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ODM derived from http://clinicaltrials.gov/show/NCT00731289

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http://clinicaltrials.gov/show/NCT00731289

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Eligibility NCT00731289 Osteoarthritis

Eligibility

  1. StudyEvent: Eligibility
    1. Eligibility
Inclusion Criteria
Age 35 Years to 80 Years
radiographically verified degenerative osteoarthritis of the knee (grade II or III according to the Kellgren and Lawrence classification)
pain of at least 40 mm on a 100 mm visual analogue scale (VAS) at initial examination
persisting pain for at least 6 months
Lequesne index - knee (assessment scale)
good physical and mental status
good compliance and agreement to participate in this study
Exclusion Criteria
non-degeneratively induced osteoarthritis
Rheumatoid Arthritis
ligamentous instability or complete resection of the meniscus
Sudeck's atrophy, Reflex Sympathetic Dystrophy
operations of the affected knee within the last three months
varus or valgus deformity of > 15 degrees
patellofemoral arthritis
intraarticular therapy of the affected joint within the last 6 months with hyaluronan and three months with glucocorticoids
severe systemic diseases (tumor, exacerbated diabetes mellitus, hyperthyroidism)
anti-thrombotic medication or regular medication with NSAID/psychiatric pharmaceuticals
Communicable Diseases
Alcohol abuse
Drug abuse
psychiatric diseases or suicidal tendencies
involvement in another study
Non-compliant
acute hemarthrosis or joint effusion
allergic predisposition
skin infections or skin diseases around the knee