FORT Paterson 2022

The University of Melbourne

Dataset description

Demographic, baseline and 12-weeks follow-up data from the FORT trial. 88 patients aged over 45 years with symptomatic radiographic first MTP joint osteoarthritis. Intervention was contoured foot orthoses (n = 47) or sham flat insoles (n = 41), worn at all times for 12 weeks. All data presented in the results paper (Osteoarthritis Cartilage. 2022;30(7):956-964) available in XLSX format.
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Brief Summary

The overall aim of this research is to compare the effects of using special contoured insoles compared to flat insoles in people who suffer painful osteoarthritis (OA) in their big toe joint. To test this, participants who have big toe OA and are eligible to take part in the study, will be allocated into two different insole groups via a random process. All participants will see a podiatrist who will provide one pair of insoles (either flat or contoured depending on which group they are in), which they will be instructed to wear at all times when wearing shoes for the following 12 weeks.

Inclusion Criteria

  • i) aged 45 years or older, ii) report first MTP joint pain on most days of the month for at least 12 weeks, iii) report a minimum pain score of 3 on an 11-point numerical rating scale during walking over the previous week, iv) evidence of radiographic osteoarthritis (OA) (a score of 2 or more for osteophytes or joint space narrowing according to a radiographic atlas), due to a lack of accepted clinical diagnostic criteria for first MTP joint OA, and v) report either no morning joint-related stiffness in the 1st MTP joint, or morning stiffness that lasts no longer than 30 minutes.

Study Type

  • Interventional

Ethics Approval

The data-sharing statement for this study is currently unavailable.