Do you have Osteoarthritis of the Knee?
Do you suffer from knee osteoarthritis? JBR Clinical Research is conducting a clinical research study of an investigational injection to help with knee pain.
Osteoarthritis of the Knee Study available for qualified participants.
JBR Clinical Research is looking for volunteers for an osteoarthritis of the knee study
Why participate in this clinical research study?
Clinical studies are the fastest and safest way to find the effectiveness of pain medications that work and are only possible with the help of participants like you. Compensation varies by study and time involved, and whether you complete all visits and procedures in the study. Every volunteer study at JBR Clinical Research is approved and monitored by an Institutional Review Board (IRB) to make sure the risks are as low as possible and are worth any potential benefits to the volunteer.
What to expect.
Those who participate in this study will be coming into a screening visit, 3 day stay after injection and a number of follow up visits. Follow up appointments depend on which group toy are assigned to. You may be compensated for time and travel. Qualified participants will receive the no cost investigational injection, study related care, and compensation for time and travel.
Space in the knee OA study is limited. To be considered for the study, please fill out the form below or call 801-261-2000.
Who Can Participate?
- 45 years of age and older
- Healthy Male or female
- Has a BMI of less than or equal to 40kg/m2
- Confirmation of mild to moderate OA pain
Participants May Receive:
- Study related exam
- No cost investigational injection for OA of the knee pain
- Compensation for time and travel
State of the Art Facilities
JBR Clinical Research is Utah’s premier clinical research organization. For over 30 years, we’ve helped improve the quality of life for everyone by researching new medications and treatments. Our state-of-the-art facilities are held to the highest standards of cleanliness and quality.
Board Certified Physicians
Your safety and comfort is our greatest concern. Every procedure at JBR Clinical Research is overseen by expert medical staff and performed by some of the most well-respected board-certified physicians in the industry, each with many years of experience in their respective specialties.
Rest assured, you are not signing up for an “experimental” procedure. JBR Clinical Research only performs standard procedures as if you were at any other hospital or clinic. Our research is focused on the pain medication associated with that procedure.
What is osteoarthritis of the Knee?
Osteoarthritis is the most common form of arthritis in the knee. It is a degenerative ‘wear-and-tear” type of arthritis that occurs most often in people 50 years of age and older, but may occur in younger people too. It is a type of arthritis that occurs when the protective flexible tissue (cartilage) at the ends of bones wears down and gradually wears away.
Symptoms of osteoarthritis of the Knee
- pain that increases when you are active, but gets a little better with rest
- feeling of warmth in the joint
- stiffness in the knee, especially in the morning or when you have been sitting for a while
- decrease in mobility of the knee, making it difficult to get in and out of chairs or cars, use the stairs or walk
- creaking, crackly sound that is heard when the knee moves
If you are interested in finding out if you could be a candidate for any osteoarthritis studies, please fill out the form on this page. A representative from JBR Clinical Research will be in contact with you when a study is available to discuss your eligibility and the next steps.
What causes Knee Osteoarthritis?
- Age. The ability of cartilage to heal decreases as a person gets older.
- Weight. Weight increases pressure on all the joints, especially the knees. Every pound of weight you gain adds 3 to 4 pounds of extra weight on your knees.
- Heredity. This includes genetic mutations that might make a person more likely to develop osteoarthritis of the knee. It may also be due to inherited abnormalities in the shape of the bones that surround the knee joint.
- Gender. Women ages 55 and older are more likely than men to develop osteoarthritis of the knee.
- Repetitive stress injuries. These are usually a result of the type of job a person has. People with certain occupations that include a lot of activity that can stress the joint, such as kneeling, squatting, or lifting heavy objects (55 pounds or more), are more likely to develop osteoarthritis of the knee because of the constant pressure on the joint.
- Athletics. Athletics involved in soccer, tennis, or long-distance running may be at higher risk for developing osteoarthritis of the knee. That means athletes should take precautions to avoid injury. However, its important to note that regular moderate exercise strengthens joints and can decrease the rink of osteoarthritis. In fact, weak muscles around the knee can lead to osteoarthritis.
- Other illnesses. People with rheumatoid arthritis, the second most common type of arthritis, are also more likely to develop osteoarthritis. People with metabolic disorders, such as iron overload or excess growth hormone, also run a higher risk of osteoarthritis.