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Neuromuscular Electrical Stimulation and Strength Training in Patients With Knee Osteoarthritis

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ClinicalTrials.gov Identifier: NCT01360281
Recruitment Status : Unknown
Verified May 2011 by Universidade Gama Filho.
Recruitment status was:  Recruiting
First Posted : May 25, 2011
Last Update Posted : May 25, 2011
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Study Description
Brief Summary:
The purpose of this study is to compare the efficiency of neuromuscular electrical stimulation and of resisted exercises on increasing quadriceps strength, decreasing pain and on recovering motor function of patients with knee osteoarthritis.

Condition or disease Intervention/treatment
Knee Osteoarthritis Other: Neuromuscular Electrical Stimulation Other: ECR

Study Design

Study Type : Interventional  (Clinical Trial)
Estimated Enrollment : 34 participants
Allocation: Randomized
Intervention Model: Parallel Assignment
Masking: Triple (Care Provider, Investigator, Outcomes Assessor)
Primary Purpose: Treatment
Official Title: Neuromuscular Electrical Stimulation and Strength Training in Patients With Knee Osteoarthritis
Study Start Date : May 2011
Estimated Primary Completion Date : October 2011
Estimated Study Completion Date : October 2011

Resource links provided by the National Library of Medicine

MedlinePlus related topics: Osteoarthritis
U.S. FDA Resources

Arms and Interventions

Arm Intervention/treatment
Experimental: ECR Other: ECR
Resisted exercises
No Intervention: Control
Experimental: NMES Other: Neuromuscular Electrical Stimulation


Outcome Measures

Primary Outcome Measures :
  1. Change in Quadriceps strength [ Time Frame: Before and after an 8 weeks intervention ]
  2. Change in Pain [ Time Frame: Before and after an 8 weeks intervention ]
  3. Change in Moving function [ Time Frame: Before and after an 8 weeks intervention ]

Eligibility Criteria

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Ages Eligible for Study:   38 Years and older   (Adult, Senior)
Sexes Eligible for Study:   All
Accepts Healthy Volunteers:   No
Criteria

Inclusion Criteria:

  • American College of rheumatology criterion for osteoarthritis diagnosis

Exclusion Criteria:

  • Patients that have done knee replacement or are about to do.
  • Patients with health conditions that are not compatible with the interventions
  • Patients that have done intraarticular corticoid
Contacts and Locations

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Contacts
Contact: Thais Dadalto, Physical Therapist 55 21 81988001 tvdadalto@hotmail.com

Locations
Brazil
Clinica Escola de Fisioterapia da Universidade Gama Filho Recruiting
Rio de Janeiro, Brazil
Contact: Elirez Silva, Doctor       elirezsilva@ugf.com.br   
Sponsors and Collaborators
Universidade Gama Filho
More Information

Responsible Party: Thais Varanda Dadalto, Universidade Gama Filho
ClinicalTrials.gov Identifier: NCT01360281     History of Changes
Other Study ID Numbers: CAAE00780312000-10
First Posted: May 25, 2011    Key Record Dates
Last Update Posted: May 25, 2011
Last Verified: May 2011

Keywords provided by Universidade Gama Filho:
Quadriceps strength
osteoarthritis rehabilitation
NMES

Additional relevant MeSH terms:
Osteoarthritis
Osteoarthritis, Knee
Arthritis
Joint Diseases
Musculoskeletal Diseases
Rheumatic Diseases