Suffering from
Knee Osteoarthritis?
Join the SKOAP Study today.

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Suffering from
Knee OsteoArthritis?

Join the SKOAP Study today.

For more information or to reach a member of the study team, please contact your local clinical trial site.

Welcome to the SKOAP Study

Learn how SKOAP clinical trial participants are helping advance science and improve outcomes in people with Knee Osteoarthritis (KOA) pain.

What Is the SKOAP Study?

The SKOAP Study is a Sequenced strategy for improving outcomes in people with Knee OsteoArthritis Pain (SKOAP). It is a national study funded by The Helping to End Addiction Long-term® Initiative, or NIH HEAL Initiative®.

SKOAP compares non-opioid pain treatments with the goal of reducing KOA pain and improving function to find out what treatments work best for which patients.

SKOAP participants may also earn up to $550 for completing study activities.

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Minimum Requirements for the Study

Be 18 years or older

Be diagnosed with Knee Osteoarthritis in at least one of your knees

Experienced pain in that knee for most days in the past 3 months

Willing to travel to one of our 15+ SKOAP Study locations nationwide

SKOAP Study participants will be randomized into one of three treatment arms. These are typically covered by insurance, but you will have to pay your usual copay. Are you comfortable using your insurance for SKOAP Study treatments?

Meeting the above conditions is the initial qualification for the SKOAP Study. Click the link below for next steps.

What's Next?

What Is Knee Osteoarthritis?

Knee Osteoarthritis (KOA) occurs when the cartilage that cushions your knee joint wears down with time or from trauma.

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Is the SKOAP Study Covered by Insurance?

Most insurance companies approve and cover our study procedures. There may be a copay that candidates will be responsible for.

That said, insurance coverage does vary by region and company. For specific questions, call the project coordinator at the closest SKOAP Study location using the contact information on the About Us page.

SKOAP Study Locations

The SKOAP Study is a multi-site study, coordinated by principal investigators at the Johns Hopkins University in Baltimore, MD.

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Enroll Today

Fill out the brief qualifying form to pre-qualify and have a study team member contact you, or contact your local clinical trial team to speak directly with a study team member today.