SSNB in Hemiplegic Shoulder Pain
The purpose of this study is to compare suprascapular nerve block with therapeutic ultrasound in stroke patients who have shoulder pain in weak side.
|Study Design:||Allocation: Randomized
Endpoint Classification: Safety/Efficacy Study
Intervention Model: Parallel Assignment
Masking: Open Label
Primary Purpose: Treatment
|Official Title:||Suprascapular Nerve Block in Hemiplegic Shoulder Pain.|
- VAS score of pain [ Time Frame: 4 weeks after intervention ] [ Designated as safety issue: No ]
- Range of motion of the shoulder joint [ Time Frame: 4 weeks after intervention ] [ Designated as safety issue: No ]
|Study Start Date:||August 2008|
|Study Completion Date:||May 2009|
|Primary Completion Date:||December 2008 (Final data collection date for primary outcome measure)|
Suprascapular nerve block
Drug: 1% xylocaine
10 cc. of 1%xylocaine, once a week
Other Name: suprascapular nerve block
ultrasound at shoulder area about 10 mins.
Other Name: therapeutic ultrasound
Shoulder pain is a common complication after a cerebrovascular accident.Hemiplegic shoulder pain has been shown to affect stroke outcome in a negative way.It interferes with recovery after stroke:it can cause distress and reduced activities and can markedly hinder rehabilitation.Suprascapular nerve block has been shown to be effective as an analgesic for different indications such as shoulder capsulitis.The purpose of this study was to evaluate the effectiveness of this technique conjunction with a rehabilitation program to reduce shoulder pain in hemiplegic patients.
Please refer to this study by its ClinicalTrials.gov identifier: NCT00732589
|Department of physical medicine and rehabilitation, Faculty of medicien, Chulalongkorn University|
|Principal Investigator:||Jariya Boonhong, physiatist||Unaffiliation|