SWIFT TRIAL: Surgical Weight-loss to Improve Function after Total knee replacement
Protocol: STUDY00002872
Full Title
SWIFT Trial: Surgical weight-loss to improve functional status trajectories following total knee arthroplasty
Description
This study enrolls overweight people with knee arthritis. The purpose of this study is to learn if weight-loss surgery before total knee replacement leads to fewer short-term and long-term complications.

This study involves one visit to see if you are a good fit to join. If yes, there will be between 6 and 9 routine care visits over the course of 2-5 years depending on which part of the study you join. People who qualify for the study will join one of two groups. Group 1 will not have weight-loss surgery prior to total knee replacement and will be followed by the study team for two years after their total knee surgery. Group 2 will have weight-loss surgery and then be followed by the study team for one year. After one year, if total knee replacement surgery is still needed, they will have that procedure and be followed by the study team for two more years. This study will take place at UBMD Orthopedics and Sports Medicine Clinics in Western New York.

Technical Description

Does bariatric surgery before total knee arthroplasty (TKA) improve both perioperative and long-term outcomes in TKA in extreme obesity?
Does bariatric surgery before TKA delay or possibly negate the need for arthroplasty?
Compensation: Yes
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Compensation may include cash, checks, gift cards, debit cards, or incentives like gift baskets, technology items, or merchandise.
Eligibility
Adults ages 22-75
Diagnosed with osteoarthritis of the knee and in need of total knee replacement
Overweight (determined by body mass index measurement)
Able to walk
Age Group: Adults
Principal Investigator: BRIAN MCGRATH
Contact(s)
MARY BAYERS-THERING
mb66@buffalo.edu
+1 716-906-5900
Want to Learn More?
Let us know how the study team can reach you. If you do not hear back within 2 business days, reach out to the study team directly at the contact information above or email ctsiresearch@buffalo.edu and someone will assist you.