A Comparative Study of the Effectiveness of Treatment of Contractures With Mechanically Applied Stretch and Heat.
This study is looking at new ways to stretch knee contractures in children with cerebral palsy using a specially designed splint.
|Study Design:||Allocation: Randomized
Endpoint Classification: Efficacy Study
Intervention Model: Parallel Assignment
Masking: Open Label
Primary Purpose: Treatment
|Official Title:||A Comparative Study of the Effectiveness of Treatment of Contractures With Mechanically Applied Stretch and Heat.|
- Range of motion [ Time Frame: 12 weeks ] [ Designated as safety issue: No ]15 degree change in RoM
|Study Start Date:||April 2003|
|Study Completion Date:||September 2006|
|Primary Completion Date:||September 2006 (Final data collection date for primary outcome measure)|
Experimental: With heat
heat applied to contracted tissues prior to using the active stretching orthosis.
Device: With heat
heat pad followed by dynamic splinting
Other Name: heat pad followed by dynamic splinting
Placebo Comparator: Without heat
No heat applied to the contracted tissues prior to using the stretching orthosis
Device: No heat
No heat added to tissue prior to dynamic splinting
When using active orthoses to treat contractures, is the effectiveness of treatment improved by heating the contracted tissue prior to treatment?
Please refer to this study by its ClinicalTrials.gov identifier: NCT00281359
|Robert Jones and Agnes Hunt Orthopaedic and District Hospital NHS Trust|
|Oswestry, Shropshire, United Kingdom, SY10 7AG|
|Principal Investigator:||John Patrick||Robert Jones and Agnes Hunt Orthopaedic Hospital|