ROCCK - Clinical Trial

What is the Purpose of this Study?

We are doing this study to learn about the health benefits of weight loss on your knees.

If you are interested in learning more or want to join this study please contact us at: OR 919-660-7507

What is the Condition Being Studied?

Obesity and Weight-loss

Who Can Participate in the Study?

Adults age 18-45 who:
- Have healthy knees
- Have a Body Mass Index (BMI) between 29 - 42
--If you are unsure about your BMI, you can check it here:

Age Group

What is Involved?

If you choose to join this study, you will:
- Have 3 MRIs over 6 months
- Have blood and urine collected
- Attend a weekly, or bi-weekly, virtual group meetings for 1 hour
- Be randomized (like flipping a coin) into one of two groups:
---Group 1: Weight loss group for 6 months
---Group 2: Weight maintenance for 6 months, and weight loss activities offered after the study

Study Details

Full Title
Reducing Obesity and Cartilage Compression in Knees
Principal Investigator
Louis Defrate
Protocol Number
IRB: PRO00102409
NCT: NCT04730557
Phase N/A
Enrollment Status
Open for Enrollment
Contact the Duke Recruitment Innovation Center