Osteoarthritis (OA) is the most common form of joint disease. It causes pain and stiffness and affects at least 8 million people in the UK imposing a considerable economic and personal burden. The knee is one of the most common sites affected by OA. Knee Replacement, or Arthroplasty, is the current surgical treatment of choice for end stage OA of the knee.
TRUCK is an explanatory randomised controlled trial funded by MRC and NIHR EME to compare a novel robotic assisted surgical technique (Bi-Unicompartmental Knee Arthroplasty) against a standard surgical technique (Total Knee Arthroplasty) in patients with osteoarthritis of both the medial and lateral compartments of the knee.
TRUCK aims to recruit 94 participants.
The primary outcome is the percentage of patients with a bi-phasic (normal) moment curve during gait (level walking) measured at 1 year.
TRUCK is led by Mr Mark Blyth based at Glasgow Royal Infirmary.
For more information please see the TRUCK Study Website
- Mark Forrest; email@example.com