Do I qualify for the study?
If you suffer from chronic knee pain due to osteoarthritis, you may be eligible to participate this research study. Eligible patients need to have significant pain and limitations in function, enough so to be a candidate for a knee replacement. You need to have failed conservative treatment options, including at least one type of knee injection, and have had an orthopedic surgeon determine that a knee replacement is the best option for you.
Patients generally will fall into one of two categories:
1) Non-operated knee pain patients who want to pursue alternative therapies and delay surgery or are not candidates for knee arthroplasty based on age, frailty, non-operable condition, or poor outcome with other side arthroplasty, or
2) Post traumatic knee pain patients with history of surgical repair (such as meniscal or ligament repair).
There may be certain criteria that make you not a candidate for this knee pain study. If that is the case, we will gladly assess you for alternative treatment options.