Chondroitin Sulphate Treatment Efficacy in Rhizarthrosis.

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Recruitment Status : Unknown
Verified February 2013 by Juan A. Arnaiz, Hospital Clinic of Barcelona.
Recruitment status was:  Recruiting
First Posted : November 3, 2010
Last Update Posted : February 22, 2013
Information provided by (Responsible Party):
Juan A. Arnaiz, Hospital Clinic of Barcelona

November 2, 2010
November 3, 2010
February 22, 2013
March 2011
April 2013   (Final data collection date for primary outcome measure)
Evaluation with visual analogue pain scale as mean at the last weak [ Time Frame: 36 weeks ]
Same as current
Complete list of historical versions of study NCT01233739 on Archive Site
  • Sollerman test [ Time Frame: 36 weeks ]
    Evaluation of hand function with Sollerman test
  • Hand pressure force [ Time Frame: 36 weeks ]
  • Thumb-index finger pincer force [ Time Frame: 36 weeks ]
  • Dash test [ Time Frame: 36 weeks ]
    Osteoarthritis functional test
  • SF-12 test [ Time Frame: 36 weeks ]
    Quality of life test
  • Mechanical sensitivity measured with electronic Von Frey filament [ Time Frame: 36 weeks ]
  • vibratory and thermic sensibility threshold assisted by computer [ Time Frame: 36 weeks ]
  • Use of paracetamol or other analgesic drugs [ Time Frame: 36 weeks ]
    recorded in a patient diary
  • Evolution of trapezium-thumb metacarpal joint by ultrasound scan [ Time Frame: 36 weeks ]
  • Hematologic evaluation [ Time Frame: 24 weeks ]
  • Biochemical evaluation [ Time Frame: 24 weeks ]
Same as current
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Chondroitin Sulphate Treatment Efficacy in Rhizarthrosis.
Chondroitin Sulphate Treatment Efficacy in Rhizarthrosis. Measurement With Sensory and Quantitive Functional Tests and Concordance Analysis With Subjective Scales of Pain.
Patients who present rhizarthrosis diagnostic will be randomized to be treated with chondroitin sulfate or placebo during 24 weeks to study the effect of the treatment with objective and subjective indicators of pain and sensibility.
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Phase 4
Allocation: Randomized
Intervention Model: Parallel Assignment
Masking: Quadruple (Participant, Care Provider, Investigator, Outcomes Assessor)
Primary Purpose: Treatment
  • Drug: Chondroitin sulfate
    Administration of 2 capsules of 400 mg of chondroitin sulfate orally.
  • Drug: Placebo
    Administration of 2 capsules of placebo orally.
  • Placebo Comparator: Placebo
    Intervention: Drug: Placebo
  • Experimental: Chondroitin sulfate
    Administration of 2 capsules of 400 mg of chondroitin sulfate orally.
    Intervention: Drug: Chondroitin sulfate
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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
April 2013
April 2013   (Final data collection date for primary outcome measure)

Inclusion Criteria:

  • both sex patients
  • age between 45 to 75 years
  • with mechanical pain at the trapezium-thumb metacarpal joint of more than 3 months duration
  • grade II or III Eaton & Glickel rhizarthrosis radiological diagnose
  • pain at inclusion of >= 40 mm at a visual analogue scale
  • without rehabilitation treatment or infiltration in the last 6 months
  • who accept to participate and sign informed consent

Exclusion Criteria:

  • patients with rhizarthrosis resulted from rheumatic disease
  • patients with joint surgery or traumatic background
  • illiterate patients or unable to understand informed consent
  • patients with previous neuropsychopathology enough severe to unable participation at the study
  • patients with peripheral sensory impairment due to diabetes, peripheral neuropathy or central neurological sequelae of disease in the affected limb that can alter sensory perception
  • patients with coagulopathy
  • inflammation for other process at the joint at study
  • in treatment with non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drug in the last 7 days and/or corticosteroid in the last 30 days
  • allergy or hypersensibility at chondroitin sulfate or its excipients
  • pregnant or breastfeeding woman
Sexes Eligible for Study: All
45 Years to 75 Years   (Adult, Senior)
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Juan A. Arnaiz, Hospital Clinic of Barcelona
Juan A. Arnaiz
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Principal Investigator: Joaquím Forés, MD Hospital Clínic i Provincial de Barcelona
Hospital Clinic of Barcelona
February 2013

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