Effects of Eccentric Training for Patients With Lateral Epicondylalgia

This study has been completed.
Sponsor:
Collaborator:
Rehband Sweden
Information provided by:
Karolinska Institutet
ClinicalTrials.gov Identifier:
NCT00975442
First received: September 10, 2009
Last updated: NA
Last verified: September 2009
History: No changes posted
  Purpose

The purpose of this study is to evaluate eccentric training as an intervention for lateral epicondylalgia (tennis elbow) in a clinical setting.


Condition Intervention
Tennis Elbow
Epicondylitis, Lateral Humeral
Other: Eccentric training
Device: Forearm band

Study Type: Interventional
Study Design: Allocation: Randomized
Endpoint Classification: Efficacy Study
Intervention Model: Parallel Assignment
Masking: Single Blind (Subject)
Primary Purpose: Treatment
Official Title: Effects of Eccentric Training for Patients With Lateral Epicondylalgia - a Randomized Controlled Trial

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Further study details as provided by Karolinska Institutet:

Primary Outcome Measures:
  • Diagnostic criteria, whether or not the patient had recovered according to the diagnostic criteria for LE, Haker (1991) at follow up examinations [ Time Frame: 3 wk and 6 wk follow up ] [ Designated as safety issue: No ]

Secondary Outcome Measures:
  • Measurements of pain free functional grip strength using the Martin Vigorimeter test, and maximum pain free isometric extensor strength by using Nicholas Myometer [ Time Frame: 3 wk and 6 wk follow-up ] [ Designated as safety issue: No ]

Enrollment: 42
Study Start Date: February 2005
Study Completion Date: May 2005
Primary Completion Date: May 2005 (Final data collection date for primary outcome measure)
Arms Assigned Interventions
Experimental: Eccentric training Other: Eccentric training
A home training program of eccentric training of the wrist extensors to be carried out daily with 3 sets of 15 repetitions. All subjects were instructed to use the forearm band (Epi Forsa 4061, Rehband, Sweden)
Device: Forearm band
All patients were instructed to use a forearm band during all daily activities.
Other Name: Epi Forsa 4061, Rehband, Sweden
Placebo Comparator: Forearm band Device: Forearm band
All subjects were instructed to use the forearm band during all daily activities.
Other Name: Epi Forsa 4061, Rehband, Sweden

  Eligibility

Ages Eligible for Study:   18 Years and older
Genders Eligible for Study:   Both
Criteria

Inclusion Criteria:

  • Positive diagnostic criteria according to Haker (1991): A history of pain around the lateral epicondyle for at least one month.
  • Pain at palpation of the lateral epicondyle of humerus and positive results in two of the following three pain provocation tests: Middle finger test, resisted extension of the wrist, and Vigorimeter test. Each of these tests is described in detail by Haker (1991)

Exclusion Criteria:

  • Subjects with rheumatoid arthritis
  • Fibromyalgia
  • Previous surgery in the elbow region
  • Neck dysfunction suggesting possible cervical rhizopathy
  • Entrapment of n.radialis
  • Patients with ongoing treatment, or previous treatment less than three months before enrolled to the study.
  Contacts and Locations
Please refer to this study by its ClinicalTrials.gov identifier: NCT00975442

Locations
Sweden
Karolinska Institutet
Stockholm, Sweden, 17177
Sponsors and Collaborators
Karolinska Institutet
Rehband Sweden
Investigators
Principal Investigator: Johan Söderberg, P.T. Department of Neurobiology, Care Sciences and Society, Division of Physiotherapy, Karolinska Institutet, Huddinge, Sweden
  More Information

No publications provided

Responsible Party: Johan Söderberg P.T., Department of Neurobiology, Care Sciences and Society, Division of Physiotherapy, Karolinska Institutet, Huddinge, Sweden
ClinicalTrials.gov Identifier: NCT00975442     History of Changes
Other Study ID Numbers: 221/00
Study First Received: September 10, 2009
Last Updated: September 10, 2009
Health Authority: Sweden: Regional Ethical Review Board

Keywords provided by Karolinska Institutet:
Elbow
Tendinitis
Sports Medicine
Athletic injuries

Additional relevant MeSH terms:
Tennis Elbow
Musculoskeletal Diseases
Arm Injuries
Wounds and Injuries

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