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Tight Achilles Tendon, Hyperpronation and Anterior Knee Pains

The safety and scientific validity of this study is the responsibility of the study sponsor and investigators. Listing a study does not mean it has been evaluated by the U.S. Federal Government. Read our disclaimer for details. Identifier: NCT00246558
Recruitment Status : Withdrawn (The study stopped due to unforeseen circumstances.)
First Posted : October 30, 2005
Last Update Posted : April 3, 2014
Information provided by (Responsible Party):
Northern Orthopaedic Division, Denmark

Brief Summary:

The purpose of the study is to investigate the prevalence of pain in the anterior part of the knee, amongst youngsters between 16 and 18 years of age.

Furthermore, this trial intends to study the connection between the pain, hyperpronation of the foot and tight Achilles tendon.

We want to find out if there is a need of an early effort in terms of information, training and/or support for the shoes.

Condition or disease
Anterior Knee Pain Syndrome

Detailed Description:

All students (around 300) between 16 and 18 years of age from one Gymnasium, receives a questionnaire. They are asked to answer whether they have had pain in the anterior part of their knee within the last month. If so they are invited to participate in a scientific study. An equivalent group with no pain are invited to participate as a control group.

In both groups navicular drop and drift will be measured together with the dorsal flexion. The investigations are made single-blinded as the investigators do not know if the "patient" has pain or not.

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Study Type : Observational
Actual Enrollment : 0 participants
Observational Model: Cohort
Time Perspective: Prospective
Official Title: Is There a Connection Between a Tight Achilles Tendon, Hyperpronation of the Foot and Pain in the Anterior Part of the Knee
Study Start Date : November 2005
Study Completion Date : November 2005

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MedlinePlus related topics: Foot Health

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Ages Eligible for Study:   16 Years to 18 Years   (Child, Adult)
Sexes Eligible for Study:   All
Accepts Healthy Volunteers:   Yes

Inclusion Criteria:

  • Informed consent, and for those being under 18 years of age, their parents signature.
  • Anterior knee pain syndrome and for the control group: no knee pain syndrome

Exclusion Criteria:

  • Former knee surgery
  • Any form of arthritis
  • Diagnosed meniscus or other injuries in the knee

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Please refer to this study by its identifier (NCT number): NCT00246558

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Northern Orthopaedic Division, Klinik Aalborg
Aalborg, Northern Jutland, Denmark
Sponsors and Collaborators
Northern Orthopaedic Division, Denmark
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Principal Investigator: Ole Simonsen, MD Northern Orthopaedic Division, Denmark

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Responsible Party: Northern Orthopaedic Division, Denmark Identifier: NCT00246558    
Other Study ID Numbers: ON-02-011-OSi
First Posted: October 30, 2005    Key Record Dates
Last Update Posted: April 3, 2014
Last Verified: April 2014
Keywords provided by Northern Orthopaedic Division, Denmark:
Tight Achilles Tendon
Hyperpronation of the foot
Additional relevant MeSH terms:
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Patellofemoral Pain Syndrome
Joint Diseases
Musculoskeletal Diseases