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Effect of Shortwave Diathermy and Therapeutic Ultrasound on Medial Tibial Stress Syndrome Among Military Cadets

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ClinicalTrials.gov Identifier: NCT04292795
Recruitment Status : Not yet recruiting
First Posted : March 3, 2020
Last Update Posted : July 31, 2020
Sponsor:
Information provided by (Responsible Party):
Dr. Tahir Ramzan, Shifa Clinical Research Center

Brief Summary:

Medial tibial stress syndrome (MTSS) also known as shin splints or tibial periostitis is a common injury in athletes and soldiers/cadets with incidences ranging between 4% and 35% in these populations . It is characterized by pain in the middle and lower end of tibia; the pain is usually elicited by practicing sports or other physical activities. The criteria for diagnosis for MTSS were established by Yates and White. Although the prognosis of MTSS is usually benign, it can evolve to chronicity and be disabling.

Several studies have demonstrated the effects of different medical treatment in athletes and cadets with MTSS. Study will correspond to the demonstration of treatment options for medial tibial stress syndrome that lie in the domain of Physical Therapy.

Therapeutic Ultrasound and Shortwave Diathermy.


Condition or disease Intervention/treatment Phase
Medial Tibial Stress Syndrome Device: Therapeutic Ultrasound Device: Short wave diathermy Not Applicable

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Study Type : Interventional  (Clinical Trial)
Estimated Enrollment : 36 participants
Allocation: Randomized
Intervention Model: Parallel Assignment
Masking: Single (Participant)
Primary Purpose: Treatment
Official Title: Effect of Shortwave Diathermy Versus Therapeutic Ultrasound on Medial Tibial Stress Syndrome Among Military Cadets
Estimated Study Start Date : November 1, 2020
Estimated Primary Completion Date : February 1, 2021
Estimated Study Completion Date : February 1, 2021

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MedlinePlus related topics: Ultrasound

Arm Intervention/treatment
Experimental: Group A
Intervention: Shortwave Diathermy Frequency: 27.12 MHz Time Duration: 10min Duration of Treatment: 4 weeks. Sessions per Week: 2 sessions per week
Device: Short wave diathermy
The Intervention will be provided according to the set protocols used in previous literature.

Experimental: Group B
Intervention: Therapeutic Ultrasound Frequency: 1-3MHz Intensity: 0.2-1W/cm2 Time Duration: 10mins Duration of Treatment: 4 weeks Sessions per Week: 2 sessions per week
Device: Therapeutic Ultrasound
The Intervention will be provided according to the set protocols used in previous literature.




Primary Outcome Measures :
  1. Pre Numeric Pain Rating Scale (NPRS) [ Time Frame: the outcome will be assessed at baseline (day zero). ]
    The outcome measure suitable for evaluating the severity of pain in medial tibial stress syndrome

  2. Post-Numeric Pain Rating Scale (NPRS) [ Time Frame: the outcome will be assessed at end of 4th week ]
    The outcome measure suitable for evaluating the severity of pain in medial tibial stress syndrome

  3. Pre-Medial Tibial Stress Syndrome Score [ Time Frame: the outcome will be assessed at baseline (day zero) ]
    The outcome measure suitable for evaluating the severity of medial tibial stress syndrome

  4. Post-Medial Tibial Stress Syndrome Score [ Time Frame: the outcome will be assessed after the 4 weeks. ]
    The outcome measure suitable for evaluating the severity of medial tibial stress syndrome



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Ages Eligible for Study:   19 Years to 24 Years   (Adult)
Sexes Eligible for Study:   Male
Accepts Healthy Volunteers:   No
Criteria

Inclusion Criteria:

  1. Age: 19-24 years
  2. Gender: Male
  3. Cadets diagnosed with Medial tibial stress syndrome according to Yates and White Criteria(3).

Exclusion Criteria:

  1. Individuals having stress fractures or history of stress fractures.
  2. Local infection or osteomyelitis.
  3. Tumor in assessment region.
  4. Compartment syndrome.
  5. Musculoskeletal problems or other comorbidities.

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Please refer to this study by its ClinicalTrials.gov identifier (NCT number): NCT04292795


Contacts
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Contact: Tahir Ramzan, DPT 923015515598 drtahirramzan@gmail.com

Locations
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Pakistan
Military Academy
Abbottābād, KPK, Pakistan
Contact: IRB Shifa    0092518463075    irbshifa@shifa.com.pk   
Contact: Dr. Tahir Ramzan, DPT, MS-CPPT    03015515598      
Sponsors and Collaborators
Shifa Clinical Research Center
Investigators
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Principal Investigator: Tahir Ramzan Shifa Tameer-e-Millat University
Publications of Results:
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Responsible Party: Dr. Tahir Ramzan, Lecturer, Shifa Clinical Research Center
ClinicalTrials.gov Identifier: NCT04292795    
Other Study ID Numbers: Applied_for_IRB
First Posted: March 3, 2020    Key Record Dates
Last Update Posted: July 31, 2020
Last Verified: July 2020
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 Dr. Tahir Ramzan, Shifa Clinical Research Center:
Medial Tibial Stress Syndrome
Pain
Pain Syndrome
Cadets
Additional relevant MeSH terms:
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Medial Tibial Stress Syndrome
Syndrome
Disease
Pathologic Processes
Muscular Diseases
Musculoskeletal Diseases
Neuromuscular Diseases
Nervous System Diseases
Leg Injuries
Wounds and Injuries