A Clinical Trial of Mirror Treatment for Phantom Pain

T

Trauma Care Foundation, Norway

Status

Completed

Conditions

Complex Regional Pain Syndromes
Phantom Limb Pain

Treatments

Other: Tactile treatment
Other: Mirror treatment

Study type

Interventional

Funder types

Other

Identifiers

NCT02912975
975 905 055

Details and patient eligibility

About

A randomized controlled clinical to examine the effect of mirror therapy on phantom pain and residual limb pain in patients with traumatic transtibial amputations in Cambodia. The study will be conducted with a semi-crossover design using self-rated pain and function as the main result variables.

Full description

The study will be conducted in two phases: Firstly, the effects of mirror treatment (M) versus tactile treatment (T) will be compared in an open, randomized, semi-cross-over case-control design study. The second phase includes the responders from the initial treatment (M or T), the duration of the initial treatment effect will be observed, and the effect of a second round of similar treatment will be registered. Phase one: The study patients will be randomized for M or T treatment. The main outcome variables will be gathered before the initial randomization and after an initial treatment period of three weeks. Non-responders (NR) will be allocated for an immediate second three-weeks treatment period of combined treatment (M+T); the responders (R) of the M, T and M+T enter the second phase of the study. The M+T non-responders discontinue the study. Phase two: The responders will be observed for a period of maximum three months. When symptoms of phantom limb pain and/or CRPS resume, the patients will undergo a second treatment period with the same treatment as during phase one. The duration of the second treatment period will be maximum three weeks, but each patient may decide to interrupt the treatment at an earlier stage if he finds the effect satisfactory. The main outcome indicators will be gathered at the start and the end of the second treatment period. The study closes at the end of the second treatment period. For both study phases the treatment effects will be compared between the strata and also inside each stratum, using each patient as his own control.

Enrollment

45 patients

Sex

All

Ages

16+ months old

Volunteers

Accepts Healthy Volunteers

Inclusion criteria

  • Present age >16 years.
  • Unilateral trans-tibial land mine amputation more than 12 months before entering the study.
  • Suffering from phantom limb pain and/or CRPS-2.

Exclusion criteria

  • Amputation stump anomalies that require surgical reconstructions such as chronic infections, neuroma or major soft tissue deformities.
  • Chronic alcoholism or drug abuse.
  • Loss or deformities of limbs other than the actual amputation.
  • Mental and/or cognitive disorders making self-reporting unreliable.

Trial design

Primary purpose

Treatment

Allocation

Randomized

Interventional model

Crossover Assignment

Masking

None (Open label)

45 participants in 2 patient groups

Mirror treatment
Experimental group
Description:
Five minutes treatment period twice a day for three weeks
Treatment:
Other: Tactile treatment
Tactile treatment
Active Comparator group
Description:
Tactile massage twice a day for three weeks
Treatment:
Other: Mirror treatment

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