A 5-year, randomized, double-blind, placebo-controlled, multi-center study assessing the efficacy, safety, and tolerability of intra-articular regimens of LNA043 versus placebo in patients with symptomatic knee osteoarthritis (ONWARDS)

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    Novartis Research and Development
Updated on 3 September 2021
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A 5-year study, assessing the efficacy and safety of intra-articular regimens of LNA043 versus placebo in patients with symptomatic knee osteoarthritis (ONWARDS).


Condition Osteoarthritis
Clinical Study IdentifierTX281592
SponsorNovartis Research and Development
Last Modified on3 September 2021


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Inclusion Criteria

K/L 2-3
Hx of knee pain for at least 6 months and on the majority of days (> 50%) during the preceding month

Exclusion Criteria

Hx of anticoagulants that would preclude knee injection.Novel anticoagulants before IA inj. should be assessed by the treating physician
No hx of aspiration to target knee <12 wk prior to screening
No hx of arthroscopy <6 Mo. prior to screening
Hx of PRP/Stem Cell Therapy <26 wks prior to screening
Hx of Hyaluronians and/or Corticosteroids to target knee <12 wks prior to screening
Hx of centrally acting analgesics unless on a stable dose during core period
Hx of anticonvulsants unless used for seizure and on stable dose during core period
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