Comparison of Two Combined Therapeutic Methods for Treatment of Lateral Epicondylitis
To compare the effectiveness of two combined therapeutic methods including corticosteroid injections with elbow cast versus ice massage and non-steroidal anti inflammatory drugs (NSAIDs).
Drug: Triamcinolone Acetonide- Indomethacin-Cryotherapy-Casting
|Study Design:||Allocation: Randomized
Endpoint Classification: Efficacy Study
Intervention Model: Parallel Assignment
Masking: Open Label
Primary Purpose: Treatment
|Official Title:||Comparison of Two Combined Therapeutic Methods for Treatment of Lateral Epicondylitis: A Randomized Clinical Trial|
- visual analogue scale (VAS)
- Patient's satisfaction
|Study Start Date:||January 2003|
|Estimated Study Completion Date:||April 2006|
Design: Randomized clinical trial. Setting: Boo-Ali and Baqyiatallah Hospital in Tehran. Patients: 50 randomly selected patients, in two groups of 25 subjects. Interventions: Corticosteroid injections with elbow cast versus icing and NSAIDs.
Outcome measures: Patients were evaluated for outcomes, complications and patients' satisfaction at 2nd, 4th, and 12th week after beginning of treatment. We measured the pain severity by Visual Analogue Scale (VAS).
|Iran, Islamic Republic of|
|Azad University of Medical Sciences, Boo-Ali Hospital|
|Tehran, Iran, Islamic Republic of, 13456/7889|
|Principal Investigator:||Jaleh Hassanloo, MD||Department of Orthopedics, Boo-Ali Hospital|