The price of fitness from engaging in such activities as jogging and other heavy, weight bearing exercises is damage to the cartilage in the knees. The end result can be the need for surgical replacement in most cases. The average sufferer considers total knee replacement as a last resort, so they prefer to use pain killers such as NSAIDS and opiates. However, those medications can result in unpleasant consequences.
The Northwest Clinical Research Center is considering novel, non-addictive immunoglobulin therapies to treat osteoarthritis of the knee and are currently looking for volunteers to participate in a study.
Potential participants must be:
Ages 40 and up
Have moderate to severe knee pain due to osteoarthritis
Be in relatively good health otherwise
There is no cost to participate in this clinical study. The participant, if they qualify, will receive:
Study related medical care, including x-ray imagery
Complimentary transportation or travel stipend
In addition, study related compensation may be available