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

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Medical Conditions
  • Tennis Elbow
Primary Contact Details
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Recruitment Status
Completed
Trial source and source ID number
NCT00905736

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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
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Trial Location(s)
Hatfield
AL10 9AB
Trial Contact(s)
Primary Trial Contact
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Other Trial Contacts
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Countries Recruiting
United Kingdom
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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 2009

Trial Start Date
Date Not Available
Trial End Date
Date Not Available
Date added to source

20 May 2009

Date updated in source

18 Jun 2010