The Role of Extracorporeal Shock Wave Therapy in the Treatment of Trapezial-Metacarpal Osteoarthritis. A Double Blind Randomized Controlled Study.

U

University of Roma La Sapienza

Status

Completed

Conditions

Osteoarthritis Trapezial-metacarpal Joint

Treatments

Device: Extracorporeal shock wave therapy STORZ MEDICAL Modulith SLK
Device: Device: Sham extracorporeal shock wave therapy STORZ MEDICAL Modulith SLK

Study type

Interventional

Funder types

Other

Identifiers

NCT01783262
Interventional Study Design

Details and patient eligibility

About

Evaluate if extracorporeal shock wave therapy is more effective than sham treatment in patients with trapezial-metacarpal osteoarthritis in pain relief and functional improvement.

Sex

All

Ages

18+ years old

Volunteers

No Healthy Volunteers

Inclusion criteria

  • according to the Eaton et al. classification the inclusion criteria involved those patients with stage III, participants had to have a history 6 months of pain and they were 18 years of age or older. Exclusion criteria were also the presence of degenerative or non-degenerative neurologic conditions, in which pain perception is altered, a history of coagulopathy, cancer, cardiac pacemaker, calcaneal fracture, and pregnancy.

Exclusion criteria

  • Exclusion criteria were also the presence of degenerative or non-degenerative neurologic conditions, in which pain perception is altered, a history of coagulopathy, cancer, cardiac pacemaker, calcaneal fracture, and pregnancy.

Trial design

0 participants in 2 patient groups, including a placebo group

Extracorporeal shock wave therapy
Active Comparator group
Description:
an energy level of 0.09 mJ/mm2, 2400 pulses once a week for 4 weeks.
Treatment:
Device: Extracorporeal shock wave therapy STORZ MEDICAL Modulith SLK
sham extracorporeal shock wave therapy
Placebo Comparator group
Description:
The second grouop of patients received 0.04 mJ/mm2, 2400 pulses once a week for 4 weeks.
Treatment:
Device: Device: Sham extracorporeal shock wave therapy STORZ MEDICAL Modulith SLK

Trial contacts and locations

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