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Current Projects

Investigator-Initiated Studies

STATE Study  NOT STARTED RECRUITMENT

Start Date: June 5, 2014
Investigators: Dr. Kevin Wing, Dr. Jeffrey Nacht, Dr. Alastair Younger, Dr. Murray Penner, Dr. Jason Sutherland
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  CURRENTLY RECRUITING

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.

 

OCD Validation Study CURRENTLY RECRUITING

Start Date: July 22, 2013
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
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.

 

OCD Survivorship Study

Start Date: December 9, 2013
Investigators: Dr. Kevin Wing
Sponsor: No sponsor

Purpose: To retrospectively determine the survivorship of surgically treated ankle OCDs at mid-term to long-term follow-up to illustrate the magnitude of the problem, as well as analyze the risk factors for failure of surgically treated OCDs to recognized high-risk patients.

 

Exogen Study  RECRUITMENT CLOSED

Start Date:August 1, 2011
Investigators: Dr. Kevin Wing, Dr. Alastair Younger, Dr. Murray Penner
Sponsor:Smith and Nephew

Purpose: To evaluate the use of an experimental ultrasound bone device (EXOGEN 4000+ TM Ultrasound Bone Healing System) in accelerating the natural bone healing process after a standard tarsometatarsal (TMT) joint fusion procedure, and preventing a non-union.

 

Fibular Nail Study  RECRUITMENT CLOSED

Start Date: August 1, 2011
Investigator: Dr. Alastair Younger
Sponsor: Acumed LLC

Purpose: To evaluate the use of an experimental intramedullary nail (Acumed Fibula Rod) for use in the reduction and fixation of ankle fractures in wound risk patients with diabetes (type 1 or 2).

 

Fibular Nail 2 Study RECRUITMENT CLOSED

Start Date: January 17, 2014
Investigators: 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

 

Osteochondral Defects (OCD) of the Talus Study
RECRUITMENT CLOSED

Start Date: January 1, 2011
Investigator:  Dr. Alastair Younger
Sponsor: Biomimetic Therapeutics, Inc.

Purpose: To use synthetic Augment™ Bone Graft as an alternative to autograft in the arthroscopic treatment of Osteochondral Defects (OCD) of the talus. This study will examine the safety, clinical utility, and preliminary effectiveness of the graft in stabilizing bone or cartilage and preventing further osteochondral lesion collapse.

 

 

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 analyzed 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 – Arthroscopic vs. Open Surgery  NOT STARTED RECRUITMENT

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.

 

 

Sponsored Studies

CartivaTM MOTION Study RECRUITMENT CLOSED

Start Date:September 1, 2009
Investigators: Dr. Alastair Younger, Dr. Kevin Wing, Dr. Murray Penner
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.

 

Pivotal AugmentTM Injectable Study RECRUITMENT CLOSED

Start Date:February 21, 2011
Investigators: Dr. Alastair Younger, Dr. Kevin Wing, Dr. Murray Penner
Sponsor:Biomimetics Theraputics, Inc.

Purpose: The objective of this multi-centre study is to evaluate the use of AugmentTM Injectable compared to autologous bone graft as a bone regeneration device for hindfoot fusions.