Effectiveness of Dry Needling and STM on Pain Management for ACLR

K

Keller Army Community Hospital

Status

Unknown

Conditions

Pain and Anterior Cruciate Ligament Reconstruction

Treatments

Other: Dry needling and STM

Study type

Interventional

Funder types

Other U.S. Federal agency

Identifiers

NCT03506685
18KACH002

Details and patient eligibility

About

The purpose of this study is to determine if dry needling (DN) and soft tissue mobilization (STM) is superior to standard treatment protocol for affecting pain, pain medication usage and measurements of range of motion (ROM) after ACL reconstruction surgery compared to a standard treatment protocol. Measurements of pain, pain medication usage, lower extremity functional scale (LEFS) and ROM will be taken day 2 post op and 1 week, 2 weeks, 3 weeks, and 4 weeks post op. It is hypothesized that the inclusion of DN and STM will acutely decrease the demand for pain medication and improve objective measurements when compared to a standard treatment protocol. Findings will potentially lead to insights as to the benefit of applying these interventions to help decrease the demand for pain medication post-surgery.

Enrollment

40 estimated patients

Sex

All

Ages

18 to 40 years old

Volunteers

No Healthy Volunteers

Inclusion criteria

  • Age 18-40 Department of Defense( DOD) beneficiaries (17 if Cadet)
  • Scheduled for ACL Reconstruction Surgery

Exclusion criteria

  • Self-Reported Pregnancy
  • History of blood borne pathogens/infectious disease/active infection/metal allergy
  • Bleeding disorders or currently taking anti-coagulant medications
  • Participants who are not fluent in English

Trial design

Primary purpose

Treatment

Allocation

Randomized

Interventional model

Factorial Assignment

Masking

Single Blind

40 participants in 2 patient groups

control group Standard ACL protocol
No Intervention group
Description:
This group will receive the standard ACL protocol rehab
Dry needling and STM group
Experimental group
Description:
This group will also receive the standard ACL protocol in addition to STM and DN
Treatment:
Other: Dry needling and STM

Trial contacts and locations

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Central trial contact

David K Hulsizer, DPT

Data sourced from clinicaltrials.gov

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