Effects of Peritendinous Corticosteroid Injections, Eccentric Training and Heavy Slow Resistance Training in Patellar Tendinopathy
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|ClinicalTrials.gov Identifier: NCT00404469|
Recruitment Status : Completed
First Posted : November 28, 2006
Last Update Posted : May 22, 2008
|Condition or disease||Intervention/treatment||Phase|
|Patellar Tendinopathy / Jumpers Knee||Procedure: peritendinous corticosteroid injections Procedure: eccentric decline squat training Procedure: heavy slow resistance training||Not Applicable|
3 interventions groups as described above (n=13 in each group) 12 weeks intervention period. Clinical assessments before and after intervention: VAS, VISA, Tendon thickness, Doppler us activity.
Before and after intervention tendon biopsies will be taken and analyzed for crosslinks and fibril diameter. Also tendon mechanical properties will be measured. Tendon and muscle structural properties will be measured with MRI.
Treatment satisfaction will be stated after intervention period.
|Study Type :||Interventional (Clinical Trial)|
|Actual Enrollment :||39 participants|
|Intervention Model:||Parallel Assignment|
|Primary Purpose:||Basic Science|
|Official Title:||Effects of Peritendinous Corticosteroid Injections, Eccentric Training and Heavy Slow Resistance Training in Patellar Tendinopathy|
|Study Start Date :||March 2006|
|Actual Study Completion Date :||November 2007|
Active Comparator: CORT
Peritendinous corticosteroid injections at 0 and 4 weeks. 12 weeks total
Procedure: peritendinous corticosteroid injections
1 ml of40mg/ml methylprednisolone acetate at 0 and 4 weeks. 2 week observational
12 weeks of eccentric unilateral decline squats
Procedure: eccentric decline squat training
eccentric decline unilateral squats performed twice daily. for 12 weeks
Heavy slow resistance training. 3/week. 12 weeks
Procedure: heavy slow resistance training
Heavy slow resistance training for knee extensors. 3/week. total of 12 weeks
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|Institute of Sports Medicine Copenhagen. Dept 8 1st floor. Bispebjerg Hospital|
|Copenhagen, Denmark, 2400|
|Principal Investigator:||Mads Kongsgaard, PhD., MSc.||Institute of Sports Medicine, Copenhagen|