Carpal Tunnel Syndrome Treated With 830nm Diode Laser (CTS)

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Recruitment Status : Unknown
Verified August 2007 by Chung Shan Medical University.
Recruitment status was:  Recruiting
First Posted : August 10, 2007
Last Update Posted : August 10, 2007
National Taiwan University
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Chung Shan Medical University

August 8, 2007
August 10, 2007
August 10, 2007
July 2007
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treatment effect [ Time Frame: two weeks ]
Same as current
No Changes Posted
EMG, Jamar dynamometer, Carpal tunnel function disability form [ Time Frame: two weeks ]
Same as current
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Carpal Tunnel Syndrome Treated With 830nm Diode Laser
Instiutional Review Board of Chung Shan Medical University Hospital
The purpose of this study is to determine that 830nm diode laser directly above the transverse carpal ligament (between the pisiform and navicular bone) on subjects' wrists, and test this therapeutic effect.
The low level laser instrument (Painless Light PL-830, Advanced Chips & Products Crop., USA) emitted two light beams with a distance of 2.5cm between them by two laser diodes.
Phase 1
Phase 2
Allocation: Randomized
Intervention Model: Single Group Assignment
Masking: Single (Participant)
Primary Purpose: Treatment
Carpal Tunnel Syndrome
Device: diode laser
wavelength at 830nm, 9.7J/cm2 for 10 min
Other Name: Low-level laser
Experimental: A
low level laser instrument (Painless Light PL-830, Advanced Chips & Products Crop., USA)
Intervention: Device: diode laser
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*   Includes publications given by the data provider as well as publications identified by Identifier (NCT Number) in Medline.
Unknown status
Same as current
August 2007
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Inclusion Criteria:

  • no operation of the wrist
  • first onset of CTS more than 1 year ago with repeated episodes
  • never having laser treatment before.

Exclusion Criteria:

  • patients with any rheumatoid arthritis
  • history of metabolic disease or paralyzed limbs caused by stroke
  • taking any anti-inflammatory drug
  • with other treatments, such as acupuncture, physical therapy and wearing orthosis
Sexes Eligible for Study: All
18 Years to 70 Years   (Adult, Older Adult)
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Chung Shan Medical University
National Taiwan University
Study Director: Chin-Ping Han, MD/PhD Chung Shan Medical University
Chung Shan Medical University
August 2007

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