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Prediction Model for Minimizing the Risk of Median Nerve Puncture

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Recruitment Status : Completed
First Posted : October 12, 2017
Last Update Posted : October 13, 2017
Information provided by (Responsible Party):
Raúl Ferrer-Peña, Universidad Autonoma de Madrid

Brief Summary:
The main aim of this study was to correlate anthropometric measures of the forearm in healthy subjects with the ultrasound pronator teres depth to determine the needle length in order to avoid injury of the median nerve during pronator teres dry needle approach. A cross-sectional study, was carried out in order to perform a predictive model for the median nerve depth into the pronator teres muscle using a decision tree analysis algorithm.

Condition or disease Intervention/treatment
Pronator Teres Nerve Syndrome Diagnostic Test: Ultrasound

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Study Type : Observational
Actual Enrollment : 65 participants
Observational Model: Other
Time Perspective: Cross-Sectional
Official Title: Ultrasound and Anthropometric Prediction Model for Minimizing the Risk of Median Nerve Puncture With Dry Needling Approach Into the Pronator Teres Muscle
Actual Study Start Date : September 1, 2016
Actual Primary Completion Date : June 30, 2017
Actual Study Completion Date : August 15, 2017

Resource links provided by the National Library of Medicine

MedlinePlus related topics: Ultrasound

Group/Cohort Intervention/treatment
The only group evaluated
Diagnostic Test: Ultrasound
Ultrasound and Anthropometric meassures
Other Name: Anthropometric meassures

Primary Outcome Measures :
  1. Muscle thicknesses [ Time Frame: 10 minutes ]
    With ultrasound

  2. Median Nerve depth [ Time Frame: 5 minutes ]
    With ultrasound

  3. Forearm Perimeter [ Time Frame: 2 minutes ]
    in cm

  4. Forearm Longitude [ Time Frame: 2 minutes ]
    in cm

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Ages Eligible for Study:   18 Years to 65 Years   (Adult, Older Adult)
Sexes Eligible for Study:   All
Sampling Method:   Non-Probability Sample
Study Population
Asinthomatic subjets who respond to the researchers calls

Inclusion Criteria:

  • Asinthomatic subjets

Exclusion Criteria:

  • Pain in the 3 moths before in the forearm
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Responsible Party: Raúl Ferrer-Peña, Prof. Raúl Ferrer Peña, Universidad Autonoma de Madrid Identifier: NCT03308279    
Other Study ID Numbers: Pronator Teres Prediction
First Posted: October 12, 2017    Key Record Dates
Last Update Posted: October 13, 2017
Last Verified: October 2017
Individual Participant Data (IPD) Sharing Statement:
Plan to Share IPD: No

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Studies a U.S. FDA-regulated Drug Product: No
Studies a U.S. FDA-regulated Device Product: No
Keywords provided by Raúl Ferrer-Peña, Universidad Autonoma de Madrid:
dry needling
median nerve
Pronator Teres