Evaluation of Effectiveness of Local Anesthetic Injection in Patients With De Quervain Tenosynovitis
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|ClinicalTrials.gov Identifier: NCT04384536|
Recruitment Status : Completed
First Posted : May 12, 2020
Last Update Posted : May 13, 2020
De Quervain tenosynovitis is the most common cause of lateral wrist pain. It occurs with stenosis of the abductor pollicis longus and extensor pollicis brevis tendons in the first dorsal extensor compartment of wrist. When these muscles are contracted, thumb extension is observed, so repeated ulnar deviation and thumb extension exacerbates pain. It is seen more commonly in middle-aged females and in the dominant hand.
Although it has been shown that fibrous tissue deposits cause thickening of the tendon sheaths, the etiology of de Quervain tenosynovitis is unclear. The prevalence of de Quervain tenosynovitis has been reported to be 0.5% in males and 1.3% in females.
Diagnosis of de Quervain tenosynovitis is based on clinical examination. The Finkelstein test is the provocation of pain with wrist ulnar deviation. Plain radiography may be useful for differential diagnosis. Conservative treatment of rest, non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drugs (NSAID), and physical therapy is applied first, then there may be a need for corticosteroid injections, and in resistant cases, surgery.
Neural therapy (NT) is a type of regulatory therapy using local anesthesia for the management of chronic musculoskeletal pain. NT includes local therapy (eg,infiltration of trigger points) and segmental therapy (eg, sympathetic ganglia, nerve roots, and peripheral nerves) . To the best of our knowledge, the effect of neural therapy on patients with De Quervain tenosynovitis has not been previously evaluated. Therefore, the aim of this study was to highlight the effect of neural therapy on this condition.
|Condition or disease||Intervention/treatment||Phase|
|De Quervain Disease||Procedure: Neural therapy application||Not Applicable|
|Study Type :||Interventional (Clinical Trial)|
|Actual Enrollment :||36 participants|
|Intervention Model:||Parallel Assignment|
|Masking:||None (Open Label)|
|Official Title:||Effectiveness of Neural Therapy in Patients With De Quervain Tenosynovitis|
|Actual Study Start Date :||January 1, 2020|
|Actual Primary Completion Date :||March 15, 2020|
|Actual Study Completion Date :||March 30, 2020|
Experimental: Neural therapy group
Neural therapy group underwent local anesthetics injections by the same physician. Local injections, segmental injections and injection of trigger points of the forearm are done. The patients are evaluated at the beginning of the study and after 4 weeks of follow-up. Pre and post-treatment visual analog scale and Duruöz Hand Index scores are obtained.
Procedure: Neural therapy application
Local injections, C5-T8 segmental injections, trigger point injections of the forearm muscles and stellate ganglion injections are applied in each session, using a 27-gauge, 4-6 cm needle. The local injection is applied first in the first extensor compartment at the point of maximal tenderness and is directed proximally toward the radial styloid.trigger point is detected, approximately 5 mL lidocaine was injected to that point. C5-T8 segmental injections are applied intradermally to each spinous process and to 0.5-2 cm lateral of each process on the affected side. Finally, the stellate ganglion injection is applied using Fischer's modified technique.
No Intervention: Control group
Control group used thumb spica splint and had rest
- Visual analog scale (VAS) [ Time Frame: a month follow-up ]A 10-cm VAS was used by patients for the self-assessment of pain intensity associated with tenosynovitis. Patients were asked to score the level of pain severity on a scale marked from 0-10 where 0= no pain and 10= intolerable pain
- Duruöz Hand index (DHI) [ Time Frame: a month follow-up ]The DHI is a self-reporting scale for the evaluation of hand functions, which was first developed in 1996 for patients with rheumatoid arthritis. It consists of 18 items in 5 domains of kitchen tasks, personal hygiene, dressing, office tasks and others. Each item is scored between 0-5, to give a total score of 0-90, with higher scores indicating increased hand disability
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|Başkent University Ankara Hospital|
|Ankara, Turkey, 00650|
|Study Director:||Hüma Bölük-Şenlikci, MD||Başkent University Medical School Hospital|