Influence of Microcurrent Parameters on Effectiveness in Treatment of Chronic Tennis Elbow | Completed
Influence of Microcurrent Parameters on Effectiveness in Treatment of Chronic Tennis Elbow

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Health Conditions
  • Tennis Elbow
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Primary Contact Details
Completed
Recruitment Status
NCT00905736
Primary Trial ID Number
Summary
Tennis elbow is a relatively common musculoskeletal disorder that can cause significant pain and disability. Treatment of the disorder is not always successful, and it often recurs or becomes chronic. More effective management options are required. There is evidence that electric microcurrent can promote tissue healing and symptom resolution in various chronic hard and soft tissue disorders, but few human studies have investigated its use with chronic tendon problems. It is an easily applied therapy with very few reports of side effects. It can be applied at home using a portable unit and, if it is clinically effective, may also prove more cost effective than other therapies. A clinical trial is planned to evaluate the therapy but, in the absence of relevant published evidence, a preliminary study is required to look for a treatment effect and inform a power calculation for sample size, The study is comparing the effects of two different forms of microcurrent treatment.
Research Details
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Phase
Phase 2/Phase 3
Study Design
Allocation: Non-Randomized, Endpoint Classification: Efficacy Study, Intervention Model: Parallel Assignment, Masking: Open Label, Primary Purpose: Treatment
Study Type
Interventional
Intervention
Procedure : Microcurrent treatment (controlled current), Procedure : Micocurrent treatment (controlled voltage)

Study Arm Groups : current controlled, voltage controlled

Intervention Type
See Interventions above
Primary Outcome Measures
  • Tissue healing as indicated by sonography; baseline, 3 weeks, 6 weeks, 4 months
Secondary Outcome Measures
  • Patient rating global change; baseline, 3 weeks, 6 weeks, 4 months; Pain free grip strength; baseline, 3 weeks, 6 weeks, 4 months; Patient rated tennis elbow questionnaire; baseline, 3 weeks, 6 weeks, 4 months; Adverse events; 3 weeks, 6 weeks, 4 months
Publication(s)
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Result Reports
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Gender
Both
Age Range
18 Years - N/A
Who Can Participate
Patients
Number of Participants
24
Participant Inclusion Criteria
  • Inclusion Criteria:
  • - symptoms of tennis elbow for at least 3 months
  • - clinical diagnosis of tennis elbow
  • Exclusion Criteria:
  • - significant symptom improvement in previous month
  • - receipt of any active treatment for the condition in the previous month
  • - currently under the care of another health professional for tennis elbow
  • - current cervical radiculopathy
Participant Exclusion Criteria
This is in the inclusion criteria above
Trial Location(s)
University of Hertfordshire
Hatfield
Hertfordshire
AL10 9AB
Trial Contact(s)
Primary Trial Contact
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Other Trial Contacts
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Countries Recruiting
United Kingdom
Scientific Title
Influence of Microcurrent Parameters on Effectiveness of Treatment of Chronic Tennis Elbow - a Preliminary Trial
EudraCT Number
Not available for this trial
Funder(s)
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Other Study ID Numbers
HEPEC/03/09/74
Sponsor(s)
University of Hertfordshire
Key Dates

Recruitment Start Date

Apr 2009

Recruitment End Date

Dec 2010

Trial Start Date
Date Not Available
Trial End Date
Date Not Available
Date Assigned

20 May 2009

Last Updated

18 Jun 2010