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External Ankle Supports - 3D Motion Analysis

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ClinicalTrials.gov Identifier: NCT01810471
Recruitment Status : Completed
First Posted : March 13, 2013
Last Update Posted : March 14, 2013
Sponsor:
Information provided by (Responsible Party):
Dr. med. Benita Kuni, MD, University Hospital Heidelberg

Brief Summary:
Untreated ankle sprains often remain symptomatic and may end in chronic instability. The aim of our study is to quantify the stabilizing effect of different devices. Through the use of a foot measurement model in 3D motion analysis the influence of the devices with respect to a mechanical effect is examined by means of different tests. The dynamic postural control is quantified. The hypothesis was that the devices would stabilize differently the foot segments.

Condition or disease Intervention/treatment Phase
Chronic Ankle Instability Device: Applying ankle support device (white non-elastic tape, kinesiotape (TM), soft brace (Malleotrain TM) Not Applicable

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Study Type : Interventional  (Clinical Trial)
Actual Enrollment : 40 participants
Intervention Model: Single Group Assignment
Masking: None (Open Label)
Primary Purpose: Prevention
Study Start Date : February 2010
Actual Primary Completion Date : December 2010
Actual Study Completion Date : December 2010

Arm Intervention/treatment
Experimental: ankle supports Device: Applying ankle support device (white non-elastic tape, kinesiotape (TM), soft brace (Malleotrain TM)



Primary Outcome Measures :
  1. change of the range of motion of the subtalar inversion/eversion in degree [ Time Frame: baseline (=before) and immediately after applying the device ]


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Ages Eligible for Study:   18 Years to 45 Years   (Adult)
Sexes Eligible for Study:   All
Accepts Healthy Volunteers:   Yes
Criteria

Inclusion Criteria:

  • chronic ankle instability
  • "giving way"
  • repeated ankle sprains

Exclusion Criteria:

  • other injuries of the lower extremities
  • surgery on the lower extremities

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Locations
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Germany
Department of Orthopedics, Trauma Surgery and Spinal Cord Injury, Heidelberg University Hospital
Heidelberg, Germany, 69118
Sponsors and Collaborators
University Hospital Heidelberg
Investigators
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Principal Investigator: Benita Kuni, Dr. med., M.D. Dep. of Orthopedics, Trauma Surgery and Spinal Cord Injury

Publications automatically indexed to this study by ClinicalTrials.gov Identifier (NCT Number):
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Responsible Party: Dr. med. Benita Kuni, MD, Principal Investigator, Job Title: Orthopedic and Trauma Surgeon, University Hospital Heidelberg
ClinicalTrials.gov Identifier: NCT01810471     History of Changes
Other Study ID Numbers: 407- 05_130307
First Posted: March 13, 2013    Key Record Dates
Last Update Posted: March 14, 2013
Last Verified: March 2013