Knee Pain.

The chances are, the answer is yes. There are many conditions that can cause knee pain. In people under the age of 45, injuries to the knee are the most common source of discomfort. Possibilities include torn or injured cartilage, ligaments, tendons and muscles.

If you are over the age of 45, the chances are that your knee pain is coming from osteoarthritis. Cartilage is the smooth, glossy cushion that is present on the ends of the bones that make up your knees. It functions as a shock absorber and also resists friction in the knees during movement. Cartilage is made up of proteins that give it strength and resilience. The most prevelanet protein is collagen. We start losing collagen at about the age of 30, approximately 1% per year. With time, our knees becomes less flexible and more prone to injury. High impact sports, overuse and high body weight can all contribute to excessive wear and tear on the cartilage.

Family history also plays a role with some people having weaker, more injury prone cartilage than others. With the loss of collagen and injury, the cartilage surface becomes roughened. Friction and inflammation can occur, causing pain, warmth, and sometimes swelling of the knee. At this point, the condition is referred to as osteoarthritis.

Take the Next Step….

…To find out if you qualify for clinical research study for knee pain due to osteoarthritis. RCR currently has several research studies seeking participants that suffer from osteoarthritis of the knee. See below (or click here) to see if you qualify for one of our studies.

Knee Pain

Rochester Clinical Research is currently enrolling individuals between the ages of 40 – 80 for a research study of a new study drug aimed at reversing the degenerative changes in your cartilage and bone.  The study drug would be administered through a single injection in the knee with the most pain. The study would last approximately up to 56 weeks with 9 visits to our office.

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Ages 40 – 80
Compensation* $650
Study Topics Knee Pain

*Compensation for time and travel may be available to those who qualify.

Severe Knee Pain

If you feel a knee replacement is your only option for your severe osteoarthritis in your knee, consider joining this study. We are currently enrolling patients between the ages of 40-85 years old. The study will evaluate the efficacy in improving knee pain in patients with severe OA. The study drug will be administered as a single injection in the most symptomatic knee.

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Ages 40 – 85
Compensation* $425
Study Topics Knee Pain

*Compensation for time and travel may be available to those who qualify.