Carpal Tunnel Syndrome Treated With 830nm Diode Laser (CTS)

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Recruitment Status : Unknown
Verified August 2007 by Chung Shan Medical University.
Recruitment status was:  Recruiting
First Posted : August 10, 2007
Last Update Posted : August 10, 2007
National Taiwan University
Information provided by:
Chung Shan Medical University

Brief Summary:
The purpose of this study is to determine that 830nm diode laser directly above the transverse carpal ligament (between the pisiform and navicular bone) on subjects' wrists, and test this therapeutic effect.

Condition or disease Intervention/treatment Phase
Carpal Tunnel Syndrome Device: diode laser Phase 1 Phase 2

Detailed Description:
The low level laser instrument (Painless Light PL-830, Advanced Chips & Products Crop., USA) emitted two light beams with a distance of 2.5cm between them by two laser diodes.

Study Type : Interventional  (Clinical Trial)
Estimated Enrollment : 30 participants
Allocation: Randomized
Intervention Model: Single Group Assignment
Masking: Single (Participant)
Primary Purpose: Treatment
Official Title: Instiutional Review Board of Chung Shan Medical University Hospital
Study Start Date : July 2007
Estimated Study Completion Date : August 2007

Arm Intervention/treatment
Experimental: A
low level laser instrument (Painless Light PL-830, Advanced Chips & Products Crop., USA)
Device: diode laser
wavelength at 830nm, 9.7J/cm2 for 10 min
Other Name: Low-level laser

Primary Outcome Measures :
  1. treatment effect [ Time Frame: two weeks ]

Secondary Outcome Measures :
  1. EMG, Jamar dynamometer, Carpal tunnel function disability form [ Time Frame: two weeks ]

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Ages Eligible for Study:   18 Years to 70 Years   (Adult, Older Adult)
Sexes Eligible for Study:   All
Accepts Healthy Volunteers:   Yes

Inclusion Criteria:

  • no operation of the wrist
  • first onset of CTS more than 1 year ago with repeated episodes
  • never having laser treatment before.

Exclusion Criteria:

  • patients with any rheumatoid arthritis
  • history of metabolic disease or paralyzed limbs caused by stroke
  • taking any anti-inflammatory drug
  • with other treatments, such as acupuncture, physical therapy and wearing orthosis

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Please refer to this study by its identifier (NCT number): NCT00514462

Contact: Yu-Chun Yeh, Ph.D 886922002769

China, Taiwan
Chung Shan Medical University Hospital Recruiting
Chinese Taipei, Taiwan, China, 360
Contact: Joe-Air Jiang, Ph.D    886-2-33665341   
Sponsors and Collaborators
Chung Shan Medical University
National Taiwan University
Study Director: Chin-Ping Han, MD/PhD Chung Shan Medical University Identifier: NCT00514462     History of Changes
Other Study ID Numbers: CS07040
First Posted: August 10, 2007    Key Record Dates
Last Update Posted: August 10, 2007
Last Verified: August 2007

Additional relevant MeSH terms:
Carpal Tunnel Syndrome
Pathologic Processes
Median Neuropathy
Peripheral Nervous System Diseases
Neuromuscular Diseases
Nervous System Diseases
Nerve Compression Syndromes
Cumulative Trauma Disorders
Sprains and Strains
Wounds and Injuries