This trial is active, not recruiting.

Condition chronic ankle instability
Treatment taping the ankle
Sponsor University Hospital Heidelberg
Start date March 2013
End date March 2015
Trial size 50 participants
Trial identifier NCT01781351, 407- 05_121126


Untreated ankle sprains often remain symptomatic and may end in chronic instability. The aim of our study is to quantify the stabilizing effect of different devices. Through the combined use of the 3D motion analysis and the surface electromyography, the influence of the devices with respect to a mechanical effect and to an influence on the neuromuscular control are examined. The tests will simulate situations with a higher risk of injury. In the experimental set-up, an element of surprise will be integrated in order to analyze any muscular compensation mechanisms.

United States No locations recruiting
Other Countries No locations recruiting

Study Design

Endpoint classification efficacy study
Intervention model single group assignment
Masking open label
Primary purpose prevention
taping the ankle

Primary Outcomes

Change in elektromyographic signal in peroneus longus muscle (surface EMG)
time frame: baseline (=before) and immediately after applying the device

Eligibility Criteria

Male or female participants from 18 years up to 45 years old.

Inclusion Criteria: - chronic ankle instability - "giving way" - repeated ankle sprains Exclusion Criteria: - other injuries of the lower extremities - surgery on the lower extremities

Additional Information

Principal investigator Benita Kuni, Dr. med., M.D.
Trial information was received from ClinicalTrials.gov and was last updated in September 2014.
Information provided to ClinicalTrials.gov by University Hospital Heidelberg.