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Standard Deviation of the Distance Between the Sural Nerve and Achilles Tendon by Ultrasound

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ClinicalTrials.gov Identifier: NCT01112605
Recruitment Status : Completed
First Posted : April 28, 2010
Last Update Posted : July 19, 2011
Information provided by:
Meir Medical Center

Brief Summary:
The purpose of this study is to define the standardization of the distance between the Sural nerve & Achilles tendon, in otherwise healthy persons and athletes.

Condition or disease

Detailed Description:
The distance between the two anatomic structures is measured by US and data is analyzed to define the standardized distance in the population in order to avoid damage to the sural nerve while repairing an Achilles tendon rupture using the percutaneous methode.

Study Type : Observational
Estimated Enrollment : 50 participants
Time Perspective: Cross-Sectional
Study Start Date : April 2010
Primary Completion Date : May 2010
Study Completion Date : May 2010

otherwise healthy persons
healthy persons, no major trauma or surgery of ankle or calves, no bone or muscle disease, age 18-60

Primary Outcome Measures :
  1. distance between the Sural nerve & the Achilles tendon [ Time Frame: day 1 ]
    one time measurment of the distance between the sural nerve & the Achilles tendon, using an US device.

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Ages Eligible for Study:   18 Years to 60 Years   (Adult)
Sexes Eligible for Study:   All
Accepts Healthy Volunteers:   Yes
Sampling Method:   Non-Probability Sample
Study Population
otherwise healthy persones, age 18-60, community sample.

Inclusion Criteria:

  • healthy
  • age 18-60

Exclusion Criteria:

  • known bone or muscle disease
  • major trauma to the leg or ankle in present or past
  • surgery of leg or ankle in the past
  • mental disabilities

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Meir Medical Center
Kfar Saba, Israel
Sponsors and Collaborators
Meir Medical Center
Principal Investigator: Omer Mei-Dan, Dr. Meir Medical Center

Responsible Party: Omer Mei-Dan, Meir Medical Center
ClinicalTrials.gov Identifier: NCT01112605     History of Changes
Other Study ID Numbers: MMC09155-09CTIL
First Posted: April 28, 2010    Key Record Dates
Last Update Posted: July 19, 2011
Last Verified: July 2011

Keywords provided by Meir Medical Center:
achilles tendon
sural nerve
Distance between Sural nerve and the Achilles tendon