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Research Study Summary

A clinical trial to evaluate treatments using Pregabalin and Placebo for patients with Anxiety

Research Study Title

The Short and Long Term Effects of Perioperative Pregabalin Use on Functional Rehabilitation, Pain Outcomes and Anxiety Following Total Hip Arthroplasty: A Randomized, Double-Blind, Placebo-Controlled Trial.


Pain prior to surgery is of particular concern in patients undergoing total hip arthroplasty (THA) since it is the most important predictor of pain and poor function 2-3 years after surgery. Previous studies have investigated various treatments for managing pain during and after surgery. However, no study has investigated the short and long term effects of pregabalin in terms of functional rehabilitation, pain outcome and anxiety following total hip arthroplasty. Therefore, the aim of the present study is determine if the following: (1) if perioperative pregabalin administration positively influence early rehabilitation and recovery of physical function and to determine if these effects maintained at 6 weeks and 3 months post surgery. (2) To determine if perioperative pregabalin administration reduce postoperative movement evoked pain associated with rehabilitation and if these effects also maintained at 6 weeks and 3 months post surgery.

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Both Male and Female


18 to 75 Years

Overall Status


Lead Sponsor

Sunnybrook Health Sciences Centre


31 Months

Facility Type



Both Male and Female ages 18 Years to 75 Years

Inclusion Criteria:

  • Provision of informed consent, American Society of Anesthesiologists physical status I-III, VAS > 5, age18-75 years, male or female, scheduled for THA.

Exclusion Criteria:

Patients will not be enrolled in this study for the following reasons:

  • Patients not providing informed consent.

  • Known allergy to any of the medications being used.

  • History of drug or alcohol abuse.

  • Patients with chronic pain on slow-release preparations of opioid.

  • Patients with Rheumatoid Arthritis.

  • Patients with psychiatric disorders.

  • Patients unable or unwilling to use Patient Controlled Analgesia. (PCA)

  • Diabetic patients or those with impaired renal function (Creatinine > 106).

  • Obese patients (i.e. BMI > 40).

Site Locations (1)

Country State City Zip Facility and Contact
Canada Ontario Toronto M4Y 1H1 Holland Orthopaedic and Arthritic Centre
Hance Clarke, MD
416-340-4800 ext. 6649

Colin McCartney, MD
Principal Investigator


Colin McCartney, MD
416 480 6100 ext. 1709

NCT ID: NCT00762099

Date Last Changed: April 7, 2011

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