Impact of Physiotherapy Intervention for Children With Ankle Sprains

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Recruitment Status : Unknown
Verified December 2015 by Isabelle Gagnon, McGill University Health Center.
Recruitment status was:  Recruiting
First Posted : July 29, 2011
Last Update Posted : December 14, 2015
Information provided by (Responsible Party):
Isabelle Gagnon, McGill University Health Center

Brief Summary:
This study will investigate whether adding a physiotherapy intervention to standard Emergency Department care will lead to improved recovery following an ankle sprain in the pediatric and adolescent population as well as to a decrease recurrence of injuries during the year following the initial ankle sprain. Children will be allocated to standard care or to the added intervention group. The study hypothesis is that recovery will be better while recurrence of injury will be less in those receiving the added physiotherapy intervention.

Condition or disease Intervention/treatment Phase
Physical Therapy Other: Physiotherapy Not Applicable

Study Type : Interventional  (Clinical Trial)
Estimated Enrollment : 120 participants
Allocation: Randomized
Intervention Model: Parallel Assignment
Masking: Single (Outcomes Assessor)
Primary Purpose: Treatment
Official Title: Exploring the Impact of a Physiotherapy Intervention on the Risk of Re-injury and Recovery in Children and Adolescents With Acute Ankle Sprains: a Randomized Controlled Trial
Study Start Date : July 2011
Estimated Primary Completion Date : March 2016

Arm Intervention/treatment
Experimental: Physiotherapy intervention Other: Physiotherapy
Physiotherapy treatment bi-weekly, delivered at the child's home
No Intervention: standard care

Primary Outcome Measures :
  1. recurrence of ankle sprain [ Time Frame: 12 months ]

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Ages Eligible for Study:   7 Years to 18 Years   (Child, Adult)
Sexes Eligible for Study:   All
Accepts Healthy Volunteers:   No

Inclusion Criteria:

  • age 7 to 18
  • confirmed diagnosis of ankle sprain
  • Ability to Speak French or English

Exclusion Criteria:

  • immobilization at the time of ED discharge

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Please refer to this study by its identifier (NCT number): NCT01405274

Contact: Isabelle Gagnon, PhD 514-412-4400 ext 22001

Canada, Quebec
MUHC-Montreal Children's Hospital Recruiting
Montreal, Quebec, Canada, H3H 1P3
Contact: Isabelle Gagnon, PhD    514-412-4400 ext 22001   
Sponsors and Collaborators
McGill University Health Center

Responsible Party: Isabelle Gagnon, Clinical Scientist, McGill University Health Center Identifier: NCT01405274     History of Changes
Other Study ID Numbers: 09-287-PED
First Posted: July 29, 2011    Key Record Dates
Last Update Posted: December 14, 2015
Last Verified: December 2015

Additional relevant MeSH terms:
Ankle Injuries
Leg Injuries
Wounds and Injuries