Neuromuscular Control of the Ankle With External Support
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|
|Endpoint classification||efficacy study|
|Intervention model||single group assignment|
Change in elektromyographic signal in peroneus longus muscle (surface EMG)
time frame: baseline (=before) and immediately after applying the device
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
|Principal investigator||Benita Kuni, Dr. med., M.D.|
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