We are looking for volunteers to participate in our research study that will examine your movement and activity before and after total knee replacement and how it relates to your recovery.
We are also looking for healthy volunteers to serve in our control group.
We are looking for two groups of participants:
- Individuals between the ages of 40 and 80 who are scheduled for unilateral total knee replacement for osteoarthritis, and
- Healthy adults between the ages of 40 and 80 who have not been diagnosed with knee osteoarthritis or have no joint pain in the hip, knee or feet to serve in our control group
This study involves one visit of approximately 2.5 hours that take place at the UNO Biomechanics Research Building.
You will be asked to fill out questionnaires about you pain and overall health. As well as perform functional tests that measures how far you can walk and how quickly you can stand from sitting in a chair. Motion detectors will be worn to see how your joints move when you walk. Finally, you will be asked to wear an activity monitor on your hip for 7 days to measure activity during your daily life.
For more information, or to participate, please contact Katlyn Nimtz at 402.554.3225, or by email at firstname.lastname@example.org. This study was approved by the Institutional Review Board, IRB #654-16-EP.