Automated Connective Tissue Torque Sensor (StromaTorque)
The purpose of this study is to develop a measure - the needle torque test - capable of detecting connective tissue abnormalities associated with musculoskeletal disorders.
|Study Design:||Observational Model: Cohort
Time Perspective: Cross-Sectional
|Official Title:||Automated Connective Tissue Torque Sensor|
- Number of needle revolutions to achieve threshold torque [ Time Frame: Time zero, 30 minutes and one week ] [ Designated as safety issue: No ]
|Study Start Date:||February 2012|
|Study Completion Date:||January 2013|
|Primary Completion Date:||January 2013 (Final data collection date for primary outcome measure)|
|Chronic low back pain|
Chronic musculoskeletal pain is a source of considerable disability, work absenteeism and health care costs. A major obstacle to the treatment of these conditions is the lack of methods to objectively assess connective tissues and measure the effect of treatments. Needle torque test technology under development in this project will potentially enable objective measurement of connective tissue abnormalities associated with musculoskeletal pain and dysfunction. This could help evaluate the efficacy of various treatments and enhance the objective monitoring of patient progress in clinical practice.
Please refer to this study by its ClinicalTrials.gov identifier: NCT01570647
|United States, Vermont|
|Burlington, Vermont, United States, 05401|
|Principal Investigator:||Robert Davis||Stromatec, Inc.|