Effects Of High Voltage Pulsed Current On Post-Traumatic Injuries
The investigators hypothesis is that HVPC with negative polarity diminishes local post-traumatic edema in ankle sprains. Therefore, the objective of this study was to analyze the effect of HVPC on edema secondary to ankle sprains in humans.
Most studies have investigated the effects of HVPC on edema in animals and only one in humans was identified. The studies had showed that HVPC had some advantages for controlling edema in animals but there are not yet conclusive results on the effect of this intervention in humans.For this reason, we proposed a randomized controlled double-blinded clinical trial with three groups of intervention. In our study compared the effects of standard physical therapy treatment with the HVPC with negative and positive polarity.
Allocation: Randomized, Control: Active Control, Endpoint Classification: Efficacy Study, Intervention Model: Parallel Assignment, Masking: Double Blind (Caregiver, Investigator, Outcomes Assessor), Primary Purpose: Treatment
Standard physical therapy and HVPC with positive polarity, high voltage pulse stimulation with negative polarity, standard physical therapy treatment
Industrial University of Santander UIS
Universidad Industrial de Santander
Results (where available)
- Source: http://clinicaltrials.gov/show/NCT00732017
- Information obtained from ClinicalTrials.gov on July 15, 2010
Medical and Biotech [MESH] Definitions
Physical Therapy Modalities
Therapeutic modalities frequently used in PHYSICAL THERAPY (SPECIALTY) by physical therapists or physiotherapists to promote, maintain, or restore the physical and physiological well-being of an individual.
Physical Therapy (specialty)
The auxiliary health profession which makes use of PHYSICAL THERAPY MODALITIES to prevent, correct, and alleviate movement dysfunction of anatomic or physiologic origin.
A state of well-being in which performance is optimal, often as a result of physical conditioning which may be prescribed for disease therapy.
A process in which peripheral blood is exposed in an extracorporeal flow system to photoactivated 8-methoxypsoralen (METHOXSALEN) and ultraviolet light - a procedure known as PUVA THERAPY. Photopheresis is at present a standard therapy for advanced cutaneous T-cell lymphoma; it shows promise in the treatment of autoimmune diseases.
Therapy whose primary emphasis is on the physical and social structuring of the environment to promote interpersonal relationships which will be influential in reducing behavioral disturbances of patients.
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