minimizing wound and fracture healing complications during the treatment of unstable ankle fractures in patients with diabetes (type 1 or 2).

Please contact the Orthopaedic Research Office (604-806-8743) for more information

 

 


 

Academic Studies

 

COFAS – Ankle Arthritis Study CURRENTLY RECRUITING

Start Date: April 1, 2003
Investigators:
Dr. Kevin Wing, Dr. Murray Penner, Dr. Alastair Younger

Purpose:To examine the outcomes of ankle fusions and replacements over time. Baseline follow-up scores from 700 patients are analysed to determine the long-term outcomes of ankle fusions and replacements.

Please contact the Orthopaedic Research Office (604-806-8743) for more information.

 

Multi-Centre RCT Ankle Arthritis Study CURRENTLY RECRUITING

Start Date: February 22, 2011
Investigators: Dr. Alastair Younger, Dr. Murray Penner, Dr. Kevin Wing

Purpose: The primary purpose of this multi-centre, randomized study is to compare the clinical efficacy of surgical treatments (ankle replacement and ankle fusion) for the treatment of end stage ankle arthritis.

Please contact the Orthopaedic Research Office (604-806-8743) for more information.

 

SCOPE StudyCURRENTLY RECRUITING

Start Date: June 24, 2014
Investigators: Dr. Alastair Younger, Dr. Murray Penner, Dr. Kevin Wing

Purpose: The primary purpose of this single-centre study is to determine the benefit of arthroscopic surgery vs. open surgery for indications in foot surgery.

Please contact the Orthopaedic Research Office (604-806-8743) for more information.

 

WEDGE II CURRENTLY RECRUITING

Start Date: January 1, 2016
Principal Investigator:  Dr. Alastair Younger
Sponsor: No sponsor

Purpose: To evaluate distal tibial osteotomies as a treatment option for arthritis or deformity of the ankle compared to ankle arthroplasty and arthrodesis.


 

Sponsored Studies

 

Augment LT Study CURRENTLY RECRUITING

Sponsor: Wright Medical, Inc.
Investigators: Dr. Alastair Younger; Dr. Murray Penner, Dr. Kevin Wing
Purpose: To evaluate the long term clinical utility of Augment Bone Graft (previously GEM OS1) as a bone regeneration device in foot and ankle arthrodesis procedures for patients preveiously enrolled in the GEM OS1 Research Study.

 

Cartiva MOTION LT StudyCURRENTLY RECRUITING

Start Date: May 1, 2016
Investigators: Dr. Alastair Younger, Dr. Kevin Wing, Dr. Murray Penner, Dr. Alastair Younger
Sponsor: Cartiva, Inc.

Purpose: The objective of this multi-centre study is to evaluate the effectiveness of the CartivaTM implant in the treatment of osteoarthritis in the first Metatarsophalangeal (MTP) joint as compared to an arthrodesis (control) procedure.

Zimmer Trabecular Metal Total Ankle Study  CURRENTLY RECRUITING

Start Date: August 1, 2014
Investigators: Dr. Alastair Younger, Dr. Kevin Wing, Dr. Murray Penner, Dr. Andrea Veljkovic
Sponsor: Zimmer Inc.

Purpose: This study is intended to evaluate the safety and performance of the Zimmer Trabecular Metal Total Ankle in treating patients with severe pain and disability from end-stage ankle arthritis.

 

Bioventus DUROLANE StudyRECRUITMENT CLOSED

Start Date: August 1, 2014
Investigators: Dr. Alastair Younger, Dr. Jeffrey Nacht, Dr. Kevin Wing, Dr. Murray Penner, Dr. Andrea Veljkovic
Sponsor: Bioventus LLC

Purpose: The  objective of this study is to evaluate the effectiveness of a single intra-articular injection of DUROLANE® 1mL given for the relief of pain in the treatment of moderate osteoarthritis of the ankle over a 26 week period.

Please be advised we are no longer recruiting patients for this study.