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Comparison Between Type A Botulinum Toxin Injection and Corticosteroid Injection in the Treatment of Tennis Elbow

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Recruitment Status : Unknown
Verified November 2006 by E-DA Hospital.
Recruitment status was:  Recruiting
First Posted : November 3, 2006
Last Update Posted : November 3, 2006
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E-DA Hospital

Brief Summary:
Humeral lateral epicondylitis or tennis elbow is a common painful elbow disorder. The cause of tennis elbow is the chronic overload of bone-tendon junction. High prevalence of tennis elbow has a direct impact on the workplace productivity and quality of life. Steroid injection is the very few methods proved to have short-term efficacy in tennis elbow treatment, but it has potential adverse effects like tendon rupture. Temporary paralysis of muscle after botulinum toxin injection may reduce the physical demands and facilitate the normal repair mechanism during recovery. Preliminary studies suggested that botulinum toxin injection is effective in treating tennis elbow. The objective of this study is to compare the effects of botulinum toxin injection with corticosteroid injection in tennis elbow treatment.

Condition or disease Intervention/treatment Phase
Type A Botulinum Toxin Tennis Elbow Drug: Botox (drug) Not Applicable

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Study Type : Interventional  (Clinical Trial)
Enrollment : 40 participants
Allocation: Randomized
Intervention Model: Parallel Assignment
Masking: Double
Primary Purpose: Treatment
Study Start Date : November 2006

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Primary Outcome Measures :
  2. visual analogue scale for pain
  3. grip strength

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Ages Eligible for Study:   20 Years to 80 Years   (Adult, Older Adult)
Sexes Eligible for Study:   All
Accepts Healthy Volunteers:   No

Inclusion Criteria:

  • Pain at the lateral epicondyle of the elbow
  • Tenderness at the lateral epicondyle of the elbow
  • Pain on resisted extension of the wrist

Exclusion Criteria:

  • Local injection of steroid within 3 months
  • Previous elbow trauma or operations
  • Pregnancy
  • Systemic neuromuscular disorders such as myasthenia gravis

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Please refer to this study by its identifier (NCT number): NCT00395616

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Contact: Yu-Ching Lin, MD 886-7-6150011 ext 2367

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E-Dah Hospital Recruiting
Kaohsiung,, Taiwan, 833
Contact: Yu-Ching Lin, MD    886-7-6150011 ext 2367   
Sponsors and Collaborators
E-DA Hospital
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Study Chair: Yu-Ching Lin, MD E-Dah Hospital, Kaohsiung, Taiwan

Layout table for additonal information Identifier: NCT00395616     History of Changes
Other Study ID Numbers: e120537192
First Posted: November 3, 2006    Key Record Dates
Last Update Posted: November 3, 2006
Last Verified: November 2006
Additional relevant MeSH terms:
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Tennis Elbow
Elbow Tendinopathy
Muscular Diseases
Musculoskeletal Diseases
Arm Injuries
Wounds and Injuries
Tendon Injuries