Point-of-Care Ultrasound in Greater Trochanteric Pain Syndrome
|ClinicalTrials.gov Identifier: NCT01642043|
Recruitment Status : Unknown
Verified April 2015 by Minna Jean Kohler, Massachusetts General Hospital.
Recruitment status was: Active, not recruiting
First Posted : July 17, 2012
Last Update Posted : April 14, 2015
Greater trochanteric pain syndrome (GTPS) is a common cause of musculoskeletal pain.
The primary aim of this study is to describe the soft tissue and bony structural ultrasound (US) findings identified in the lateral hip and iliotibial band (ITB) in patients presenting with greater trochanteric pain syndrome (GTPS) in an outpatient rheumatology clinic.
|Condition or disease|
|Greater Trochanteric Pain Syndrome|
GTPS, widely known as trochanteric bursitis, encompasses a spectrum of disorders (gluteal tendinopathy, tears, bursitis, and ITB syndrome) that are difficult to distinguish by clinical exam alone. Better understanding of US imaging characteristics in relation to clinical symptoms may be helpful in identifying those patients who would most benefit from corticosteroid injections and other non-operative treatment options.
Point-of-care musculoskeletal US use has been shown to reduce repeated hospital appointments, improve accuracy of diagnosis, and provide expedited treatment, thus improving quality of care in an outpatient musculoskeletal clinic. US assessment is not routinely included in the management of GTPS patients and ideal imaging modalities are not established.
|Study Type :||Observational|
|Estimated Enrollment :||120 participants|
|Official Title:||Point-of-Care Ultrasound in Greater Trochanteric Pain Syndrome (GTPS)|
|Study Start Date :||June 2012|
|Estimated Primary Completion Date :||August 2015|
|Estimated Study Completion Date :||August 2015|
- Descriptive diagnostic ultrasound findings of the bony and soft tissue structures of the lateral hip and iliotibial band [ Time Frame: Baseline ]Presence of tendinopathy, tendon tears, bursitis, enthesophytes, calcifications
- Pain with rest measured by a numeric rating scale [ Time Frame: Baseline and 2 weeks ]
- Pain with activity as measured by a numeric rating scale [ Time Frame: Baseline and 2 weeks ]
- Demographics- composite [ Time Frame: Baseline ]age, gender, race/ethnicity, education, occupation, comorbidities, overall health status.
- Pressure point threshold as measured by an algometer [ Time Frame: Baseline ]
- Clinical data: Predictors of treatment response- composite [ Time Frame: Baseline ]
- Duration of pain
- Body Mass Index
- Physical exam findings
- Treatments tried in the past
- Presence of back pain
Please refer to this study by its ClinicalTrials.gov identifier (NCT number): NCT01642043
|United States, Massachusetts|
|Massachusetts General Hospital|
|Boston, Massachusetts, United States, 02114|
|Principal Investigator:||Minna J. Kohler, M.D.||Massachusetts General Hospital|