Regional Prophylactic Vancomycin With Restricted Tourniquet Time in Primary Total Knee Replacement


About this study

The purpose of this study is to determine whether or not giving a lower dose of antibiotics (Vancomycin) in the area where it is needed (the knee joint) is more effective at obtaining adequate tissue levels of the antibiotic than the current standard dose which is given intravenously (IV) through a wrist vein. The use of IORA vancomycin requires the use of a tourniquet for the duration of the procedure. Many surgeons prefer to perform the surgery with tourniquet use minimised or without a tourniquet at all. The aim of this study is to evaluate whether IORA vancomycin can achieve effective tissue concentrations with tourniquet use minimised.

Participation eligibility

Participant eligibility includes age, gender, type and stage of disease, and previous treatments or health concerns. Guidelines differ from study to study, and identify who can or cannot participate. There is no guarantee that every individual who qualifies and wants to participate in a trial will be enrolled. Contact the study team to discuss study eligibility and potential participation.

Inclusion Criteria

  • Primary TKA for osteoarthritis Informed consent given

Exclusion Criteria

  • Current or treatment with IV Vancomycin within preceding 7 days Previous hypersensitivity to vancomycin Significant cardiac or respiratory abnormality Patient has contraindications to IO vascular access using the EZ-IO

Participating Mayo Clinic locations

Study statuses change often. Please contact the study team for the most up-to-date information regarding possible participation.

Mayo Clinic Location Status

Scottsdale/Phoenix, Ariz.

Mayo Clinic principal investigator

Mark Spangehl, M.D.

Closed for enrollment

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