The Effect of Training With Custom-Made Biomechanical Perturbation Platform on Kinetics, Kinematics and Electromyography in Knee Osteoarthritis Patients
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|ClinicalTrials.gov Identifier: NCT00724139|
Recruitment Status : Unknown
Verified July 2008 by HaEmek Medical Center, Israel.
Recruitment status was: Recruiting
First Posted : July 29, 2008
Last Update Posted : July 29, 2008
The aim of this study is to evaluate the outcome of specific repetitive biomechanical perturbation training on motor patterns.
The first hypothesis of this project is that footwear derived biomechanical challenges will convey active and passive matching biomechanical responses (i.e. kinetic, kinematic and electromyographic) trough out the musculoskeletal kinematic chain.
The second hypothesis of the project is that repetitive exposure to in-situ (trough out the gait sickle) introduction to a biomechanical stimulus would generate a process of motor learning thus conveying plasticity of existing locomotor patterns and gait strategies.
|Condition or disease||Intervention/treatment|
|Knee Osteoarthritis||Device: : APOS biomechanical gait system, Apos - Sports and Medical Technologies Ltd. Hertzlia, Israel|
|Study Type :||Interventional (Clinical Trial)|
|Estimated Enrollment :||15 participants|
|Intervention Model:||Single Group Assignment|
|Masking:||None (Open Label)|
|Study Start Date :||January 2008|
|Estimated Primary Completion Date :||May 2009|
|Estimated Study Completion Date :||May 2009|
patients (aged 50-75) with Symptomatic knee OA for at least 6 months, fulfilled American College of Rheumatology clinical criteria for OA of the knee and radiographically assessed osteoarthritis of the knee graded 1-2 according to the Kellgren & Lawrence scale.
Device: : APOS biomechanical gait system, Apos - Sports and Medical Technologies Ltd. Hertzlia, Israel
training program utilizing a novel biomechanical system comprising four modular elements attached onto foot-worn platforms which conveys perturbation throughout the gait cycle
- footwear derived biomechanical challenges will convey active and passive matching biomechanical responses (i.e. kinetic, kinematic and electromyographic) trough out the musculoskeletal kinematic chain [ Time Frame: 6 months ]
- would repetitive exposure to in-situ (trough out the gait sickle) introduction to a biomechanical stimulus would generate a process of motor learning [ Time Frame: 6 months ]
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|Contact: Amir Haim, MDfirstname.lastname@example.org|
|Technion Israel institute of technology||Recruiting|
|Contact: Amir Haim, MD 0524262129 email@example.com|
|Sub-Investigator: Amir Haim, MD|