For Patients

Study Information


What is the purpose of the study?

Identify and understand biomarkers, or factors that can help predict help predict a person’s pain experience following knee surgery.

Who can be a part of the study?

  • Men and women ages 18-84, who have a diagnosis of osteoarthritis
  • People scheduled for a single primary, partial, or total knee revision or replacement surgery at one of our clinical centers

What is informed consent or eConsent?

  • The informed consent form gives you more details about what will happen in the study.
  • In this study, since we are using an electronic form called an eConsent.
  • You will be able to read the eConsent form and ask questions, talk with your family, friends, or caregivers, before you decide about being in the study.

How can I be a part of the study?

  • If interested, please contact:
    Wendy Kreider RN, Study Coordinator for Rush University Medical Center
    Telephone: 312-942-1982
  • A study team member from the University of Iowa may also call you from a (319) area code.
  • You will receive additional details about the study and have all questions answered.
  • You may choose to not be a part of the study at any time.

Payment for Participating

You will be paid a total of $200 for participating in the study. This total will be split up over the course of the study.