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Pulsed Electromagnetic Field (PEMF) in Impingement Shoulder (PEMF)

This study has been completed.
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ClinicalTrials.gov Identifier:
NCT01452204
First Posted: October 14, 2011
Last Update Posted: March 28, 2017
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Information provided by (Responsible Party):
Diego Galace de Freitas, Faculdade de Ciências Médicas da Santa Casa de São Paulo
  Purpose

In the past many authors have reported the abnormal contact between the rotator cuff and coracoacromial arch, but the exact etiology was not clearly understood. Thus, the objectives of this study relate specifically to improve the symptoms and rehabilitation of shoulder function of the patient:

  1. Assess the effectiveness of magnet therapy in the treatment of impingement of the rotator cuff;
  2. Assess whether the application of magnetic therapy 3 times a week for three weeks, may be effective as a single treatment of impingement of the rotator cuff;
  3. Assess whether the combination of magnetic therapy with therapeutic exercises is more effective than magnetic therapy only;
  4. Evaluate the benefits of magnetic therapy associated with therapeutic exercise in the short and long term.
  5. Assess the effectiveness of the modulation of pulsed electromagnetic field at 25 Hz and 20 mT in patients with shoulder impingement syndrome.

Condition Intervention
Impingement Shoulder Other: Pulsed Electromagnetical Field and Exercise

Study Type: Interventional
Study Design: Allocation: Randomized
Intervention Model: Parallel Assignment
Masking: Double (Participant, Investigator)
Primary Purpose: Treatment
Official Title: Pulsed Electromagnetic Field in Patients With Impingement Shoulder: A Randomized, Placebo-Controlled Clinical Trial

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Further study details as provided by Diego Galace de Freitas, Faculdade de Ciências Médicas da Santa Casa de São Paulo:

Primary Outcome Measures:
  • Rotator cuff muscle force [ Time Frame: 3 weeks after exercise ]
    Patients selected are those referred with a diagnosis of impingement syndrome grade II and III. All will be evaluated by a blinded investigator, who uses measurement of rotator cuff muscle force after 3 weeks of exercise treatment.


Secondary Outcome Measures:
  • Rotator cuff muscle force [ Time Frame: 3 months post-exercise follow up ]
    Patients selected are those referred with a diagnosis of impingement syndrome grade II and III. All will be evaluated by a blinded investigator, who uses the measurement of rotator cuff muscle force


Enrollment: 60
Actual Study Start Date: July 2009
Study Completion Date: March 2012
Primary Completion Date: December 2011 (Final data collection date for primary outcome measure)
Arms Assigned Interventions
Experimental: Pulsed Electromagnetical Field Other: Pulsed Electromagnetical Field and Exercise
G1: MT, three times per week lasting 30' each session. G2: placebo MT, 3 X week lasting 30'each session. After 3 weeks of application of MT, will begin a program of exercises.
Other Names:
  • PEMF
  • Pulsed Electromagnetical Field
  • Exercise
Placebo Comparator: Placebo Other: Pulsed Electromagnetical Field and Exercise
G1: MT, three times per week lasting 30' each session. G2: placebo MT, 3 X week lasting 30'each session. After 3 weeks of application of MT, will begin a program of exercises.
Other Names:
  • PEMF
  • Pulsed Electromagnetical Field
  • Exercise

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  Eligibility

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Ages Eligible for Study:   18 Years to 65 Years   (Adult)
Sexes Eligible for Study:   All
Accepts Healthy Volunteers:   Yes
Criteria

Inclusion Criteria:

  1. The patient must have a diagnosis of impingement of the rotator cuff grade II or grade III. For patients with grade III, they must present at least 90 ° of active elevation of the affected shoulder-free. Patients with extensive lesions of the rotator cuff will be deleted.
  2. The patient must be aged between 30 and 50 years, of both sexes.
  3. Patients should not use any anti-inflammatory, analgesic and / or chondroprotective by at least one week before the start of treatment.
  4. The patient must not have been subjected to intra-articular injection of corticosteroids for at least 30 days before the start of treatment.
  5. The patient can not be being subjected to physical therapy for at least 30 days before the start of treatment.
  6. Patient must have at least 3 months of discomfort and / or symptoms of impingement syndrome.

Exclusion Criteria:

  1. Make use of systemic anti-inflammatory medications and / or topics during the study.
  2. Patient presenting during pregnancy or postpartum.
  3. A patient with cancer, even if you are treated.
  4. Having been subjected to surgery on the shoulder to receive the study treatment
  5. submit inflammatory joint diseases (such as rheumatoid arthritis, lupus, gout, etc.) except for the impingement of the rotator cuff.
  6. Patients who do not submit high active-free up to 90 degrees (minimum) of the affected shoulder will be deleted. These cases are specific to patients with extensive lesions of the rotator cuff and have no function of this muscle group.
  Contacts and Locations
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Please refer to this study by its ClinicalTrials.gov identifier (NCT number): NCT01452204


Locations
Brazil
Irmandade da Santa Casa de Misericórdia de São Paulo
são Paulo, SP, Brazil, 01221-020
Sponsors and Collaborators
Faculdade de Ciências Médicas da Santa Casa de São Paulo
Investigators
Principal Investigator: Diego DG Galace, Study Chair Faculdade de Ciências Médicas da Santa Casa de São Paulo
  More Information

Publications automatically indexed to this study by ClinicalTrials.gov Identifier (NCT Number):
Responsible Party: Diego Galace de Freitas, MSc Student Diego Freitas, Faculdade de Ciências Médicas da Santa Casa de São Paulo
ClinicalTrials.gov Identifier: NCT01452204     History of Changes
Other Study ID Numbers: PEMF01
First Submitted: September 19, 2011
First Posted: October 14, 2011
Last Update Posted: March 28, 2017
Last Verified: October 2011

Keywords provided by Diego Galace de Freitas, Faculdade de Ciências Médicas da Santa Casa de São Paulo:
PEMF
magneto
shoulder
impingement