Diacutaneous Fibrolysis and Patellofemoral Pain Syndrome
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|ClinicalTrials.gov Identifier: NCT02379364|
Recruitment Status : Completed
First Posted : March 4, 2015
Last Update Posted : May 11, 2017
The aim of the study will be to assess the effectiveness of Diacutaneous Fibrolysis technique on pain, range of motion (Patellofemoral joint mobility test and muscle length test), strength and function in patients with Patellofemoral Pain Syndrome and muscle shortening.
Muscle imbalance is one of most important factor associated with Patellofemoral Pain Syndrome. Shortening of lateral muscles of the thigh have a close relationship with patella position and tracking and patellofemoral pain. The scientific evidence for effectiveness of any soft tissue mobilization technique in patellofemoral pain syndrome patients is poor.
Diacutaneous Fibrolysis is a non-invasive physiotherapeutic technique to release adherences and fibrosis between the different musculoskeletal structures. Diacutaneous Fibrolysis is applied by a set of metallic hooks having the advantage of allowing a deeper and more precise application, which could not be achieved manually.
The present study evaluates the effectiveness of Diacutaneous Fibrolysis technique applied in the soft tissues more related with patellofemoral pain.
|Condition or disease||Intervention/treatment||Phase|
|Patellofemoral Pain Syndrome||Device: Diacutaneous Fibrolysis||Phase 3|
|Study Type :||Interventional (Clinical Trial)|
|Actual Enrollment :||60 participants|
|Intervention Model:||Single Group Assignment|
|Masking:||None (Open Label)|
|Official Title:||Effectiveness of Diacutaneous Fibrolysis Technique on Pain, Range of Motion, Strength and Function in Patients With Patellofemoral Pain Syndrome|
|Study Start Date :||May 2015|
|Actual Primary Completion Date :||February 2016|
|Actual Study Completion Date :||May 2016|
Experimental: Intervention group
Diacutaneous Fibrolysis treatment
Device: Diacutaneous Fibrolysis
Diacutaneous Fibrolysis is a non invasive physiotherapeutic technique applied by means a set of metallic hooks having the advantage of allowing a deeper and more precise application, which could not be achieved manually
- Change from baseline in pain intensity [ Time Frame: 2 weeks ]Visual analogue scale (VAS)
- Pressure Pain Threshold [ Time Frame: 2 weeks ]Pressure algometry
- Muscle Length Test [ Time Frame: 2 weeks ]Range of motion measured by digital inclinometer in hip adduction for iliotibial band, knee flexion for rectus femoris muscle and knee extension for hamstrings muscles
- Isometric Strength of Quadriceps Muscle [ Time Frame: 2 weeks ]digital dynamometer
- Functional Capacity [ Time Frame: 2 weeks ]Unilateral squat test and step test for assessing functional capacity
- Functional Status and disability [ Time Frame: 2 weeks ]Anterior Knee Pain Scale
- Global Rating of Change Scale [ Time Frame: 2 weeks ]global improvement on a five point Likert scale and visual analogue scale
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Please refer to this study by its ClinicalTrials.gov identifier (NCT number): NCT02379364
|Unidad de Investigación en Fisioterapia. Universidad de Zaragoza|
|Zaragoza, Spain, 50009|
|Principal Investigator:||Pablo Fanlo, PhD||Unidad de Investigación en Fisioterapia. Universidad de Zaragoza|